Join in the celebration starting in June and lasting through the summer as various Iowa communities host Pride events!

June 1-June 2: Streetfest

Kick off the 2018 Quad Cities Unity Pride Week at STREETFEST on Friday, June 1st at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 2nd at 12:00 p.m. Enjoy live music, food vendors, an Icons Drag Show, and much more. The event is a fundraiser for the Quad Cities Fall Pride Festival in September. For more details, visit ​the Quad Cities Unity Pride website.

June 7-10: Capital City Pride Des Moines

Come enjoy speakers, music, and celebration at Capital City Pride in the East Village of Des Moines. Also, join the ACLU of Iowa in marching in the parade on Sunday, June 16. Meet us at the Lucas State Office building at 11:00 a.m. Look for the ACLU of Iowa banner! Learn more by visiting Capital City Pride's website.

June 9: Sioux City Pride

Siouxland Pride Alliance is hosting a series of community/family friendly Pride events where no one has to "pay to play." Visit Siouxland Pride Alliance's Facebook page for details.

June 15-17: Iowa City Pride

Iowa City Pride has many fun events planned. Enjoy live music, great food, and the parade. Also, stop by at the ACLU of Iowa table to say hi during the Vendor Fair June 16 in downtown Iowa City from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Learn more by visiting Iowa City Pride.

June 29-30: Heartland Pride

Check out the Heartland Pride Parade and Festival, which includes Omaha, Council Bluffs, and the surrounding community. Enjoy great food, games, and entertainment. Learn more by visiting Heartland Pride.

July 7: Cedar Rapids Pride Fest

The CRPrideFest will be held at NewBo City Market from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Check the CRPrideFest Facebook page for more updates as the date approaches.

August 8: Mason City Pride

Honor the culture and heritage of the LGBTQ community with Mason City Pride! The family-friendly celebration will include entertainment, food, craft beer, and possibly puppies. Additional details can be found on the Mason City Pride website.

August 24-August 25: Cedar Valley Pridefest

Participate in a two day event promoting acceptance, understanding, and equality. Cedar Valley Pridefest staff will broadcast details on this year's headling acts, sponsors, and venue on the organization's Facebook page on Friday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m.

September 29: Ames Pridefest 2018

Enjoy the second annual Ames Pridefest that encourages the community to come together to support LGBTQIA+ people and families. Last year, the event, which included all-day stage entertainment, drew over 400 attendees and 30 community vendors. Learn more about this year's event at Ames Pride.
Also, watch the OC Pride Facebook page for updates on the city's second annual pride festival, which will be held during the third weekend of October. Last year's historic three-day event featured dancing, live music, a movie screening, and brunch.

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