PRIDE PARADE FAQs
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
We love kids, but do not recommend that those under 14 participate in this contingent, as the parade route is long, fast moving, and a bit chaotic. Plus, you'll be lost in the moment dancing your butt off! Have them come with friends or family instead, so they can cheer you on from the sidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Leigh.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
We strongly recommend that you take public transportation to and from the event as driving anywhere near the assembly area and parade route will be difficult. The assembly area is easily accessible by BART or MUNI using the Embarcadero Station stop (come up on the south of Market side). See the SF Pride Transit Guide for helpful links and information.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please bring as little with you as possible. Space on the truck for personal items will be extremely limited. We can accommodate a sweatshirt or very small bag, but will not have space for large bags or backpacks. If you store any personal items on the truck, you will not have access to them again until we complete the parade. If you need frequent access to something, wear a small "fanny pack" or find another way to keep it on your person.
Exactly when and where will we meet on parade morning?
The parade organizers have not published the order of the contingents yet. Last year we were lucky enough to be 8th, but in 2014 we were 181st! As soon as we know our number, we’ll let you know exactly when and where to assemble. Once we are off and dancing, the whole route should take approximately one hour to complete.
What do participants wear for the parade?
All registrants will receive a limited edition Rhythm & Motion shirt to wear on parade day. You are welcome to add anything you'd like to enhance your look. Go as wild and crazy or as sleek and simple as you want! Comfy, supportive shoes and sunscreen highly recommended.
How do I get my limited edition Rhythm & Motion Pride shirt?
We will be handing out the shirts to all registrants at the two pre-parade rehearsals on June 19 and 25.
What if I want to participate, but don't have time to learn the routines or I just want to support the dancers?
To keep our group moving smoothly we need the help of many volunteers. Please invite friends and family to come out and support our group. They'll have a great time in the process - and get a limited edition shirt to boot! Volunteers supply dancers with water and snacks, hand out stickers and postcards to the crowd, and carry our contingent banner. PLUS, AS OF THIS YEAR VOLUNTEERS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO ATTEND SF PRIDE'S LENGTHY MANDATORY TRAINING!!! Register here
What is the refund policy?
You may cancel any time on or before June 12 and receive a full refund. After June 12 we are unable to issue refunds for cancellation, but you may transfer your registration to someone else.
Are there any discounts?
We want to make sure that anyone interested in this event can participate. If the fee is a challenge for you, please contact us to discuss work exchange options.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us, call us at 415-549-8525, or stop by our office on the ground floor of ODC Dance Commons at 351 Shotwell Street in San Francisco. We're here to help!
REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY, JUNE 25 AT MIDNIGHT (OR EARLIER IF WE HIT CAPACITY).