YAKIMA PRIDE PARADE
June 18th, 2022 - Yakima Ave (Pendleton Way and N Naches Ave)
10:00 AM - Step Off
Saturday, June 18th, 2022
10:00 AM STEP-OFF
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
RAIN or SHINE!
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 additional information on how to participate the morning of the Pride Parade.
Where Do I Stand As A Spectator?
Spectating is simple! - Bring a chair, take a seat and watch from any point, between 16th Ave and Naches Ave, on Yakima Ave!
Depending on the number of parade contingents, we will have a guest announcer that will be located at the iconic entrance at the old Yakima Mall, announcing parade contingents and commentating as the parade marches by!
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Parade Contingent Staging
Parking Lot at Central Lutheran Church
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, June 18th. Please do not plan to meet in this area unless you are with a Parade Contingent Entry.
The Yakima Pride Float
This will be the third 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!
The Giant Pride Flag
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM at Portia Park
Presented by Seattle PrideFest
PRIDE JUST GOT BIGGER!
A 135ft RAINBOW FLAG!
now THATS BIG!
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE HISTORY!
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!
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!
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.