Waterland Pride launches its first LGBTQIA+ celebration June 25
A local Des Moines group will sponsor the Waterland Pride Festival on June 25, joining a growing list of cities in South King County recognizing their LBGTQIA+ citizens.
In partnership with local organizations and businesses, Waterland Pride will kick off June 25 with a Rainbow Run, in conjunction with Des Moines Parkrun, held each Saturday at 9 a.m. at Des Moines Beach Park.
Following the run, participants can head to the DeNevea Designs booth at the Waterfront Farmers Market in the Des Moines Marina to pick up Pride T-shirts and flags and shop the market.
Revelers will toast the inaugural Waterland Pride events at the Quarterdeck in the Marina at 11 a.m.
The evening starts with a special event beginning at 5 p.m. at Dat Creole Soul, 22341 Marine View Drive S (in the alley). The restaurant and bar are 21-and-older establishments.