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Drake at the 2024 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.

After the Parade, please join us for a post-Parade social and Drake will treat the first 25 individuals.

Event Details

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024

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

Where: Parking Lot 16 (Corner of East Des Moines and East 14th; entrance on East Des Moines) 

Questions or Accommodations? Please contact Greg Lin at or by phone at (515) 271-1947. Sponsored by Drake University Alumni Relations and the LGBTQ+ Alumni Association.

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