Festival entertainment, exhibitor & vendor, parade contingent, and volunteer:
REGISTRATION, NOW OPEN!
June 10, 2023
Community Rainbow Crosswalks
(Pendleton Way and N Naches Ave)
A community event proudly produced by Yakima Pride and its annual partners, sponsors, and advocates!
We are beyond thrilled to invite you to join us for an incredible celebration of love, resilience, and connection! Yakima Pride, along with our annual partners, sponsors, and advocates, are proudly presenting a community event that promises to be a magical experience like no other.
After facing unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic, we know that we need community and connection more than ever. This event will not only allow us to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community's resilience in the face of adversity but also give us the opportunity to come together and share the true spirit of Pride.
In 2022, our community made history by carrying the Seattle PrideFest giant 130' foot PRIDE 🏳️🌈 flag along Yakima Avenue through Downtown Yakima, with the Seattle Seahawks joining us in the Yakima Pride Parade! Our festival attendance was over 4,200 guests, and Yakima Pride Festival & Parade was VOTED BEST COMMUNITY EVENT by the Yakima Herald-Republic 2022 Readers' Choice Awards! We are incredibly proud of what we accomplished and cannot wait to make even more memories with you.
Whether you are a returning guest or coming for the first time, this event promises to be a celebration of love, joy, and unity. So please join us and invite your friends and family to proudly celebrate PRIDE and share this beautiful event in our amazing community!
With all our love and excitement,
Festival & Parade Information
Yakima Pride Parade
10:00 AM Kick-Off!
Begins: S 16th Ave & W Yakima Ave
Ends: E Yakima Ave & Naches Ave
Yakima Pride Festival
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Yakima Pride Festival will take place in Naches Parkway on N Naches Ave (between E Yakima Ave and E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.). The festival will be utilizing the center park area, Naches Parkway, on this street for all our attendees!
Our Main Stage will be located on Pendleton Way between The Seasons Performance Hall and the Yakima Pride Office. You can expect LIVE Music, Drag Performances, and much more!
Sponsorship Opportunities Are Now Available!
Join Yakima Pride in celebrating the LGBTQ+ community at the upcoming Annual Yakima Pride Festival & Parade. Help us create a welcoming and inclusive community by supporting our mission for unity, equality, and diversity. Sponsor the event to showcase your commitment to diversity and inclusivity and create a positive impact on the community. Register now for the 2023 Yakima Pride Festival & Parade and be part of the most colorful and vibrant celebration of love and acceptance in the Yakima Valley and Central Washington.
Yakima Pride Stage!
We are thrilled with the overwhelming response and talent pouring in for the 2023 Yakima Pride Festival Main Stage. Your applications have been pouring in, and we are so excited about the diverse and incredibly talented group of artists and performers we have seen!
We want to ensure that you know that by submitting your application, you are not just sending us a form - you are giving us a glimpse of your incredible talent and what you can bring to our festival! We are so grateful for the time and effort you have put into your submissions.
As much as we'd love to accept walk-ins, emails, or phone inquiries, we're afraid we just won't be able to keep up with them all. So, please, use this application as your one-stop shop to apply for the chance to shine on the Yakima Pride Festival & Parade Main Stage!
We are looking for:
DJs, Drag Artists-Performers, Musicians, Bands, Singer-Songwriters, Dance-Choreographers, Comedians, Guest Speakers, and more to help make this festival an absolute blast!
Our team is going through each application with care and excitement, and we'll let you know as soon as we can what the next steps are. Let's work together to make this year's festival a huge success!
Exhibitor & Food Vendor Registration
Exhibitor & Food Vendor Information
Exhibitors & Vendors we are very excited to celebrate another year of diversity, inclusion, and community with you!
Our 2023 Yakima Pride Festival is projected to be our biggest and most attended event to date. As we serve our community, we want you to have a successful and positive exhibitor & vendor experience with us. Please read each exhibitor and food vendor type before submitting and take note of critical dates, instructions, and requirements for the category you plan to select.
GSA or Community Group
Non-Profit or 501(c)(3) Organization
Small Business (Local, Arts & Crafts)
Large Business (Corporate/Commercial)
Food Vendor (Truck/Trailer/Tent)
ALL exhibitors and vendors are required to provide a certificate of insurance. The acceptable form of this documentation is a certificate of insurance showing evidence of general liability insurance to cover Yakima Pride and use of the facilities.
The certificate of insurance must show coverage of at least: $1 million per occurrence/$2 million aggregate and include the “Yakima Pride, 15 N Naches Ave Ste 21., Yakima, WA 98901” as the additional insured for the event.
Your business or organization may already have insurance for these types of events. Start there first if unsure.
Some recommended insurance companies:
ACT Insurance at 844-520-6991 https://go.yakimapride.org/act-insurance (best for crafters - Use code BLUE10 for $10 off when purchasing an Insurance Canopy policy)
Food Liability Insurance Program (FLIP) at 844-520-6992 https://go.yakimapride.org/flip-insurance (best for food)
Yakima Pride exhibitors and vendors may use the recommended policies listed above or their own insurance carrier. Exhibitors and Vendors agree to hold YAKIMA PRIDE, its staff, directors, and volunteers harmless for any damage(s) or loss incurred by or to them (exhibitors and vendors) at the Yakima Pride Festival & Parade.
All exhibitors and vendors with on-site vehicles must show proof of current automobile insurance and may provide Yakima Pride with policy numbers, which will be kept on file.
PERMITS AND LICENSES
ALL exhibitors and vendors are responsible for obtaining any required license(s) and/or permits required by the State of Washington, Yakima County, and City of Yakima. A State Tax ID number is required for all vendors selling taxable items.
Here are some recommended links below:
Temporary Food Establishment Permits - Yakima Health District
A Temporary Food Establishment Permit is required for food service at temporary events or celebrations that are open to the public. These permits are required whether or not payment is received for the food served.
To apply for a Temporary Food Establishment permit for food service
Application Form: https://go.yakimapride.org/yhd-tfe-permit
Completed applications may be submitted in person or by mail at Yakima Health District, 1210 Ahtanum Ridge Dr., Union Gap, WA 98903.
Additional information can be found here
To Apply for a Exempt Food Items permit
There are a few foods that can be sold in Yakima County without a Yakima Health District permit.
List of Exempt Food Items and Application Form: https://go.yakimapride.org/yhd-tfe-exempt-permit
Additional information can be found here
Washington State Food Worker Card
Washington State requires that all food workers have food safety training before handling food served to the public. Food workers who take a food safety training class and pass the State of Washington exam on food safety basics are issued a Food Worker Card (also called a Food Handler Permit).
When you complete this course, you can purchase and print a Washington State Food Worker Card: https://go.yakimapride.org/wa-state-food-card
City of Yakima for a temporary city license
Instructions and more information https://www.yakimawa.gov/services/codes/licenses/
The City of Yakima requires a license for all businesses, including home-based businesses, located and/or conducting business within city limits.
Festival Volunteer Registration
Learn How You Can Lend a Hand
We would like to extend an invitation to you to become a volunteer for the Yakima Pride Festival & Parade this year! Volunteers have always played a crucial role in the success of our event, and we believe that you can make a significant contribution to the festivities.
Volunteering offers a chance to meet new people, explore new experiences, and give back to your community. Plus, it's a ton of fun! Walking through the Pride Parade as a volunteer, assisting behind the scenes at the Festival, or supporting first-time attendees are just a few of the roles available. With a variety of volunteer departments, there's something for everyone, and your skills are needed to help make our city's largest LGBTQ+ Pride event a success.
Producing all of our Yakima Pride events requires a team effort. From Rainbow Prom to Pride Day at the Fair and monthly LGBTQ+ Coffee Socials, we stay busy all year round creating inclusive and safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community. By becoming a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to play a meaningful role in supporting these efforts. So, join us in celebrating Pride and sign up to be a volunteer today!
Yakima Pride Parade Registration
Yakima Pride Parade
Saturday, June 10, 2023
10:00 AM - Step Off Time
Join the Yakima Pride Parade to march through downtown Yakima and show your pride! Participation is open to individuals, families, schools, community organizations, local businesses, and more.
It is important to ensure that all contingents reflect the diversity and inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community.
Looking for some ideas? Scroll down.
The Giant Pride Flag Experience
In 2022, a 135-foot-long Pride flag was carried down Yakima Avenue, and it was a historic moment for the LGBTQ+ community in the Yakima Valley. This year, we will be unfurling the giant pride flag again! Spaces are limited, get registered today!
Some ideas for Pride Parade entries could include:
Contingents representing different LGBTQ+ identities and groups such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and non-binary communities.
Floats decorated with rainbow flags, balloons, and other symbols of LGBTQ+ pride.
Cars and motorcycles decorated with Pride-themed decorations, flags, and banners.
Dance groups, marching bands, and other performers showcasing their talents.
Drag artists and other performers are encouraged to ride on floats or decorated vehicles.
Non-profit organizations and charities that support LGBTQ+ rights and causes.
Political organizations and candidates who support LGBTQ+ rights and issues.
LGBTQ+ affinity groups from local businesses and corporations.
Religious groups and congregations that are LGBTQ+ affirming.
Community organizations and service groups that provide support and resources for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families.
Overall, we want a diverse and inclusive mix of entries that represent the many facets of the LGBTQ+ community and promote a message of love, acceptance, and equality for all.
Please don't engage with protesters or throw items at the crowd, and ensure the safety of those riding on floats, vehicles or trailers. Let's be respectful and mindful of our surroundings.
Detailed line up/staging information will be provided after approval.