Albert Lea gears up for 2nd annual Pride celebration downtown

Published 9:54 am Monday, June 10, 2024

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The second annual Albert Lea Pride Celebration will take place on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Central Park. The event aims to foster a safe and inclusive environment where everyone can freely express themselves and celebrate the rich diversity in the community, according to the Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau.

There will be free festivities at Central Park featuring a variety of food options, family-friendly activities, shopping opportunities, resource booths and sparkling entertainment.

Musical performances will be at noon and 2 p.m. from the musical duo Eclipse.

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Get moving with Zumba Jams by Kristy at 1:30 p.m.

At 3 p.m., join the Pawject Runway, a pet parade benefiting the Humane Society of Freeborn County.

In addition to these activities, attendees can look forward to decorating their own Pride shirts with the help of Albert Lea Recreation.

Attendees can also purchase exclusive Albert Lea Pride T-shirts and swag.

There will be a +21 Drag Brunch in the morning from 9 to 11 a.m. that will feature Roxi and Friends taking place at the Freeborn County Historical Museum. Tickets for this part of the event are available at 132 N. Broadway or online at

The Convention and Visitors Bureau gave a special thank you to Mayo Health Systems and NAMI of Freeborn County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for partnering to make this community event possible.