Here’s our latest update of Pride events remaining throughout Iowa and the Midwest! New to the list: June 21 and June 30 Pride events in Iowa City, and a new Queer Pride Takeover at The Depot Brewery in Fairfield! Take a look!
Queertopia, Friday, June 21, 7:30-9:30 pm, The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St. Dreamwell Theater hosts an evening of original creations by LGBTQ+ performers, artists, storytellers, dancers, musicians and more. Admission is $10, with half of proceeds going to Iowa City Pride.
LGBTQ+ Pride Takeover Party, 8 pm to 1 am, The Depot Brewery, Fairfield. Hosted by burlesque drag queen Soleil VonTeeze.
Art to Remember Stonewall, Om Gifts for Body and Soul, 105 S. Linn St. Create your own artfully wire-wrapped stone pendant, to remember Stonewall in your own way. Class taught by Cheryl Weatherford of Chereal Designs. Admission of $20 includes materials and instructions. 25% of proceeds to go Iowa City Pride.
Pride in the Park, June 22, Crapo Park, Burlington. Find it on FB.
Twin Cities Pride, June 22-23
• Pride in Concert, 6 pm Saturday, Loring Park
• Rainbow Run 5K, 9:30am
• Pride Parade, 11 am-2 pm Sunday, 2nd Avenue
Find it on FB or at https://tcpride.org/general-information/
Chicago PrideFest, June 22-23, 11 am – 10 pm, Boystown. Street festival, boy band showcase, pet parade, vendor fair. Find it on FB or go to chicagopridefest.com.
QC Pride: June 22-28, Rock Island and Davenport.
• Unity Pride Parade, 9 am June 22
• Parade AFter-Party, 1-9 pm June 22
• Dinner Cruise, 5-8:30 pm June 23
• “Stonewall” movie screening, 5 pm June 24
• Family Day at Skatepark, 5-9 pm June 25
• Pink Squirrel Pub Crawl (Iowa side) 5 pm – 2 am June 26
• Pink Squirrel Pub Crawl (Illinois side) 5 pm – 2 am June 27
• King and Queen Pageant 8-10 pm June 28
• Quad Cities PrideFest 4 pm – midnight June 28, noon to midnight June 29
Learn about them all on FB or at qcunitypride.org.
Lander Pride Picnic, June 23, Lander Pride, Dubuque. Find it on FB.
• Youth Pride, Saturday, Baxter Arena
• Pride Parade, 10 am Sunday, Old Market
• Pride Festival, noon, Baxter Arena
Find it on FB or heartlandpride.org/2019pride
Chicago Pride Parade, June 30, noon – 3 pm, Uptown & Lincoln Park
Pride Night at the BallPark. July 5, 6:35-10 pm, Memorial Auditorium, Cedar Rapids Kernels versus the Burlington Bees. Find it on FB.
CR PrideFest, July 6, NewBo Market. Live music and vendors. Find it on FB or at crpridefest.com
Mason City Pride, Aug. 17, 11 am to 10 pm, East Park. Find it on FB at MCPride or at masoncitypride.com
Cedar Valley PrideFest, Late August, Waterloo. Find it on FB or at cedarvalleypride.com
2019 Carroll PrideFest, Aug. 30, noon-6 pm, Graham Park Road. Find it on FB
Ames PrideFest, Sept. 7. 11 am to 8 pm Entertainment and vendors. Find it on FB or at amespride.org
Quad Cities Fall Pride Sept. 20-21, downtown Davenport. Find it on FB or quadcitiespridefestivals.com
Orange City Pride Oct. 18-20. Find it on FB at OCPride.