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 Salt Lake City event that grows bolder and brighter with every year.

The Festival empowers the LGBTQ community of Salt Lake, as well as the state of Utah as a whole, to come together, celebrate and educate. The Festival is now attended by more than 35,000 people and continues to grow each year. Festival activities include:

marches & rallies, interfaith services, a 5K charity run, and of course, the beloved Pride Parade.

A broad spectrum of people can be found at all these events, including members of the LGBTQ community, their family members and straight allies who wish to show their support.


Formerly, the Sapphire Spectacular,
will help ring in the Utah Pride Festival! Join the Utah Pride Center as we celebrate the past, present, and future of our beautifully diverse community and as we recognize the recipients of the
Dr. Kristen Ries Community Service Award & the Pete Suazo Political Action Award.


The Utah Pride Center, Equality Utah, Utah AIDS Foundation, and Human Rights Campaign
invites you to join us for a relaxing day in the park for the Big FAMILY PICNIC! Bring your families for games, food, drinks and fun!
Burgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided free of charge, just bring other fixins’ for your family.
This is a “Non-Alcohol” event.

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April of each year…
The Queer Prom provides an opportunity for youth age 14-20 who don’t feel comfortable attending their own school dances to celebrate their identity.

This event is attended by 700 youth from all over the state.



December of each year…
The Masqueerade Ball is our winter youth dance, where youth are encouraged to dress up to reflect the theme.
This dance is attended by about 400 youth.


November of each year…
Celebrate Transgender Education and Awareness Month
by attending a full day of exciting workshops & presentations offered by local community members. Educate yourself and meet other trans* folks and their parents, partners, families and friends.
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September of each year…
Celebrate Bisexual Awareness Month
by attending a conference coordinated by the 1to5 club. A safe space for exploring all aspects of sexuality and attraction. From bisexual to pansexual, aromantic to polyamorous, we embrace and deconstruct how race, class, gender, ability and other facets of our identities intersect and affect us.
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