Capital City Pride announces location changes for Pridefest 2015.

Over the past 6 months Capital City Pride (CCP) has worked towards building a lasting partnership with the Historical East Village (HEV) Board and businesses to return Pridefest 2015 to the East Village.  Pridefest 2014 took place on the Grand Avenue Bridge due to the construction in the East Village.


The theme for Pridefest 2015 is “Back to the Heart”.  Back to the heart of the true meaning of PRIDE the promotion of equality, recognition that all lives matter and a celebration of self-acceptance.  CCP started over 30 years ago, in the HEV, and we are excited to bring it back home.


A meeting was held on February 5th with city officials, CCP, members of the HEV Board and businesses.  CCP listened to the concerns of businesses impacted by our original plans of an event on E 5th from E Grand to

E Walnut, and E Locust from E 6th to E 4th and made adjustments.  We are excited to announce that an agreed upon location has been identified.  We will maintain the focus of the event on E 5th from E Locust to E Grand Avenue and on Grand Avenue from E 5th to E 4th.  The parade will come down from the State Capital and route to E Locust ending at Robert D Ray Road. We will continue to work with the businesses located in the new planned area to ensure questions or concerns are heard and addressed.


The festival located on E 5th and E Grand Avenue will be free.  An additional outside concert held at The Garden Nightclub to showcase our headliner will be a paid event, more information to be released at a later time.  We look forward to a safe, educational and entertaining festival that helps promote diversity and inclusion efforts in the Des Moines region.


Thank you

Capital City Pride

Countdown till Capital City Pride 2015 - June 12-14

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!


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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