100,000 turn out for 43rd annual Utah Pride Parade to celebrate acceptance, organizers say

100,000 turn out for 43rd annual Utah Pride Parade to celebrate acceptance, organizers say

SALT LAKE CITY — Sporting all things rainbow, event organizers said a record-breaking number gathered in downtown Salt Lake City Sunday to celebrate the yearly Utah Pride Parade.

Utah Pride Festival estimated that 100,000 people turned out for the parade, which kicked off the final day of the 43rd annual event, a four-day celebration of the state’s LGBT community.

More than four decades after its small beginning in 1974, the 2018 festival boasted about 180 parade entries that marched for more than two hours along 200 South.

 

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