About Us



Capital City Pride would like to thank everyone who attended, participated in, volunteered for, or worked this year's Pridefest.  You made Des Moines Pridefest 2014 the biggest and best celebration in our history!

The weekend of June 6-8, 2014 Capital City Pride hosted approximately 10,000 guests at Pridefest 2014.


To our community...  You came out rain or shine and made Capital City Pridefest 2014 one of the biggest and  best annual celebrations of LGBT pride in Iowa.  Thank you!


To our volunteers...  Thank you to all the volunteers who spent hours working to create Pridefest 2014.  From setting up the festival and managing the entertainment to organizing the parade, to planning and fundraising throughout the year, your dedication and support makes everyone in our community proud.


To our sponsors...  Thank you for showing your support of Iowa's GLBT community.   Your financial support and participation makes Capital City Pridefest possible.


Stay tuned for information about Pridefest 2015!


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Capital City Pride-Des Moines is a volunteer group of proactive individuals who are striving to recognize the importance of gay culture in the Midwest.


The annual Pride celebration, held the second weekend in June every summer, consists of a street party, a parade, and a show with all types of community exhibitors and musical performances! Our mission is to promote acceptance, tolerance, and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community through education, programming, and visibility.


We accomplish this by promoting a healthy community image and awareness, creating a positive public education and discourse, and developing an effective community collaboration in which our collective resources can be utilized.


Pride weekend would not be possible if it weren't for the support of the Des Moines metro area community and dedicated volunteers who give their time and energy in making sure that each year’s event is something for everyone to enjoy!


Capital City Pride 2015 Des Moines Board of Directors

President: Kerry Weyers

Vice President: Eugenia Kutsch-Stanton

Secretary: Jenniffer Allen

Treasurer: Mike Ferry

Board Member: Brian Chestelson

Board Member: Jason Kaplan

Board Member: Drew Riebhoff

Board Member: Sydnie Percy

Board Member: Jim Baldridge Garst