PrideFest Applications

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PrideFest Applications

Exhibitor Space is sold out for 2018. Thank you for your interest in being an exhibitor at Denver PrideFest. We have had an extraordinary response to this year’s festival and we are sold out of space. Our waitlist has also filled beyond capacity. Space applications for the 2019 festival will open up after January 2, 2019. Please keep an eye on this website or subscribe to The Center’s newsletter to receive updates about next year’s festival.

The Coors Light PrideFest Parade has also sold out for 2018. This will be our largest parade ever. Please remember that if you have completed a parade application, you are asked to attend one of our upcoming parade meetings. All applicants should have received information about these meetings at the time of your application and through email reminders. At these meetings, line-up order, check in times and safety information will be shared. (The deadline for parade applications was Friday, May 25, 2018. If you have not completed your parade application, please do not attend a parade meeting in an attempt to sign up. We will not be able to make an exception at this meeting. Thank you.)

If you have not received your meeting reminder or if you have additional questions, please contact Operations Manager Carol Hiller at 303-668-2322 or CaroleyII@mindspring.com.

Need to Purchase Liability Insurance?

Our insurance agency, ESP Specialty Insurance, is pleased to offer 2018 Denver Pridefest Vendor Insurance.

Please follow these instructions to purchase your liability insurance.

  1. Click to go to our secure purchase site.
  2. Answer a short few questions and pay the fee with your credit card. In the “Tell Us About Your Event” section,
    please denote “PrideFest 2018” to receive the discounted rate of $62.50 for two-day coverage.

Your certificates will be emailed to you. A copy will also be emailed to the event. If you have any questions, please contact Clayton Marsh, Account Executive at ESP Specialty Insurance: 617-993-0634.

Helpful Info for Parade Entries, Vendors & Exhibitors

Parade Participant Rules

All parade participants will need to attend one of the following meetings:

  • Saturday, June 2 at 10:00am
  • Sunday, June 3 at 9:30am
  • Monday, June 11 at 6:00pm

Food Vendor Agreement & Rules

Need electricity at your site? Download the 2018 Electrical Service request form

Download our Equipment Rental Form (tents, tables, chairs)

Download The City & County of Denver’s Sales Tax Special Event Application/Registration Form

View a map of the festival

View our Load-In/Load-Out map

Sales Tax Information

Colorado Special Event Sales Tax Information

Colorado Special Event Sales Tax Application

Colorado Special Event Sales Tax Return

Outfitting Your Contingent for the Parade

FREE Banners Available for the Coors Light PrideFest Parade

Miller Coors is providing free banners to organizations participating in the parade.  Limit two banners per organization. Please include your organization’s logo as a high-resolution JPEG with your request. Deadline to request banners is June 4, 2018.

To request your banner, please contact Jamie Roles at Jamie.Roles@cdccoors.com.

Get Your Gay On: Special Pricing Available to Outfit Your Float & Crew
Get Your Gay On Logo

Get Your Gay on will have special pricing available for participants in the Coors Light PrideFest Parade to get all the rainbow swag they need for the event. Stick flags, 3×5″ flags, bracelets, beads, leis, parade giveaways and more! Contact Jim Maser at 858-245-7660 or jmaser1021@comcast.net for more information or to place an order.

Parade Policy on Bicycles and Motorcycles

Bicycles: Individual bicycles are not allowed along the parade route, however groups of bicyclers or bicycle clubs can register as a contingent to ride in the parade.

Motorcycles: Individual motorcycles may participate in the parade if they are a part of the Motorcycle Unity Contingent, which includes multiple organizations with riders. Those who ride in this group do not have to pay a registration fee. On the morning of the parade, this group will meet between 8:00-8:30 AM at 11th Ave and Race St before turning right and heading to the front of the line near 13th Ave and Franklin St.

Top 6 Ways to Have a GREAT PrideFest Vendor Experience

1. Don’t forget to check out our Vendor Tips!

2. Be on-time for load-in! If you miss the vehicle traffic window you will not be allowed to drive into the park.

3. Load all your materials out of your car, then move your car off-site. That way we move everyone through quickly.

4. We must wait for the Denver Police Department to allow us to bring cars on site Sunday after the festival. Please be patient! There is plenty of time for load-out.

5. Follow volunteer instructions and please be courteous! They are there to help everyone have a good experience.

6. Bring lots of water (for your booth – don’t forget that you cannot hand out free water!) and enjoy the weekend!

If you have any additional questions, please Carol Hiller at pride.applications@denverpride.org.

Denver Pride, Denver PrideFest, the Coors Light PrideFest Parade, and the Pride 5K are all produced by the GLBT Community Center of Colorado (The Center). Proceeds support vital programs and services that positively impact the LGBTQ community in Colorado, including our youth.

Your support of Denver Pride is greatly appreciated.

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Denver PrideFest
DENVER PrideFest

JUNE 15 & 16, 2019
CIVIC CENTER PARK
Saturday: 11:00am-7:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm

FREE admission includes all entertainment!

Pride 5K
PRIDE 5K

JUNE 15, 2019
STATE CAPITOL BUILDING
Saturday: Race details to be determined

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Coors Light PrideFest Parade
COORS LIGHT PrideFest PARADE

JUNE 16, 2019
CHEESMAN PARK
Sunday: Leaves park at 9:00am

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Parade Entries

Local Denver-based artist, Lonnie Hanzon, started in the performing arts and fashion design, but is now known around the world for creating major public works of art, immersive entertainment projects, visual merchandising and fine art commissions. Past works for Denver PrideFest have included a memorial to the Pulse Nightclub shooting victims, a shrine to humanity, and a interactive exploration of the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision.

Details about the 2019 Annual Art Installation will be available closer to the festival.

Community Fun at Denver PrideFest

Food Vendor & Exhibitor Applications Available January 2, 2019

Food Vendors & Exhibitors

Denver PrideFest is proud to offer a free festival experience designed to bring the entire LGBTQ community together in celebration and strength. Interactive games and fun, age-appropriate performances are offered in the Family Area (for young children with parents or caretakers) and Youth Alley (for older youth ages 11-21). The AARP SAGE of the Rockies Resource Area offers a relaxing respite from the hustle and bustle of the festival, while the Trans Resource Area builds connections among the community.

At Denver PrideFest, we’re all family!

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