LOGAN – The 2019 Logan Pride Festival will be held Saturday, September 14, starting with an interfaith service at 10:30 a.m. at the Cache County Event Center. The festival will be held at Willow Park in Logan from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. with an after party starting at 8 p.m.
Crista Sorenson, VP Festival Director, said the important thing about a pride festival is the chance to bring the community together in inclusion and support for people who don’t always feel like they can be their true selves in public.
“It’s a safe place, and smaller pride festivals like these help bring resources to Cache Valley so we can provide services to our community,” she said. “Whether you’re an ally, straight, questioning, queer, we’re all part of the community and live similarly. We have similar values, and that is what comes through our festival,” Sorenson added.
This is the fourth year the Logan Pride Foundation has hosted the event and will feature a variety of events including a bike ride, live music, and a drag show.
The Pride Ride, starting at Aggie Blue Bikes, is on Friday, September 13 at 5 p.m. The ride is approximately 10 miles and is open to anyone. The Celebrate Pride Drag Show will be held after the race, starting at 8 p.m. The $5 cover benefits OUTREACH and Logan Pride.
The interfaith service will be held for and with a diverse group of faith-based organizations and people. The service will feature music and messages of inclusion and acceptance from various faith leaders.
Sorenson said the interfaith service is something she’s really looking forward to.
“It’s a good way of bringing people with different backgrounds and belief systems together to celebrate. It fills your heart with joy,” she said.