PrideFest 2014 This Weekend

pridefest2014It’ll be a hot time in the Historic East Village this weekend, with Capital City Pride celebrating PrideFest Des Moines, June 6-7-8.

The 36th annual PrideFest, will feature the familiar street party, but this year, the music, vendors, and fun will be on the Grand Avenue bridge and adjacent Brenton Skating Plaza (and its new fancy shady canopy).

Pridefest_2014_posterFamily-friendly activities will kick off at noon on Saturday, with more grown-up entertainments happening in the evening, running until midnight.  (There’s also a cook-out at The Garden nightclub on Friday night at 7 pm.)

Sunday starts with a 10 am brunch at the Brenton Plaza, followed by a 1 pm parade at the Capital — a parade that goes right past AllSpice’s front door.

Come stop by the shop any time this weekend: we’re open until 6 pm Friday, open (and sharing tasty samples) 10 am – 5 pm Saturday, and noon – 4 Sunday. We’d love to have you come celebrate with us.

Tickets are $10 for Saturday and Sunday if you buy tickets by Friday. Wristbands, Sunday brunch tickets, etc, are on sale now at Blazing Saddle, Liberty Gifts, and Garden Nightclub in the East Village. (Organizers note that all wristband and brunch ticket proceeds go back into the pride festival fund.)

For more information, check out the Capital City Pride Facebook page, and this nice overview article in the Juice newspaper.