The Yakima Pride Festival & Parade has been rescheduled for Saturday, September, 18th, 2021.
To help us get the word out, please consider sharing this event with your friends, coworkers, family, and on social media. This will go a long way to make sure the Pride event is successful. ❤️🏳️🌈
10:00 AM Step Off
RAIN or SHINE!
10:00 AM STEP-OFF | Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Take PRIDE in the LGBTQ+ community today and show your support by marching in this year's Yakima Pride Parade!
We encourage all LGBTQ+ identifying people, supportive and affirming businesses, non-profit groups, schools, and community allies to participate. Yakima Pride encourages you to join us: OUT, LOUD and PROUD as we honor those that came before us and those who advocate alongside us.
Yakima has a long history and tradition of parades that celebrate the community, families, businesses, and schools. We believe that Pride Parades should also be part of this tradition.
While LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations in Yakima have often been celebrated out of public view and often in secrecy; we believe that Pride Parades should be celebrated in the spirit of visibility and "One Community."
For general inquiries regarding the Yakima Pride Parade, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Yakima Pride Float
This will be the second year Yakima Pride has partnered with Caliber Building Solutions to construct a Parade Float. We will be finishing up the design the week before the parade.
We welcome all volunteers and the community to join us in decorating the Yakima Pride Float with the spirit of "One Community."
Warning: There will be lots of glitter involved!
Parade Contingent Application
Fill out and Submit an application and tell us about your walking group, school band, business, etc.
Once approved you will then receive information on how to participate the morning of the Pride Parade.
This is for organizational walking groups, floats, motor vehicles, businesses, etc. Individual participants will need to meet in Portia Park for THE GIANT FLAG!
Where Do I Stand As A Spectator?
Spectating is simple! - Bring a chair, take a seat and watch from any point on Yakima Ave, between 16th and Naches!
Guest announcers will be located at the iconic entrance at the old Yakima Mall, announcing parade contingents and commentating as the parade marches by!
Love What You See?
In order to offset the costs of producing our parade, Yakima Pride encourages attendees and participants to consider making a donation.
Parade Contingent Staging
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Central Lutheran Church
Parking Lot at Central Lutheran Church
1604 W Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98902
The staging area is RESERVED for APPROVED Applicants Only. Those applicants will have already received an email notification with their approval and instructions for staging on the morning of Saturday, September 18th. Please do not plan to meet in this area unless you are with a Parade Contingent Entry. You can submit an application here. <--
All others that would like to march in the parade; will need to gather in Portia Park for THE GIANT PRIDE FLAG. (see below)
PRIDE JUST GOT BIGGER!
A 135ft RAINBOW FLAG!
now THATS BIG!
The Giant Pride Flag
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM at Portia Park
Presented by Seattle PrideFest
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE HISTORY!
Our friends over at Seattle PrideFest have partnered with Yakima Pride to support our community by presenting an amazing, historic, never been done before, YOU BETTER NOT MISS IT, moment in Yakima's LGBTQ+ history!
Together, we will be unveiling and unfurling Seattle PrideFest's giant 6 color rainbow pride flag that's 135 feet long and 30 feet wide!
You DO NOT need to register or apply for a parade contingent entry to help carry the Giant Pride Flag.
Individuals, families, and walking groups that wish to march in the Yakima Pride Parade are encouraged to meet at Portia Park between 8:00-9:45AM.
Yakima Pride Volunteers will be unfurling the GIANT PRIDE FLAG, presented by Seattle PrideFest, in support of Yakima Pride Festival & Parade and we need your help to carry this beautiful symbol along Yakima Ave where we will arrive downtown at the Yakima Pride Festival!
The GIANT PRIDE FLAG is the LAST entry in the PARADE.
Once all contingent entries have passed by Portia Park we will begin the process of carrying the Giant Flag onto Yakima Ave towards Naches Ave and ending at the Yakima Pride Festival.
MEDIA: This event will be recorded from the air and on the ground! We expect most Yakima media outlets to be covering this historic moment. Be camera ready and let your RAINBOW FLAGS FLY!
PARKING*: Please be respectful of the neighborhood when choosing a parking spot. Please carpool or have someone drop you off at Portia Park. We ask that you plan your parade morning for success!
*Yakima Pride is working to provide a shuttle service to help with this. If this becomes an option/available, we will send out a notification of where and when to catch a ride. We cannot make any promises for transportation to Portia Park. Plan ahead.