Duluth Superior Pride is helping people find their place for the 37th year

The Duluth Superior Pride Festival has kicked off another labor day weekend in the Twin Ports. The tradition of pride has been happening for 37 years.

Organizers say they have been hosting the pride festival for over 20 years to celebrate the diverse groups of people in our area. They add this will be the first time that the festival is welcoming Two Harbors into the mix.

Most people we spoke at last night’s Mayors’ reception say pride is an important piece of our community that needs to be cherished. Jenna Monnier says, “it’s important to value all people, we don’t get the choice of who we love.” Her daughter, Oliviana added that if you’re constantly wearing a mask, you’re not happy, and if you’re not happy, you’re not yourself.

Jenna says “you don’t have to be apart of the LGBTQ+ community to come to these events.”

The pride festival is home to anyone who chooses to make it so, organizers say the weekend’s aim is to bring inclusivity to all.

Jenna and Oliviana say they will be attending all the events, here’s a couple they are excited to:

  • Youth Pride Dance at Life House from 5-8 p.m. on 9/1
  • Duluth Superior Pride at Bayfront Park on 9/2. Doors open at 11 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
  • Annual Drag Show on 9/3. This event costs $10 and starts at 9 p.m.

There are a lot more events happening this weekend, here’s a link to the full list of events.