Twin Cities Pagan Pride is a weekend full of activities to help the community learn about and better understand Paganism, and to help those interested in Paganism to make connections in the community.

Brand new to Paganism?
Check out information from the Pagan Pride project and from the Witches’ Voice (a major Pagan networking resource) for some background:

I have some questions…
We know that our event can sometimes be a little overwhelming for new folks. If you have questions, please come ask the Pagan Pride board members for help. We’ll be wearing a Twin Cities Pagan Pride t-shirt (in one of two styles: see them here) along with a brightly colored lanyard and Staff badge.

You can generally find us (or someone who can find us quickly) at the following places:

  • The information desk
  • Around the vendor area
  • Around the silent auction area (near the vendor room)

Many other members of the community will be glad to talk to you – check out the vendor and informational booths, or ask questions in workshops, as well.

What is there for me to see and do?

  • Open rituals to give a taste of Pagan ritual experience.
  • Programming items on a wide range of topics.
  • Vendors selling everything from books to services to beautiful artwork.
  • Entertainment to enjoy.
  • People to talk to.
  • Visit our ancestor altar and remember loved ones who have died.

All classes and rituals are open to everyone. We’ll be publishing a list here (and in our program) of items particularly of interest to newcomers of our community.

Do I need to actively participate in a workshop? What if I want to leave?
Most workshops will be focused on discussion, rather than participatory exercises. It is usually just fine to sit quietly during a meditation or journey, but it’s good to check in advance. In a ritual, ask in advance where you would be out of the way. That said – we do encourage you to give things a try!

If you need to leave a space, Pagan rituals sometimes involve creating a contained sacred space: it is often considered rude or a problem to cross the line between sacred space and the rest of the world without paying attention to the distinction.If you know in advance you may need to leave a ritual, please check with the ritual leader in advance. If you need to leave suddenly, quietly ask someone involved in the ritual for help. If you need to leave a workshop, we just ask that you avoid disrupting other attendees.

What are people wearing?
At Pagan Pride, you may see people wearing a whole range of clothing. Many of us wear what we’d wear any other weekend – casual and comfortable mainstream clothing. However, you’ll probably also see some people wearing ritual robes, obviously Pagan jewelry or accessories, or fun Pagan t-shirts.

Pagan Pride is a time when people can wear these things in public without having to constantly explain what they’re wearing, and some people deeply enjoy this opportunity. In other cases, someone may be preparing to lead a ritual or workshop in which wearing a ritual robe is appropriate (or part of their regular practice) just as specific clothing is part of many other religious traditions.