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SF Pride March
Date Sunday June 25
Time 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location Details
The Parade is always the last Sunday in June and begins at 10:30 AM, at Market and Beale street traveling west along Market Street to Eighth Street.
Event Type Party/Street Party

Ilene Chaiken, creator of the L word and 2005 Celebrity Grand Marshal, with Daniela SeaM
The parade promptly begins at 10:30am, kicking off with the Women's Motorcycle Contingent, roaring down Market Street with more than 600 "dykes on bikes." Following close behind are over 200 Parade contingents and watching from the sidelines - over one million expectant eyes and ears, lined up 12 deep on the sidewalks as the Women's Motorcycle Contingent heralds the progression of community groups, local businesses, floats, marching bands, choruses, politicians, clubs, radio stations and more.

GLBT Historical Society 2005 Parade Float
Keep in mind that public transportation is the best way to get to the 2006 Parade and Celebration. We also offer bicycle parking! Bring your bicycle to our parking area, located on Hastings Plaza at the corner of Hyde and McAllister (available on Sunday only).

2006 parade route map

Read on for our Parade FAQ and keep checking back for the most up to date information on Parade Grand Marshals, contingents, Float Resource Program and more!


Juanita More, 2005 Community Grand Marshal

What time does the Parade start and what is the Parade route?
The Parade is always the last Sunday in June and begins at 10:30 AM, at Market and Beale street traveling west along Market Street to Eighth Street.

Can I just join in the parade without filling out an application?
No, all parade contingents are required to sign-up and pay for their spot on the parade Non-profit organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $250,000 and who took part in last year’s Pride Parade are eligible for a free entry in the Pride Parade. All we require is that you send in your completed application by April 3rd, along with a letter from your treasurer certifying that your annual operating budget is under $250,000. Please note that after April 1st, the regular fee schedule applies. Please contact our parade coordinator, Marsha Levine, for further details at, or to fill out a parade application go to

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, 2005M
Do you have a Float Building Workshop?
Yes we do. It has not yet been scheduled, please email Marsha Levine at for more information. No phone calls please.

Can I use Mylar on Float?
The use of any Mylar for either decor or construction of parade entries is prohibited. If your float contains Mylar it will be prohibited from entering the parade route.

Can my group do a little skit/number/performance on the route?
Because we are working on closing the gaps in the parade this year, prior approval is required. To get this approval simply write a letter with a detailed description of your performance and how much time it will take - be sure to include this letter when mailing in your application. Otherwise, you can email Marsha Levine at

Dr. Carol Queen and Dr. Annie Sprinkle, 2005
What is a contingent monitor?
They are volunteers/staff members that you provide, that will need to attend a training prior to the parade, and will walk with you along the parade route acting as safety monitors for your contingent. They are MANDATORY. If you do not have the correct amount of trained contingent monitors the day of the parade, your contingent will be prohibited from entering the parade route and no refund will be provided. Here is how you determine how many contingent monitors you require:

2-25 persons marching = 2 Contingent Monitors
26 to 50 persons marching = 4 Contingent Monitors
51 to 75 persons marching = 6 Contingent Monitors
76 to 100 persons marching = 8 Contingent Monitors
100+ = Add another 2 Contingent Monitors per 25 persons

All Contingent Monitors are REQUIRED to attend a training, even if they attended a training last year. A schedule of trainings will be provided in your confirmation packet. The trainings take place in the East Bay and San Francisco.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 4th, 2006 12:34 AM

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