Decorah Pride Festival events planned Sept. 14-16

This year’s Decorah Pride Festival events takes place in Decorah starting Thursday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept 16.
Event organizers said Pride is a celebration of people of diverse sexual and gender identities and expressions. Decorah Pride is open to all in the greater Driftless area who are part of or supporters of the LGBTQIA2S+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer-identifying, intersex, asexual, and two-spirit) community. Find more information and registrations at
Event Schedule
Trivia at Impact Coffee: Thursday, Sept. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Impact Coffee
Bring a lawn chair and begin Decorah Pride weekend with C&C Lawn Chair Trivia outside at Impact Coffee.
ArtHaus Drag Show at T-Bocks Upstairs: Friday, Sept. 15 | 7-10 p.m. | T-Bocks Upstairs
Welcome drag performers to the stage at T-Bocks Upstairs. Tickets are available in advance online.
Rainbow Run: Saturday, Sept 16 | 8 a.m. | Starts at Heivly St. Ball Diamond
Get doused with color during this 5K Color Fun Run sponsored by ArtHaus. Participants’ t-shirt design gets revealed with each color splash. Advanced registration online is preferred.
Pride Yoga: Saturday, Sept 16 | 10 a.m. | Driftless Yoga Studio (3rd floor of Impact).
Yoga is a holistic practice nuturing self-compassion, seeks to heal divisions, and champions liberation. LGBTQIA2S+ folks and allies are invited to join in a movement practice together that will leave all feeling seen, heard, and renewed.
Decorah Pride Parade: Saturday, Sept. 16 | 3 p.m. | Water Street
The parade kicks off traveling down Water Street. Join the parade or cheer from the sidewalks to celebrate diversity, march for equality, and work in solidarity with LGBTQIA2S+ people. Advanced registration for floats and groups is required online.
Party in the Park: Saturday, Sept. 16 | 3:30 p.m. | Heivly St. green space, next to the softball diamond
This community event is designed to engage and connect folks of all ages. Visit with community partners, enjoy music, and grab some food with one of the local vendors. There also will be bouncy houses, balloon animal making, face painting, along with other lawn games.
Pride Dance Party – Saturday, Sept. 16 | 8 p.m. | Pulpit Rock Brewing
Grab one of the specially brewed beers or other beverages and join the DJ for an evening of tunes and fun. Dance party-goers must be 18+ years old.
About Decorah Pride
Decorah Pride is an organization creaating spaces and opportunities for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and two-spirit (LGBTQIA2S+) communities in the Driftless area to connect and collaborate on increasing LGBTQIA+ visibility, celebrating diversity, and unleashing creativity.
Ellis Arnold and Andrew Ellingsen are co-chairs for the 2023 Decorah Pride Planning Committee, alongside Andrea Becker, Namoli Brennet, Marcella Meza, Holly Moore, and Gavy Smith. Decorah Pride is grateful for its Festival Sponsors and welcomes all to upcoming events this fall.
For more information and to register for the Pride Parade and events, visit

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