LGBTQ+ Smeared Paint

Drake at the 2023 Capital City Pride Parade

The Capital City Pride Parade is a celebration of community and culture that honors LGBTQ+ social and self-acceptance, legal rights, achievements, and pride. Come join Drake University and walk in the Pride Parade to support the LGBTQIA+ community in Des Moines. We encourage all attendees to wear your Drake Blue!

If you aren’t local, but would still love to support, you can engage by sending candy for the parade to the Alumni House (2700 University Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50311). If you do purchase candy for the parade, please email Gregory Lin ( with a receipt to let us know so that we can credit you for the contribution.

Event Details

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023

11:30 a.m. — Meet beforehand
12:00 p.m. — Parade

Where: Lucas Building Parking Lot (321 E 12th St, Des Moines, 50319) 

Questions or Accommodations? Please contact Kim Jones at or by phone at (515) 271-3935. Sponsored by Drake University Alumni Relations and the LGBTQ+ Alumni Association.


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Sunday June 11
LGBTQ+ Alumnii Association event where they are walking in the Capitol City Pride Parade
Event registration summary
LGBTQ+ Pride Parade June 2023:
Standard Rate

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