Let Love Fly June 3 in Centennial Park
On Saturday, June 3, mega kites will soar above North Liberty’s Centennial Park. Come for awe-inspiring views, and information, activities and giveaways from LGBTQ community groups and sponsors for a community celebration of love. Here’s all you need to know.
The five Ws
- Who: You! This is a free, all ages event.
- What: Mega kites soar above Centennial Park for a community celebration of love.
- Where: Centennial Park, 1565 St Andrews Drive
- When: Saturday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Why: Love is love!
Free programming to look forward to
- Capture photos among the 50-to-200-foot-long giant kites.
- Step into a 360 Video Booth for a FOMO-inducing social share.
- Get colorful with a free face painting and glitter tattoos.
- Meet North Liberty’s Neighborhood Ambassadors and sign a community banner to pledge your support and commitment to helping make sure everyone feels welcome in North Liberty.
- Create a button with your pronouns with the North Liberty Library, and register for their Summer Reading Program.
- Chalk the park sidewalk and receive a ribbon stick from North Liberty Recreation.
- Witness Mayor Hoffman proclaim June as Pride month in North Liberty at 12 p.m.
- Add your handprint to an NLPD patrol car in colored paint.
- Interact with event sponsors
- Dance to your own tune with a silent disco hosted by South Slope. Select between three stations on headphones to jam out with your friends and family.
- Blow bubbles with Edward Jones — Adela Hunter.
- Receive a pride flag from GEICO.
- Snag sidewalk chalk, sunglasses and other goodies from MidWestOne Bank.
- Make a straw rocket, create your own spin art and collect a frisbee from Urban Acres Real Estate.
- Learn from and connect with LGBTQ community groups.
What to bring
- Your camera!
- Lawn chairs and blankets to relax on while enjoying the sights.
- Water – the forecast looks hot.
- You wallet to purchase lunch from food and treat trucks.
- A picnic to enjoy with family and friends. A friendly reminder: alcohol is not allowed in city parks.
- Your own kite to fly. Kites will also be available for purchase from Great American Kites.
- Your dog, if you’d like. They are welcome as long as they are on a leash and you clean up after them.
Food and drink
- Food (Selina’s Creations) and treat (Moo Moo’s) trucks will be on site for purchase.
- Picnics are welcome and encouraged. A friendly reminder: alcohol is not allowed in city parks.
How to get there and where to park
- Centennial Park is located between Kansas Avenue and Jones Boulevard at 1565 St Andrews Drive
- Please park on the park’s paved lots or along nearby residential streets.
- Skip the car and walk, bike or roller blade to the park!
You also might be wondering
- Yes, portable toilets will be available during this event.
- Yes, dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and you clean up after them.
- The use of tobacco, nicotine, vape and other electronic smoking devices are prohibited in North Liberty parks, trails and public recreation areas.
Who to thank
This event is part of the City Slate. The yearlong schedule of events is made possible by Centro, Inc, The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, Hills Bank, MidWestOne Bank, Shive-Hattery, South Slope Cooperative, The Family Dental Center, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Urban Acres Real Estate and Veridian Credit Union.
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We’re committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation at our events for individuals with disabilities. For accommodations, please reach out to [email protected] or call (319) 626-5755.
More City Slate Fun
This event is part of the City Slate, a compilation of North Liberty’s largest and free city-produced events, with more than 40 events planned in 2023. Explore the schedule at northlibertyiowa.org/cityslate.
Help Build Centennial Park’s Next Stage
We’re committed to providing our residents and visitors opportunities to play in North Liberty, and we have big plans for Centennial Park. To help us add to and enhance our programming, please consider making a donation to Building North Liberty’s Next Stage campaign. When complete, Centennial Park will be home to the Centennial Center — a multipurpose indoor event space and connected outdoor stage — an open-air pavilion, expansive plaza spaces, a premier splash pad, wheelchair-accessible playground features, expanded parking and trails, restrooms and an honor garden. Learn more about the project, make a one-time donation or pledge financial support over multiple payments at northlibertyiowa.org/nextstage.