Capital City Pride Postpones Pride Week and Pride Fest to July 2020

Apr 6, 2020 | Life | 0 comments

Capital City Pride Postpones Pride Week and Pride Fest to July 2020

Postponement Aims to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Des Moines, IA – Capital City Pride today announces its Pride Week and 42 nd Annual Pride Fest celebration will be postponed until July 17-19, 2020.

“The health and safety of our greater community is our top priority,” said Dan Jansen, President of Capital City Pride. “We must do our part to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. We are monitoring this situation closely and hopeful that this postponement will allow us to celebrate together when it is safe to do so.”

Capital City Pride is working closely with the city of Des Moines and following the guidance of the CDC, WHO and local health authorities. The proposed Pride Week calendar is as follows:

​Pride Week: July 12 – 19

Pride Fest Street Festival in the East Village: July 17-19

The Pride Fest Parade: Sunday, July 19, 2020

For a fully revised calendar of events and updated information pertaining to Pride Week and Pride Fest, visit, or the Capital City Pride Facebook page.

For updates on COVID-19 and guidance on how to avoid contracting and spreading the virus, visit the Center for Disease Control(CDC), World Health Organization(WHO), and/or




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