2017 Charlotte Pride Parade

2017 Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade
August 26-27, 2017 | Uptown Charlotte

Parade applications are now open!

Photo Credit: Jennifer Hogan (HoganImaging.com)

Parade applications are now open

You can now submit your application to participate in this year’s Charlotte Pride Parade. Application deadline is Aug. 1, 2017.

Click here to begin your parade application

Parade Information

This year’s Charlotte Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, 1-3 p.m., on N. Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Stay tuned for more details, including the exact parade route, viewing areas, emcee/judges, and more!

Documents for entrants:

Parade Rules & Regulations
Parade FAQs

You can now upload your group release form with your online application. Click here to download a release form to fill out and prepare for your application.

Mandatory Parade Entry Meeting

All participants and entries in the 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. The mandatory meeting will be held in August and will be announced soon.

Learn more: Participating in the 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 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

Other Resources and Float Materials

How to Build a Float Resources

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Last updated: March 19, 2017