43rd annual Utah Pride Parade in downtown SLC
Jun 3, 2018, 10:28 PM | Updated: Jun 4, 2018, 9:55 pm
Salt Lake City, Utah – It was a gorgeous day in downtown Salt Lake for the annual Utah Pride Parade today.
The parade marks the final day of the state’s 43rd annual Utah Pride Festival, a week-long event to celebrate the state’s LGBT community.
According to Wyatt Seipp, the festival’s communications director, nearly 100 thousand people came out to today’s parade. 50,000 paid entering the festival grounds and around 1,500 volunteers.
Organizers think this years parade has “probably the highest” attendance so far.
“It’s a fantastic thing for us to all come together and be ourselves,” Seipp said.
The Utah Pride Center says their festival continues to grow each year. They say it’s a way for the community to be one and support those in the LGBTQ community.
A group of about a dozen protestors stood in a barricaded area, but the event was peaceful.