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.
Check out photos from the 2016 Sapphire Spectacular !
Formerly the Grand Marshal Reception, 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 annual Utah Pride Golf Classic has the reputation of being the most fun you can have while raising money for a fantastic cause! The tournament attracts an impressive list of who’s who in the LGBTQ+ community and many wonderful allies – including television personalities, politicians, and golfers of all ability levels!
Check out Photos from the 2016 event: http://www.gallivanphotography.com/Events/Festivals/2016-Utah-Pride-Golf-Classic/
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.
SALT LAKE’S PREMIER HALLOWEEN PARTY. Run away and join our circus for a dark night of spectacle and sin. Let the freak inside you out of its cage and walk a tightrope of fear and desire. Get your freak on and dance the night away with Salt Lake’s sexiest freaks.
Click for tickets: https://register.growtix.com/l/utah_pride_festival_halloween_party_2016
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.