Capital City Pride To Celebrate ’30 Days Of Pride’ In June


CONTACT: Darek Lambert

Director PR & Communications, Capital City Pride

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Des Moines, IA — (May 4, 2022)For the second year in a row, Capital City Pride will offer 30 Days of Pride as part of Pride month this June.

With more than 30 events scheduled over 30 days, including the previously announced PrideFest weekend festivities, 30 Days of Pride allows families and individuals to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community all month long through educational activities, parades, concerts and other family-oriented events that all can enjoy.

“The pandemic obviously changed how we celebrated Pride in 2021,” says Capital City Pride President, Jen Carruthers, about last year’s mix of virtual and in-person events. “But the response was incredible, so we decided to do it again. The board and all our volunteers have been working hard to plan events that will celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community in Des Moines. Our hope is that these events will also introduce others in the community to different perspectives that help make Des Moines a more inclusive place to live, work and play.”

Capital City Pride continuously strives to create an environment that challenges the norm and celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ community. Pride events like the silent disco, fun run, the pet parade, drag shows and live entertainment—among others—help us share our strengths, embrace our differences and expand and inspire the cultural environment in Des Moines.

We invite everyone to join us June 10-12 for PrideFest where we will host a jam-packed weekend of fun, including headliners Matt & Kim and Todrick Hall on the main stage and our annual PrideFest parade in the East Village.

To access this year’s full schedule of events, including 30 Days of Pride, visit or follow us social media.

About Capital City Pride

Since 1978, Capital City Pride has brought together the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer community along with their friends, allies and supporters. We do this by producing events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate the diverse community and culture with and for the greater Des Moines metro. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.