By Tara Cavanaugh
The parade at this year’s Motor City Pride festival will take place on Sunday, June 5 at 11 a.m. Pride organizers are asking that all floats demonstrate the theme, “Hart of the Movement,” a nod to the festival’s new location at Hart Plaza in Detroit.
“We think it’s going to be one of the best ways to bring all the different supporters and different groups together so you can really see how big and diverse our movement is,” Motor City Pride Chair Dave Wait said.
The parade will travel from Lafayette down Griswold Street to Hart Plaza. Parade participants may walk, drive cars, ride on floats, or drive motorcycles or ATVs. Organizations that already have a booth at the festival will be able to participate in the parade for no extra charge. Otherwise, nonprofits and businesses that want to participate in the parade will pay $50 and $100. Application materials, which can be found at motorcitypride.org, are due by May 25. Wait said there’s no limit to how many can be in the parade: “We’ll be able to accommodate everyone.”
Motor City Pride runs from June 4-5 this year. More information can be found on its website or on its Facebook page – just search for “Motor City Pride.”