Parade Information

Parade Agreement & Waiver

Kickoff: The Parade will start at Adado Riverfront Park and step off at 12 PM on Saturday, June 17, 2017.  Entries will be placed in order of receipt, with the exception of grand marshals, sponsors, and special guests.

Parade Representatives: Michigan Pride requests that each group designate one person as their “parade representative.” The parade representative will help with coordination of vehicle/group setup and controlling the flow of their float/group during the parade. Parade representatives must report to parade check-in no later than 11:45 AM on the day of the parade.

Signs/Banners/Logos: Only pre-registered entries/participants will be allowed to march with Michigan Pride. No other group or business may be promoted on a banner/sign/logo without written permission from Michigan Pride. If participant has not received written permission, Michigan Pride reserves the right to remove any entry that represents any for-profit endeavor other than what is listed on the participant’s application.

Vehicles: Any person operating a vehicle in the Parade whether powered, self powered, or non-powered does so at his or her own risk, bearing all liability for any and all damages or loss of personal property and/or any personal injuries sustained to themselves or other person(s). Vehicle operator hereby waives any and all claims and or defenses it may have against Michigan Pride of any kind or nature as a result of the his or her independent use of such vehicle. Further, it shall be required of the person operating such vehicle to maintain, and hereby acknowledge adequate and sufficient insurance coverage to indemnify himself and Michigan Pride from any and all damages and or loss of property in addition to any and all personal injuries, of whatever kind or severity, to the vehicle operator or any other person who is injured as a result of the use of such vehicle.

Marchers: Anyone wishing to walk in the parade must be registered to be included in the line-up.

Etiquette: The Michigan Pride Parade is for the entire community; please remember there are children on the parade route. Please do not stop on the parade route. Please listen to all information and follow all directions of the volunteers during parade assembly, the execution of the parade, and parade disassembly. The parade volunteers are there for your safety and security. Please keep a safe distance between your group and others, but not so far as to slow the progress of the Parade.

Disclaimer: The Michigan hereby absolves any liability arising from use of floats in the Michigan Pride parade or any activities in association with Michigan Pride. In accordance to City, State, and Federal Laws, no alcoholic beverages will be allowed during any portion of the Pride parade event on June 17, 2017. In addition, no person under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall be allowed to operate a motor vehicle during the Pride parade. Michigan Pride reserves the right to remove, including but not limited to, any person, motorized or non-motorized vehicle, conveyance, float, or participant(s) for any activity deemed unsafe, violation of any rules contained herein, or action or inaction that may cause any delay to the progress of the parade. Michigan Pride attempts to accommodate all requests for Parade placement, however Parade placement of participants is at the sole discretion of Michigan Pride and such placements are final.

Security: Please be advised that the Lansing Police Department is responsible for enforcing all applicable state laws and local ordinances during Pride events. Such statutes may include, but are not limited to public decency, alcohol, controlled substances, public safety, and standard vehicle insurance requirements.

Floats: The Michigan Pride Committee would like to encourage groups to showcase their organization/business through a float. It is the one time of the year you can promote yourselves in front of the entire community. You may be surprised at the interest and excitement an entry in the Pride Parade can give to your organization. All cars and vehicles must be registered as floats. A vehicle pulling a float is considered one (1) float. More information about floats is listed below.

Float Information: Float Dimensions may not exceed: 12’ wide X 25’ long X 12’ high

• No one may enter or exit the float once the float is in motion on the parade route

• Trailers must be towed by an accompanying vehicle and have a turning radius of not less than 90º

• All sound systems must be self-powered and must meet city codes for amplification standards

• Name of the sponsoring business or organization should appear on the float

• Each organization must provide applicable insurance for each float/vehicle entered

• Failure to comply with these standards will result in the disqualification of the float and possible removal from the parade

By submitting an application, you hereby agree and attest that you have read, understand, and agree to the disclaimer above and the contents herein are incorporated by reference.