The Minnesota Lottery recognizes June as Pride Month: a time to celebrate inclusion and progress, to affirm members of our LGBTQ+ community, and to honor those who have given everything for this commemoration and all that it celebrates and means. We are committed to creating a state where our LGBTQ+ community members are safe and thriving.

There are plenty of amazing Pride events going on throughout the state this summer. There are awareness events, movie nights, family fun days, and so much more. Check out the summer calendar to find the right fit for you.

After a year away due to COVID, the 49th annual Twin Cities Pride Festival will be back in Loring Park this year, July 16 and 17 – it will feature local vendors and community organizations, a food court, a beer garden, and live music.

The Minnesota Lottery is proud to sponsor the Pride Beer Dabbler, a night of MN craft beer, live music, and fun activities all in support of LGBTQ+ causes. This year’s Dabbler will be on July 16 from 5:30 to 9:30pm at a new location – the beautiful Minneapolis Sculpture Garden!

To honor Pride Month, Adam Turman, the artist behind so much great art, including our Winnesota Summer scratch ticket, designed a uniquely Minnesotan image to celebrate the month and all that it means. Check out his MN Months project to see this piece and more of his wonderful art.