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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. Our 5th Anniversary Golden Valley Pride Festival in 2023 was our best event yet, with over 7,500 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!

Golden Valley Pride Board Members

5th Annual Golden Valley Pride Festival, 2023

•Christopher Robinson, Chair
•Claire Alber
•Matt Amundson
•Rob Dingmann
•Ryan Vos-Orington
•Peter Knaeble
•Amber Ballweg
•Jonathan Yeomans
•Shannon Moy
•Roger Zierman
•Corey Mabis-Rowe

4th Annual Golden Valley Pride Festival, 2019

Adrian Moy, Co-Chair
Fernando Urbina, Co-Chair
Claire Alber
Joanie Clausen
Rob Dingmann
Michael Goleski
Peter Knaeble
Shannon Moy
Christopher Robinson
Kimberly Sanberg

3rd Annual Golden Valley Pride Festival, 2018

Michael Goleski, Chair
Claire Alber
Joanie Clausen
Rob Dingmann
Peter Knaeble
Adrian Moy
Shannon Moy
Gloria Peck
Christopher Robinson
Kimberly Sanberg
Jonathan Yeomans

2nd Annual Golden Valley Pride Festival, 2017

Michael Goleski, Co-Chair
John Kluchka, Co-Chair
Claire Alber
Joanie Clausen
Larry Fonnest
Peter Knaeble
Gloria Peck
Kimberly Sanberg

1st Annual Golden Valley Pride Festival, 2016

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