What: Heartland Pride Festival
When: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 22
Where: The Parade is in downtown Council Bluffs, and the festival is at Stinson Park, 67th and Center streets in Aksarben Village
Celebrate Heartland Pride on Saturday, June 22, with the annual LGBTQIA parade and festival. The colorful Pride Parade will take place in downtown Council Bluffs from 9:30-10:30 a.m. You can see the parade route via the link connected below.
From Council Bluffs, the Heartland Pride festival moves to Stinson Park at Aksarben Village, 67th and Center streets (gates open at 11 a.m.). There will be a variety of vendors on hand along with a Pride Bridal Fair, Pet Fair and Art Fair. Food will be available in the Pride Café.
There will also be live music throughout the event, with performances by the Jazz Brown Band, Lacy Jones, and We Be Lions. And then at 9:30 p.m., Grammy-winning singer Thelma Houston (pictured above) will perform.
For more information, click the link below. Get in the mood by watching Houston sing her Grammy Award-winning hit "Don't Leave Me This Way," which became the unofficial theme song for the AIDS epidemic in the '80s/'90s. Just click on the link below to watch it.