QC Pride Alliance hosts 2024 Quad Cities Pride Festival

Quad Cities Pride Alliance

The Quad Cities Pride Alliance will host the 2024 Quad Cities Pride Festival Friday, May 31, to Saturday, June 1, at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. Organizers say it will offer a dynamic lineup of entertainment, activities, and community engagement.

Times are 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, and noon to midnight Saturday.

The Pride Festival’s headliners are:

  • Friday night: Ada Vox, renowned for her powerful performances on “Queen of the Universe” and “American Idol,” will take the stage to dazzle the crowd with her extraordinary talent.
  • Saturday night: Elliott with 2 T’s, a standout star from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” will headline with a show-stopping performance sure to captivate and entertain.

The event will feature an array of drag shows, live bands, and diverse entertainment acts throughout both days presented by Glamazon and Big Gay Cruise. Attendees can look forward to an eclectic mix of music, dance, and theatrical performances that celebrate the spirit of Pride.

Food and more featured

In addition to the entertainment, the festival grounds will host a variety of food vendors offering fare to satisfy all tastes. Local businesses and community organizations will also be on hand, showcasing their products and services, providing information, and engaging with festival-goers. This is an opportunity to support local enterprises and discover the richness of the Quad Cities community, the alliance said in the release.

“We are incredibly excited about this year’s Pride Festival,” Quad Cities Pride Alliance President Daniel Gleason added. “Our goal is to create a welcoming and joyous space for everyone to celebrate love, acceptance, and the vibrant diversity of our community. With amazing headliners like Ada Vox and Elliott with 2 T’s, we know this will be a festival to remember.”

The Quad Cities Pride Alliance is dedicated to promoting equality, visibility, and understanding for the LGBTQ+ community in the Quad Cities region. Through events, outreach, and advocacy, the organization works tirelessly to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all. Get more information about the 2024 Quad Cities Pride Festival,  schedule of events and ticket information here.

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