Utah Pride Parade Rules


Forward Movement, Maneuvers
By city ordinance: all contingents are required to maintain a continuous forward motion during the parade. No stopping, all maneuvers must be performed on the move and moving forward. Extended stops are subject for removal from the parade. 

No Gaps: 
You are to keep a distance of no more than 20 feet between your parade entry and the parade entry in front of you. If approached by a person in a volunteer shirt asking you to speed up and/or keep up with the entry ahead of you please do so with all deliberate speed. Failure to do this may require your entry to be removed from the parade route. You will also loose points for next year's parade by not maintaining an appropriate distance. 

Nudity and Obscenity: 
It is against the law to appear nude in public or to be exposed in a matter determined to be lewd, lascivious, and/or obscene. Violators of these laws will be barred from participating in the Utah Pride Parade and could be subject to citation or arrest by the Salt Lake City Police Department. You will be responsible for any fines, fees, arrests, injury or imprisonment that may occur. 

Animals in Parade Staging, Route and Dispersal Area: 
All animals except horses are restricted from the parade. Dogs, amphibians, etc., are not allowed. Horses must be attended to at all times. Each contingent with a horse participating in the parade must have a clean-up crew and drinking water for them. Violators will be immediately removed from the staging, parade, or dispersal area. If necessary, a $150.00 clean-up fee will be assessed and contingent could be barred from participation in future Utah Pride Parade events. All animals are subject to monitoring by Utah Humane Society and ASPCA. Dogs helping with a disability must check in at the information booth before the parade begins. They will be given a pass to add to their leash. An entry with a dog that has not been cleared by the information booth will be stopped from participation and taken out of their parade place until the situation is resolved. Our top priority is safety for the dog and its owner. 

No Throwing, Tossing or "Firing" of Any Objects or Items from any Vehicle, Conveyance or Float: 
Due to the danger of physical injury, insurance requirements signed by the Utah Pride Festival and Parade, and littering problems; absolutely no items, including: water, bubbles, confetti, bracelets, necklaces, cards, tattoos, condoms etc., will be thrown, tossed or "fired" to the parade spectators or participants from any vehicle, conveyance, float or person. Spectators must be approached and handed items. A cleanup fee of up to $500.00 will be assessed to the contingent and removal from the parade for the violation of this rule. You will be banned the following year from participating in the parade if caught breaking this rule. 

No Use/Possession of Alcohol and Drugs or Violations of the Law: 
It is illegal to possess or consume alcohol while participating on the city streets. Any illegal behaviors and/or violations of the law will not be tolerated in the Utah Pride Parade staging, route, and disband area. You will be responsible for any fines, fees, arrests, injury, or imprisonment that may occur if you break these or any other laws. Your group will not participate in the following years' parades. 

No Adding a Group to your Entry: 
Adding another business, non-profit, politician or group to your entry is not permitted without the explicit written permission of the parade director. Your entry will be immediately removed from the parade and your organization will be stopped from participating for at least one year. 

If the Utah Pride Parade is protested, your parade entry may be rerouted or delayed past our permit time. Please be advised that if/when the parade is protested the parade may be stopped and/or cancelled. No fees will be returned to parade participants in the case of a cancelled or rerouted parade. 

Parade Marshal and Protest, Active Shooter, Bomb, Vehicle as Weapon: 
Your parade marshal should help your organization develop a plan in case of emergency. They are our first contact on the parade route, and emergency personnel will use them to help in times of emergency. They are the eyes and ears of the parade. If they see something, they should say something. They should communicate with the police at the intersections if something questionable is seen or heard. 

The parade goes on rain or shine. If conditions become too dangerous the parade may be cancelled. No money will be returned and no alternative date for the parade is planned nor should be expected. 


For more information or Questions, Contact: 

Jayson Stokes, M.Ed. 
LGBT Resource Center