Pride Fort Lauderdale 2021 Parade Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a PARADE participant for Pride Fort Lauderdale, November 20-21, 2021. The parade will kick off the 2-day festival ending close to the entrance of Pride. If you would like more information on participating in the PARADE contact or

Parade Type Information

A Non-Motorized Contingent is a group of people participating in the parade and does not include motorcycles or vehicles of any type.
Local Non-Profit is based in and ONLY provides services to the residents of South Florida. National Non-Profits are all others. Proof of non-profit status must be submitted at time of purchase to qualify for discount.
Local Business is an annual gross income under $2 million and based in South Florida. Large Business is an annual gross income over $2 million.

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Parade Information

Payment Information

Parade Fee: $ 350.00
Registration Fee: $ 2.50
Merchant Fee: $ 10.83
Grand Total: $ 363.33

2021 Pride Fort Lauderdale Parade Rules & Regulations Please scroll all the way to the bottom

The Pride Fort Lauderdale Parade Committee accepts entries based upon overall show and entertainment value. Use of theme, artistic beauty, use of color, animation, special effects, originality, rider personnel, costumes, and visual appeal all come into play in determining the acceptability of an entry. A parade application is not approved until you receive confirmation from the parade committee.

The safety of parade participants and spectators is our primary concern. Law enforcement officers will be stationed along the parade route. Your cooperation is required. Each entry and participant is subject to immediate dismissal from the parade for any action deemed to be in violation of these parade rules or deemed to be an unsafe action or activity.

Mandatory Liability Insurance

A general liability and automobile liability insurance policy at limits of $1,000,000 combined single limit for Bodily Injury and Property Damage must be carried for each entry, and you must send us a certificate of insurance before your entry can be accepted. Tell your agent that the certificate must contain an "Additional Insured" and "Cancellation" clause stating the following:

  • Additional Insured Clause: "Greater Fort Lauderdale, Inc., its Board of Directors, its staff, its members, agents and sponsors; and the City of Fort Lauderdale"
  • Cancellation Clause: This policy of liability insurance shall not be canceled or suspended or terminated, nor shall the limits of liability be reduced until after thirty days notice thereof is given by certified mail to: Pride Fort Lauderdale, PO Box 23686, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33307.

Required Safety Equipment

  • Fire Extinguishers. All floats and any vehicle or trailer with a generator must carry a fire extinguisher with a current certification. Vehicles may be inspected by the Fire Marshall. Cars or trucks that do not have generators or are not pulling floats are exempt. You will NOT be able to purchase fire extinguishers at staging so please make sure your float or trailer has an extinguisher or you will not be permitted to participate in the parade.

Mandatory Timeline for All Entries


Your Entry Must Match Your Application

Space is extremely limited in staging. Each entry has space allocated to it based upon the information (size/length of entry) provided in the application. Entries that are significantly larger or not conforming to the application submitted may be assessed additional fees, moved to the end of the parade, or prohibited from participating – forfeiting their entry fee. Walking entries are limited to bands, drill teams, or unique entries approved by the Parade Committee.

The Signage On Your Entry Must Match Your Application

Except for licensed towing companies like Stepps Towing, all signage on your entry or float must match your application. For example, if you enter as "Great Giving Charities", then the signage on your entry (except for your tow vehicle as stated above) must state "Great Giving Charities" or information about Great Giving Charities such as "Giving back to American’s In Need", etc. You cannot add the name of a sponsor or other entity such as "Sponsored by American Plumbing".

Age Restrictions

  • No children under the age of 5 may participate in the parade
  • Children between the ages of 6 to 12 years must be accompanied by an adult and must be riding on a float or inside of a vehicle. The acceptable ratio of supervision is one adult for every two children.
  • No child under the age of 16 may walk in the parade except for those in a marching band.

Prohibited Activities

  • No candy/beads may be thrown during the parade.
  • Handing beads directly from the side of the float endangers the public by encouraging them to approach the float. This activity is strictly prohibited.
  • No printed materials may be distributed along the parade route.
  • No firearms, cannons, or fireworks may be used in the parade.
  • No sirens – except for official emergency vehicles.

Staging Area

  • Staging is conducted on the streets of Fort Lauderdale Beach, you will be given a time and location to stage your entry at the mandatory parade meeting prior to the event.
  • Consumption of alcohol on public streets is prohibited by State Law.


  • No Refunds

Cancellation Policy

We are a not-for-profit organization. We incur significant up-front expenses in putting this event on, and they are not refundable. Therefore, Pride Fort Lauderdale will not be able to issue refunds, partial refunds, nor deferrals for the cancellation of this event due to weather conditions or public safety – circumstances that are obviously beyond our control.

About the Event

Pride Fort Lauderdale is the oldest Pride celebration in the state of Florida, born in 1977 from protests following a successful public referendum to overturn a landmark Miami-Dade County gay rights ordinance...

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