It’s time for Pride Week in Rochester, MN! In the Med City, the third week of May is a special time to celebrate our diverse community and promote inclusion and equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and more (LGBTQIA+) identities. From May 14-19, 2024, there are a wide variety of events throughout the city both leading up to and after the annual Pride Festival at Soldiers Field Park on May 18

Here is your guide to Pride events happening throughout Rochester, MN this month:

Beers for Queers

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Little Thistle Brewing

Beer for Queers is a weekly LGBTQ+ gathering in Little Thistle’s taproom. At this week’s meetup, Little Thistle will be releasing its Rochester Pride Beer, "Slay All Day IPA", This event is also part of Rochester Craft Beer Week.

Pride Yoga

Thursday, May 16, 2024

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Be sure to bring your yoga mat while being led by The Amethyst Yogi!

Peace Plaza

Patrick Scullys's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Gay Man

Thursday, May 16, 2024

7:30-9:00 p.m.

Civic Theatre Black Box

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Gay Man is the first episode of Patrick Scully’s autobiographical opus Somewhere Along the Rainbow. Mixing together stories of his personal life, his life as an artist and activist, and progress and setbacks in the world of LGBTQ rights.

Drag Show: 18+

Friday, May 17, 2024

8:00-11:00 p.m.

Rochester Civic Theatre

Tonight's CIVIC Lesson is: Pride Kickoff Party

Come enjoy a night of entertainment at the fantastic CIVIC THEATER in Rochester, MN! We are kicking off PRIDE tonight!! Wear your rainbow and let's celebrate!!

Rochester Pride 2024

Saturday, May 18, 2024

12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Soldiers Field Park

Rochester’s annual Pride festival features a variety of local vendors, food trucks, games and live entertainment by local bands. Pride is open to all ages and free to attend.

After Pride Party for Tweens/Teens Ages 11+ 

Saturday, May 18, 2024

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Old School Entertainment Co.

For a youth-friendly spot to hang out after Rochester Pride, head to Old School Entertainment Co. for pizza, arcade games, and axe-throwing. 50% of party proceeds to the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.

Rochester Pride After Party

Saturday, May 18, 2024

7:00 p.m.

Little Thistle Brewing

Official Rochester Pride After Party starting at 7:00 - Live Music, Performances, Drink Specials!!! Bleu Duck Truck during the day, Brick Oven Pizza Truck in the evening.

Divine Disco (Burlesque Show 18+)

Saturday, May 18, 2024

8:00 p.m. 

Historic Chateau Theatre

Out Rochester & Burly Bluffs are partnering together, again, to bring you their biggest event yet - this will be the second largest burlesque event in Minnesota this year!

"Divine Disco" will be an evening full of incredible performances ranging from burlesque, drag, and live song. There will be performers from around the country, including Headliner, Elektra Cute (originally from Rochester) joining us from New Orleans and Emcee - The Boss of Burlesque - Foxy Tann from the Twin Cities.

Pancakes for Pride

Sunday, May 19, 2024

9:00 a.m.

Peace Church

Join Peace Church for a pancake breakfast the morning after Rochester Pride festival. The church will be collecting donations for its Pride offering and the Peace Teens Youth Mission trip to Biloxi, Mississippi in June.

CRAVE ROCHESTER Pride Week Drag Brunch 

Sunday, May 19, 2024

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CRAVE Food & Drink

The Rochester Girls and Crave are celebrating Rochester PRIDE Week on May 19st with shows at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 


The next big event is always just around the corner in Rochester, MN. View our events calendar for can’t-miss events and things to do.