The 40th Annual Pride Parade in the nation’s capital steps off Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 4:30 pm, from 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC.   The Pride Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street, passes by the Logan Circle neighborhood and ends along the revitalized 14th Street corridor at S Street.


Parade Registration & Participant Information (Available soon!)

Registration for returning participants will be available beginning December 1, 2014.  New participants will be able to register beginning January 1, 2015.


Parade Route (Click here)


2014 Parade Presenting Sponsor


The annual Pride Parade attracts over 150,000 spectators annually and includes more than 170 contingents-floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment and much more.  People from all walks of life participate in this annual event to show they have pride.  The review stand is located at 15th and P Streets, NW; another announcement stand is just east of Dupont Circle on New Hampshire Avenue at Q Street.  A sign language interpreter will be available at the 15th and P Streets review stand.  The first contingent is expected to reach the review stand before 5pm; and the final contingent should pass the review stand at by 7:15pm.


2014 Parade Awards

2014 Capital Pride Award – Best Incorporated ThemeDC Front Runners

The Tina Turner Award for Best Decorated FloatGreen Lantern

The Nancy Sinatra Award for Best Marching ContingentLesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band

The Liberace Award for the Most Outrageous (The unexpected, over the top, brilliant, unique)Zipcar

The New Kids on the Block Award for Best New ContingentDogtopia

The Elizabeth Taylor Award for Best Non-Profit ContingentPeace Corps

The Village People Award for Best Small Group ContingentLogan Hardware

The Harvey Milk Award for Best Public Sector ContingentLibrary of Congress 

Judge’s AwardArmed Forces Color Guard


Parade Participants 2014

We are very proud that for the first time ever in our country, the Department of Defense will participate in a Pride Parade.   We will have an Armed Forces Color Guard present and retire the colors at the 2014 Capital Pride Parade.  This is significant step forward for the community as a whole and particularly for those LGBT members of the armed forces

Contingent Lineup (Alpha Order)

Contingent Line-up (Show Order)


Military Color Guard

Click the link above for registered contingent information.  NOTE: The parade orientation is MANDATORY.  The orientation is May 14 @ 7:30pm at Hotel Palomar, 2121 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. 


Parade Grand Marshal

Chris_Kluwe_bookChris Kluwe will serve as a Grand Marshal for the Parade this year.  Kluwe is a former NFL punter, writer, one-time violin prodigy, human rights advocate, and obsessive gamer.  Kluwe graduated from UCLA with a double major in history and political science and played for the Minnesota Vikings for eight years.  He is the author of the acclaimed essay collection Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football and Assorted Absurdities and has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,  USA Today, and Salon, as well as on The Colbert ReportLate Night with Conan O’Brien, NPR’s Weekend Edition, and Ellen. Kluwe recently spoke at TED about the future of virtual reality technology and its connection to building a more empathetic society, and he regularly makes presentations at major corporations, universities, and human rights organizations.


Parking At The Parade

To make parking for the parade easy and stress free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking near the parade route.

Once purchased, parking for the Capital Pride Parade is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up, often at exclusive discounts. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever.

Inventory is limited and garages will fill up before the parade, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase Parking Passes for parade day if driving.



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