From its humble beginnings in 1974 as an informal gathering in the park, the Utah Pride Festival has come a long way. It is now a major Salt Lake City event that grows bolder and brighter every year. The Festival empowers the LGBTQ+ community of Salt Lake, as well as the state of Utah as a whole, to come together and celebrate. The Festival is now attended by more than 50,000 people and continues to grow each year. In 2017, the Pride Parade attracted 50,000 spectators. A broad spectrum of people can be found at all these events, including members of the LGBTQ+ community, their family members and allies.
A program of The Utah Pride Center, The Utah Pride Festival is a community event which features a broad spectrum of activities and entertainment. The 43rd Utah Pride Festival will be held June 2nd & 3rd, 2018 at Washington Square in downtown Salt Lake City. Pride 2018 is excited to offer additional celebratory events, diverse food and booth vendors, venue upgrades and excellent entertainment options!