Twin Cities Pride Festival Kicks Off in Minneapolis

Updated: 06/29/2014 10:05 AM
Created: 06/28/2014 7:23 PM
By: Brandi Powell

The Twin Cities Pride Festival was underway in Minneapolis over the weekend.

It kicked off Saturday morning in Minneapolis, with hundreds of exhibitors and festival goers packing Loring Park.

A total of 300,000 visitors participate annually in the free celebration of the GLBT community. This year, the Pride Festival features more than 400 exhibitors, 40 food and beverage booths and 20 sponsors. 

"It's so cool," said Minneapolis resident, Austin Czichotzki. "I mean there's such diversity all around; You look around and there's so many different kinds of people, all coming together for a similar goal," said Czichotzki.

This is the 42nd year the festival has been in the Twin Cities.

"I support all of my gay people," said Minneapolis resident Vivica Dennis. "It is what it is. I accept them for who they are, as long as they accept me for who I am, and so that's the bottom line though of it all, just loving each other is where it's really at."

The Pride Parade is Sunday morning in downtown Minneapolis. Look here for information on road closures.

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