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Twin Cities Pride parade route changed because of downtown construction

The latest route won't include Hennepin Ave.

The Twin Cities Pride Parade is taking a new route through downtown Minneapolis this Sunday, so don't head down to Hennepin Ave. thinking it'll be where it's been in years past. 

Here's the plan, from TC Pride: 

"Since Hennepin Avenue will be under construction through 2022, we have had to find a new parade route. After driving many possibilities, we found 2 Ave South to be the best possible solution. We will start at 3rd St So. and follow 2nd Ave around the convention center and into Loring Park. Marchers go forward into the Park, floats and vehicles turn right on LaSalle to break down."

Last year's parade was delayed by several hours, but organizers are not expecting any delays as significant this year. If there is a delay, there will be food and drink available, according to the TC Pride podcast

In the event the start is pushed back because of weather or any other reason, people are advised to follow Twin Cities Pride on Twitter and to download the Alertus app, then type in the code "TCPRIDEP." 

The TC Pride grandstand will be in front of the convention center, with 90s band TLC serving as the feature act on Saturday. 

Festival organizers tell FOX 9 that an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 people will attend over the weekend. 

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