2024 Parade Application
The annual Tampa Pride Diversity Parade will be on March 23, 2024 in historic Ybor City, also known as the GaYBOR District. This has become a historical and annual spring event when Florida weather is most enjoyable!
Once again, the parade will wind its way east from the corner of Nuccio Parkway and E 7th Avenue, down E 7th Avenue to N 20th Street where it will turn north to disperse.
The parade will kick off at 4:00pm. For information contact the Parade Coordinator.
Help/Check-in will begin at 2:00pm
An entry check-in table will be located at the corner of Nuccio Parkway and E 7th Avenue for pedestrian entrants locating their zone and unit number.
Signs will be posted to direct you to the appropriate zone area and unit space.
Tampa Pride staff will direct you to your area when entering the staging area.
FLOAT/ MOTORIZED VEHICLE:
Unit signs in the staging area will indicate the space reserved for your organizations use.
Lineup Order & Unit Numbers
Tampa Pride reserves the right to determine the placement of floats and walking groups in the Tampa Pride Diversity Parade.
Each participating group will receive a unit number which will be the order you appear in the parade.
Groups are not permitted to switch assigned numbers or placement in the parade lineup.
Only one group is allowed per Unit Number.
In the staging area you will find a unit sign for you organizations preparation space for the parade.
The parade ends at the intersection of E 7th Avenue and N 20th Street.
Once an entry has reached the de-staging area (end of the parade route), participants clean the floats & disembark
All riders on float or motorized vehicle must get off entry.
No float or motorized vehicle will be allowed to leave until everyone is off the entry.
Driver and one support person may stay with the float or motorized vehicle.
Members of your organization can then walk a few blocks to the festivities.
All floats must be decorated prior to arrival at the staging area. Tampa Pride prohibits the display of logos, slogans or trademarks of any business other than the business listed on your application.
Any float or walking group using amplified music or sound equipment must support their own equipment. It is our goal to spread these floats and walking groups throughout the parade to decrease the instances of competing sound as much as possible.
In order to limit clean-up costs each entry is required to be equipped with plastic trash bags for depositing trash and litter accumulated by the entry’s participants before, during and after the Parade. No confetti guns will be permitted.
For safety reasons we require each float have six (6) people walking; one for each corner and sides – these people can help keep the crowd from running up to float for candy/trinkets and can help direct float around corners. They must wear yellow safety vests (available at bead stores) and may not otherwise participate (no bead throwing as they are monitoring your float space full time).
FLOAT / MOTORIZED VEHICLE:
All floats and cars are required by Fire Marshall to have a Fire Extinguisher in any motorized vehicle.
The 2023 theme of “Celebrate You” is encouraged to be reflected in your entry.
All Parade participants should be aware of the possibility of heat exhaustion and/or stroke. The temperature on parade day could be in excess of 85 degrees.
Entries are encouraged to bring plenty of water and replenishing fluids for participants.