This year promises to be the biggest and best Parade Knoxville PrideFest has ever seen!  Grand marshal TBA and Knoxville Pride 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!  There will be trophies for the top 3 floats.  Just use our 2017 PrideFest Theme “TBD” in your float design/decoration and you might just be one of our winners!

It’s FREE and simple to register.  You will also find a map of the parade route on that same page so you can get your friends to come cheer you on.  However, if you plan to participate in the 2017 PrideFest Parade you need to register no later than Wednesday, June 14th. 

Staging for the parade will take place on Saturday June 17th at 9:00am at TBD.  The parade will start promptly at 11am from the staging area.  The route will include Gay Street and end at the World’s Fair Park.  PrideFest will begin immediately following and run from 12pm-8pm at World’s Fair Park.  The map below represents our PREFERRED route, but it may change to accommodate the downtown construction.

The parade will start promptly at 11am from the 100 block of Gay Street.  It will include Gay Street and end at the World’s Fair Park.  The exact starting location and route may vary due to the downtown construction scheduled for June.

The parade will start promptly at 11am from the 100 block of Gay Street.  It will include Gay Street and end at the World’s Fair Park.  The exact starting location and route may vary due to the downtown construction scheduled for June.

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

Thanks so much,

Click here to register!