The March

Date and Time

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

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.

March Formation Map Available Now! Click to view.

Full March Route Map Available Now! Click to view.

We’re proud to announce our 2017 Grand Marshals!

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

To learn more about these amazing individuals and organization, check out our official press release.

We will begin to take submissions for our 2018 Grand Marshals in October 2017. To learn more, email

Don’t miss the live broadcast of the 2018 NYC Pride March on ABC7 from 12pm – 3pm on June 25th. 

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

Registration Now Closed!

Registration is now closed for 2017. We will open registration for 2018 in late 2017 / early 2018.

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.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please email us at

Accessible Seating

The seating area at Ruth E. Wittenberg Triangle (at the center of Christopher St., 6th Ave. and Greenwich Ave.) is open to people who require accessible seating to enjoy the NYC Pride March. Please keep in mind that Ruth E. Wittenberg Triangle is a non-smoking area and only ADA spectators will be permitted in this section. Click here to see the accessible seating map.

Click here to sign up!

Lunch Packages

For marching groups, let NYC Pride make the day a little easier with our Lunch Packages. More details regarding these packages in early 2018.

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, “We Are Proud.” Below are this year’s award recipients. Learn more about how these groups qualified for an award by reading about our awards here.

2017 Award Recipients 

  • 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

More Details


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