Kicking off the 2018 Quad Cities Unity Pride Week will be the Street Fest on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd. The Street Fest will be in Downtown Davenport, IA at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Warren Street, outside of Mary's on 2nd. We will be"Dancing in the Streets" this weekend! Stay tuned for more information on enterainement and festival details.
The Quad Cities Queer Committee will be planning a family day in Downtown Davenport, IA at Centennial Park. There will be a pot-luck picnnc and family friendly games.
Join QC Pride for a family movie night at the Putnam Museum!
Suggested donation of $3-$5 to attend. Ticket pre-sales available on Eventbrite are highly encouraged as space is limited.
6:00pm: Doors to the museum will open with a cash bar.
6:30pm: We will have a short talk about Gender Identity by Michelle Royal.
7:00pm: Freak Show will begin!
Could Billy Bloom be like everyone else if he wanted to? It would certainly save him a whole lot of trouble. But he has absolutely no desire to be like them. When others call him theatrical, he takes it as a compliment; when his classmates feel provoked by his drive to be different, it only motivates him further. 'The nail that sticks out gets hammered down', his father warns him. That does not deter Billy from deciding to run for homecoming queen. Somewhere in-between David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Freddy Mercury and Oscar Wilde, in the transgressive space of pop culture and dressed up as a high school comedy with wit, heart and a dazzling cast, Freak Show is about the violence of conformity and the power of self-determination.
Starting at 7pm, Michelle Royal will be hosting an Open Mic Comedy Show at BAKED Beer & Bread Co. in the East Village of Davenport, IA. Doors will open at 6pm with comedy sign-up. Food and drinks will be available with 20% of food sales going to QC Pride.
Join us for a 4 course wine pairing at the J Bari in Davenport, IA. VIP Ticketholders will receive a free ticket to this event! Public tickets will be available May 1st at $60 per person. Ticket sales will end Thursday, May 30th. We will also host a silent auction benefiting QC Pride.
QC Pride will be hosting The Pink Squirrel Pub Crawl in Downtown Davenport! Starting at 5pm, participants are encouraged dress up however they interpret pride, and grab a drink downtown before they watch The Fast and The Fabulous Drag Race on 3rd Street from 7pm – 8:30pm. After the race, QC Pride plans to venture into the participating downtown davenport bars to support the businesses who support the LGBTQ+ community.
Registration for participants will be $20 per person, which will include a Pink Squirrel T-Shirt. Registration will be online and available at Crafted QC (217 E Second St.)
Check-in will be from 5pm – 6:30pm at Analog Arcade Bar, where participants will be able to receive their Pink Squirrel T-Shirts.
Start your Engin........
Wait... No Engines allowed?!
QC Pride will be hosting The Fast & The Fabulous Drag Race in Downtown Davenport! This Push/Pull Kart Race will start in front of Analog Arcade Bar at 3rd & Brady and head west down 3rd Street, turning around just before Harrison and racing back to the finish line. The first race will kick-off at 7pm and racers will be competing head-to-head in a bracket-style tournament to win “The Fastest Kart” prize. Racers are also highly encouraged to decorate their karts for “The most Fabulous Kart” prize.
QC Pride is partnering with The FIGGE Art Museum and The Project of the Quad Cities to bring you a fun and educational night focusing on the stigma of HIV/AIDS.
Details coming soon!
Featuring Jenny Lynn Stacy and the Dirty Roosters from 7pm - 11pm!
The Raddison in Downtown Davenport will be hosting a Pride Brunch with 10% of food sales going to QC Pride!
QC Pride is proud to announce the first bi-state pride parade in the region. Unity Pride Parade is more than a celebration of diversity or a day to get LGBTQ people together. By marching from downtown Davenport, Iowa to the District of Rock Island, Illinois, we’re providing an opportunity for the Quad Cities to see, meet, and get to know the LGBTQ community as neighbors who have many of the same ambitions, troubles, and joys as everyone else.
Admission to Streefest
Access to VIP area at Streetfest
Admission to the Taste of Pride Wine Pairing Dinner
Access to VIP Area at the Fast and the Fabulous Drag Race
Admission to the Pink Squirrel Pub Crawl
Pink Squirrel Pub Crawl T-Shirt
Admission to the Show at the Spotlight Theatre
Admission to the Pre-Parade Party
Access to the VIP Area at the Pre-Parade Party
Access to VIP areas during the Unity Pride Parade
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