This year’s Pride Fest events include concerts, lectures, a tea dance, a Friday night silent disco for parents and students, Saturday 5K run/walk, and even the first-ever Pride Pet Parade!
Here at AllSpice, we’ll be open all day during Pride Fest: 10 am – 5 pm Friday and Saturday; noon – 4 pm Sunday. Stop by while you’re at the festival and see our Pride decorations (and enjoy a little air conditioning) while you’re here.
This Saturday, June 9, we’ll be sampling all kinds of seasoned popcorn for our Sample Saturday. We’d love to see you and share a sample or two.
In addition to all the one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants throughout the East Village, Pride Fest also features local merchandise vendors and street food stands for browsing (and eating). Most of the entertainment events (parades, “game shows”, musical performances) are free and daytime events are open to all ages.
2018 Capital City Pride Schedule
All events below will be in Des Moines’ East Village district (unless otherwise noted)
FRIDAY, JUNE 8:
SILENT DISCO | $10 RENTAL & $10 DEPOSIT |EAST 5TH & LOCUST
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Parents & Students
9:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. Adults
SATURDAY, JUNE 9:
PRIDE FUN RUN| $25+ | BRENTON SKATING PLAZA
7:00 A.M. – 7:30 A.M. Packet Pickup
8:00 A.M. Race
PRIDE PET PARADE | FREE | BRENTON SKATING PLAZA
9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
The first two hundred pets to arrive will get a special Pride bandana courtesy of Meredith Corp.
PRIDE YOGA | FREE | BRENTON SKATING PLAZA
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
LOCAL DJs | FREE | 5th & LOCUST (MAIN STAGE)
12:00 P.M. – 1:45 P.M.
OPENING CEREMONY | FREE |EAST 5TH & LOCUST (MAIN STAGE)
1:45 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
SINGLED OUT | FREE | EAST 5th & LOCUST (MAIN STAGE)
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Throw-back MTV dating game
GIRLS ROCK | FREE | EAST 5th & LOCUST (MAIN STAGE)
3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Lifting up the unique voices of girls (ages 6-10) through creative expression. The Des Moines Chapter of Girls rock has been empowering girls through music since 2013.
SARAH ROUTH | FREE | EAST 5th & LOCUST (MAIN STAGE)
4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
An acoustic, jazz-folk singer/songwriter who tells life’s adventures through music.
JEN WIATER | FREE | EAST 5th & LOCUST (MAIN STAGE)
5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Local artist playing blues rock and incorporating elements of hard and folk rock to forge a progressive rock signature.
ORIGAMI ANIMALS | FREE | EAST 5th & LOCUST (MAIN STAGE)
6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Home grown electric rock folk and blues band out of DSM.
DRAG KING DSM | PRESALE $10/DOOR $15| WOOLY’S
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
CHICAGO DRAG | FREE | EAST 5th & LOCUST (MAIN STAGE)7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
KIMBRA | FREE | EAST 5th & LOCUST (MAIN STAGE)
8:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
As this year’s headline act, this New Zealand singer and actress is best known for her Grammy Award winning single with Gotye, “Somebody that I Used to Know.” Her unique blend of pop, R&B, jazz has earned her several hits and awards.
DJ GERMANATION | FREE | EAST 5th & LOCUST (MAIN STAGE)
9:30 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10:
PRIDE PROGRESSIVE SERVICE | FREE | EAST 5TH & LOCUST
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
PRIDE PARADE | FREE | GRAND AVE
12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
COMMUNITY STAGE | FREE | EAST 5TH & LOCUST
2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.