Pride of Southern Utah announced its theme for 2022 — Power in Visibility, with events taking place from Sept. 11 to the actual festival on Sept. 17 in St. George and Hurricane, Utah.
“Navigating personal identity and finding a place in the LGBTQ+ community can be overwhelming and isolating,” organizers wrote in a statement. “When the community steps up and becomes visible, however, we realize we’re not alone on our personal journey and that there are friends and allies waiting to offer support. When LGBTQ+ people become more visible, so do hope and love.”
Events begin Sept. 11 with “Rainbow Bowling” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dixie Bowl & Billiards, at 146 E. City Center St., St. George, Utah. Tickets are $10 and there will be a prize for the best rainbow dressed.
On Sept. 11, Project Rainbow is looking for volunteers to help stake flags around town. They will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. at 1478 N. 1500 West, St. George, Utah, where volunteers can pick up flags and a list of people who signed up to have them staked in front of their yard or business.
Also on Sept. 11 is “Rainbow Soul: Soundscape Journey.” Join the Alkemists for a unifying experience to awaken the mind, attune the body, and activate the soul. Summit Athletic Club, 3–4:20 p.m. at 1532 E. 1450 South, St. George, Utah. RSVP at summitathleticclub.com
On Sept. 11 from 3–6 p.m. brings Queer Lake Day at Quail Lake, 472 N. 5300 West, Hurricane, Utah. This is a free event and chips and drinks will be provided.
On Sept. 16 is Dragalicious Drag Show at the Dixie Convention Center, 1835 S. Convention Center Drive, St. George, Utah. Doors at 7:30 p.m. and show at 8:30 p.m. This is a 21+ event with a cash bar. Must bring ID. No tickets will be sold at the door. Buy tickets at PrideOfSouthernUtah.com.
The Pride Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 17 from 3 to 10 p.m. at Town Square Park, 50 S. Main Street, St. George, Utah. The event is free and all are welcome.
Project Rainbow Flag Pickup will take place Sunday, Sept. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at 1478 N. 1500 West, St. George, Utah.
More information can be found at prideofsouthernutah.com