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Parade Retail/Commercial Application Charlotte Pride 2024

Deadline: Jul 12, 2024 11:59 pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Aug 17, 2024 10:00 am - Aug 18, 2024 6:00 pm (EST)

About the event

Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade August 17 & 18, 2024 Uptown Charlotte
Charlotte Pride
Charlotte Pride
Charlotte Pride
Charlotte Pride

About the registration

Use this application to apply for a spot in our parade lineup for your company or organization's parade walking/marching group. Walking groups can include up to 100 people.


Companies or organizations that will consist of walking groups of more than 100 will need to contact Charlotte Pride about becoming a sponsor. To inquire about becoming a sponsor, please reach out to our Managing Director Meredith Thompson at


NOTE: Spaces for floats are limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


Discounts or waived fees are only for organizations that have already become sponsors of the Festival & Parade and whose sponsorship package includes a complimentary space in the parade. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to our Programs and Development Director at for more information.


Notification Deadlines and Dates: 

Submission by February 29 - Notice by March 17
Submission by March 31 - Notice by April 15
Submission by April 30 – Notice by May 15
Submission by May 31 – Notice by June 17
Submission by July 12 (Final Deadline) – Notice by July 19


Please do not email Charlotte Pride requesting status updates before your submission notice date. If you have not been contacted by your appropriate notification date, please email and a member from the team will get back to you.


For frequently asked questions, please visit our website at 

Terms & Conditions

We are following CDC and local health guidelines: At this time, masks are not required for outdoor events. We will have masks and hand sanitizer available in the festival zone for those who need these precautions. We will align our safety protocols should the CDC or local health guidelines change.


For-Profit Small Business/Corporate Group of 100 or Fewer Walking Group $300
For-Profit/Retail/Commercial Group with Vehicle (Car/Truck/Van) $400
For-Profit/Commercial Motorcycle Group $400
For-Profit/Commercial Group with Large Commercial Vehicle (Tractor Trailer or Bus) $500
Retail/ Commercial/ For-Profit Group with Float $500

Questions on the registration

User information

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email
  • Gender
  • Birthday
  • Address

Additional information

  • Organization Name
  • Full Name of On-Site Contact for Parade Day
  • Please list the email address of the person listed above.
  • Business Street Address
  • City
  • State
  • ZIP Code for your company
  • Website
  • Please select your type of parade entry. Please choose ONE. See description for clarification.
  • If (above) you selected any type of contingent other than "Walking," what kind of vehicle will be included in your entry?
  • If you selected that your group will be utilizing a float, what float company are you using?
  • Parade Entry Name (As it should be read from parade stage and printed in all materials)
  • Description of your organization to be read by our emcees to announce your entry during the parade (100 word max.)
  • Number of Participants in Group
  • MOTORCYCLES: How many motorcycles will be in your group?
  • Will you have amplified sound of any kind including musical instruments, audio tracks, or megaphones?
  • Mandatory Parade Orientation Meeting
  • Please send a Certificate of Insurance listing Charlotte Pride as Additional Insured to
  • Acknowledgement of Finality of Submission
Parade Retail/Commercial Application Charlotte Pride 2024
Parade Retail/Commercial Application Charlotte Pride 2024
Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade 2024