Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When does the parade start?
The Cincinnati Pride Parade will step off promptly at 11:00am.
Is there a cost to attend the parade or the festival?
where is the best place to view the parade?
You can view the parade anywhere along the Parade route. The parade entries are announced at Fountain Square by our event emcees.
are animals allowed at the parade or festival?
Due to the often extreme heat during Cincinnati Pride, Animals are NOT permitted to walk in the parade. Animals are permitted only if they are in a vehicle or on a float. We recommend that you leave your pets at home and do not bring them to the festival (the noise and the weather can upset our furry friends). Service animals are, of course, permitted.
Who will be performing at pride?
Is there an age limit to attend pride?
Absolutely not! We welcome everyone from 0 to 199 to attend. Cincinnati Pride is a family-friendly fun event with activities and entertainment for people of all ages, including our Family Fun Zone!
is smoking allowed at the festival?
Smoking is NOT allowed inside of the Festival grounds at Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove.
is there free parking?
will there be security at the parade and the festival?
Yes, we are partnering with the Cincinnati Police Department to provide security at both the Parade and Festival.
are we allowed to bring coolers?
No, attendees are not permitted to bring coolers or outside alcohol to the Festival.