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2018 Boston Pride Parade

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018 – RAIN OR SHINE!

Parade Registration (for organized groups) is now open!

 

Boston Pride Parade 2018

Registration fees

View the fee schedule here.

Unchanged from 2017

  • The “Solidarity” category (a deeply discounted registration category for grassroots organizations that are not registered non-profits) is offered again this year.
  • Small organizations: small non-profits rates have been kept at their lowest level.
  • Registration fees are unchanged from last year.
  • 20% early discount: register early (before February 28th) and you get 20% off your registration (fees displayed already include the discount!).

Parade schedule

7:30 am to 11:00 am
Staging and lining-up of participants around Copley Square

12noon
Parade kick-off!

Tentative Parade route

Pending City approval

2016 Boston Pride Parade Route

  • Start at Boylston St and Clarendon St
  • Turn right onto Clarendon St
  • Turn left onto Tremont St
  • Turn left onto Berkeley St
  • Turn right onto Boylston St
  • Turn left onto Charles St
  • Turn right onto Beacon St
  • Turn left onto Tremont St
  • Arrival at City Hall Plaza on Cambridge St 

Directions

It is strongly recommended that you arrive at the Boston Pride Parade by “T”. Given the large amount of people present in the city for the day’s events, traffic will likely be highly congested and parking will be limited.

By T: Take the Green line to Copley.

By car: we have negotiated with Spot Hero for reduced parking rates throughout the city. Click below for more info.

Advice for Visitors and Spectators

  • Pack appropriately! The Boston Pride Parade is a rain or shine event, so plan accordingly for the forecast weather conditions. Consider bringing sunscreen, plenty of bottled water, and an umbrella or raincoat.
  • Have fun!
  • Watch out for (your) kids – Make sure children are safe. As the crowds pour in from the Parade it may become difficult to keep an eye on the little ones. Consider moving to the Family Zone until the Parade is complete.
  • Respect the instructions from the Parade Staff and Volunteers – These individuals will be clearly distinguishable from the crowd. They are only doing their job and enforcing safety measures for the benefit of everyone.

Marshal Training Sessions

All group marshals will be required to attend ONE marshal training session. There are 4 sessions to pick from and the marshals do not need to attend a session together. Click here to view the marshal orientation meeting schedule

We cannot accept changes to your marshals after May 1. If your initial marshals have changed, please notify the committee at parade@bostonpride.org.

Parade Staging

All registered groups will be assigned a specific time to report to the staging area. The staging of groups will run from 7:30 to 11 am on the day of the parade.