New Event Venue!
Soldiers Memorial Field Park will allow us more space for additional vendors as well as other activities. The ever growing Pridefest events are possible because of the volunteers that do all the event planning; the sponsors who help fund the events; the vendors and performers who spend their time providing information and entertainment; and you for attending the events. All are needed to make the events a success.
The Gay/Lesbian Community Services of South Eastern Minnesota (GLCS) held its first Pride event at Central Park during July 1988. In later years the event was moved to the Peace Plaza. Now in July 2017, Pridefest is again on the move to a new location at Soldiers Memorial Field Park.
Friday – Youth Prom at Rochester Public Library & Dragagonza at the International Event Center
Saturday – Vendor Market Square & Block Party at Soldiers Memorial Field Park
Sunday – Community Church Services & Community Picnic at Soldiers Memorial Field Park
Join J-Pride for a post-Pride Shabbat! Enjoy some Shabbat tunes, good company, and the great outdoors! We’ll gather to share a few Shabbat songs and will enjoy a potluck dinner. Bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share, and a blanket! Families and folks of all ages welcome!
J-Pride | Engaging Minnesota based LGBTQ Jews and allies to come together for social events, community gatherings, celebrations, and educational opportunities.
Back by popular demand, Gildan Esprit de She Maple Grove 5K is returning to Maple Grove, MN offering an inspiring race for all paces and passions. For women of all ages, this fitness inspired happy hour includes an evening designer 5K, high value participant gear, Lifestyle Market including the post-race Bubbly Bar and more! Whether getting in shape, setting a good example for their kids, or challenging themselves to reach a new personal best–runners, joggers and walkers won’t want to miss Gildan Esprit de She Maple Grove happening Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 4pm-9pm at Central Park. Gildan Esprit De She — the Spirit of Her Race Series — is the nation’s premier athletic event series for women.
Thank you to our 2017 Twin Cities Pride Sponsors:
OFFICIAL RADIO PARTNER for the 2017 Twin Cities Pride: