Long Beach Pride Parade 2024: Parade Entry Form Now Open

Long Beach Pride Parade 2024: Parade Entry Form Now Open

Parade is now full. Application are not being accepted.

Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Pride™ is excited to announce that the City of Long Beach will be the official host for the upcoming 41st Annual Long Beach Pride Parade on May 19, 2024, at 10:00 AM. The applications for participation are now officially open. “As we move through the restructuring of the annual Long Beach Pride event, we are truly grateful to live in a city that recognizes the resilience of our community, as well as the economic impact that the event has brought to Long Beach for decades”, said Tonya Martin, President of Long Beach Pride. “Thank you Long Beach for showing us that we all matter”, continued Martin.

“Long Beach Pride is one of my favorite parades. With its many participants, you can see all the diversity and you can feel all the love as it marches down Ocean Boulevard”, said Vice Mayor Cindy Allen, who represents the district where the parade is held. “This is one of the major events that has made our city one of the greatest inclusive and diverse in the nation. I am excited for this year and I am proud to represent our LGBTQ+ community”, continued Allen.

Applications are now open. This heralds a call to groups and individuals who wish to be part of the vibrant procession that celebrates diversity, unity, and the LGBTQ+ community’s resilience.

Key Information for Participants:

  • Parade Date: May 19, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Theme: “The Rhythm of the Rainbow”
  • Participation: Open to all interested parties, subject to space availability and adherence to parade guidelines.

Important Requirements:

  • Parade Application: Must be fully completed with all required information for entry consideration.
  • Script Submission: A completed script is mandatory for all participating groups to ensure a smooth and organized parade narrative.
  • Waiver Form: All groups must submit a signed waiver form to participate.
  • Parental Consent: For participants under 18, a signed parental consent form is necessary.
  • Safety Measures: Throwing candy or any objects into the crowd is strictly prohibited to ensure the safety of attendees and participants alike.
  • Float Guidelines: All floats must comply with the City of Long Beach Float Guidelines to participate in the parade.

No Participation Fee:
There is no fee required to participate in the parade, making it accessible for all who wish to join in the celebration.

Submission Deadline:
The Parade Entry Form must be submitted by May 1, 2024, to be considered for inclusion in the parade. Due to limited space, not all applicants may be accommodated.

Language Assistance:
For assistance in Spanish, Khmer, or Tagalog, please call 562.570.3807. We are committed to making the parade an inclusive event for our diverse community.

How to Apply:
Interested parties can apply by filling out the Parade Entry Form available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJJFPxsZuOboOUdg7Uq68Ej2FvU1bob0b59GBuZ7E-_0lBqg/viewform. Applicants will be contacted by a member of the Long Beach Pride Parade team in a timely manner after submitting the form.

About Long Beach Pride™:
Since 1984, Long Beach Pride™ has stood as a pillar of support and celebration for the LGBTQ+ community. Through its annual festival and parade, it continues to promote messages of love, acceptance, and pride, creating a space where everyone is welcome.