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Decorah Pride

October 7, 2021 - October 9, 2021




(DECORAH, IOWA) – October 7-9th, 2021 – Decorah Pride announced that the Pride festival and parade will take place in Decorah starting on Thursday, October 7th through Saturday, October 9th. Pride is a celebration of people of diverse sexual and gender identities and expressions. Decorah Pride is open to all through the greater Decorah area who are part of or supporters of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer-identifying) community. Because there will be a large number of people gathering close together, the Pride committee requests that masks be worn, even for outdoor events.



Trivia at Impact Coffee: Thursday, October 7th at 8 PM

Grab a lawn chair and join Decorah Pride for C&C Lawn Chair Trivia outside at Impact Coffee at 8 PM. 101 W Water St, Decorah, IA.


Drag Show at The Elks: Friday, October 8th, 7:30 PM Happy Hour, 8 PM Show

Join our friends at Arthaus as Decorah welcomes the Iowa City Queens to the stage. At Elks Lodge 402 W Main St, Decorah, IA.

Decorah Pride Parade -Saturday, October 9th at 3 PM

The festival begins with a parade at 3 pm down Water Street. Register to be in the parade as a group or as an individual.


Party in the Park – Saturday, October 9th at 3:30 PM

Spend the afternoon being inspired by speakers, enchanted by the art of drag, and delighted by music and dancing as the festival continues in downtown Decorah at the corner of Heivly and River St, across from the Post Office.

Happy Hour – Saturday, October 9th at 5 PM

After an afternoon of celebrating, find a spot to hang out and grab some food and drink. Outdoor seating available. Your Place Pub. 307 W. Water Street, Decorah IA.

Pride After Party – Saturday, October 9th at 8 PM

Grab one of Pulpit Rock Brewery’s specially brewed beers for the evening and join the DJ on the dance floor 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


About 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.



Andrew Ellingsen and Holly Moore are co-chairs for the 2021 Decorah Pride planning committee. The members of the Decorah Pride 2021 Planning Committee are Ellis Arnold, Andrew Ellingsen, Holly Moore, Joshua Ratel-Khan, Martin Peña-Rodriguez, Gabriel Twedt, Amalia Vagts, and Drea Watson.The committee reflects a cross-section of the LGBTQ community and includes representation from Luther College, the business community, Decorah public schools and local faith communities.


For more information and to register for the Pride Parade, visit our website at decorahpride.org

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