Celebrate the greater LGBTQ community at one of the largest free Pride festivals in the country.
Come celebrate the 50th Annual Twin Cities Pride with us at the 2022 Pride FestivalSaturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th! Featuring local BIPOC and LQBTQ+ vendors, food courts, a beer garden, music stages, and, starting in June, a schedule packed with events - Twin Cities Pride is something you don’t want to miss!
8 Ways to Maximize your Pride Experience in Minneapolis
While there are plenty of awesome events and activities to experience during Pride, we want to make sure you make the most of your time in Minneapolis. There’s so much to see and do, and a single day just won’t cut it. Why not extend the celebration and make a weekend out of it? To make your decision easy, we’ve compiled the top 8 ways to maximize your Pride weekend in Minneapolis!
Calling all foodies! You can’t come to Minneapolis and NOT try Café and Bar Lurcat. The trendy, urban eatery has both a café for a fabulous sit-down dinner, and a bar for hanging out with a couple of craft cocktails. Located right outside of Loring Park, it’s the perfect spot to relax and indulge in the Minneapolis food scene post festival madness!
2. Sample some of the best beer Minneapolis has to offer
Get the excitement going with the Pride Beer Dabbler on Friday, June 24. The Dabbler is back for the 10th year to kick off Twin Cities Pride weekend with a night of craft beer sampling from Minnesota breweries, live music, and fun activities. This is a celebration of our state’s vibrant LGBTQ+ craft beer community in one of Minneapolis’ most scenic parks—the beautifulMinneapolis Sculpture Garden! Tickets are needed for this event.
The fun at Pride doesn’t stop, so you need to fuel up! Also, just a few blocks outside of Loring Park, Hen House Eateryis a great spot for local food and drink (and they have breakfast ALL day!). If you’re looking for more of a jolt in the morning, don’t worry - they offer specialty bloody marys and incredible rhubarb mimosas, as well as many other tasty breakfast cocktails.
Walk just a few blocks and find yourself…in the UK? Get a taste of life abroad at Brit’s Pub! Grab a beer, try lawn bowling on the rooftop, or watch a soccer or rugby game while chowing down on some pub food. This is one of the most unique bar and dining experiences in Minneapolis, so don’t miss it
A trip to Minneapolis just wouldn’t be the same without experiencing our incredible craft beer scene. Luckily, Lakes & Legends is just a few short blocks from Loring Park, so you can quench your thirst with a cold beer or hard seltzer whenever the mood strikes. The drinks are incredible, the space is beautiful, and they even offer games.
5. Experience one of Prince's favorite spots, the Dakota Jazz Club
Come for the food, stay for the music. Or…come for the music, stay for the food. Few places do both food and live music really well. The Dakota Jazz Club is the exception, and . It's no wonder that this was one of Prince's favorite spots in Minneapolis. With an outstanding menu and performances by world-renowned artists, it’s the perfect place for an evening out. Enjoy an amazing meal before or during the show, or simply sit back with a cocktail and be absorbed by the sounds.
Travel just 2 miles southwest of Loring Park and find the beautiful Lake of the Isles. It wouldn’t quite be a Minneapolis weekend without walking around one of our many lakes. Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” after all. One of the most popular spots to break a sweat or lay out a towel, you’ll find bikers, skaters, sun-seekers, people-watchers, and everything in between.
The Walker Art Center is a must-see destination in Minneapolis, and with its location right next to Loring Park, it’s an easy choice! Although the Walker has a number of incredible galleries and exhibits, the star is the Sculpture Garden. Visit the iconic Spoon Bridge and Cherry among more than 40 other works from the Walker’s collection. Afterwards, make a visit to Cardamom, the attached restaurant at the base of the museum. Enjoy top-notch cocktails and remarkable dishes all with a fabulous view through the glass-enclosed walls.
The Beer Dabbler is back to kick off Twin Cities Pride weekend with a night of craft beer sampling from 70 Minnesota breweries and cideries, live music, and fun activities at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
The 8th Annual Summer Camp Pride Party! Enjoy the fresh air on an expanded patio featuring food trucks, portable bars, free HIV testing (courtesy of the Aliveness project), games, bonfires and more. On the live music stage will be Maria Isa and Bugsy while Dj ArtiAtari and Izzie P help you show off those sexy queer moves on the dance floor. Special performances from Shapeshift and Stella Rockstar will keep you hyped all night long.
THE OFFICIAL craft beer sponsor for this year's Lavender Magazine supersized Pride event. Join Lake & Legends for special Pride themed brews, delicious food, a doggo best dressed competition, and tell your story on the glass window mural. Just a couple BLOCKS from Loring Park & the Walker Art Center where PRIDE takes place and down the street from where the Pride Beer Dabbler will be happening. Friday: Partnering with Bubbly Paws to put together a puppy best dressed competition with a photo booth & prizes! Saturday: Beer infusions, DJ, and delicious local eats! Sunday: A continuation of the party
Let’s celebrate PRIDE Minneapolis-style! DJ Shiek will be spinning some awesome tunes. Some fun and fresh, tropical cocktails from Bacardi and Grey Goose will be served, and Chef Marque will be grillin' up some delicious eats!
End Pride with Flip Phone! Join us for a Drag Dinner tribute to the best Pride divas including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Cher, Britney, Lady Gaga, Mariah, and more. Starring Sasha Cassadine (host), Tygra, Julia Starr