Annapolis is quickly becoming a festival town, and we take great 'Pride' in our annual parades. And this year, we're excited to see the return of the Annapolis Pride Parade and Festival the weekend of June 1, 2024! If you've never been to an Annapolis Pride event, it's an excellent opportunity to engage with the LGBTQIA+ community and celebrate the kick-off to Pride Month! So, let's get started.


People march in the Annapolis Pride Parade holding banneres and signs about LGBTQIA+ rights
Annapolis pride, courtesy of Abidoodle Productions.


  1. NEW PARADE ROUTE! We want more people to get in on the fun, so we've expanded the parade route to begin at City Dock and end at Amos Garrett Blvd. on West Street. 


  1. NEW FESTIVAL VENUES! We are excited to move the festival outside Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and to the Bates Athletic Complex. More space = more fun! 


  1. CHRISTIAN SIRIANO - GRAND MARSHAL We are fortunate to honor Annapolis native, renowned fashion designer, and Project Runway Season 4 winner Christian Siriano back to Annapolis as the grand marshal! 


  1. 2024 THEME- ANCHORED WITH PRIDE. The theme of this year's parade and festival centers on the Chesapeake Bay and its importance to many, as well as the feeling you get when you can proudly stand in your Pride! Anchored by community, chosen family, and unapologetically you. 


  1. CELEBRATE WITH THOUSANDS OF LGBTQ+ FOLX AND ALLIES. Last year's parade and festival were wildly successful! More than 10,000 attendees came out to show support for our LGBTQ+ community.   


Annapolis Pride Logo with a graphic of people and the state house


  1. FREE PRIDE SWAG! Many of the marching groups and vendors will be giving out Pride swag, resources, and product samples.  


  1. OVER 150 FESTIVAL VENDORS, MARCHERS! There are tons of community resources, faith groups, food, local artisans and businesses, and fabulous floats. We are excited to welcome the Off-Kiltered Motorcycle Club and Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue group.  


  1. MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT! Don't miss our entertainment lineup on multiple stages at the festival.  


  1. CELEBRATE EARLY! Annapolis has one of the earliest June Pride celebrations around the mid-Atlantic. This means you can kick off Pride month in Annapolis on June 1 – then head to DC on June 8-9, Baltimore or Delmarva Pride on June 15-16, or Salisbury and Frederick Pride on June 22. 


  1. HORSES AND MOTORCYCLES! We are excited to welcome the Off-Kiltered Motorcycle Club and Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue group for the parade!


A mass of people at the Annapolis Pride Parade hold a 'TRIBE' balloon sign.
John Goucher for Annapolis Pride

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