Upcoming Events

The Pirates of Penzance by One Voice Mixed Chorus @ Raspberry Island
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day

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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.

The Pirates of Penzance: a topsy-turvy, gender-bending musical adventure @ Raspberry Island
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day
The Pirates of Penzance: a topsy-turvy, gender-bending musical adventure @ Raspberry Island | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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.

2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival @ Loring Park
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm

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!

We want to make this Pride even more inclusive and respectful for transgender people.  Please read through our Brief Training on Transgender People to help create a safe and welcoming place for our transgender friends!

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!

Bud Light
Delta Air Lines
FanFare Attractions
Go 96.3

Human Rights Campaign
Implex/Data Ride
MAAR – Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors
Metro Transit

MyTalk 107.1

Pride Radio

Software for Good
Trinchero Wines
Wells Fargo
White Bear Mitsubishi
xFi Experience

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


“Pull for Pride Minneapolis” The strongest charity fundraiser you’ve ever seen. @ The Movement Minneapolis
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

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 – En Vogue @ Loring Park
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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/events/pride-in-concert/tickets. Ticket prices will go up the night of the show, so buy them now!

Free Ride to Pride on Sunday, June 25!


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