Presenting Parade Sponsor
The 38th Annual Capital Pride Parade steps off Saturday, June 8, 2013, 4:30 pm, at 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC. The first contingent is expected to reach the review stand before 5pm; and the final contingent should pass the review stand at by 7:15pm.
Voted DC’s best parade each year by readers of the Washington City Paper, the Capital Pride Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street and ends in the Logan Circle neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC. The parade is expected to attract more than 100,000 spectators.
New for 2013: The parade will travel north on 14th Street between P and S Streets. We are excited to bring the parade to the business along 14th Street and engage the expanding LGBTA community.
The parade will include more than 170 contingents-floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment-consisting of local businesses, Capital Pride Heroes and Engendered Spirit awardees, politicians, community groups, drag queens and much more. The review stand is located at 15th and P Streets, NW in front of Tortilla Coast; another announcement stand is just east of Dupont Circle on New Hampshire Avenue at Q Street. A sign language interpreter will be available at the 15th and P Streets review stand.
Parade Grand Marshal
Capital Pride is pleased to announce that Lynda Carter will serve as a Super Grand Marshal of the Capital Pride Parade for 2013. Best known for winning our hearts as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sellout crowds around the world. In addition to her long acting career, Lynda has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy nominated. She has appeared onstage with many of the world’s most popular singers, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, George Benson, and Ben Vereen.
Parade route (click here for the route map)
The parade starts at 23rd and P streets NW, moves east on P Street toward Dupont Circle, heads northeast on New Hampshire Avenue, turns east on R Street, moves south on 17th Street, turns east on P Street, turns north on 14th Street and ends at 14th and S streets.