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Pueblo LGBTQ+ Pride Festival happening this weekend

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Southern Colorado Equality Alliance is presenting its annual Pueblo LGBTQ+ Pride Festival this weekend in Pueblo.

The event will take place Sunday, Aug. 21 in Mineral Palace Park. Organizers said this year's festival is expected to be bigger than ever before.

The festival is a celebration of Pueblo's LGBTQ+ community and will feature more than 100 businesses, non-profit vendors, food trucks, and various entertainment throughout the day. It will also have "Pueblo's most colorful parade."

The parade is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. in the interior of the park. The grand marshalls of the parade will be Colorado State University-Pueblo President Dr. Timothy Mottet and his spouse Mr. Rick Gonzalez.

The festival will continue with an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. that will include a proclamation from the City of Pueblo declaring August 21 “Pueblo LGBTQ+ Pride Day''

The theme of this year's event is "Loud and Proud."

A shuttle will be available for the festival. Attendees can park off-site at 201 W. 8th St. and catch a ride to the park. More information can be found here: www.socoequality.org/pride-shuttle.

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