June 14, 2016


The Golden Valley Pride Festival is a celebration of Golden Valley LGBTQ individuals, families, and friends. The event is planned and run by a group of volunteer Golden Valley residents. All are welcome.

The 1st Annual Golden Valley Pride Festival was on June 12, 2016 at Brookview Park. The event was a huge success, with over 3,000 people in attendance. The 2nd Annual Golden Valley Pride Festival in 2017 was even bigger, with 5,000 attendees.

Why Golden Valley?

There are many reasons we love Golden Valley: the great parks, community engagement, and its proximity to downtown. But one of the best things about living in Golden Valley is that it celebrates LGBTQ people. Did you know? Golden Valley has more LGBTQ households per capita than any city in Minnesota.

The Festival highlights our LGBTQ families, their friends, and allies in the spirit of promoting greater understanding of Golden Valley’s rich and growing diversity. The Golden Valley Pride Festival was the first suburban pride festival in Minnesota!

Founding Steering Committee

Peter Knaeble, Chair
Aaron Black
Shennon Black
Teresa Black
Jonathan Burris
Joanie Clausen
Larry Fonnest
Kimberly Sanberg