Portland Pride Parade Waitlist
Portland Pride Parade Wait list Application Is Closed.
UPDATE April 5, 2019: We’re sorry, but the Parade Waitlist is closed. We are working to include as many groups and participants as we can, from those who signed up for the waitlist. We plan to begin notifying waitlisted groups after April 20.
The Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade grows in popularity every year. This year, the demand has been unprecedented—everyone wants to be in the parade! This has presented us with a great “problem” to solve-how to accommodate this demand . Each year, Pride Northwest works to include as many groups in the parade as possible. In order to do that, we ask groups to limit their participants to around 200 marchers. It is always a delicate balance for us.
This year, demand has hit big, and it has hit early! For that reason, we are opening the parade wait list as of Friday, March 15th. We will continue to explore options and work to include as many groups as possible. If you’re interested in a wait list position, please sign up here. We may make several requests of groups this year—to bring fewer marchers, to make more efficient use of the space we have, and to march faster.
Please understand that we may not be able to accommodate every request for entry, but we will do our best. If you would like to consider other ways your group can engage and participate, volunteering at the parade or festival is a great option! Groups may bring their spirit-wear and work as a team at the Waterfront Festival and/or the Parade. This is an excellent way to engage with community and to be visible about their commitment to Pride. If you would like more information about volunteering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.