The March

Date and Time

Sunday, 6-24-18 Step Off: Noon


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 2017, we were joined by over 450+ unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of nonprofits, community organizations, corporate partners, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 110 floats making the trek down Fifth Avenue, last year’s March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.

Thank you to our 2017 Grand Marshals!

  • The American Civil Liberties Union
  • Brooke Guinan
  • Krishna Stone
  • Geng Le

Submissions for our 2018 Grand Marshals are currently being accepted. We encourage you to review our Grand Marshal Criteria Guide prior to making any nominations.

Once you’re ready, make your nominations here!

Don’t miss the live broadcast of the 2018 NYC Pride March on ABC7 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 24. 

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


Nonprofits, government agencies, political officials and community organizations click here to view your 2018 rate options.

Small business and corporate groups click here to complete a quick questionnaire that will help us determine your rate level.

Ready to register? Click here!

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, the March FAQ, and the March Refund Policy.

Changes in 2018

Please note, due to increasing demand and the ever-growing length/time of the March, we are limiting the total number of floats and vehicles in 2018. We are also asking organizations to limit the number of marchers in their contingent to a maximum of 200 members. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available to help keep your members involved in Pride; we are happy to chat with you about such options.

Below are some important dates:

  • November 1, 2017: Early Bird Registration opens
  • January 8, 2018 (11:59 p.m.): Early Bird Registration closes
  • May 1, 2018 (11:59 p.m.): Registration for 2018 March closes

If the March reaches capacity prior to May 1, 2018, we will close registration early. Please sign up as soon as possible.

Info Services

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Accessible Seating

Details are currently unavailable. Please check back with us in the coming months for further information.

2017 Award Recipients

Each year, our panel of guest judges recognizes the creative ways that each marching contingent showcases their commitment to the LGBT community. Below are the 2017 award recipients. Learn more about how these groups qualified for an award by reading about our awards here.

  • Best Use of NYC Pride Theme: Kiehl’s Since 1851
  • Best Float: Comedy Central / Broad City (Proud City)
  • Best Marching Contingent: PFLAG NYC
  • Best Music or Performance on a Float: The Door
  • Best Marching Band or Music Ensemble (No Float/Vehicle): GAPIMNY / Queer and Transgender-affirming Asian Pacific Island groups
  • Best Dance Performance (No Float/Vehicle): Caribbean Equality Project
  • Judges Choice: GMHC

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