2013 PrideFest Parade


This year promises to be the biggest and best Parade Knoxville PrideFest has ever seen! We invite you to be a part of the celebration! Do you own a business? Go to a supportive church? Are you in a community group? If so, grab a few friends and a banner or, better yet, build a float. Feel free to be as creative as possible while promoting your business, church, group, etc. Don’t forget the beads, candy, flyers, and water as the crowd always loves freebies! This year we are introducing cash prizes for the top 3 floats. Just use our 2013 PrideFest Theme “Live. Love. Be. PROUD!” in your float design/ decoration and you might just be one of our winners!

We couldn’t be happier to welcome two very special guests to our parade this year. For the first time ever, the Knoxville City Mayor, Madeline Rogero, who has done some incredible things for Knoxville since being sworn in earlier this year, will be riding in our parade. Don’t forget to be on the square to listen to her speech later that day. We are honored to have her be a part of our celebration!!

It’s FREE and as simple as that to register. However, if you plan to participate in the 2013 PrideFest Parade you need to register no later than Wednesday, June 19th.

Staging for the parade will take place on Saturday June 22nd at 10:30am in the State Street surface lot. The parade will start promptly at 12pm, running down State St., up Summit Hill to Gay Street, Turn on Clinch Avenue and ending at the World’s Fair Park. PrideFest will begin immediately following and run from 1pm-9pm.

Parade Sign-up: http://knoxvillepridefest.com/registration-2/parade-registration/

Please feel free to email or call with any questions that you might have.

Thanks so much,

Dusty Brock, Parade Co- Chair, dustyvol@hotmail.com

Mark D. Janes, Parade Co- Chair 865-363-6275, mjanes@topshelfexpress.net

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