QC Pride Week is in full swing and there are plenty of awesome and exciting activities coming up this weekend in conjunction with the annual event!

Here’s the rundown of all the cool stuff going on through the weekend:

Head to the Figge Art Museum on Thursday Jun 7 for a showing of the Emmy Nominated Documentary, “We Were Here.” Come learn about how the LGBT community came together and responded to the HIV epidemic. For more information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/965973200235787/.

Thursday Jun 7 head to The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Avenue Moline) for a Pin-Up Drag Pageant. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Who will be crowned the 2018 Unity Pride Pin-Up King and Queen? For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2101649470072493/.

Head to the District of Rock Island Friday Jun 8 from 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. for UP All Night! This night out will be a pre-celebration before parade day. Enjoy live entertainment from Jenny Lynn Stacy and the Dirty Roosters from 7-11 p.m. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/175643016489795/ for more information.

Saturday Jun 9 is the 2018 Quad Cities Unity Pride Parade! Start your day off with some brunch at The Radisson in Downtown Davenport, with 10% of food sales going back to QC Pride. Then get ready for the first bi-state pride parade in the region! The parade will begin in Downtown Davenport and continue to the District of Rock Island. Come see, meet and get to know the LGBTQ+ community in the Quad Cities! For updated information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1284157975061698/.

To keep up with other QC Pride events throughout the year, check out their awesome website at https://qcunitypride.org/.

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.