Grand Pride Parade
Presented by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

2017 Parade Registration is now open!

Parade Registration

Parade entries, please click here to review the complete Parade Rules and Regulations Packet. A link will be emailed after payment has been made containing the form to complete further information for all vendor and/or parade registrations. Please note that registrations are not complete and you will not be able to receive your final e-packets until payment has been made and all required informationhas been provided. E-packets will be sent out closer to the dates PrideFest and will contain important documents such as entry passes, maps, and any final instructions.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Parade Map

Each year, tens of thousands of people come to PrideFest and the Grand Pride Parade in St. Louis. This year, the Arch will once again provide the backdrop for the parade on Market Street, and the parade will run along the face of the festival. The Pride Parade has served as a method for legislators and candidates to illustrate their support of the LGBT community and the causes we support. The parade also serves as a means to showcase the creative talents and service hundreds of LGBT-friendly businesses, non-profit organizations and community groups and spread their message to all who attend.

The parade will take place on Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 12:00 PM noon. Festival grounds open one hour earlier at 11:00 AM.

For additional information, please contact Ellen Vanscoy, Parade Director.

2017 Grand Marshal

Our grand marshal this year will be Cleve Jones, an early activist in the LGBTQIA+ rights movement, author of “When We Rise”, the book on which the ABC miniseries was based, founder of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, and friend to Harvey Milk.

Cleve Jones

2016 Parade Awards
Category Winner
Best Overall The St. Louis Dazzling Diamonds Dance Company
Best Costumes #Boom Media ft. The St. Louis Balloon Brigade
Best Walking Entry Band Together
Best Social Commentary Metropolitan Community Church
Best Float Primetimers St. Louis
Judges' Choice Honorable Mention JJ's Clubhouse