2023 Partnership Opportunities: sfpride.org/partners
Sponsors please review these instructions in their entirety.
We recommend that you share these instructions with everyone who will be participating in your contingent in the Parade. Confirmation packets with your contingent number and line-up location, as well as more detailed instructions will be emailed to the Contact Person listed on this form in mid-June.
The assembly area is located between Beale and Steuart, Market and Folsom. Please organize your marchers on the sidewalks. Keep the center of the street clear at all times! Your confirmation packet will contain your specific assembly area assignment.
These times are approximate until finalized closer to June.
Your Section Number, location, and placement times have been provided with your confirmation packet by email.
|Section||Location||Vehicles must be in place by||Contingent should be in place by||Approximate step-off time onto market st.|
|A & B||Market between Freemont & Steuart||8:30 AM||9:30 AM||10:30 AM - 10:40 AM|
|C & D||Market between Fremont & Steuart||8:30 AM||9:30 AM||10:40 AM – 10:50 AM|
|E||Steuart between Market & Mission||9:00 AM||9:30 AM||10:40 AM – 10:50 AM|
|F||Justin Hermann Plaza||9:00 AM||9:45 AM||10:50 AM – 11:35 AM|
|G 1 & 2||Steuart between Mission & Howard||9:00 AM||10:00 AM||10:50 AM – 11:35 AM|
|H 1||Steuart between Howard & Folsom||9:00 AM||10:15 AM||10:50 AM – 11:35 AM|
|J 1 & 2||Spear between Market & Mission||9:30 AM||11:00 AM||11:35 AM – 12:35 PM|
|K 1 & 2||Spear between Mission & Howard||9:30 AM||11:00 AM||11:35 AM – 12:35 PM|
|L 1 & 2||Spear between Howard & Folsom||9:30 AM||11:00 AM||11:35 AM – 12:35 PM|
|M 1 & 2||Main between Market & Mission||9:30 AM||12:00 Noon||12:35 PM – 1:35 PM|
|N 1 & 2||Main between Mission & Howard||9:30 AM||12:00 Noon||12:35 PM – 1:35 PM|
|P 2||Main between Howard & Folsom||9:30 AM||12:00 Noon||12:35 PM – 1:35 PM|
|Q 1 & 2||Beale between Market & Mission||9:30 AM||12:30 PM||1:35 PM – 2:35 PM|
|R 1 & 2||Beale between Mission & Howard||9:30 AM||12:30 PM||1:35 PM – 2:35 PM|
PARADE COMMAND CENTER – 77 Beale Street; east side of the street between Market and Mission.
We recommend public transportation to get to the Assembly Area. The assembly area is easily accessible by MUNI or BART, using the Embarcadero Station and the south of Market exits. Driving anywhere near the Parade Assembly area or Celebration Site is extremely difficult. Parking is not permitted in the assembly area and will be restricted elsewhere.
With all the residences in the area, as well as the need for Parade staff to communicate instructions, please make your sound checks minimal and soft, and keep music turned off until you are entering the Parade route.
Accessibility seating will be provided in front of 77 Beale Street for those who cannot stand for long times while waiting for the parade to start. As your contingent marches by, you can make your way to Market Street and join in, however, if you are riding in a vehicle, we recommend you stay with your vehicle in the Assembly Area.
Portable toilets are located at the northern end of each block throughout the Assembly Area. Additional portable toilets are located at the Command Center at 77 Beale Street. Please do not portable toilets as changing rooms. Staff and Volunteers should be given priority to the front of the line to allow them to get back to work quickly.
Contingents will enter the Parade route in order: Block A followed by Block B and so on. We strive to keep the flow of the parade moving; however, delays are sometimes unavoidable. Not everyone in your contingent needs to be in position early. Only one person needs to in position to secure your spot.
The parade will kick off at 10:30 AM sharp with the Dykes on Bikes/Women’s Motorcycle Contingent. The rest of the Parade will follow west on Market Street, from Spear and Beale Streets, and proceed to the end of the Parade, at Market and 8th. The Parade will turn south (left) on 8th Street. Maps will be with your packet.
The Parade ends on Market Street at the intersection of 8th Street.
MARCHERS: Proceed straight ahead on Market Street to 9th Street to get to the Celebration site.
|Maximum Dimensions of Vehicles|
|Height:||12 Feet (to clear MUNI Wires)|
|Width:||100 Inches (including rails)|
|Street Clearance:||12 inches above ground (to clear MUNI islands)|
Everyone in your contingent is required to review the SF Pride Contingent Video Training Materials prior to participating in the parade. Contingent Video Training Materials will be provided to your primary point of contact and it is your responsibility to distribute these materials to your participants and ensure they have reviewed them.
If you plan to have a vehicle or a float in the Parade you must have the following wheel monitors identified:
Basic vehicles (cars and pick-up trucks) with two axles:
You must have two (2) people identified as wheel monitors.
Floats, large trucks, oversized vehicles (including motorized cable cars, trolleys, buses), and vehicles with more than two axles: Two people per axle must be identified as wheel monitors.
Parade Staff will provide training of wheel monitors at your staging area on the morning of the Parade. If you need clarification on the vehicle monitor requirements please email firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification.
If you are aware of a gap developing between you and the contingent ahead of you, try picking up your pace to the extent that safety permits. There are “Gap Monitors” positioned on the Parade Route, please comply with their directions.