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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
June 01, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com
SLCPD Reminds Community Members About Street Closures During Pride
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is reminding community members about several road closures occurring in downtown for various Pride events.
The Utah Pride Festival will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023, and conclude at 11 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2023. The event will be held in and around Washington Square in downtown.
Several roads near the City and County Building will be fully closed or will have reduced lanes of traffic, including 200 East in between 400 South and 500 South, which is currently closed as crews set up
An estimated 150,000 people are expected to attend the Utah Pride Festival over the two day event. As such, drivers are reminded to take additional precautions.
To avoid additional congestion, participants are encouraged to carpool, use public transit or a ride share service.
On Sunday, June 4, 2023, the annual Pride parade will start at 10 a.m. from 100 South West Temple Street. The parade route travels east on 100 South, turns south on 400 East, turns west on 700 South and ends at 700 South and 200 East.
To accommodate a safe event, the Salt Lake City Police Department will need to close several roads starting at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2023.
For more information about Utah Pride Events, visit: https://utahpride.org/events/utah-pride-events.
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1- A map of the Utah Pride Parade Route