BLUE Flag Staging Area
Your contingent is to report to the BLUE flag staging area. Please read parade rules below. You will need to show this email to the registration volunteer near your flag color upon arrival. If you do not present this email you(r) contingent will not be able to participate.
You will need to print out this staging email or show it on your phone to the registration volunteer as proof that you or your group is registered.
It is paramount that you review and disseminate this information to all the participants in your contingent. As a general discussion, the staging area and entry points are defined below.
NO HORSES OR HORSE DRAWN VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED
ASSIGNED STAGING AREAS
Arrive at your specific colored staging area between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. DO NOT arrive earlier than 9:00am, Police take notice.
MOTORCYCLES staging area (red) is located on Hampton Ave. with overflow onto Pleasant Street. Enter Hampton Ave. from Pleasant Street.
FLOATS (any vehicle, bicycle, scooter) staging area (purple) is located on Hampton Ave. with overflow onto Pleasant Street. Enter Hampton Ave. from Pleasant Street.
MARCHERS (walkers, bands) staging areas (orange, yellow, green, blue) will be located in the parking lot across from the Northampton Brewery.
Once you enter into your colored staging area, seek the Noho Pride volunteer (they will be next to a colored flag) and they will check you off of the registration listing. IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE REGISTRATION LIST, YOUR GROUP OR FLOAT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE.
Bring water and sunscreen.
Parade route is approx. 1.1 miles and may take up to an hour and half to march depending on number of contingents and gaps.
We try very hard to keep the parade moving at a steady pace so please help by keeping your group moving.
ABSOLUTELY NO VEHICLES\FLOATS CAN STOP WHILE IN PARADE.
MOTORCYCLES – You MUST keep a steady pace, no stopping, revving and speeding off. If you do this, the police will be notified and you will not be able to participate in the parade in the future.
ORDER OF PARADE
Floats are directed to park in a lot located next to the Pride event site at the Tri County Fairgrounds.
Marchers are directed into the Pride event site at the Tri County Fairgrounds.
Questions? Email CWhite@nohopride.org