The City of Bloomington will celebrate the contributions of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, queer, and "+" (other gender identities) at a summer festival.
Celebrate LGBTQ+ pride on the east lawn of Bloomington Civic Plaza with entertainment, food, arts and crafts, games and stilt walkers.
Bloomington Resident Planning Committee
City of Bloomington Community Outreach and Engagement Division
City of Bloomington Human Rights Commission
City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department
Hennepin County Library
Mall of America
Normandale Community College
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
5 - 7 p.m.
Bands: Rebel Queens | Suzy Plays Guitar
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Story hour: Crystal Belle story hour and show
7 - 9 p.m.
Drag and Comedy Extravaganza: Hosted by Sarah McPeck
Headliner: Maggie Faris, including Bad Karma and Harrie Bradshaw
5 – 9 p.m.
Food Trucks: Las Cuatro Milpas | Minnesnowii Shave Ice | Westy’s Shako Shack
Change in performance at August 14 Pride event
Statement from Bloomington City Manager Jamie Verbrugge
The City became aware of allegations this past Monday that one of the performers booked for the Pride event has a social media presence that includes explicit material. The City took time to independently verify that the allegation was factual. The City decided to not have that individual among the performers at the Pride event on August 14. City staff is not booking the entertainers for the event, but is working with an event planner/producer who was unaware of the social media content related to the performer.
This is a first of its kind event in Bloomington, and the City wants to make it a success. The Human Rights Commission, and the City Council and staff are committed to making the August 14 Pride event a celebration of LGBTQ+ community and one that people of all ages can enjoy.
This is the fifth year the Human Rights Commission brought forward a proclamation to support the LGBTQ+ community. The proclamation speaks to tolerance, justice, and dignity for all and was presented by the City Council on June 7.
The Progressive Pride flag was flown from June 8 – 15 at Civic Plaza and Public Works. The flag includes black and brown stripes to represent people of color and those living with or who have been lost to AIDS. The white, light pink and blue represent nonbinary and transgender individuals. The main section of the flag includes the traditional LGBTQ+ flag colors. The new colors were added in a right-facing arrow shape to indicate forward movement.
Children’s story boards at the Bloomington Farmers Market on June 19, hosted by a community planning group. Families can read inclusive stories with their children on large, kid-sized boards.
Bloomington Civic Plaza
1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington MN, 55431
Bloomington Civic Plaza
1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431