41st Annual Santa Cruz Pride Parade
Cheer on our 2015 Grand Marshals and a wide variety of contingents making up the largest LGBTQ+ Pride parade on the Central Coast. In this queer visibility action, members of our Santa Cruz community - organizations, allies, supportive groups, churches, candidates, ensembles, performers, parents, children - will show pride, activism, enthusiasm and love.
DATE: Sunday, June 7, 2015
STEP OFF TIME: 11:00am
START LOCATION: Pacific Ave & Church Street
END LOCATION: Cathcart Street & Center Street
The Parade concludes at the Pride Festival Grounds!
Pride 2014 Map
Enter your contingent in the Parade:
All are welcome to join our parade! Register your contingent by completing the reservation form below. Floats and other vehicles will only be permitted to enter the parade with advance registration.
PARADE CONTINGENT RESERVATION FORM - DUE Monday, May 25th, 2015!
Monitor Training: **REQUIRED**
All contingents are asked to provide monitors, without whom we would not be able to have a parade. The City of Santa Cruz is very supportive of our presence, and we want to reciprocate it by meeting all permit terms - including providing safety monitors at intersections and along the Parade route. Parade participation carries low suggested donation rates (see below), making it important that contingents provide the requisite number of volunteer monitors. *Please see the reservation form above for the number of monitors required by type of contingent.*
All monitors and drivers must attend one of the two training sessions at the Diversity Center:
Thursday, May 28th @ 5:30 - 6:30pm
Monday, June 1st @ 6:00 - 7:00pm
Both trainings last about an hour and will cover everything monitors need to know to do the job well.
Gathering Locations and time for the 2015 Santa Cruz Pride Parade Contingents:
Motorvehicle Contingent Check-in: 9:00am
Walking Contingent Check-in: 10:00am
All Contingents Fully Assembled: 10:30am
Contingents should be fully assembled in their staging area at 10:30am. The Parade steps off at 11:00am on Sunday, June 7th at Church on Pacific. To ensure that your organization is part of the action, complete a Parade Contingent Reservation Form.
Parade contingents are strongly encouraged to make a donation based on contingent size and type. We rely on these donations to pay city permits; permits require us to provide barricades, security guards, tow trucks, no parking signs, and police officers.
Parade Participation requested minimum donations:
Businesses (per contingent):
Non-Profit (per contingent):
For more information, or if you have a question, email our Parade Coordinator, Ethan Hutchinson