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Pride weekend 2017 on Raspberry Island in St. Paul – all performances are FREE!
- Thursday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. (Preview)
- Saturday, June 24, 3:30 p.m.
- Sunday, June 25, 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota’s LGBTA chorus, presents four FREE performances of The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, at the Schubert Club Bandshell on Raspberry Island in the middle of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul but with a twist…
One Voice’s gender-bending “Pirates” will be complete with a lesbian pirate King and her swarthy crew of sailors. The show features the Major General’s daughters (men in dresses), dancing, frivolity, a live band and plenty of sing-along opportunities for the audience. Special thanks to the Knight Arts Challenge for their generous support.
On Pride Weekend 2017, get ready for a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance that’s sure to be unlike anything the Twin Cities has ever seen! Set on Raspberry Island in downtown St. Paul, One Voice Mixed Chorus presents a topsy-turvy, gender-bending musical adventure for the whole family, featuring a lesbian pirate king and her swarthy crew of sailors arriving by speedboat, an uproarious appearance from the Major General’s “daughters,” and more! Soloists showcase One Voice singers along with guest artists from among the Twin Cities’ best musical theater actors. Ben Krywosz, artistic director for Nautilus Theater, serves as artistic consultant, and Gary Briggle as stage director, with musical direction by Jane Ramseyer Miller. Join us on the banks of Mississippi River–in your best pirate costume–for a weekend of dancing and frivolity, plus a live band and plenty of sing-along opportunities for the audience.
The Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride is back for a sixth year of celebrating and supporting the GLBTQ community. In the spirit of diversity and inclusion, this year each participating brewery will craft a unique beer inspired by the Lady Gaga song of their choosing.
Why did The Beer Dabbler choose to go Gaga this year? “Lady Gaga has been one of pop culture’s proudest and most outspoken advocates for the GLBTQ community,” said Beer Dabbler Event Coordinator Kevin Stocks. “Her spirit of embracing individual differences and shining a light on injustice deserves a great big ‘Cheers!’”
Dabblers can sample their way through Lady Gaga-inspired beers, many of which will only be available at the festival, including a New England-style IPA from Fair State Brewing Cooperative called “Baby You’ll be Famous,” or Bad Weather Brewing Company’s “Pucker Face” raspberry wheat sour. Exactly how the participating breweries choose to interpret their chosen Lady Gaga song is up to them, so attendees can expect a wide range of unique and one-off beers.
Beyond the beer, Dabblers will again be able to enjoy food trucks, live music (specific acts TBA), and more festival fun in Loring Park to help kick off the Twin Cities Pride Festival. A portion of every ticket sold will benefit Twin Cities Pride.
When: Friday, June 23, 5:30-9:30pm
Where: Loring Park, Minneapolis
Tickets are on sale at beerdabbler.com. Ticket options include:
General admission – $45 in advance, $55 day of (if available)
T-Shirt/Ticket Combo – $60 (available in advance only)
Designated Driver – $20
Join Rainbow Health Initiative and Pride Institute at the 10th Annual Fruit Bowl: an alcohol-free, tobacco-free, family-friendly LGBTQ Pride event in the Twin Cities!
Join us for bowling, sand volleyball, karaoke, selfie photography booth, kids activities, door prizes, and a taco bar! New this year: free jewelry making with HollyRose – Original Jewelry…for kids, teens, and adults.
A $5 donation is suggested, but no one will be turned away at the door for lack of funds. This event is open to EVERYBODY.
RSVP on Facebook or by emailing email@example.com.
2017 Pride Night at the Saints is Friday, June 23 with the game starting at 7:05 pm! Tickets are $21 for an Outfiled Reserved Ticket. To purchase tickets, go to saintsgroups.com and use password TCPride17. Tickets sold out last year, so get yours early!
Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago. Before starting stand up, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and Opera singer. After realizing that he can’t become Maria Callas, Matteo began telling jokes to strangers in dark rooms. Matteo has performed in the Montreal Laughs Festival, Comedy Central and is a current cast member on MTV2’s Guycode.
Features include, Twin Cities comics – Jakey Emmert & Grace Thomas.
Celebrate queer revolution in a queer community space! Featuring DJ Beefcakes
and DJ Mother T Rosa, a photobooth with all-star photographer Elliot Basil
and artwork by Jared Maire and Maddelyn.
$5-10 SUGGESTED DONATION BENEFITTING THE TRANS ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Join us for the 2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival!
June 24-25 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Loring Park in Minneapolis
We will have 400 exhibitor booths, 40 food vendors, and 4 free stages with music and other performances! All LGBTQ+ people and allies are welcome!
See the full list of entertainment on our free stages!
Here is the 2017 Pride Festival Map with the booths and food vendors. This map is fairly accurate, but there are always some last minute changes once we start setting up in the park!
We still need volunteers to help at the Parade and Festival! To volunteer, please sign up online or email our volunteer manager. This year each volunteer will receive 4 tickets to a Twins game (while supplies last)!
If you are interested in sponsorship, please visit this page.
Vendor booths, food vendor, and parade registrations are closed.
Vendor Questions FAQ – 2017 Festival.
Vendor Info Packet: 2017 Vendor Info Packet
Current Vendor Locations: placement 2017 Please note, locations may change slightly
Updated Festival Map:
Thanks to our Festival Sponsors!
Delta Air Lines
Human Rights Campaign
MAAR – Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors?
Software for Good
White Bear Mitsubishi
On Saturday, June 24, The Movement Minneapolis will host a unique fundraiser — a deadlift-only “test of strength” to raise money and build awareness for the Twin Cities’ homeless youth. Cheekily titled “Pull for Pride,” this active, inclusive, festive event will kick off Pride Weekend and highlight the power of a community’s strength.
Co-hosted by Women’s Strength Coalition, the event will benefit Avenues for Homeless Youth, a non-profit dedicated to provide housing, basic needs, and supportive services to help homeless youth, a segment of our population that often feels powerless in the face of trauma and abuse. Avenues is one of the few Home Host programs available for LGBTQ homeless youth. This event is open to all people (trans and cis, intersex, agender, non-binary, women, men) and experience levels.
“Pull for Pride Minneapolis” will feature 50+ lifters, as well as food and beverages, raffle prizes, music, and other shenanigans! Family- and pet-friendly. Come to cheer and experience an event you’ve never seen before.
To compete: https://form.jotform.us/70855076014151
To donate: https://www.crowdrise.com/movement-minneapolis
Event Sponsors: Five Watt Coffee, Equal Exchange, Still Kickin, Flagsmash, Black Market BBQ, Twin Cities Pride, Big Watt Cold Beverage Co., The Wedge, M.A. Apparel & Promotions
Pride in Concert performers have been announced!
Sweetpea and The Vigilantease Collective will be the emcees for the evening.
The headliner for this year’s concert is En Vogue, with hits Free Your Mind, Never Gonna Get It & Whatta Man. Opening acts include Brian Justin Crum from America’s Got Talent, electro-pop artist Luciana and local all-female rock band Rebel Queens.
Concert will begin at 6:00 on the Loring Stage in Loring Park and end with fireworks at 10:00 pm.
Tickets are $10 in advance (18+) & $79 in advance for VIP (21+ and includes free food and cocktails plus a chance to win Meet and Greet).
Buy tickets at https://nightout.com/