Des Moines Arts Festival announces Drag Show in celebration of Pride Month

In celebration of Pride Month, the Des Moines Arts Festival presented by Nationwide is hosting its first ever Drag Show on Sunday, June 26 as part of the 2022 entertainment line-up. The Festival is scheduled from June 24 – 26 in Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines. 

The line-up of drag personalities features some of Iowa’s top performers, Nikki Love, Mae Banks, Jack Frost, Kitty B, and Sharaya Sinz Diamond and Kansas City’s Riri Sanchez-Herrera. The queens and king will perform on the Hy-Vee Main Stage from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

Guests interested in expanding their experience can purchase a ticket to a Drag Brunch before the show. The $40 ticket includes access to a brunch buffet, a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, access to a private bar and an exclusive mix and mingle with the drag personalities. The Drag Brunch opens at 10:30 a.m., prior to the Festival’s 11 a.m. opening. Tickets are limited and are available now

The Drag Show is free, as is admission to the Festival. View the complete entertainment line-up here. Artist promotional materials are available upon request. Seating is casual and available on a first-come, first-serve basis; early arrival is encouraged for each night’s headline acts. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.