Westminster is excited to be part of the Utah Pride Festival June 1–2, 2024. Come together with Westminster students, staff, faculty, adjuncts, and alumni to show 150,000 festival attendees Westminster's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We need around 100 people to participate in the parade to make a big impact and show our pride and love for the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Parade Info

Sunday, June 2, 2024
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Sign Up to Participate

If you’re able to participate in the parade, please sign up and we’ll contact you with specifics as we get closer to the event. If you already have a Westminster University Pride shirt and drawstring, wear them!

Parade Volunteer Information

If you have any questions about the Utah Pride Festival or parade, please contact Kevin Randall by email (krandall@westminsteru.edu) or phone (801.707.7475).

  • Sunday June 2, 2024, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Staging Location: 98 S. 200 W., Salt Lake City (look for the green line in the staging area)
  • Arrival time: 10:20 a.m.
  • Check-in and get your participant sticker
  • Anticipated step-off time: 11:25 a.m.
  • The parade route is 13 blocks, roughly 2 miles long. We anticipate finishing the parade in 45 minutes, ending around 12:10 p.m.
  • 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.


What to Wear

  • 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
  • Your Westminster University Pride T-shirt, if you have one

What to Bring

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.

You're welcome to decorate a bicycle and ride it during the parade. Please wear a helmet.


There will be toilets located at the corner of 100 s. and West Temple near Westminster's staging area.


  • TRAX: The parade will be crossing two active TRAX lines: one on Main Street and the other on 400 South. Be prepared to stop for trains.
  • Parking: Parking will be extremely limited, so plan on using public transit, ride-shares, or car pools. If you have a ticket to the festival, it can be used for free admission on all UTA public transit during Pride weekend. Pay-to-park areas can be found at:
    • 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! 

No Hand-outs

The distribution of any promotional items, handouts, T-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.

The Utah Pride Center, together with Westminster, wants everyone to enjoy this experience. If you need accommodations specific to the parade, please contact Kevin Randall by email (krandall@westminsteru.edu) or phone (801.707.7475). The Westminster vehicle will have seating with A/C for anyone needing a break during the parade.

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.