Summer is starting to heat up, and along with the Pride Festivals around the state and country, we’ll be celebrating QSaltLake Day at Lagoon and QSaltLake Day at the Bees game. The pair of events are some of the biggest and best of the year and combined will attract thousands of queers and their supporters for fun days in the sun.
QSaltLake Day at Lagoon will be held on Aug. 5, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and people who attend are asked to wear red to show solidarity. Seriously, everyone will be doing it. Since the event started, it has grown exponentially and last year it attracted more than 2,500 attendees. This year, it’s expected to be bigger and better than ever.
Lagoon Day is designed as an opportunity to gather as a group and just have an enjoyable day, said Michael Aaron, Gay Salt Lake publisher.
“It’s a day when we can go with a large group and let our hair down a little bit and be a bit more honest with ourselves,” Aaron said. “I love Lagoon and I like going and being surrounded by my people. And I don’t think I’m the only one.”
Discount tickets are not yet available, but GSLM will soon release the tickets for a discounted admission. They will be available at a variety of locations throughout the valley. We will also be hosting a terrace and will have a group picture. More details will be released as they are made available. However, as with other similar gay days at theme parks, such as Disneyland, Lagoon does not support or sponsor the day. It is merely a host location.
Along with GLSM, the Pride Softball League will be hosting a community event at the Bees game on Aug. 18, at 7:05 p.m. Along with the traditional beer and hotdogs (who doesn’t want a wiener from the ballpark?) the group will be sitting in the same section for camaraderie, debauchery and group cheers.
More information about the evening will be made available as the date nears. For all the up-to-date happenings of Gay Salt Lake, go to qsaltlake.com.