Parade Guidelines

UTAH PRIDE PARADE TERMS & CONDITIONS

I/we have carefully read all the parade terms and conditions and agree to abide by all of the terms and conditions. We understand that failure to do so may result in expulsion from parade participation without a refund of entry fees.

PARADE THEME

The Utah Pride Festival requests all participating contingents reflect this year’s theme (“LOVE = LOVE”) interpreting it as you see fit, in an acceptable and tasteful manner. As one of the largest parades in Utah with extensive media coverage, all contingents are reminded of the responsibility that goes along with this public event. All contingents should reflect the theme and/or purpose of the parade.

INDEMNIFICATION

All units are required to abide by the rules and regulations as established by the Utah Pride Center and the Utah Pride Festival. Each contingent is responsible for any and all acts and omissions on their part, or on the part of their agents, members and/or employees, which may result in injury or damage to them or a third party. Each contingent and each participant in each contingent shall indemnify and hold the Utah Pride Center, the Utah Pride Festival, and the City of Salt Lake free and harmless, and hereby forever release and discharge the Utah Pride Center, the Utah Pride Festival, and the city of Salt Lake and their affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against all claims, demands, liabilities, damages, and expenses, including attorney’s fees and costs arising out of any such act or omission of such contingent or contingent participant.

RIGHT TO PUBLISH THIS AGREEMENT

The Utah Pride Festival reserves the right to publish this signed agreement, in whole or in part, in support and pursuit of its aims, goals and purposes.

REMOVAL FROM PARADE

The Utah Pride Festival reserves the right to remove any individual, group or parade contingent from the staging, parade or dispersal area, who is, in its sole opinion and discretion, a hindrance to the safety or progress of the parade or who places any participants or spectators in physical danger; for motor vehicle safety violations, unsafe or illegal conduct such as drugs, alcohol or participation inconsistent with the aims, goals and purposes of the Utah Pride Parade.

POLITICAL STATEMENTS

Any political statements or endorsements made by participants in the Utah Pride Parade are not necessarily the opinions expressed by The Utah Pride Festival, nor does The Utah Pride Festival in any way directly contribute financially to the signage or display of these opinions.

REGISTERING, PARTICIPATING WITH OTHER GROUPS AND THIRD PARTY REASSIGNMENT

No contingent is allowed to participate as one or as part of another contingent without approved pre-parade registration with Utah Pride. Any contingent “crashing” the parade will be removed immediately. Groups desiring to march with other groups must make this known on this application when submitted. No parade entry may be reassigned to a third party without express written approval of the Utah Pride Festival Parade.

NO THROWING, TOSSING OR “FIRING” OF ANY OBJECTS OR ITEMS FROM ANY VEHICLES, CONVEYANCE OR FLOAT

Due to the danger of physical injury, insurance requirements and littering problems, absolutely no items i.e.: pens, candy, beads, balloons, condoms, flying discs, pamphlets, CDs, confetti, water, guns, etc. will be thrown, tossed or “fired” to parade spectators from any vehicle, conveyance or float. Spectators must be approached by an individual walking with the contingent and an item given directly to the individual spectator, preventing spectators from surging or entering parade traffic lanes for these items. Removal from the parade and a $150 clean-up fee will be assessed to the contingent for violation of this rule.

ANIMALS IN PARADE STAGING, ROUTE AND DISPERSAL AREA

The only animals that will be allowed in the Parade Staging Area, on the Parade Route and at the Dispersal Area are horses. Each contingent of horses in the Utah Pride Festival Parade must have a clean-up crew. Each contingent must supply their own water and dispensers for their animals. Violators will be immediately removed from the staging, parade or dispersal area and assessed a $150 clean-up fee and barred from participation in future Utah Pride events. All horses are subject to monitoring by the Utah Humane Society and the ASPCA.

No dogs, snakes, cats or other animals will be allowed on the Parade Staging Area, on the Parade Route or at the Dispersal Area. Service Dogs are the only exception.

FORWARD MOVEMENT, MANEUVERS AND GAPS

All contingents are required to maintain a continuous forward motion during the parade. No stopping unless directed by the Utah Pride Festival staff or appointees. All maneuvers must be performed “on the move.” No stationary maneuvers or delays while performing will be allowed. No gaps between parade contingents of more than 20 feet.

READY TO MOVE ON CUE

All contingents must be ready to move on cue at the parade start or the next unit will proceed. The delayed contingent will proceed only at the next convenient time as determined by the Utah Pride Festival, Parade Directory, or Parade Staging Managers.

NUDITY AND OBSCENITY

It is against the law to appear nude in public or to be exposed in a manner determined to be lewd, lascivious and/or obscene (Reference ordinance SLMC 10.28.010). Violators of these laws will be barred from participating in the Utah Pride Parade and could be subject to citation or arrest from the Salt Lake City Police Department. This includes mooning.

USE / POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL & DRUGS AGAINST UTAH LAW

It is illegal to possess or consume alcohol or drugs while participating on City of Salt Lake streets (Reference ordinance SLMC 10.36.010). Any illegal behaviors and/or violations of the law will not be tolerated in the Utah Pride Parade staging, route and dispersal area. You will be responsible for any fines, fees, arrests, injury or imprisonment that may occur if you break these or any other laws. In addition, violations will be immediate cause for dismissal from the parade.

LIABILITY INSURANCE AND VALID DRIVERS LICENSE

It is the responsibility of the contingent’s main contact to ensure that each vehicle that enters the parade line-up area and/or participates in the parade must have liability insurance, and the driver must have a valid driver’s license. These must be presented upon request. Failure to provide will disqualify the individual and/or contingent from participating in the parade.

SAFETY, FIRE AND MOTOR VEHICLE RULES AND REGULATIONS

The City of Salt Lake Fire Marshall and Police Department will enforce city fire codes, motor vehicle, motorcycle helmet laws and regulations. It is the responsibility of each Salt Lake Pride Parade contingent to know & meet these codes, laws and regulations. The Utah Pride is not responsible for failure to meet these codes, laws and regulations and or being excluded from participating in the Utah Pride Parade for violations of these codes, laws and regulations. All contingents, floats, trucks, vehicles and groups will be inspected in the staging area prior to participating in the Utah Pride Parade, and monitored during the Utah Pride Parade for safety and compliance with all rules and regulations. Violators are subject to being removed from participation in the parade and barred from participation in any future Utah Pride events.

HAVING READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO COMPLY

It is my responsibility to communicate all information contained in this application to my contingent participants and to insure all participants are in compliance with all rules, guidelines, regulations and laws in regards to participation in the Utah Pride Parade. Information herein provided by me is true, correct and complete and that I am legally empowered by my organization to enter into this agreement.

FESTIVAL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY APPLICATION

The Utah Pride Center and the Utah Pride Festival reserve the right to reject the application of, or prohibit participation by any exhibit, exhibitor, vendor, entertainer, volunteer and/or parade entry, in whole or in part, including, but not limited to, any person, organization, article, conduct, printed matter, catalogue, or souvenir, that in its sole and absolute opinion, is not suitable to and in keeping with the character of the Utah Pride Festival.

UDOT/Safety/Vehicle Requirements

  • I understand that any float cannot exceed 14’ in height including any standing individuals.
  • I understand that any float cannot exceed 15’ in width.
  • I understand that any float cannot exceed 70’ in length including any vehicle cab.
  • I understand I must have a minimum of one 2A10BC Fire Extinguisher on a float.
  • I understand that we must provide two walking float safety monitors to assist in safely crossing trax lines and navigating turns while the parade is in progress.
  • If my entry includes a vehicle, I understand that any individual driving a vehicle in the parade must possess a valid and current driver’s license.
  • If my entry includes a vehicle, I understand that any individual driving a vehicle in the parade must possess a valid and current proof of auto liability insurance.

REQUIRED SAFETY MONITORS:

I understand that we must provide two (2) walking float safety monitors while our entry is in motion to assist in safely crossing UDOT trax lines and navigating turns.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

  • For PROMPT answers to questions not answered here, you may email the Utah Pride Center/Festival at parade@utahpridefestival.org.
  • For any additional information, call 801.539.8800 Ext. 120. Please include a phone number if you leave a message, so that we can efficiently return your call if needed.