Moab Pride Festival takes place Sept. 25–28

Moab Pride is celebrating its ninth year organizing in southeastern Utah. Their mission is to create queer visibility while providing accessible LGBTQIA programming and safe spaces for the community. Accessible LGBTQIA programming means creating awareness, dialogue, safe spaces and visibility through art, workshops, and celebrations that are inclusive for all ages.  

This year, Moab Pride Festival will feature all ages workshops, musical performances, a poetry slam, Orange Party, and the featured Saturday afternoon Visibility March and Gay-La at Swanny Park. Visibility Marches happen around the U.S. to rally QTs (queer-trans folks) and allies together to engage in a public display of PRIDE; Pride in ourselves, our community, the steps we take and the fights we fight to remain visible, safe, and strong in today’s world! Show your support by participating in the 2019 Visibility March: grab a friend, a rainbow flag or two, make a sign geared towards the themes of love and acceptance, and dance your way through downtown Moab.

See the Festival schedule below:

Thursday, September 26

  • 1-2:30pm @ MARC: Youth Workshop on Poetry & Identity (WTD Poetry Club)
  • 6pm @ Star Hall: Film Screening of “Alaska is a Drag” (Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission)
  • 6pm: Organizers Tea Ceremony (Mobile Moon Co-op)

Friday, September 27

  • 1-2:30pm @ MARC: Youth Workshop
  • 3-4:30pm @ MARC: Creating Consent Culture workshop
  • 6pm @ Star Hall: Spit Love: A Queer Poetry Slam
  • 9pm @ Woody’s: Orange Party 

Saturday, September 28

  • 12:30pm @ Swanny City Park: Opening Circle (Taiko Drumming, Mayor Emily Niehaus, and Lily’s Hope with Marcy Till)
  • 1pm @ Swanny City Park: Visibility March
  • 2–5pm @ Swanny City Park: Gay-La in the park
    • Vendor Booths, Food trucks, and Entertainment
      • 2pm: Masturbating Hearts 
      • 3pm: Fists in the Wind
      • 4pm: Stop Karen
  • 8–11pm @ MARC: Moth Closet: An All Ages Dance Party
    • 8pm: Shaun Carley
    • 9pm: Haven of Hues
    • 9:30pm: Ava Lux

Moab Pride Festival takes place at a variety of locations in downtown Moab:

Moab Arts & Rec Center: 111 E. 100 North
Woody’s World Famous Tavern: 221 S. Main St (Hwy 191)
Swanny City Park: 400 N. 100 West
Star Hall: 159 E. Center Street
Moab Community Tea Garden: 100 W. 165 North

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