Events, tourism return to Iowa as pandemic, worker shortage continue

BY: - June 4, 2021

As COVID-19 restrictions lift, Iowa will see more events and tourism returning to regular scheduling in the summer of 2021. “People weren’t able to get out as much as they might have preferred last year, so we’re anticipating a lot of people hitting the road,” said Jessica O’Riley, spokesperson for the Iowa Tourism Office. “I […]

Iowa’s LGBT groups balance community and COVID for Pride month plans

BY: - June 1, 2021

Ginger Snaps must wait a few more months before she dons her wig, tights, and “rhinestones and rhinestones and more rhinestones” to act as the emcee at the Quad Cities Pride Festival.  “The way I look at it, every time I get on stage, the one thing I want is the audience to leave with […]

Parades, festivals to be allowed in Des Moines starting July 1

BY: - June 26, 2020

Des Moines will allow parades, festivals, sporting events and other gatherings of more than 10 people on public property beginning July 1, Mayor Frank Cownie announced Friday. The city has had limited events in public locations since March 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Street permits must be requested 30 to 90 days in advance […]