MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — June is PRIDE month. Hundreds of thousands of people, from across the country, are expected to attend the 2019 Twin Cities PRIDE Festival, the largest free PRIDE event of its kind in the United States.

The festival is Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, at Loring Park in Minneapolis. It features more than 400 exhibitors, four stages of music and entertainment, and 40 food and beverage booths. The public is welcome.

Sally Lederer, communications manager at the Metropolitan Library Service Agency, or MELSA, says Metro Public Libraries will have a PRIDE booth at the festival again this year. Crews will hand out “Be Proud at Your Library” buttons, hand stamps, LGBTQ booklists and more. Lederer says all 102 metro public libraries offer a variety of LGBTQ books, resources and programs for people of every age all year. To learn more, click here.

For a complete list of PRIDE festival happenings in the Twin Cities including the parade, click here.