The 50th annual Twin Cities Pride Festival will be held at Loring Park on June 25 - 26, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature local BIPOC and LGBTQ+ vendors, food courts, a beer garden, and music stages.
NOTE: There is NO Saturday night concert in the park and fireworks this year. Handicap parking is reserved and marked at West 15th Street and Maple Street.
Carly Rae Jepsen will be performing at The Armory (500 South 6th St.) on June 25 at 8 p.m.
The Twin Cities LGBTQ+ Pride March celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Twin Cities Pride will be taking place on Sunday, June 26, and is back on Hennepin. The march/parade starts at 7th and Hennepin and proceeds down Hennepin to Spruce then into Loring Park. Step off time is 11 a.m. The event honors Ashley Rukes, former director of the Twin City Pride Festival.
Team Trans Hockey Exhibition Games, an all transgender hockey team, will be showcasing hockey games from two of its divisions/levels at Parade Ice Garden (600 Kenwood Pkwy.) on June 26 from 6-9 p.m.
“Twin Cities Pride is saddened by the decision by OutFront Minnesota not to participate in the 2022 Pride Festival and by the accusations made against our non-profit,” wrote executive director Dot Belstle and board chair Felix Foster. “We know the most upsetting issue for many members of our community is the presence of police officers at our Pride March. A Minneapolis ordinance mandates a city police presence at events as big as ours. The Pride March impacts traffic, and we are legally required to have police and traffic enforcement in place for the safety of participants and spectators. In an effort to ease community concerns, we incorporated de-escalation and harm reduction training into our park security and for all organizational leadership, staff and volunteers. We will continue to do everything in our power to address this issue, however we strongly encourage our community to speak out and share concerns with the city leadership.”
OutFront Minnesota is hosting a separate series of pop-up events across Minneapolis and St. Paul throughout the month of June.


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