Westminster is excited to be part of the Utah Pride Festival June 3–4, 2023. Come together with Westminster students, staff, faculty, adjuncts, and alumni to show 150,000 festival attendees Westminster's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. March in the parade alongside a new Westminster float or volunteer at the Westminster University booth at the festival.View Volunteer Information
Saturday, June 3, 1 p.m.–12 a.m.
Sunday, June 4, 12–11 p.m.
Sunday, June 4, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sign Up to Participate
If you’re able to support the booth (in 2-hour shifts) during the festival or walk in the parade, please sign up for a day that works for you and we’ll contact you with specifics later. Each volunteer will receive a Westminster University Pride t-shirt and tote bag.
- Date: June 4, 2023
- Entry Number: 12
- Staging Location: 131 S. West Temple St, Salt Lake City
- Arrival time: 9 a.m.
- Check-in and get your participant sticker
- Anticipated step-off time is 10:11 a.m.
The Parade route is 13 blocks long and about 2 miles. We anticipate finishing the parade around 11:15 a.m.
Arrival and Assembly
Each parade participant will need to check-in at our staging location and be given a parade participant sticker before being allowed to participate in the parade. Meet at the address below which is east of the Salt Palace on West Temple between 100 s. and 200 s. Look for the Westminster University tent and float, as well as our entry number, 12.
What to Bring
- Good walking shoes
- Hat and/or Sunglasses
- Westminster University T-Shirt
- Participant Sticker (Will be provided at the starting line)
- Extra sunscreen
- Check the weather and plan accordingly
Water, snacks and sunscreen will be provided at the staging location, however, plan to bring your own water bottle and snacks if you have any dietary restrictions. We will also provide Westminster University banners, pride signs and other materials to make us really stand out.
After crossing the finish line, please move as far out to the end of the disbanding area as possible. Walking participants will be directed to the right. Once you are clear of the intersection, please make your way to the sidewalks as quickly as possible. We hope you’ll then join us at the festival afterward.
When you volunteer, you qualify for a free pride-themed T-shirt and drawstring bag. You can pick up these items in the Marketing and Communications office located on the 1st floor of Bamberger Hall from Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2 between 10 a.m.–4 p.m. If you are unable to pick them up in the office before Friday, June 2 they will be on hand the morning of the parade.
Parking will be extremely limited so plan on using public transit, ride-shares, or car-pools. Pay to park areas can be found here:
- 200 W. & South Temple
- Gateway Parking
- 306 S. West Temple
- 380 W. South Temple
- 128 S. 300 W.
- City Creek Parking
- No animals
- No drugs or alcohol will be allowed
- No weapons of any kind
- No open flames
- No water guns, super soakers, water balloons or any water for the purposes of getting folks wet. Bubbles are allowed.
- No confetti or glitter cannons of any kind
- Smile and have FUN!
The distribution of any promotional items, handouts, tee-shirts, candy, buttons, stickers or anything that requires throwing or handing things to spectators is strictly forbidden. A penalty of $1,000 and possible suspension from future parades will be enforced by Salt Lake Police Department and parade volunteers.
It is Westminster's hope that this experience will be free of critical emergencies, but it is always good to be prepared and have a plan. In the event of an emergency, follow directions given to you by parade staff or emergency responders. If an evacuation from the parade route is necessary, use the nearest intersection to leave the parade route.
Westminster will have a float this year which will be pulled by one of our branded vehicles. As we continue along the parade route, please be aware of your surroundings and always avoid moving vehicles. A first aid kit will be on hand in the vehicle. There will also be first aid and water stations at the start and end of the parade route. If you have a prescription for an emergency-use medication or medical device, please be sure to have it with you while participating.
Pride events are happening throughout Salt Lake City from June 1 to June 4 including the Utah Pride Live Concert and the annual March and Rally at the Utah State Capitol. The Utah Pride Festival takes place at the City and County building in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4.
Westminster will have a booth at the festival and can be found in the northwest corner of the festival grounds as indicated on the map below.
Westminster will have 36 wristbands for free entry to the festival for those who volunteer for a 2-hour shift at the Westminster booth. If you would like to help out, please indicate which day works best for you on the sign-up form. A separate email will be sent to booth volunteers with instructions.