Duluth Superior Pride 2016

Schedule of Events

Voices of Pride

Thursday, September 1st at 5pm

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, as well as mayors from the surrounding communities, welcome visitors and residents alike to the downtown Duluth Depot for the opener of our Labor Day Weekend 2016 Pride Celebration.
This is an annual event hosted by local government representatives and Duluth’s Mayor. Enjoy live music, food, cockails as well as a brief presentation to honor outstanding contributors to the GLBTQAI Community. Meet and mingle with friends old and new! There is free snacks and free beer (while it lasts). A cash bar is available too. The evening caps off with a performance from aerialist Alex Loch inside the Duluth Depot’s Great Hall.
This is also a great opportunity to find out about all the events of the weekend, as well as learn about tickets for events such as the Fruit Float and Foo Foo Choo Choo.
After the Mayor’s Reception in the Great Hall at the Historic Union Depot, head downstairs to The Underground for A Very Pride Burlesque with the Duluth Dolls featuring Juliet Divine, Trixi Del Mar, and Vivica Colada.
Questions? Email trains@duluthtrains.com

Duluth Superior Pride 2016 Art Exhibit:
Friday, September 2nd

The Duluth Superior GLBTAQI Community is an integral part of a diverse society. The art exhibition is an opportunity for artists to display work, and share with the community a slice of their inner-dialogue and zeitgeist.
•7PM-9PM (No Cover)
•Zeitgest Arts Atrium
•222 E Superior St, Duluth MN
Entire show will run September 1 through September 30, 2016

Family Picnic 2016

Join us for a potluck picnic at Sport Court. Games and family friendly fun, all are welcome. Bring a dish if you’re able, if not, just come and join the fun for this casual, family style event. We’ll see you there! All are welcome.
The Event will take place at:
Sport Court, 5th Ave E and 7th St, Duluth, MN
Date: Friday, September 2nd
Time: 5PM -7PM
Price: Free

Vinyl Party
Friday, September 2nd 9pm (No Cover) (21+)

•The Main Club
•1217 Tower Avenue, Superior WI
Join in for a throwback party at The Main! DJ Jesse will turn the beat around to classic hits of the 70s and 80s for you to dance the night away.

Party X 2016

The Duluth Flame Nightclub presents its annual “Party X.” This even is DS Pride’s newest fundraiser and fabulously fun time. Specialty lighting and sound provided by Afterdark Entertainment ignites the dance floor into a night of excitement. This party offers amazing drink specials, free pride arty favors, and the wildest night of the weekend!
The Event will take place at:
The Duluth Flame Nightclub
Address: 28 N 1st Ave W, Duluth, MN 55802
Date: Friday September 2nd
Time: 9pm to 2am
Price: $5
Hosted by: Duluth Flame Nightclub
Music Provided by: After Dark Entertainment

Saturday, September 3rd

Now in its 10th year, this fun run/walk is an annual event in honor of an outstanding member of our community, Hummingbird; and his amazing contributions to the GLBTQAI community.

The course is a level grade, gravel base, running out and back from the parking lot entrance to the trail.  Just turn at the Willard Munger Inn, drive behind and cross the railroad tracks to the parking area.  Strollers, and leashed dogs are welcome on this beautiful, winding course along the St. Louis River.  This fun-for-the-whole-family event promotes healthy living and interaction.  Costumes and lots of colors are strongly encouraged!
• All packet pick-up will be the morning of the run starting at 10:00am.
• Same day registration is available beginning at 9:00am on race day at the Waterfront Trail.

Family 5K Fun Run/Walk Sat. Saturday, September 3
Western Lake Superior Waterfront Trail
7408 Grand Avenue, Duluth
Race entry fee with t-shirt (available to wear for race): $20
Kids age 11 and under race free, optional t-shirt $10

Duluth Superior Pride Festival at Bayfront
Saturday, September 3, 2016

11am – 7pm
Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth, MN
Curated by Dan Hartman and Margie Nelson, this incredible exhibit showcases 30 years of history here in the Twin Ports. Be sure to stop in to have a glimpse of how far we have come.

Duluth Superior Pride Historical Collection
Sat, September 3, 2016 at 8pm

Curated by Dan Hartman
and Margie Nelson.

Duluth Superior Pride Block Party

 brings you the biggest, most diverse Pride Block Party ever! Again, this year, two bars are joining forces to bring you something for everyone: a dual venue block party like no other. The Flame Nightclub and The Main Club are each bringing their A-game to Tower Ave on Saturday night.
There is a $10 cover that gains entry into both bars all night and will be available at the door of each bar. Wristbands can also be purchased at a discount at the festival for $8, which means no waiting in line at the door. 100% of door charge goes to Duluth-Superior Pride which helps keep the festival free each year.
This year there will be a shuttle between the bars so you can travel in style. Shuttle provided by Al Capone Limousines.
Co-Hosted by:
The Flame Nightclub – 1612 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI
The Main Club – 1217 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI

Youth Pride at the Clyde 2016

Not 21? Still want to party? This year you can. Friday night head over to Clyde Iron to dance the night away. DJ, dancing, lights; enjoy a night just like the clubs at a party just for you.
The Event will take place at:
Clyde Iron Works
Date:  Saturday September 3rd, 2016
Time:  9pm to 12pm
Price:  Free
Music Provided by:
Tubular Studios
Sunday, September 4, 2016 (Free)

Worship Service
Sunday, September 4, 2016

Peace United Church of Christ: 1111 North 11th Avenue East
FREE breakfast and Pride Community Worship Service starting at 9:30. Breakfast will be egg bake, bagels, fruit, juice and coffee. At 10:30 our worship service will celebrate God’s welcoming embrace of all people, especially our GLBTQ members, neighbors and friends. Join us for great music, poetry and more! It is all being put together by Peace United Church along with the ongoing support of Gloria Dei.
Gloria Dei has a long tradition of being an inclusive, welcoming congregation and has been a Reconciling In Christ congregation for nearly 20 years. Gloria Dei currently provides meeting space for GLBT Elders, Together for Youth, and the Northland Men’s Center. Gloria Dei reaches out and provides support to its GLBT members and the community through its Welcoming Ministries.

Pride Parade
Sunday, September 4th, 2016 at Noon (Free)
 Our annual parade has grown into quite an event. Join us on Tower Avenue in Superior between Broadway and Belknap at noon to see the many supporters of our

GLBTQAI community.Fruit Float
Sunday, September 4, 2016 boarding at 3:30pm

The Vista Star Boat Boards at 3:30 & Departs at 3:45 Sharp
Tickets are $40 per person. (21+) Includes cash bar, DJ, food
3 hr cruise on the Vista Star
Vista Fleet: 323 Harbor Drive, Duluth
This rowdy, original and highly animated booze cruise is the highlight of all the weekend’s festivities! Be sure to get your tickets early because we only have ONE boat this year and this event always sells out. Tickets go on sale beginning at Pride Kick-Off in early June. With food, frocks, leather and laughs provided – who couldn’t have fun!? Grab a drink from the bar and strap on your dinghy for our version of the “Three Hour Tour.” As Ginger and MaryAnn would say “Don’t get left holding your flipper, Skipper.”
Tickets are $40 for a single pass. You must have the ticket to board…NO EXCEPTIONS.
Tickets can be purchased at the Festival Pride Tent on Saturday at the Bayfront Pride Festival.
The DSPride committee has worked with Vista Fleet to solve last year’s issues. It should be happy sailing this year.
**Please arrive at least 20 minutes before departure to pick-up your tickets at the Vista Fleet Dock prior to departure on the day of the event!**

The Foo Foo Choo Choo
Sunday, September 4, 2016 Departing at 3:30pm

The Foo Foo Choo Choo will depart the Depot area at 3:30 pm
Pre-Party starts at the Depot 2pm, this part is FREE and the Train is $30 and is 21+
Join the fun for a three hour scenic train ride up the beautiful shores of Lake Superior. This is a annual 21+ party with food included, cash bar, live dj, dancing, and amazing views while you travel on the rails of the North Shore Scenic Railroad.
Arrive at The Depot early and enjoy our free Pre-boarding Party from 2pm to 3:30pm with music and a bar.
The train departs at 3:30 for a three hour excursion up the north shore of Lake Superior to a turnaround point and then heads back to the Depot. The Foo Foo Choo Choo will feature two full bar cars onboard with DJ and dancing. A double decker and open air car is available for your viewing pleasure.
The Foo Foo Choo Choo is scheduled in coordination with The Fruit Float, where rail meets sail!
Both events operate at the same time, so you have to pick… oh decisions.
The Depot: 506 W Michigan Street, Duluth, MN. Tickets available here.
Tickets are $30 for a single pass. You must have the ticket to board…NO EXCEPTIONS. This is a 21+ event and we are sorry but is NOT handicap accessible.
**Please arrive at least 20 minutes before departure to pick-up your tickets at the Train Station prior to departure on the day of the event!**
Additional tickets can be purchased at the Pride Festival in Bayfront on Saturday at the Festival Pride Tent, or at the Depot Train Station on Sunday.
Questions? Call the North Shore Scenic Railroad: 218-722-1273 or click here for tickets.

Annual Drag Show Fundraiser
Sunday September 4th, 2016 at 8:00pm ($5 Cover)

The Main Club hosts this annual event to raise money for those living with HIV/AIDS in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Door proceeds & donations go directly to benefit those living with HIV/AIDS in our region and to provide awareness and prevention programs. So come on out and see all the big hair and fantastic frocks! The kings and queens will definitely be out causin’ it for the cause!