Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade – Aug. 16, 2015

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Photo Credit: Brandon Schauf

Bank of AmericaThe third annual Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, Aug. 16 on Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte during the two-day Charlotte Pride Festival, Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16. Organizers expect a high turnout for parade participants, so get your applications in early!

Click here to submit your parade application now.

Application deadline: August 1, 2015


Parade Rules & Release Forms

Parade regulations (PDF)
Individual Indemnity Form
Group Indemnity Form

Parade FAQs

How much does it cost to march in the parade?
Well, it depends. We have different rates for different types of entries and whether the entry will have vehicles or not. Our 2015 fee schedule is as follows:

  • Individual walking groups/nonprofit organizations: $75.00
  • Small business/corporate entries: $125.00
  • Each car, truck or van: $35.00
  • Each float: $35.00 (includes entry for the towing vehicle)
  • Motorcycles: $25.00 (1-7); $50.00 (8-14); $75.00 (15+)

Have other parade questions? Click here to see a detailed Frequently Asked Questions for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive. If your question is not answered here or you need clarification on any of the policies, terms and conditions, please email our parade coordinator at dave@charlottepride.org.

Deadlines & Important Dates:

August 1, 2015: Deadline for Parade Entry Applications
TBA: Mandatory Parade Entry Meeting

Mandatory Parade Entry Meeting

All participants and entries in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade must send at least one representative to the Parade Entry/Participant Meeting. Parade rules and regulations, city ordinances and other requirements will be discussed. Date, time and location to be announced.

Learn more: Participating in the
Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade

A parade entry can be an individual or group who participates in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade. Entries can be groups of individuals with their own theme, set, cast, sound and scenario. Art meets social commentary in the back of a truck, on motorcycles or marching along Tryon Street. Whatever your entry may be, it should openly display something: showing yourself off, displaying your ideals, recognizing your friends or making a statement against discrimination and bigotry — all done with a sense of artistic flair in full public view.

Examples and Ideas for Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade Entries:

  • Parade Entries can be individuals or groups of individuals;
  • Parade Entries can be motorcycles, cars, trucks, flat bed trucks, decorated in a festive manner that represents your group, business, or makes a social statement;
  • Parade Entries can be marching bands, street performers, dance groups, or a festive theme;
  • Parade Entries can be artistic and showcase the ideas of your group;
  • Parade Entries can be colorful, entertaining, and display community achievement and pride;
  • Parade Entries can represent Charlotte, the Carolinas, sports, tourism, health, prosperity, entertainment and/or the arts;
  • Parade Entries can promote worthy causes in a creative, crowd-pleasing way;
  • Parade Entries can represent the wide cultural diversity of the region.

Parade Resources

Float Building Handbook:
Click here to download this handy float-building handbook from VictoryCorps.com (PDF).

North Carolina Float-Building Companies
clinesfloats.com
kirbyparadefloats.com

Other Resources and Float Materials
VictoryCorps.com

How to Build a Float Resources
ncpride.org/pride/library/articles/floatbuilding.pdf
paradefloatstuff.com/index.php?p=home
valleydecorating.com/paradefloat.html


Last updated: July 21, 2015