Pride Festival

Be a part of the movement to increase visibility of the LGBTQIA+ community, celebrate diversity, and unleash fabulous creativity in Northeast Iowa!

We're excited to welcome you to Decorah Pride Festival, Oct 1, 2022!

Though June is the traditional month for LGBTQA+ Pride festivals (stemming from the first ones in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco on June 28, 1970, that were organized on the first anniversary of the Stonewall protests), in Decorah, we schedule ours in October to make sure Luther College Students are back and can join.  Plus, National Coming Out Day is in October so it’s a great time to join in the community as we celebrate diversity, increase visibility for the LGBTQIA+ community, and unleash some fabulous creativity.

join as we begin the fest!


Sept. 29, 2022

Pride C&C Trivia! Outside @ Impact Coffee. 7:30 pm

Grab a lawn chair then get a team together or join one when you arrive as we all test our knowledge of important history, culture, and contributions of LGBTQIA+ folk during 3 rounds of trivia. Check out the FAQs for Trivia here.

101 W Water St, Decorah, IA


Sept. 30, 2022

Drag Show! Outside @ Convergence Ciderworks. 7 pm

Get your tickets and join with ArtHaus to welcome local and Luther drag performers .  Come early for happy hour, and be prepared to dance it up with the performers under the stars.  Funds raised intentionally benefit our community partner, ArtHaus and their epic creativity.

302 Washington St., Decorah, IA


Oct. 1, 2022

Pride Yoga - @ Driftless Yoga Studio 10 am

Yoga is practice that nurtures self-compassion, seeks to heal divisions, and champions liberation. LGBTQIA2S+ folks and allies will join in a movement practice together that will leave all feeling seen, heard, and renewed.

3rd Floor. 101 W. Water St, Decorah, IA

Decorah Pride Festival

Saturday Oct. 1, 2022

Pride Parade - 3 pm

The festival begins with a parade at 3 pm down Water Street.  Join the parade or cheer from the sidewalks on Water St. to celebrate diversity, march for equality, and work in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ people.  Register to be in the parade as a group or as an individual.

Party in the Park – 3:30 pm 

Spend the afternoon with friends old and new as we build community. Visit vendors, connect with community partners, and enjoy food trucks, bouncy houses, games and more as the festival continues in Decorah’s green space on Heivly, near the softball diamond. 

Pride Dance Party - 8 pm

Grab one of the specially brewed beers for the evening and join the DJ outside for an evening of unforgettable tunes and unmatchable fun.  Dance party-goers must be 18+ years old.  

Pulpit Rock Brewing Company.
207 College Drive, Decorah IA 

 Decorah Pride

We are an organization that creates spaces and opportunities for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities in Northeast Iowa to connect and collaborate on increasing LGBTQIA+ visibility, celebrating diversity, and unleashing fabulous creativity.

Rainbow Pride Flags


Planning Team Members