Parade and Festival Registration
Capital Pride 2024 Celebration
Photo Credit: Ted Eytan
We welcome you to join us at the National Capital Region’s largest annual celebration. The annual Capital Pride Parade will take place on June 8, 2024, and the Capital Pride Festival on June 9, 2024. Participation is a great way to show that you #HavePride365!
In order to provide equitable opportunities for organizations to participate in the annual Pride Celebration, we are happy to offer the following tiers based on organization size and income.
*Discounts applied to base rates only.
*Please note that discounts do not apply to Tier 4 registrants and Food Vendor applications.
**Beginning May 1, if space is available, late fees will be assessed to base rates.
Your base exhibitor fee includes all of the following below:
Festival Food Vendor registration will be available on Monday, January 15, 2024.
Your base food vending space includes the following below, based on vending type:
*Please note that the Food Vendor application is subject to approval.
*Please note that discounts do not apply to Food Vendor applications.
Capital Pride strives to create spaces where all members of our community can celebrate together regardless of differences or disagreements. Groups designated as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center will not be permitted to sponsor or participate.
Donations will generally be accepted from individuals, partnerships, corporations, foundations, government agencies, or other entities. Sponsors will demonstrate a commitment to the LGBTQ+ community through tangible measures such as strong or continually improving Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index scores. The Board reserves the right to make decisions on individual sponsors based on their mission and actions, as well as feedback from our community.
To comply with city requirements, all registered organizations must provide a copy of their COI, naming the Capital Pride Alliance, Inc. as an additional insured in the amount of $1,000,000 for the date/s of your participation (June 8, 2024 and/or June 9, 2024). The COI must be uploaded in a PDF format on the registration application. Should you not have a copy of your COI available when registering, you may submit your registration, but must provide the COI within 30 days after submission or your registration application will be cancelled. For insurance purposes:
Capital Pride Alliance, Inc.
2000 14th Street NW STE 105
Washington, D.C. 20009
Pride Parade, June 8, 2024, and/or Pride Festival, June 9, 2024
If your organization already has insurance, you should be able to simply ask your insurance agent to prepare the necessary documentation.
For FESTIVAL EXHIBITORS ONLY in need of a one day insurance policy, use the following link to purchase coverage naming Capital Pride as an additional insured for $65. Please upload your COI to your registration account after purchasing. This courtesy coverage is NOT available for Parade participants.
*For the Parade, groups that are marching only, do not need to provide a COI. An online liability and waiver form will be provided after June 1 to the group’s primary contact, to have the individuals marching with them sign.
Through the support of our advocates, partners, participants, and individual donors, we are fortunate, through our Pride365 Fund, to be able to offer two opportunities to assist organizations with a financial need.
Organizations with financial need, can apply for one-time financial assistance, through our Pride 365 Fund. This grant is only open to first-time Parade or Festival participants. To apply, please click the link below. Note that an active Pride 365 Community account is required to register for the Parade and/or Festival, and to apply for a grant. Once logged in, click “Parade and Festival Registration”. To apply for a grant, click “Apply for a Grant”.
Become an Alliance volunteer partner to assist in the success and impact of the annual Capital Pride Celebration. To qualify, your organization must be able to supply a minimum of ten (10) volunteers, for a minimum 4-6 hour shift, during Pride Celebration week. Your volunteer support will provide you the opportunity to raise funds for your organization or the Pride365 Fund, promote your organization to the hundreds of thousands of attendees, and can support your participation in the Capital Pride Parade and/or Pride Festival.
To apply, please click the link below. Note that an active Pride 365 Community account is required to register for the Parade and/or Festival, and to apply for a grant. Once logged in, click “Parade and Festival Registration”. To apply for a grant, click “Apply for a Grant”.
Following are the steps to complete registration.
Participants are required to attend a mandatory exhibitor and vendor orientation. More details will be made available closer to the 2024 Celebration.