YAKIMA PRIDE FESTIVAL & PARADE
June, 2023 - Naches Parkway (Pendleton Way and N Naches Ave)
A community event proudly produced by Yakima Pride and its annual partners!
We need community and connection more than ever and allowing us to both connect and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community’s resilience in the face of this pandemic and the true spirit of Pride.
In 2020 and 2021, the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 meant that most PRIDE celebrations did not take place during June as planned or canceled altogether.
Whether you are a returning guest or coming for the first time, it is a magical experience like no other!
Please join us; invite your friends and family to proudly celebrate PRIDE and share this beautiful event in our amazing community!
Yakima Pride Festival & Parade
Yakima Pride Parade
10:00 AM - Step Off Time
Begins: S 16th Ave & W Yakima Ave
Ends: E Yakima Ave & Naches Ave
Yakima Pride Festival
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Naches Parkway - Located along N Naches Ave (Between E Yakima Ave and E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)
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!
Talent and Vendor applications are NOW OPEN!
Volunteering with Yakima Pride
From the very start, volunteers have played a vital role in the success of Yakima Pride each year. Volunteering is an opportunity to meet new people, share new experiences, and to give back to your community. Plus, it’s just plain fun! There’s nothing like walking through the Pride Parade as a volunteer, working behind the scenes at the Festival, or helping one of our first-time attendees. With many different volunteer departments, there is something for everyone, and we need your skills to help execute our city’s largest LGBTQ+ Pride event.
All year long we are engaged in planning events, conferences and gatherings for our community. It really takes a team effort to produce all of our Yakima Pride events. From the Rainbow Prom to Pride Day At The Fair to monthly LGBTQ+ Coffee Socials we are busy year ’round creating inclusive and safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community.
Yakima Pride is NOW ACCEPTING Entertainment applications from musicians and performing artists who are interested in appearing at the Yakima Pride Festival.
Performers of all genres are encouraged to participate. Yakima Pride typically features bands, solo musicians, dance troupes, chorus, DJs, performance artists and youth talent, but we’re open to anyone who has a performance to share.
We are always excited by all the artists that want to be a part of Central Washington’s largest celebration of Pride. We seek artists that are either members or allies of the LGBTQ+ community. We are looking for acts with fun festival energy and true show stopping power!
Exhibitor Package Information
We are very excited to celebrate another year of diversity, inclusion, and community with you! Our 2022 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 vendor experience with us. Please read each Vendor Package before submitting and take note of critical dates, instructions, and requirements for the category you plan to select.
$25 - K-12 School GSA or Related Club/Group
$50 - Non-Profit Community and 501(c)(3) Organizations
$100 - Arts & Crafts and Small Business Vendor
$125 - Food Vendor
$175 - Large Corporate/Commercial Business Vendors
PERMITS: ALL EXHIBITORS are responsible for obtaining INSURANCE and any required license(s) and/or permits required by the State of Washington, Yakima County, and the City of Yakima. A State Tax ID number is required for all vendors selling taxable items.
All festival exhibitor applications must be complete and include required information. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Need help with your application or have a question/concern?
Contact Yakima Pride Vendor Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or Text/Call (509) 426-7799
You will be notified of the decision on a first come first served basis.
Parade General Information
Yakima Pride Parade
10:00 AM - Step Off Time
Everyone is invited to enter the Yakima Pride Parade!
Yakima Pride invites participation from families, schools, community organizations & non-profits, local businesses, corporate & commercial, and official City of Yakima supportive and affirming entries.
Following in the historic tradition of Yakima's Sunfair Parade; the Yakima Pride Parade will follow the familiar route of more than one-and-a-half miles through Downtown Yakima.
Yakima Pride Parade will take place starting at S 16th Ave and W Yakima Ave. The Pride Parade will continue down Yakima Ave towards Naches Ave where walkers and approved floats will enter the Festival grounds (between E Yakima Ave and E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.)
Line Up / Staging information will be provided once application has been approved.
Questions about the Pride Parade, please send us an email at email@example.com.
Giant Pride Flag
Presented by Seattle PrideFest
In 2021, Yakima Pride was up against a pandemic, relentless wildfire smoke, and a downpour of rain! We didn't get to make history.
This year, for 2022, our friends over at Seattle PrideFest have partnered with Yakima Pride once again 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!
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!