The Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade on Sunday morning attracts well
over 125,000 people, making it the largest parade of any kind in
the five-state area. Beginning in 1972 as a small march, the 2009
Parade showcased four marching bands and 21 floats as part of the
137 units in 2009’s Parade. Spectators filled Hennepin Avenue from
4th Street to 12th Street to enjoy the three-hour event.