The first ever gay pride event in Salina took place on Saturday.

The Kansas Equality Coalition organized the events over the past 6 weeks.

There was live music as will as a number of other acts and activities. Salina country and rock group FullHand were the headliners.

Organizers say 500 people attended the event over the day. That number almost doubled their projected 200 people.

Organizers say the goal of the event is to create support in the LGBT community.

"Being here in a small town, there's a sense of isolation," organizer Scott Graybal said. "People are often afraid to be who they are. This is a chance for us to come together and let everyone know that you are not alone, there is support."

The event was free to the public.