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 2021!

Covid-19 has changed how we gather as a community but it has not changed the importance of gathering to support and celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community. So whether you identify as LGBTQIA+ or as an ally, bedazzle your favorite mask and join in as you feel comfortable. We fabulously request all participants at all events mask up (indoors and out) and space out from others, so that all folks are able to gather as safely as possible. Plus, let’s be real, a little distance is helpful for admiring everyone’s pretty great pride attire.

join as we begin the fest!


Oct. 6, 2021

Exhibit and Reception @ ArtHaus. 6 pm

Revel in the fabulous creativity and beauty of Mike Ellingsen’s rainbow spectrum quilts at the 6 pm Reception.  Unable to join?  No worries. Stop in anytime during the Fest.    This ArtHaus exhibit opens on Monday October 4 and runs through October 31.

107 Broadway, Decorah, IA


Oct. 7, 2021

Pride C&C Trivia! Outside @ Impact Coffee. 8 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


Oct. 8, 2021

Drag Show! Outside @ Convergence Ciderworks. 8 pm

Get your tickets and join with ArtHaus to welcome the Queens to Convergence’s Back Patio.  Come early for happy hour, and be prepared to dance it up with the performers under the stars.  Funds raised benefit ArtHaus and epic creativity.

302 Washington St., Decorah, IA

Decorah Pride Festival

Saturday Oct. 9, 2021

Decorah Pride Parade - 3:00 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(ing Lot) – 3:30 pm 

Spend the afternoon being inspired by speakers and delighted by music of Namoli Brennet as the festival continues in downtown Decorah at the corner of Heivly and River St, across from the Post Office.  Visit with vendors and find great food during the Fest!

Happy Hour - 5:00 pm

After an afternoon of celebrating, find a spot to hang out and grab some food and drink.  Whether you are inside or out on the back patio of Your Place Pub, celebration will abound.

Your Place Pub
307 W. Water Street, Decorah IA

Pride After Party - 8:00 pm

Grab one of Pulpit’s 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
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