LGBTQ Sports Festival coming to Utah Dec. 12-15, 2019

Salt Lake Unity Fest
Salt Lake Unity Fest
Salt Lake Unity Fest

The Salt Lake Unity Fest is a multi-day event that brings together the LGBTQ+ community, united, for sports and festivities.  This annual festival will include sport competitions and fun nightly events that will showcase the festive urban amenities of Salt Lake.

Sports Festivals are popping up all over the country and the LGBTQ Community deserves to be introduced to an incredibly welcoming, inclusive, and urban city that can host a sports fest,” says Michelle McCardell, event organizer.

The Salt Lake Unity Fest will be held December 12-15, 2019 at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. volleyball, pickleball, basketball, dodgeball, swimming, bowling, futsal, roller derby and e-sports will debut at the inaugural Unity Fest. Nightly events will include opening ceremonies, games, dancing, performances and much more.

The Salt Lake Unity Fest would not be possible without the invaluable partnership of Visit Salt Lake, the Utah Pride Center, the Utah Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the Compete Sports Diversity Council, Stonewall Sports SLC, and QUAC, the Queer Utah Aquatic Club.

The Salt Lake Unity Fest is looking for volunteers. The people of Salt Lake and Utah have been crucial to the success of events in the past, and the Unity Fest will need many volunteers to ensure its success in 2019. More information can be found at:

Until August 31, 2019, registration for the Salt Lake Unity Fest will be $100 per person. The fee includes registration in any of the nine sports, as well as admittance into the daily festival and nightly events.

More information about the Salt Lake Unity Fest can be found at or on the official Salt Lake Unity Fest social media channels.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.