March in the Columbus Pride Parade with Stonewall Columbus!
Stonewall Columbus welcomes everyone in the community to march with us to celebrate and commemorate the accomplishments of those who have paved the way before us, to stand up for rights and justice for those in our community who are still oppressed and unheard, and to march toward a future in which everyone can thrive! In the month of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we march united as a strong and beautiful LGBTQ+ community.
What is a Community Marcher?
Community Marchers are individuals, friends and families who will march at the front of the parade immediately behind the Stonewall Columbus float and Grand Marshal Nina West. These are marchers who are not associated with a business, organization, church or school. Looking to register a group of marchers associated with a business, organization, church or school? Click here.
What are the rules?
- All registered marchers receive a wristband that must be worn in order to march in the Pride Parade. These wristbands will be mailed to you or can be picked up in advance. Replacement wristbands will not be available on the day of the march.
- This is for marchers only. No vehicles are permitted.
- Stonewall Columbus does not release any personal contact information about registered individuals, however registered participants acknowledge that their photo may be taken and posted by Stonewall Columbus and Pride Parade spectators.
- PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED. The march is nearly 2 miles and the pavement and sun are very hot. For the safety of your pets, please leave them at home.
- Families, churches, young adults, and children all attend and participate in the Columbus Pride Parade. We ask that you do your part to keep the Parade full of fun and good taste.
- Backpacks and other bags are all subject to search by CPD and Parade staff.
- Firearms, loaded or unloaded, concealed or exposed, are strictly prohibited throughout the Parade.
- You will be cited for drinking alcoholic beverages along the Parade route. Without question, CPD will remove you from the Parade. Please follow all open container laws.
- Community Marchers are prohibited from passing out objects or distribution of literature. You are free to carry banners and signs with a few restrictions: All signage, whether handheld or worn on body, must be LGBTQ+ affirming, reflecting our community in the most positive light. Campaigning or political fundraising is prohibited.
- All participants are responsible for any and all acts and/or omissions on their part that may result in injury or damage to themselves or others. Registered marchers specifically agree to indemnify and hold Stonewall Columbus and its agents, volunteers, and employees free and harmless, and to defend it from any and all claims arising out of such acts or omissions.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Any age is welcome if they have a wristband to march with Stonewall Columbus.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Click here for parking information.
What can I bring into the event?
You are welcome to march with banners and posters if they meet the specified rules (see above). Any signage that violates these terms will not be permitted.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact gro.submulocllawenots@ofni
Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?
You do not need to bring a printed ticket, but you do always need to wear your entry wristband until the Parade has concluded.