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The Utah Pride Festival is Friday through Sunday in Salt Lake City, between State Street and Library Square and between 400 South and 500 South.


* The Utah Pride Festival kicks off with a reception for grand marshal, Mayor Ralph Becker, at 6 p.m. at Trophi in the Hilton Hotel, 255 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City.

* The reception will also honor Stan Penfold, executive director of the Utah AIDS Foundation, who will receive the Dr. Kristen Ries Community Service Award; and Rep. Carol Spackman Moss with the Pete Suazo Political Action Award.

* Tickets are $75, available at


* Festival events continue at Washington Square at the City-County Building, with concerts on three stages - the Main stage on the north side; the Pride stage on the south side and the Interactive stage on the east side.

* Tickets are $10 for Saturday's events, $5 for Sunday, available by visiting Coming soon will be the Utah Pride Center's and Salt Lake Film Center's "Damn These Heels" Film Festival, which will run June 13-15; for details, visit

* 2 p.m.: Pride interfaith service at the First Unitarian Church, 569 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

* 4 p.m.: Rope or Bullets (Main stage); DYKE March at City Creek Park

* 5 p.m.: The Purr Bats (Main stage)

* 6 p.m.: Opening ceremonies (Main stage)

* 6:30 p.m.: Pride concert with Cavedoll (Main stage)

* 7:30 p.m.: Meshell Ndegeocello (Main stage)

* 9 p.m.: DJ Nick James (Main stage)

* 11 p.m.: Gates close


* 10 a.m.: Utah Pride Parade

* Noon: Saliva Sisters (Main stage); Jinga Boa (Pride stage); Poetry Slam (Interactive stage)

* 1 p.m.: Mesa Drive (Main stage); Kid Mandusa (Pride stage)

* 1:45 p.m.: Chaz Prymek (Interactive stage)

* 2 p.m.: Mary Tebbs (Main stage); Bronwen Beecher (Pride stage)

* 2:15 p.m.: Brinton Jones (Interactive stage)

* 3 p.m.: Leraine (Main stage); Cholula (Pride stage); Guitar Hero 3 (Interactive stage)

* 4 p.m.: Salsa Brava (Main stage); Chola (Pride stage)

* 5 p.m.: The Kinsey Sicks (Main stage)