Celebrate our diversity as a Columbia Heights PRIDE Festival volunteer! Each summer neighbors and people from across the metro are drawn to this vibrant, family-friendly festival. The carnival atmosphere includes music performances, story tellers, vendor booths, activities, and even a bouncy house. In the evening, the celebration finishes with an adult-only burlesque show.
HeightsNEXT is the organizing sponsor, planning all performances and activities, recruiting all vendors, and staffing the event.
Columbia Heights PRIDE Festival Volunteering
Everyone is welcome to staff and attend the festival and performances. Members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to plan the event and lead the festivities, including MC’ing ceremonies and hosting streaming broadcasts.
Typically, the Columbia Heights PRIDE Festival is held in July. The 2021 event has been rescheduled to October. Tons of preparation is involved, so planning takes place year round.
Event is held at:
Sullivan Lake Park 721 51st. Ave. NE Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Most of the event is also streamed to YouTube and Facebook.
Planning usually takes place online or at public meeting spaces such as the library, restaurants, coffee shops, etc.
- Attend planning meetings
- Load-in event gear
- Decorate event space
- Staff the event
- Load-out event gear
- Attend retrospective meeting
- A staff T-shirt.
Become a Columbia Heights Community PRIDE volunteer today!
How to Get Involved
Contact the event coordinator:
Not your thing?
If festivals don’t interest you, feel free to check our our many other volunteer opportunities.