Sunday, Aug 15th

Downtown Fargo

2pm

FREE

All Ages Welcome

as Spectators

Fargo-Moorhead businesses, organizations, and individuals are welcomed each year to participate in the annual Pride Parade. These groups create floats, signs and toss candy (and glitter) to show their support of the LBGTQ+ community.

The parade leads into the Pride Rally, which traditionally features a welcome message from the Grand Marshal of the FM Pride Parade and is then led by local activists and politicians.

PARADE ROUTE

Check back soon for a detailed route!

PARKING

Free weekend parking is available in the following lots and ramps:

Roberts Commons (RoCo) Ramp – 217 Roberts St N

Civic Center Ramp – 411 2nd Ave N

City Hall Lot – 125 3rd St N

4th Street Parking Lot – 20 4th St N

PARADE REGISTRATION

There is no application fee, however FM PRIDE and the Parade Coordinator reserves the right to deny participation in the parade at its discretion. The main contact for the organization is solely responsible for the behavior of its participants.

Contact Person

Please fill out the following section with contact info for the person in charge of your Parade entry. All contact will be with this person going forward. It is imperative that this person has access to the email address provided, as important updates will be sent to participants via email only. It is incredibly helpful that this person be present the day of the parade.
Organization
First Name
Last Name
Address
City
State
Zipcode
Email Address
Cell Number

Parade Entry Type

Entry Type
  • - select a option -
  • Vehicle Only
  • Vehicle w/Walkers
  • Vehicle w/Float
  • Vehicle w/Float & Walkers
  • Walking
  • Other
Type of Vehicle
Number of Walkers
Other
We plan on handing out
(Check all that apply)
Other:

Rules & Regulations

Line Up 
Only floats with special designation by the parade committee will receive an assigned spot. All other floats will be placed as they arrive.
 i) If you have multiple vehicles, you must arrive together. Any entry that does not have all vehicles present at time of check-in will not be permitted into the staging or line-up area. Once an entry enters the line-up area, no other vehicles or unit will be allowed to enter.  

Vehicles 
a) All vehicles must remain on the pavement at all times 
b) All vehicle operators must have a valid drivers license 
c) No burnouts of any type are allowed.
d) All vehicles must maintain one vehicle width from the curb. IE: a car must stay one car width from the pavement 
e) All vehicles must be in good working order 
f) The parade distance is approximately 6 city blocks. All vehicles and walking participants must be able to complete the entire parade.  

Use of Alcohol and Illegal Drugs 
a) In accordance with state and municipal laws, the North Dakota vehicle code, the following policy will be enforced:
i) The possession, presence, and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages, or drugs are strictly prohibited on the parade route, parade lineup area, parade vehicles (including floats), float disbanding area, and all other designated event areas. 
ii) Group contact persons and vehicle drivers must be sober (not under the influence of alcohol or drugs). 
iii) Organizations/Teams found in violation of this policy will be excluded from participation in future parades and will be subject to removal from the parade and/or subject to arrest and/or disciplinary action by the Fargo Police Department. 

Responsibility of Contact Person 
a) A contact person must be declared by each entry at the time of application. This contact person will assume responsibility for the actions of the group. The contact person, as stated on the parade application, must remain with their entry and be visible during the entire parade lineup, parade, and disbanding. 

Float Distance 
a) In order to maintain a smooth parade, FM Pride requests each float maintain at minimum 10 feet and at maximum 20 feet between groups during the parade. 

Safety 
a) If you choose to give items away to spectators, someone must walk along the side of the float during the parade and personally hand out the item(s), or toss the items towards the ground close to the spectators. YOU MAY NOT THROW ANYTHING DIRECTLY TOWARDS SPECTATORS OR FELLOW PARADE ENTRIES. 
b) Any written signs, cheers, or language of any kind that is threatening or harmful in nature will not be tolerated and may result in loss of points, disqualification from the parade competition, and/or disciplinary action. 
c) No persons or appendages may be outside of a vehicle window without prior approval. 
d) Persons within three feet of float edges shall be seated at all times. Persons at least three feet from float edges may stand. 
e) All weapons (real or a replica), must comply with the local or state policies. 
f) All participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by his or her parent or guardian. 
g) The use of open flame is prohibited without prior approval. This includes (but is not limited to) the use of gas, lamps, flares, fuses, candles, and lighted matches. Smoke devices must be of the non-heating type (dry ice or chemical). Exhaust pipes should be extended beyond the decorated area and properly protected. h) Generators may be used. No bulk storage of combustibles are allowed. IE: no gas cans. i) All float and car entries must be appropriately decorated. 

Clearance 
a) All floats are responsible to ensure their vehicle or float can pass underneath obstructions (trees and power lines) along the parade route. Traffic laws 
i) Once vehicles leave the parade route they are subject to all municipal, state, and federal laws. Please disembark floats and trailers prior to leaving the parade distribution area. 

Release and Waiver

To the fullest extent permitted by law, I/we hereby assume all risk of personal injury or death and property damages or loss from whatever causes arising while I/we are involved in connection with FM Pride Activities and I/we hereby release Fargo-Moorhead Pride, including volunteers and parade committee members, from any and all claims relating to or arising out of activities in which I/we are participants in connection with FM Pride Activities, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, liquidated, unliquidated, fixed, contingent, material or immaterial, disputed or undisputed, suspected or unsuspected, asserted or unasserted, direct or indirect, at low or in equity and l/we understand and acknowledge the significance of such release and waiver and I/we hereby assumes full responsibility for any injuries, damages or losses that I/we may incur as a result of its execution of this release and waiver.