Registration for Portland’s Pride Festival now open

It’s one of the largest Pride parades in the region, if not the country.

Last year Portland’s Pride parade drew over 25,000 spectators and over 114 different groups from around the Northwest.

The parade occurs on the final day of Portland’s Pride Festival, a three-day celebration put together by  Pride Northwest, Inc.

According to the organization’s website,”The mission of Pride Northwest, Inc. is to encourage and celebrate the positive diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer communities, and to assist in the education of all people through the development of activities that showcase the history, accomplishments, and talents of these communities.”

This year, Portland’s festival will take place June 15th through the 17th at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Registration to participate in the parade will cost you anywhere from 50.00 dollars for non-profit groups from Oregon, Washington and Idaho on up to 1000 dollars for national businesses.

There are also still booth spaces available for vendors and organizations who wish to participate.

Click HERE to learn more.

Registration is also now open for those who wish to be a  sponsor of  Boise’s Pride celebration, which will take place during the same time frame on Saturday, June 16th, at Ann Morrison park. (Click HERE for more info.)

Here is a schedule of some of the bigger pride celebrations happening around the Northwest:

Salt Lake Pride June 1 through June 3

Bend Pride  June 9

Boise Pride June 16

Portland Pride June 16 and 17

Vancouver July 14

Eugene August 11

Salem (usually early August-not on website yet)

Lincoln City September 6-9

Ashland October 11-14

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