Application is in draft mode by event organizer

Parade Application

Deadline: Jun 07, 2023 11:59 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Jun 10, 2023 1:00 pm - Jun 11, 2023 7:00 pm (EDT)
Detroit, Michigan

About the event

Motor City Pride Festival and Parade
Motor City Pride
Motor City Pride
Motor City Pride
Motor City Pride

About the application

2023 March/Parade Application
Sunday, June 11, 2023, 12:00 noon
By joining together for the 2023 Motor City Pride Festival and Parade, we stand stronger than ever with our solidarity as one community, striving to bring equality and inclusion to all across the country.
This application only covers the company/organization completing this form.  Additional groups, elected officials, or candidates must submit their own application.
The mission of Motor City Pride is:
Through the festival, march/parade and other community events, Motor City Pride works toward our vision of a society characterized by a strong commitment to universal human rights as well as safe communities, workplaces, and schools.
Motor City Pride takes our mission seriously. Thus, we only seek involvement from those participants who affirm and support our message: the Parade celebration commemorates and continues the fight against discrimination and the struggle for equality for LGBTQ+ persons and their families.
Because we create a safe and welcoming environment for all individuals, we ask all participants to acknowledge that they individually, and the business/organization they represent, to support our mission and the message above when providing an authorized signature on all contracts and registration forms.

Terms & Conditions

Motor City Pride Parade Rules
Sunday, June 11, 2023, step off at 12:00 noon
Applications are due, May 31, 2023
March/Parade Rules for all Entries
1.               All units must check-in between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Griswold North of Lafayette on Sunday, June 11, 2023.  All units must be in their assigned lineup position no later than 11:30 a.m.  Late arrivals may be re-positioned at the end of the parade.
2.               Height for floats shall be less than 18 feet. 
3.               All vehicular entries are required to complete the Limitation of Lability, Indemnity and Release form before entering the lineup for the parade. All requested information must be provided.  
4.               Police and Fire Department traffic lanes must be kept open at all times.  The law forbids parking vehicles, decorating units, practicing marching routines, and/or forming a waiting group in these lanes. 
5.               Noise abatement laws forbid any unit to test equipment or play music until they have reached the parade route. Please note that no sound checks may be done until after 10:30a.m.
6.               ALL units must be ready to move on cue or the next unit will proceed. The delayed unit will proceed only at the next convenient time as determined by the MCP Parade Starter.
7.               ALL Parade participants are forbidden to throw anything from their unit.  Units may hand items out.  
8.               Separate units that wish to be grouped together in the parade, MUST submit their own application and indicate their desire to parade as a group.  All parties wishing to be grouped together must note it on each of their respective applications.  All attempts will be made to fulfill your request. Once approved “No” unit is allowed to participate alone or with any other unit without pre-parade registration with MCP.   
9.               Any unit entering the parade without pre registering will be removed immediately.
10.            Applicable registration fees must be paid in advance, and are non refundable.
11.            MCP reserves the right to remove any and all persons from any float or vehicular unit which it determines to be overcrowded to such an extent that the unit may break down or cause injury to participants.   
12.            Motorized vehicles will not be allowed to enter the plaza after the parade.
13.            Any motorized unit which becomes disabled and delays the parade will be removed from the parade route by MCP.  Towing expenses for any unit that breaks down will be at the applicant's expense.
14.            MCP reserves the right to remove any person or unit from the pre-parade assembly area or during the parade that is deemed to be offensive and/or a hindrance to the progress of the parade, places other participants and/or spectators in physical danger, or violates any of the regulations set forth in this application. (Including any nudity and/or intoxication) 
15.            ALL entries are required to abide by the rules and regulations as established by MCP and by the laws of the city of Detroit and of the State of Michigan. Violators are subject to citation and/or possible removal from the parade route. 
16.            MCP presents the parade and festival for the public as an educational and entertainment event and reserves all rights as producers.  Any reproduction, broadcast, or commercial use of any portion of the event, in whole or in part, in any form without explicit prior written consent from MCP is strictly prohibited.  MCP may at its discretion, film, photocopy or tape any and all portions of the Parade for promotional use.
17.            All applicants are responsible for any and all acts and/or omissions on their part, or on the part of their agents and/or employees, which may result in injury or damage to themselves or third parties.  Applicant specifically agrees to hold MCP, the City of Detroit and Parade staff free and harmless from any and all claims arising out of any such act or omission. 


Sponsor $0 Non-refundable
Musical Unit – no charge for units with 12 or more musicians $0 Non-refundable
Non-profit Organization with revenue under 500,000 $50 Non-refundable
Non-profit Organization with revenue over 500,000 $250 Non-refundable
Company with Annual Gross Sales under $500,000 $100 Non-refundable
Company with Annual Gross Sales over $500,000 - No Float $2,500 Non-refundable
Company with Annual Gross Sales over $500,000 With a Float $250 Non-refundable A float is a decorated Stage Truck, Flat Bed or Trailer. A decorated Car, SUV or Pick-up does NOT qualify as a float or for this pricing.
Political unit $50 Non-refundable
Motorcycle group $50 Non-refundable
Additional Vehicle $50 Non-refundable Each entry is allowed one vehicle or vehicle with a trailer. Additional vehicles are $50.00
Festival Admission Wristbands SOLD OUT Non-refundable Admission wristbands are not required for the March/Parade. They are required to enter the festival. Purchasing them now will save time entering the festival grounds.

Questions on the application

Business information

  • Business name
  • Legal business name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website (Optional)
  • Logo (Optional)

Additional information

  • Type of Entry
  • Describe Entry
  • Number of People
  • Will your entry have sound or music? Describe your Music
  • On behalf of the company/organization I have reviewed, will abide by and will share the Rules and Liabilaity Release with our participants in the March/Parade.

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 0
Parade Application
Parade Application
Motor City Pride - 2023
Application is in draft mode by event organizer