Pride Parade 2022

Come out With Us

for the first Annual Pride Parade in Manchester, NH

June 18, 2022 @ 10am

We are excited that you are registering to join us for Queen City Pride First Annual Parade. The Parade will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022 starting at 10am on South Commercial Street. We will march past Arms Park – our Festival location until we reach Canal Street.

Please complete the parade registration form and submit your payment at your earliest convenience. Registrations are reviewed and approved once the qualifying payment has been received.

Rules, Policies and Safety Guidelines

All units should maintain a continuous forward motion during the entire parade route. Do not stop on your own and present “mini concerts” along the route. Do Not stop for television cameras or voiced announcements…they will work around you.

  1. In the event forward motion stops or pauses during its procession, stay in formation and continue to entertain the crowd. Units “breaking ranks” or “taking a break” present an unprofessional image.
  2. Given the geographical diversity of the parade’s marchers and entertainers, we make every effort to inform the crowd of a unit’s hometown. Consider including your own banner, bass drum decal or some other visible signage identifying your group.
  3. It is strictly forbidden for participants to throw or distribute harmful items to spectator’s. Objects from vehicle’s or from marchers. We do not allow this activity for obvious safety reasons, and to maintain decorum throughout the route. Parade Marshals escorting units will enforce this policy.
  4. Participating units are not allowed to solicit donations on the parade route as this may hold up the parade or the sell anything to spectators. Parade Marshals will enforce this policy.
  5. Chaperones and aides for your marching unit should dress professionally, presenting a uniform appearance. Chaperones should plan on helping with safety and care of their unit.

Follow these SAFETY rules:

  • There must be guardrails at least 8 inches high around the edge of all floats and flatbeds.
  • Children on board a float must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults.
  • Any floats or flatbeds used must have wheel guards on rear wheels. Also, it’s unsafe to use a vehicle as a float which has wheels outside of the trailer.
  • Rider’s legs are not allowed to hang over the sides of a float during the parade.
  • Marching display balloons must be grounded if constant winds reach 23mph or with gusts of 34mph.

Have Questions? Contact parade@queencitypridenh.org for more information.