Weekend Events: Twin Cities Pride Festival, Food Trucks and Jazz

Updated: 06/27/2014 7:16 PM
Created: 06/27/2014 1:50 PM
By: Megan Stewart

There are a number of events going on around the Twin Cites area this weekend. To highlight a few:

Twin Cities Pride is coming to the cities this weekend.

Last year's celebration came just two days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and just four weeks before same-sex couples could marry in Minnesota.

The events start with The Beer Dabbler at Loring Park on Friday, which runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The events at the park continue with a festival held all day Saturday.

One of the main attractions of Pride is the Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade, which is scheduled for Sunday.

A few roads will close for the parade, starting at 8 a.m.

  • Hennepin Avenue will close from Eigth Street S. to Ninth St. S. for the Pride Block Party.
  • Third St. S. will close for staging of the parade from Hennepin Ave. to Portland Ave. S. Cross traffic will be allowed at all times.
  • Hennepin Avenue will close from Third Street South to Spruce Place. Cross traffic will be allowed as normal until 10:30 a.m.
  • Some cross traffic will be restricted from crossing Hennepin Avenue. Traffic will be allowed to cross Hennepin at Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, 10th, and 11th streets.
  • Spruce Place will close from Hennepin Avenue to Yale Place.
  • Yale Place will close from Spruce Place to Loring Park.

Minnesota Food Truck Fair

These streets will reopen following the parade at about 3 p.m. Sunday. Thousands of people are expected to be out in Uptown Sunday for the Minnesota Food Truck Fair. It runs Sunday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. The event is free, but you have to pay for the food you want.

Twin Cities Jazz Festival

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is underway in St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood at Mears Park. There are outdoor, free concerts Friday and and Saturday.

Logo for the Twin Cities Pride
Photo: Facebook/Twin Cities Pride

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