In case you missed the Boston Pride Parade, watch the television special from our media partner NBC10Boston, necn and Telemundo Boston “Celebrating Boston Pride”
Saturday June 8, 2019
START: Copley Square
FINISH: Boston City Hall Plaza
Rain or Shine
• 10:30 press conference at corner of Boylston and Clarendon Streets
• 11:45am Ribbon cutting with Mayor Walsh at the corner of Boylston and Clarendon Streets
• 12:00pm Start at Copley Square
• Finish: City Hall Plaza
• 2.27 miles distance
• 431 registered marching groups/ contingents – This is a new record as there were 352 in 2018
• 54 floats
• 35 motorcycles
• 118 vehicles
• 55.5 percent of parade groups are nonprofit/grassroots organizations
• 44.5 percent are business groups
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It is strongly recommended that you arrive at the Boston Pride Parade by “T”. Given the large number of people present in the city for the day’s events, traffic will likely be highly congested and parking will be limited.
T Station: Copley Station (Green Line)
2019 Boston Pride Parade
After kickoff at noon from Copley Square, the 2019 Boston Pride Parade will wander through the streets of the Back Bay, The South End, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, and finally Government Center to pour onto the Boston Pride Festival on City Hall Plaza. Along the way marchers and contingents will enjoy visual reminders of the history of our community in Boston: Stonewall 50 banners will recognize those places and locations, still in existence or long-gone, were queers fought for equality and dignity.
Indeed, with a central theme of Looking Back, Loving Forward, the parade will combine the recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with a hopeful message of love and strength, as many rights still require conquest. Participants in the parade, whether marcher sor spectators, will be encouraged to reflect on the many challenges and incredible victories of our community since 1960.
At the helm of the parade will be Grand Marshal Dale Mitchell, Marshal Ava Glasscott, Honorary Marshal Chris Harris, and Champion of Stonewall Honorary Marshal Marsha P. Johnson (Click to learn more about 2019 Marshals). The Transgender Remembrance section will honor those lives lost to transphobia and violence.
The parade line up is now available!
- The Parade Line Up, in alphabetical order, is shown here – 2019 Pride Parade Line-Up, Alpha. Please use this file first to locate your staging location, check-in time, and assembly time.
- The Parade Line Up, in marching order, is available here – 2019 Pride Parade Line-up. Please use this file second to see what group is staged in front of you and behind you. We will need everyone to help us line up everyone!
Groups with vehicles and floats – Your group marshals and your driver(s) are expected to come to the Check-In Table at the time indicated on the Parade Line Up page AFTER you have parked your vehicle at the staging location.
Groups with marchers only – Your group marshals need to report to the check-in tent at the check-in time noted on the line-up.
NOTE – Please look at the assembly report time. This is the very latest that the rest of the your group members need to report by. Your group can report earlier to their staging location if they wish to do so.
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 at all times. As the crowds grown along the route, it may become difficult to keep an eye on the little ones. Make sure you watch for large vehicles and floats and refrain from letting them run towards vehicles.
- 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.
Accessible viewing area!
We are happy to announce that Boston Pride will have a specially designated viewing area for individuals with reduced mobility and older adults at Cambridge and Tremont Streets. Seating will be limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to reserve a seat.