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ark valley pride picnic


June 1st in Riverside Park in Downtown Salida From 12 - 2 P.M.


Ark Valley Pride Picnic is Free and Open to the Public
Come Celebrate the Diversity of the Upper Arkansas River Valley!

Bring a picnic lunch to share in the park!

Check out the Facebook Event for updates.


We welcome this year’s Grand Marshal Peter Mossman and the Mr. Beauty’s Beauties. They will lead the Purple People Powered Pride Parade to Riverside Park and speak during the Ark Valley Pride Picnic.



12:00 Kickoff
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Amber LC

12:25 Grand Marshal
Peter Mossman

12:35 Unity
Stephany Rose Spaulding

12:55 Health
Andrea Carlstrom
Mike Orrill
Chaffee County Public Health
Safe Zone & LGBTQ+ Health

1:10 Safe Space
Safe Space for Youth
Family and Youth Initiatives
Chaffee County Youth Alliance
Youth Awards

1:25 State of the State
Sarah Clark
ONE Colorado

1:40 Community
Leslie Matthews
106.9 FM LP kHEN Community Radio
Community Awards

1:55 Faith
Pastor Mel Roberts
Salida United Methodist Church
Faith and the power of an affirming community
Presentation of the Elevation Award

2:15 Closing
Denise Ackert

Nonprofits & Activities

Planned Parenthood
Free HIV Testing

Salida UMC
Free Hugs

San Luis Valley Pride & Free Mom Hugs

Family and Youth Initiatives
Air Ping Pong - Do you have enough hot air to win?

Chaffee County Public Health
Wheel of Fortune

Stephany Rose Spaulding

Ark Valley Mountain Mommies
Face painting

Salida School of Yoga
Live Drumming

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado

Ark Valley Equality Network


ONE Colorado

Southern Colorado Equality Alliance

County Clerk & Recorder
Voter Registration

KHEN LP 106.9 FM

Monumental Expeditions
Hula Hoop Contest and Prizes

Ark Valley Helping Hands
Lawn Darts

Upper Arkansas Area on Aging
Marvelous Me (M&Ms game)

Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee County

Salida Weirdos
Rainbow and Unicorn Sprinklers (bring your swimsuits and towel)

Full Circle Restorative Justice

Colorado Tick-borne Disease Awareness Association
Tick Bean Bag Toss

Salida Circus
Chicken Fat

Chaffee County GSAs
Tie Die Booth

The Alliance
Stress Relieving Skills and Acupressure Techniques

Chaffee County Democrats

Colorado Springs PFLAG Chapter

We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community. - Haile Selassie