2023 Indy Pride Parade

The Indy Pride Parade is an exciting and visible symbol of Indiana’s LGBTQ+ community. Each year, hundreds participate and thousands line downtown streets for what has grown to be Indiana’s largest parade—for any cause or celebration.

As the parade has continued to grow, it has become important to manage growth and focus on the quality of the experience and safety for spectators and everyone participating. To this end, in 2023 we are continuing with an application process. Interested parties may complete an application which will be reviewed by Indy Pride. If your application is approved you will receive further instructions on how to officially register.


What is the date and time for the 2023 Indy Pride Parade?

The Parade is on Saturday, June 10th, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Entry Applications & Deadlines:

We have a limited number of participant spots in the parade. Entry applications will be reviewed based on three application deadlines: Early Bird Registration (Feb. 1 – Feb. 28), Regular Registration (Mar. 1 – Apr. 15), and Late Registration (Apr.16 – May 15). Registration prices increase as we get closer to the parade date so we encourage you to apply early. Once available spots are filled, approved applicants will be waitlisted in case additional spots become available.

You begin the parade application process by completing the questions on our online application form.  CLICK HERE to complete the application.

Entries will be reviewed and should conform with the mission of Indy Pride. All entries are subject to approval by the Parade Committee and all decisions are final.


Parade Registration Pricing

Early Bird Registration (Feb. 1 – Feb. 28):

Application deadline: February 28th
Acceptance notification: by March 15th
Payment deadline: March 31st

$350.00 Non-Profits / Government Orgs / Political Organizations
$450.00 Medical Institutions / Colleges & Universities
$550.00 Businesses / Corporations

Regular Registration: (Mar. 1 – Apr. 15)

Application deadline: April 15th
Acceptance notification: by April 30th
Payment deadline: May 15th

$450.00 Non-Profits / Government Orgs / Political Organizations
$550.00 Medical Institutions / Colleges & Universities
$650.00 Businesses / Corporations

Late Registration: (Apr. 16 – Apr. 30)

Application deadline: April 30th
Acceptance notification: by May 15th
Payment deadline: May 30th

$550.00 Non-Profits / Government Orgs / Political Organizations
$650.00 Medical Institutions / Colleges & Universities
$750.00 Businesses / Corporations

If your organization/business is selected to participate, please note: Members of your organization are welcome to hand items to spectators. However, you MAY NOT throw or toss items from your float, vehicle, or participating group. Glitter cannons are prohibited.

Will I need insurance to participate?


If you are selected, you will need to present a certificate of insurance with Indy Pride, Inc. as an insured party. If you do not have insurance, you will be required to sign a liability waiver at the Parade. More details to come.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?


REFUND POLICY / CANCELLATION / NO SHOWS: A 75% refund will be given with a written request received by March 31st, 2023. A 50% refund will be given with a written request received by April 30th, 2023. No refunds will be given for any request received after April 30th, 2022. Parade participants understand that Indy Pride, Inc. has no control over the weather, acts of terrorism, government intervention, COVID-19 restrictions, or any other cause that may prevent, alter, and/or interrupt the Parade. Participants shall hold Indy Pride, Inc. harmless for any losses that could arise because of such an event. Indy pride, Inc. does not refund fees due to weather.

Ready to apply?

CLICK HERE to complete the 2023 Indy Pride Parade Application!

Interested in becoming a Parade or Festival sponsor? Email [email protected] for sponsorship information.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact [email protected].