Iowa City Pride Fest slated for 2021
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) – This year the Iowa City Pride Fest will celebrate its 50th anniversary, after last year’s events were canceled.
In addition to anticipating a big party in downtown Iowa City, the event has also changed its celebration date!
Now set for October 1-2, Iowa City Pride wanted to include University of Iowa students this year, as well as give people more time to get vaccinated.
The organization plans to set up several stages for dynamic performances and to have vendors on the streets with food, drink and merchandise.
Community manager Lisa Skriver said she was excited to throw a big party for the city again.
“I just want to throw a really good event, and you know how to throw a big party, that people always have fun, but also remember why we are here and why we are fighting,” Skriver said.
Expecting 30,000 or more people to attend this year, Skriver said there would be an organized march instead of a parade.
“At the start of the year, there were something like 15-20 anti-LGBTQ transgender laws that had just been introduced into Iowa law,” Skriver said, “our theme this year for pride is “Our pride, we will maintain,” and we just want to remind people that everyone is apart of that. “
In addition to setting up specials with local businesses and restaurants, Skriver said Iowa City Pride is also looking for volunteers to get involved.
- Looking for ways to celebrate Pride Month? Pride Court signs are still available at Iowa City Hall!
- Interested in volunteering? Click here.
- Want more information about Iowa City Pride Fest 2021? Click here.