June is Pride Month in the US in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan and to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history. Not only is the Twin Cities named one of the best places in the US to celebrate Pride in 2021, this year we're extending the festivities into July!
Check out these local Pride events:
Pride Grand Marshal MASKqueerade Party
Thursday, June 17 | 5:00-9:00pm | Amsterdam Bar & Hall
This new Grand Marshal event is loaded with entertainment and fun – featuring Musician Jamecia Bennett, Comedian Maggie Faris, Drag Show by Nina DiAngelo, Slay workshop by Brian Bose, and DJ Keezy spinning the music! Host Miss Shannan Paul. Tickets required.
Youth Pride 2021
Saturday, June 19 | 1:00-6:00pm | Como Park East Pavilion
This family-friendly Pride celebration includes a live DJ and food from local vendors; activities like bingo, baseball, and yoga; and opportunities for art, dancing, and exploring the history of Juneteenth. Free to attend.
Pride Family Fun Day
Sunday, June 20 | 11:00am-2:30pm | Como Park East Pavilion
Free family picnic with fun and games for kids, held annually at Saint Paul's Como Park.
Pride Beer Dabbler
Friday, July 16 | 5:30-9:30pm | Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Sample special Pride-themed beer, cider, and seltzers from more than 65 local breweries while dancing to live music from Shannon Blowtorch, booboo, and Timisarocker, and enjoying food from a variety of awesome local food trucks. Tickets required.
Twin Cities Pride Festival
Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18 | 10am-6pm | Loring Park
Twin Cities Pride is one of the largest free Pride events in the country. This celebration of the LGBTQ+ Community will feature local BIPOC and LGBTQ+ vendors, food courts, a beer garden, and music stages over two days.
How are you celebrating Pride 2021 in Saint Paul? Let us know on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with #MYSAINTPAUL