2018 Quad Cities Unity Pride Week | June 1 - 9

Friday, June 1st | 4pm - 12am | & Saturday, June 2nd | 12pm - 12am | STREETFEST by Quad Cities Fall Pride

Kicking off the 2018 Quad Cities Unity Pride Week will be STREETFEST on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd brought to you by Baked Beer & Bread Co. and Quad Cities Fall Pride. We will be" Dancing in the Streets" this weekend! 

This is a Quad Cities Fall Pride fundraiser!

Live Music, Food Vendors, DJ's, Drag, Dunk Tank, Non Profits, Merchant Vendors, High Heel Races, Burlesque, Belly Dancers, QCFP Royalty Cast, Cornhole/Bags, Basketball, Drag Queen Bingo and the best Icons Drag Show! See the Nations best impersonations of Beyoncé, Cher, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and MORE!

Admission will be $5 for the whole weekend!

Due to a new location, this will be a family friendly event!

Sunday, June 3rd | 12pm - 5pm | Family Day by QCQC

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. 

Sunday, June 3rd | 6pm - 9pm | Movie Night at the Putnam Museum

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.

Monday, June 4th | 6pm - 10pm | Open Mic Comedy at BAKED

Starting at 7pm, Michelle Royal & Tee LeShoure 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. 

If Interested in participating, please email info@qcunitypride.org

Tuesday, June 5th | 6pm - 9pm | A Taste of Pride Wine Dinner at the J Bar

Join us for a 4 course wine pairing at the J Bar 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. 

Wednesday, June 6th | 5pm - 2am | Pink Squirrel Pub Crawl

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. 

Wednesday, June 6th | 7pm - 8:30pm | The Fast & The Fabulous Drag Race

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. 

Thursday, June 7th | 5p - 9p | We Were Here

QC PRIDE is partnering with Figge Art Museum and The Project of the Quad Cities to bring you the Emmy Nominated Documentary “We Were Here.”  Come and learn how the LGBT community came together and responded to the HIV epidemic. 

According to the film’s website, “Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determiunation.”

Thursday, June 7th | 8pm - 11:30pm | Show at The Spotlight Theatre

Details coming soon!

Friday, June 8th | 5pm - 12:30am | Pre-Parade Party in The District of Rock Island

Featuring Jenny Lynn Stacy and the Dirty Roosters from 7pm - 11pm!

Saturday, June 9th | 9am - 12pm | Pride Brunch at the Raddison

The Raddison in Downtown Davenport will be hosting a Pride Brunch with 10% of food sales going to QC Pride! 

Saturday, June 9th | 12pm - 3pm | 2018 Quad Cities Unity Pride Parade

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.