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Big Sky Pride underway in Great Falls

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Big Sky Parade parade at Civic Center in downtown Great Falls (MTN News photo by Mackenzie Lee) Big Sky Parade parade at Civic Center in downtown Great Falls (MTN News photo by Mackenzie Lee)
GREAT FALLS -

Great Falls is hosting Big Sky Pride this weekend. 

The Big Sky Pride group took over the weekend festival back in 2014. The group decided to move the festival to a different city across Montana each year so everyone can be involved. 

The events has drawn hundreds of people to Great Falls, and is expected to generate tens of thousands of dollars in revenue for many businesses.

The celebration kicked off Friday night with a welcome at the Sip-n-Dip Lounge.

Despite the overall festive and celebratory mood of the event, a parade in downtown Great Falls on Saturday also featured signs honoring the victims of last week's attack in Orlando, Florida, where at least 49 people were killed.

Organizers say this weekend is about celebrating all of the hard work they have done for equality. 

Kev Hamm, Big Sky Pride president, said, "What's really fun that happens every year is that people meet up with people that they have not seen in a long time and they end up forming another little event that happens just spontaneously. You get to see people that you do not see the rest of the year. You get to be in a place that is not only expecting you but is welcoming you and wanting you to have fun. I am really excited to be able to be up there and go to these businesses that have been so welcoming and so awesome as we have been putting together the program." 

Click here for a complete schedule of events.

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