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Gay Minneapolis

Lesbian and Gay Bands of America
Minnesota Freedom Band

Twin Cities-based LGBTA concert, jazz, and marching band with concerts throughout the year. See video clips on their website.
Hosted by Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2015 Ren Rushold
Bear Bar Night

Every 4th Saturday of each month, 8-11pm at EagleBolt Bar. Join the North Country Bears for their monthly gathering. $7 gets you a cup for keg beer, pop, and a whole lot of burly bears, Grrr. The Eagle Bolt Bar has an extensive menu of pizzas, sandwiches, and burgers.
A few short blocks north of the Metrodome Light Rail stop
Mill City Farmers Market

Second Saturdays 10am-1pm Indoor Winter Market, 704 South 2nd St. Also Summer Saturdays: 40+ local vendors - everything from beets and cabbage to artisan chocolates, local honey, maple syrup, hand-milled flour, locally harvested wild rice, specialty cheeses, baked goods, kimchi, preserves, artisan ceramics, kitchen utensils, and jewelry.
Who’s ready to KICK IT with the dopest queer kids in town?!
GRRRL SCOUT: Extreme 90's QUEER Dance Party

September 9, 2017, 9:30pm-2am, Nomad World Pub. Annual dance party: 2 floors of your favorite 90s JAMZ w/ Dj KEEZY + Izzie P holding down the main room as Chrystal Mann drops bangin' beats in the Bunkhouse - w/ a phat private bar, beer tub, bathroom and 90s-inspired Senior Pic photobooth to memorex all your fabulous throwback threads. 12am Dance off + Best Dressed Contest.
Minneapolis Parks & Recreation
Minneapolis Bike Tour 2017

September 17, 2017, annual event since 2007, tour starts and ends at Boom Island Park, around lakes and along banks of the Mississippi River; 14 or 36 mile routes. beer garden,  water stations, restrooms, medical and mechanical pit stops along the way.
Gina Louise & Elektra Cute present
The 2017 Minneapolis Burlesque Festival

October 5-8, 2017 at Lab Theater, LUSH and Hell's Kitchen. Innovative spectacle: showgirls, circus, drag, comedy, live jazz; la crème de la crème of burlesque! Unique theme shows with an entirely different performer lineups from across the globe --no two events the same. Don’t miss the festivities; 7 Shows, 4 Nights, 3 venues and dozens of dazzling performers!
Dan Savage's Sexiest, Funnest, Most Creative Dirty Short Movie Fest
HUMP! Film Festival

October 12-14, 2017, TH/FR 7:30+9:30pm, SA 7+9pm, at St Anthony Main Theatre, 115 SE Main. Ordinary people from all over the Pacific NW become weekend porn stars, making 5-minute dirty movies for cash prizes! Films run the gamut of LGBT+S sexual styles; funny, thought-provoking, sad, artistic, outrageous, and sexy-because they're real - created and performed by sex-positive people.
Changing the world through film
Twin Cities Film Festival

October 18-28, 2017, annual film festival at the ShowPlace ICON Theatre, The Shops at West End, St. Louis Park. Also two events every month, including a screening in the monthly Insider Series. Other events include industry workshops, educational events, and TCFF Members-Only Screenings.
President's Day Weekend
Twin Cities Leather Weekend 2018

February 16-19, 2018 (TBC) at The Saloon. Past year featured: Meet & Greet Contestants; SpANK! Special Tank night for Leathermen + Women; Kink U, by Titans of the Midwest; The Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2017 Contest + Victory Party; SUN Brunch + Presentation of the Robert "Bobbie" Smith Community First! Award.
Annual North Country Bears' Theme Weekend Gathering
Fur Flee 11

Early March, 2018 (TBC). FUR FLEE XI, for 11 years the premier upper midwest  bear event; 4 day weekend, private hotel, some 200 bears. Past year included: Welcome Party beer bust/drink specials + poolside lunch/activities + wine tasting + beer bust; Saturday Night Poolside Gala theme dance main event with live performance + special guest DJs. See website for 2018 events.
Together We Can!
Twin Cities Pride 2018

June 23-24, 2018 (TBC). Twin Cities Pride Festival at Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis. Performances; Pride in Concert + Sunday Pride Parade: 11am from 3rd Street at Hennepin, Minneapolis.
Men's and Women's events with cash prizes
North Star Gay Rodeo Association Regional Rodeo

July 27-29, 2018 - past years at Dead Broke Arena, 5676 170th St N,  Hugo, MN. Huge area featuring vendors, a dance tent, and plenty of on-site space for camping (no electrical or water hook ups) Excellent warm up arena and very supportive staff who are thrilled to host the rodeo again. No rodeo in 2017 - see more details for 2018 at their website as announced:
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association + Minneapolis Park & Recreation
27th Annual Powderhorn Art Fair

August 4-5, 2018 (TBC), annual two-day event at Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Set in a pastoral, 66-acre city park, Powderhorn Art Fair features 184 regional & national artists of varied disciplines, as well as a Community Showcase & Group Exhibitors from the Powderhorn area.