We have answered some of the basic questions about the Parade and the Festival.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PARADE
- Are pets allowed on the parade route?
Yes, but please be aware that some areas along the parade route can become very crowded and cumbersome for pets.
- Are coolers allowed on the parade route?
- Can I bring a pop-up tent?
Not in the congested areas of the parade route. Personal pop-up tents are no longer permitted on the parade route prior to Oak Lawn Ave. Only pre-approved merchant tents will be allowed. If you would like to set up a tent, please use Cedar Springs Rd. past Oak Lawn or anywhere along Turtle Creek Blvd. Look for the “No Tents” signage to assist you with correct placement areas.
- Can I bring folding camping chairs?
Yes. Adequate pedestrian pathways must be honored. You cannot block sidewalks.
- Can I bring a grill or BBQ to cook with along the parade route?
No. This is a city code and will be enforced. Tickets may be issued.
- What time does the Parade start?
- How long does the parade last?
About 2 1/2 hours.
- Where do I park?
Parking is an issue. Some paid lots are available. Street parking fills up fast. For later arrivals, some street parking may be found around Lemmon Ave., Maple Ave. or north of the Tollway on Cedar Springs Road.
- How far is it to Reverchon Park?
About 1.5 miles from the beginning of the parade.
- Are there shuttle buses?
Yes. Pickup locations will be at the Legacy of Love Monument (Oak Lawn Ave. @ Cedar Springs Road) and the entrance to Reverchon Park. They run from 3 pm to 8 pm.
- Can I pass out flyers from my business or club to patrons along the parade route?
- Can I sell merchandise, food, or beverages along the parade route?
No. This is a city code and required a permit.
- No outside food or drink allowed.
- Clear bags only as per policy.
- We reserve the right to refuse entry to any person for any reason.
- No glass containers allowed.
- Children must be supervised at all times
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
- What time does the festival open?
- Can I bring the kids?
Yes, kids are welcome and there is a Family PRIDE Zone inside the Festival designed just for kids. Children must be supervised at all times. Changing stations are available.
- How much does it cost?
$10 for Adults. CASH ONLY. FREE for children under 13 when accompanied by an Adult.
- When does the entertainment start?
- What time does the Festival end?
- Are animals allowed at the Festival?
No. Only service dogs and pets associated with authorized Pet Adoption vendors.
- Are coolers allowed inside the festival?
No. Food and beverage will be available for purchase inside the festival.
- Will people be allowed to carry firearms at the festival?
No. Due to alcohol sales and to promote safety for all, 30.06 and 30.07 signs will be posted prohibiting both concealed carry and open carry inside the festival.
- Are backpacks or other bags allowed inside the festival?
No. Backpacks are not allowed inside the Festival. However, a clear bag policy has been implemented. Click here for full bag policy PDF
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