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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 - On Hold

Every 4th Saturday each month, 8-11pm at EagleBolt Bar, the North Country Bears have a 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. Bar set to reopen April 16, 2021, with events to follow.
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.
Minneapolis Parks & Recreation
Minneapolis Bike Tour 2021

May, 2021, dates TBC - 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.
Twin Cities Pride Festival 2020
Ashley Rukes LGBTQ Pride Parade

June, 2021. The annual Twin Cities Pride Festival at Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis wih Performances; Pride in Concert + Sunday Pride Parade: 11am from 3rd Street at Hennepin, Minneapolis. Festival stages with music and other performances! Cancelled in 2020, all events went virtual.
Men's and Women's events with cash prizes
North Star Gay Rodeo Association Regional Rodeo 2021

July, 2021 (TBC). Usually 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. Host hotel: Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Downtown Northstar. See 2021 plans at their website:
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association + Minneapolis Park & Recreation
30th Annual Powderhorn Art Fair

July 31 - August 1, 2021 (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.

July - August, 2021. Theater Latté Da’s New Work Festival showcases three works that stretch boundaries of musical storytelling. Each show receives public performances providing audience members the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the creative process. Following each performance is an in-depth conversation with the playwrights, composers, and lyricists.
A South Minneapolis music festival
2021 Powderhorn Porchfest

September 18, 2021 (TBC), 3-10pm. Past year online live-stream local bands on Facebook. Curated by Taylor Seaberg: DJs Cassieopia, Sweettart, Tony the Scribe, Lieutenant Sunnie, The Smokes, Mikko Blaze, DJ Sweettart Dr Goon + the Daily Tribune, Carlos Lumbi: Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue, Mars Garb, The Poor Nobody, Camille + C. O., Carlos Lumbi + El Taller del Amatl, and Better Mistakes.
Theater film screenings will be FREE to TCFF Members, Donors and Sponsors
2020 Twin Cities Film Fest

October 21-30, 2021 (TBC). In 2020 most films were available online for streaming, but 10 in-person screenings took place at the Showplace ICON Theaters. ALL ACCESS STREAMING PASSES available! Festival included over 70 short and feature length films. For a listing of 2020 edition films see: