ST. CLOUD - We're at the start of the 3rd annual "Pridefest" here in St. Cloud.

The GLBT community and friends will be kicking off the festivities with a few rallies on Thursday in Barden Park.

The first event is the PFLAG Pride Rally, beginning at 7:00 p.m. It's a marriage equality rally in order to generate awareness of Minnesota's upcoming vote on the Marriage Amendment.

Afterward, there will be the "Above the Clouds" Pride march. The walk starts at Barden Park, goes downtown and downtown and wraps up back at Barden Park.

Both events are free and open to all.

For a full list of the weekend's Pridefest activities, check out St. Cloud Pride's website.