Iowa PAH to tour Iowa’s Pride parades

DES MOINES — Iowa Puppy and Handler Social Club (IA PAH) is gearing up for their first statewide Puppy Pride Tour during June, July, and August.

The tour is a grass roots effort to bring exposure to human puppy/pet play to several areas of the state and provide an outlet for participants to connect. Mal Orion, 2018 Iowa Puppy and head admin for IA PAH, organized the tour with the underlying intention of outreach to new or questioning pups and those in rural and conservative parts of the state with the message that they are not alone; there is a community for them.

Tour schedule:


June 2, Saturday, 1-4pm, Sioux City Pride Festival, cohosting with NE PAH. Mosh and leather social is being hosted by Sioux City Pride from 6:30-8:30pm at Doxx Warehouse Bar.

June 3, Sunday, 11:30am-5pm, Dubuque Pride Picnic at Flora Park.

June 9, Saturday, 12-3pm, Quad Cities Unity Pride Parade, downtown Davenport.

June 10, Sunday, 12-3pm, Capital City PrideFest Parade, East Village Des Moines.

June 16, Saturday, 1-3pm, Iowa City Pride Parade, downtown Iowa City.


July 7, Saturday, 11am-4pm, CR PrideFest, NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids.


Aug 18, Saturday, 10am-10pm, Mason City Pride, East Park, Mason City.

Aug 25, Saturday, 12pm-12am, Cedar Valley Pride Fest, Downtown Waterloo.

For more information, visit IA PAH’s events page for further details and other events: