Big Twin Cities Pride events

  • Updated: June 26, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Pride Festival in Loring Park

The 42nd annual festival expects 300,000-plus people with more than 400 exhibitors and a concert (5 p.m. Sat., $10) featuring Aussie pop singer Betty Who, Steve Grand, Thelma Houston and Thea Austin.

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., free, $5 beer garden wristband, 1382 Willow St., Mpls., 612-255-3260,

Pride Parade

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and current Police Chief Janée Harteau serve as co-Grand Marshals for the colorful float frenzy.

11 a.m. Sun., downtown Mpls. along Hennepin Avenue from 3rd Street to Spruce Place. Free, 612-255-3260,


Three-day block party with a 60-foot Ferris wheel, DJs and performances from Alex Newell of “Glee,” Natalia Kills and Pop Rocks.

Fri.-Sun., $15 Fri. and Sat., $20-$25 Sun., $40 weekend pass, 830 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-332-0835,

Bitch ‘n’ Brunch at Seven Ultralounge

Get your swanky rooftop grub on while watching the parade with host Bitch Flowers, a DJ and drink specials.

10 a.m. Sun., $25-$30 brunch included ($10 no food), 700 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-238-7770,

Lavender Magazine’s viewing party

Peep the parade in style with proceeds benefiting One Heartland. Hosted by Victoria Deville.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun., $10 (includes one cocktail), Union rooftop, 731 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-455-6690,

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