Minot Pride Festival marks 5th anniversary with weekend of events

This coming weekend will feature a number of events organized by Pride Minot as a part of their annual festival. Checkout the full news release below.

— Official News Release, Pride Minot —

Pride Minot, an organization to help strengthen and serve the LGBTQA+ population in Minot, will host its fifth annual Minot Pride Festival on July 13-16, at different venues throughout Minot.

“Pride Minot is pleased to be working with so many great organizations for this year’s Pride festivities,” said Christina Fjeld, president of Pride Minot. “We’ve changed a few things up for this year, including the ages that are welcome at our events. All ages are welcome, making the events more inclusive than before. We are excited to see the community as a whole work together toward a common goal.”

All events – unless noted – are free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 13
A kick-off party will be held at the Monte Carlo Room, Vegas Motel, from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. This event is free and open to all ages. There will be a bar for those over 21.

Friday, July 14
The Magic City Misfits will present a live shadowcast performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Vegas Motel ballroom, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or online at: www.rockyhorrorprideshow.bpt.me. Those under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Some content may not be suitable for younger audiences.)

Saturday, July 15
A Rainbow Run 5K will be held at Oak Park, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Participants can also register online at www.raceroster.com/events/2017/13107/minot-pride-festival-rainbow-run

“Pride in the Park,” which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the old bandstand at Oak Park, includes a vendor show and entertainment.

LOUD & Proud Productions will be hosting “Minot Is A Drag,” a drag show featuring seven performers from Minot and the surrounding region, at the Coliseum Room, Holiday Inn-Riverside. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or online at: www.minotsadrag.bpt.me. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Some content may not be suitable for younger audiences.)

Sunday, July 16
An all-inclusive church service will be held at Oak Park (Shelter #8) at 9:30 a.m.

A Post-Pride brunch will be held at Broadway Bean and Bagel, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“Pride With A Purpose,” a service project, will include helping to clean and maintain the Minot Men’s Winter Refuge. Those interested in helping should assemble at the refuge, located at 1038 43rd Street SE, at 12:45 p.m.

More information about the events and Pride Minot can be found online at www.prideminot.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prideminot, or Twitter @PrideMinotND.

Josh Wolsky

Editor and Publisher of TheMinotVoice, Developer of the #ForMinot Network,  Co-Host of #GoodTalk Minot, Advocate and Friend of the Souris River, Former City Alderman, and clearly -- all things #MakeMinot. Go ahead, don't wait for permission!

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