May 18, 2022

Charlie Doodle

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What to expect at the first Coralville Pride Festival on Nov. 7

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Tim Nedoba always dreamed of having a Pride Festival in Coralville, one that would be held when University of Iowa students would be around to attend.

There would be vendors gathered and good food to eat, Nedoba said to the Press-Citizen, and it would be set in the growing suburbs around Iowa City.

Five years since that initial imagining, Nedoba is finally seeing it come to fruition Sunday.

The first Coralville Pride Festival begins at noon at Tavern Blue, the newly opened restaurant and entertainment venue on Second Street.

Coralville Pride Festival has everything Nedoba hoped for: vendors, good food and a date during the UI school year.

People wear rainbow colored LGBTQ Pride clothing during the Iowa City Pride festival, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa.

“That was the real idea, premise, behind it was to do something when the university community and students would be around and be able to participate in a local Pride fest,” said Nedoba, the event coordinator.

With most Pride festivals taking place in June — Iowa City Pride recently held its event in October after years of taking place during the summer — Nedoba wanted one that students could join in.

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