Since 1973. This event is a celebration of Gay and Lesbian pride. It features a block party Friday at Nicolette Mall after 4pm which is open to those 18 and over only. The festival takes place Saturday and Sunday and is open to all ages and features three food courts, three stages of live entertainment, a beer garden, dance tent, coffee house, history pavilion, children's and family area and over 400 vendors selling merchandise. There is also a parade featuring over 300 units that takes place on Sunday on Hennepin Avenue.