Out in the streets for the biggest Pride celebration in the world!

The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.

The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. In 2016, we were joined by over 350 unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of nonprofits, community organizations, corporate partners, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 80 floats making the trek down Fifth Avenue, last year’s March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.

Viewing The March is free and open to the public. No tickets necessary.


Be a part of The March

Rates for the 2017 Pride March are NOW AVAILABLE. Registration is now open. Click here to register.

It is the responsibility of all marching contingents to ensure that their group members abide by all event rules and regulations. Before registering, please ensure that you have reviewed the March Rules and March FAQ.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please email us at march-help@nycpride.org.

Announcers and Awards

Announcer Locations
  • 36th Street and Fifth Avenue
  • 25th Street and Fifth Avenue
  • 8th Street and Fifth Avenue
  • Christopher and Bleecker streets
Awards Categories

Each year, our panel of guest judges recognizes the creative ways that each marching contingent showcases their commitment to the LGBT community, and this year’s theme, “Equality Needs You.” Below are this year’s award categories. Learn more about how your group can qualify for an award by reading about our awards here.

  • Best Use of NYC Pride Theme
  • Best Float
  • Best Marching Contingent
  • Best Music or Performance on a Float
  • Best Marching Band or Music Ensemble (No Float/Vehicle)
  • Best Dance Performance (No Float/Vehicle)

More Details

Working Grants Available

Every year, NYC Pride awards thousands of dollars in grant money to local organizations that serve the LGBT community. In order to receive the grant money, members or volunteers from your organization must perform specific job duties, as a group, at our NYC Pride events like The March.

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Disabled Access

For accessible seating, please email us at march-help@nycpride.org or call us at 212-807-7433.