January - June 2020
Most of us have little trouble recalling someone we admire and acknowledge as an influence on the person we are today. Those who have encouraged us to achieve, to reach full potential, and to be confident in our abilities in those distinguished moments in our lives where growth was possible and achievable. Someone who inspires us, a role model.


Capital City Pride Book Club provides a safe space for all members of the LGBTQ community and allies to read and discuss LGBTQ literature; stories that are not only for us but that are often by us as a community. It is through these stories that we can get a better idea of our rich history. It is also through our individual diverse opinions, insights, and interactions with one another as a group, that we can gain a better understanding of our present and future as a community.

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June 12-14, 2020
With more than 30,000 in attendance in 2019, our Pride Fest Street Festival was our biggest yet!  This year, we plan to make it even larger with headliner performances, a Pet Parade, Pride Fun Run, DJ Dance Party, Silent Disco, Health and Wellness Area, Family and Kid Zone with so much more!


October 19, 2019 

Calling on all ghouls, gals and everything in between, please join us on the eve of October the 19th for a night of fun, performances, dancing, costume contests and singing! This is the kickoff to Des Moines Halloween Season with our first ever Halloween party, Monster Ball!  Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 30th and more details to be released in the coming weeks! Stay tuned.

Saturday, October 19th

Doors: 7:30pm

Time: 8pm-12am

Tickets: $10 pre sale | $15 door

Location: The Temple for Performing Arts, Grand Ballroom (4th floor)

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March 7, 2020

Please join us and "Strike a Pose" at Capital City Pride's 2020 Vogue themed Gala and Awards Ceremony! It will be an evening full of food, entertainment, music and fun! Get your tables and/or seats before they are all gone!

From now until November 1, if you enter the coupon code of "SupportPride" at the beginning of the payment process you will receive $10 off per seat. We are so excited that we wanted to give some extra incentive to buy early! They went on sale August 15th with four of the thirty tables already sold!

Saturday, March 7th

Time: 6pm-10pm

Tickets Vary by Table/Seat

Location: The River Center downtown


Date TBD

Capital City Pride is excited to announce a new Trivia series! We can't wait to announce the dates and themes. All proceeds will help fund our year round programming and events. Anticipated start date is in September so be on the watch for details!

Link will take you to our facebook event page so you can check out dates and themes as we release them in the near future!



Director of Events

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