Ogden Pride celebrates and supports the LGBT community, individuals and their families and allies in Northern Utah in building and strengthening inclusive communities. We are committed to excellence in advocacy, educational programs and services.
Ogden Pride, Inc., does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Ogden Pride was organized on Oct. 11, 2014, which was National Coming Out Day, and was incorporated in November 2014, becoming the first Pride organization in Ogden and the fourth such group in Utah.
The board of directors immediately started plans to make alliances with supportive businesses and work with the city of Ogden to bring a Pride Festival to Junction City. Dozens of businesses, associations, non-profit groups, corporate sponsors and individual volunteers worked for months, and their efforts paid off: the first Ogden Pride Festival was held on Aug. 1, 2015.
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the Ogden Pride Festival:
When is the next Ogden Pride Festival?
The 3rd annual festival will be held on Aug. 5, 2017.
Where will the Ogden Pride Festival be held?
We will once again hold the festival at the Ogden Amphitheater on Historic 25th Street between Washington and Grant.
How much are tickets to the Ogden Pride Festival?
This is a FREE event!
Will there be an Ogden Pride Parade?
We have no immediate plans for a Pride parade. Perhaps in the future as we grow as a community in Ogden, we will be able to have one.
Will alcohol be sold or served at the Ogden Pride Festival?
Yes! The city of Ogden has agreed to sponsor beer sales.
Are pets welcome at the Ogden Pride Festival?
Yes, in fact, our Pet Parade & Fashion Show has becomes one of the most popular activities at the festival. Ogden city ordinances apply: well-behaved pets are welcome but they must be leashed. Owners must clean up after their pets. We plan to have a pet relief station with shade and water bowls.
What do you mean by “family friendly”?
This event is going to be a place for the WHOLE family to come together in celebration and love! Behavior and exhibits that are obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic or indecent are not allowed. So please bring your kids, your nieces/nephews, cousins, aunts/uncles, grandparents, grandchildren — EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
How can I help?
We need volunteers to help plan events and activities, performers to take the stage, and exhibitors to set up booths for their business or organization. We need sponsors and donors to help with the cost of putting on the festival. See more info in the links in the menu bar above.