2023 Parade and Vendor Applications Now Available!
Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 11am.
Let's kick off pride month with a bang! Join Lexi and her friends friends Hazel Sanchez-Belle, Mindy Belle, & Rory Phoenix Monroe for a fun filled brunch! Tickets include admission, family style brunch and $10 of every ticket will be donated to Iowa Trans Mutual Aid Fund. Donations to CR Pride will also be accepted and yard signs will be available!
Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 1:00pm.
NewBo & Czech Village Districts
The parade is back! We're going even bigger than last year! Make sure to bring the family down to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community and allies! Information on how to participate in the parade is available on the parade page of our website!
Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 3:00pm.
Join us after the parade as we honor the amazing contributions our K-12th grade you have in our community. We'll have a youth band, some speakers and recognize graduating seniors from local schools. Reception to follow at Chrome Horse.
Please register by May 21st using the QR Code in the picture!
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 6 pm.
The Lucky Cat
Paint with us at the NEW The Lucky Cat Comedy & Events (old Threw Brewing). Classes are limited in size, please make sure to buy your ticket to make sure you have a spot Payment is required in advanced $35 per person. All your supplies (canvas, paints, brushes and apron) are provided for you. No outside beverage is allowed, but outside food is. By the end of the night, you will be amazed at the artwork you have created on a 16x20 canvas!
Friday, June 16, 2023 at 6 pm.
The Lucky Cat
Get out those dobbers and get ready for a night of BIngo and drag! These are always a blast we should do them more often. Join Lexis and Paris as they call the numbers! Goodwill donations acceptd with proceeds going to CR Pride!
Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 6:35 pm.
Vets Memorial Stadium
Join us for Pride night with the Cedar Rapids Kernels as they take on the South Bend Cubs! Discounted tickets available when using the link below. Even better news - fireworks after the game! Thank you to the CR Kernels! We appreciate our continued partnership!
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 all day.
Applebee's on Edgewood Rd
Stop in to show your support to CR Pride by having lunch and/or dinner! 50% of sales on select items will be donated to CR Pride! CR Pride board members will be on site from 4-8pm to talk all things pride and Lexi will be joining us at 530 pm!
We thank Applebee's for their ongoing support!
Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 2 pm.
CR Downtown Library
CR Pride Vice President Susan Liddell and community member Scott Boots have organized a Pride Interfaith service.
Allied and supportive spiritual leaders from the area have committed to creating a space of healing, affirmation and unconditional love.
As the LGBTQ community, we know how deeply many of us have been hurt by the messages which we often heard from our religious organizations and continue to hear. This service is an opportunity to experience acceptance as you are and who you are today. Join us! June 24. 2 pm. Cedar Rapids Public Library in Beams A&B.
Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 11 am.
You had us at mimosas! Come out and support these talented performers! Get your tickets before they're gone!
June 26 - July 22, 2023
Grand Opening: Friday, July 7, 2023 from 5-7pm
CR Pride is currently accepting art work for this years Pride Art Show. The theme is “Our State of Being.” Art work should focus around the theme of mental health.
This show is open to all artists but priority will be given to LGBTQIA+ artists. Two exhibits will be available to view. The lower level will be reserved for youth artists under the age of 18 while the upstairs will be for artists 18+.
Load in will be June 24th and June 25th.
CSPS will assist with hanging however artists are expected to hang their own art (nails or Command hooks preferred, anything needing more needs CSPS Approval). Artists may sell their art and will be required to handle sales of their own art.
If you wish to participate, please sign up using the form provided. Questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 30 at 6 pm
Save the date! Tickets and additional information soon! Tickets will include ticket and dinner!
Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 12 pm to 6 pm.
NewBo City Market
Join us for a day of community building and show casing our amazing community! Full stage schedule will released in late May but we spilled that Kylie and Violet are joining us on the main stage!
We are excited to present RuPaul Drag Race winners Kylie Sonique Love & Violet Chachki as the 2023 CR Pride headliners!
Kylie Sonique Love, winning season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, is the first transgender winner of RPDR in the US.
Oh-la-la-la-la-la-la, COME THROUGH for season 7 Drag Race winner Violet Chachki!
You do NOT want to miss this event! VIP tickets are available for the ultimate Drag Race experience include:
+ Meet & Greet with Kylie Sonique Love & Violet Chachki starting at 6pm
+ Professional photos with free digital download
+ VIP commemorative lanyard
+ VIP priority access to event
+ VIP bar access
+ VIP Priority access for shuttle bus to Basix After Party 21+
General admission tickets are also available to purchase for anyone 18+ to attend!
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