Join NOVA Pride as we march in the 2014 Capital Pride Parade! We'll be marching with our new banner, flags, and fun stuff to throw to the crowd: handouts, candy, and mardis gras necklaces!
PS - if you're reading this, you may be the very first to know that we've reserved space for a Northern Virginia Pride festival in October! We want a big contingent in the parade to start building excitement/awareness! We'll make our official announcement in the coming days!
Meet us by 3:00 pm at the latest on 22nd Street, between P and N on Satuday to line up!
From the Capital Pride website:
The 39th Annual Capital Pride Parade presented by Marriott steps off Saturday, June 7, 2014, 4:30 pm, at 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.
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.
Parade Route: http://www.capitalpride.org/parade/parade-map
Military Color Guard:
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
Chris 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 Report, Late 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.
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.
Link to purchase parking: https://www.parkingpanda.com/capital-pride-parade-dc-parking?ref=cpdc
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.