Duluth-Superior Pride Rules Labor Day Weekend

DS-Pride-Logo-2013This year, Duluth-Superior Pride marks its 27th anniversary with a four-day cornucopia of events in the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, over Labor Day Weekend, August 29-September 1. Appropriately enough, the theme is “What a Difference a Gay Makes!”

Headliners at the Pride Festival in Duluth on August 31 are superstar chanteuses Crystal Waters and CeCe Peniston, along with Chicago duo Amy and Freddy. Another attraction is the Duluth-Superior Pride Historical Collection, an exhibit covering 27 years of GLBT history in the Twin Ports.

Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Minnesota (but not in Wisconsin, unfortunately!), wedding ceremonies will be performed during the festival at a special wedding tent, with nondenominational clergy officiating, complete with cupcakes and champagne—all overlooking beautiful Lake Superior. Couples must obtain their marriage license at least five days in advance. The wedding gala is not limited to same-sex couples.

Following the festival, again this year, both Superior GLBT bars, The Flame Nightclub and The Main Club, just a few blocks apart, are cohosting the Pride Block Party at their respective venues.

Looking for a reasonable and fun place to stay on the night of August 31? Try the venerable Duluth Sauna in Downtown Duluth, open from Noon on Saturday to 9 AM on Sunday.

The Pride Parade takes place on September 1 in Superior, but the usual route on Tower Avenue is under construction, so the parade is moved one block east to Ogden Avenue.

For more information, visit www.dspride.com.

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Thursday, August 29

Mayor’s Reception & Weekend Opening
5 PM
The Depot
506 W. Michigan St., Duluth

 

Friday, August 30

Art Exhibition
5 PM
Zinema
222 E. Superior St., Duluth

Poetry Reading
6 PM
Jitters Coffee House
102 W. Superior St., Duluth

Bonfire on the Point
Sunset-Sunrise
First Parking Lot on
Wisconsin Point Rd.,
Superior

 

Saturday, August 31

Hummingbird Family 5K Run
Registration 8:30 AM
Starts 9 AM
Western Lake Superior
Waterfront Trail,
7408 Grand Ave., Duluth

Pride Festival
11 AM-7 PM
Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth

Pride Block Party
8 PM-Midnight
The Flame Nightclub
1612 Tower Ave., Superior
The Main Club
1217 Tower Ave., Superior

 

Sunday September 1

Worship Service & Breakfast
Breakfast 9 AM
Pride Service 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Peace Church
1111 N.11th Ave. E., Duluth

Fruit Float Boat Cruise
3:30 PM
Vista Fleet
323 Harbor Dr., Duluth

Foo Foo Choo Choo
Pre-Boarding Party 1:30 PM
Boarding 3:30 PM
The Depot
506 W. Michigan Ave., Duluth

Annual Pride Drag Show
Benefits Northland HIV/AIDS Groups
8 PM
The Main Club
1217 Tower Ave., Superior

Lavender Magazine is a proud All That Glitters Sponsor of Duluth-Superior Pride.

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