Insurance & Driver’s License –Each vehicle that enters the parade line-up area and/or participates in the parade must have liability insurance, and a valid driver’s license, copies of which must be submitted via Docusign. You will receive the Docusign document via email after you submit this form.
EmergencyTraffic Lanes –Sheriff’s and Fire Department emergency traffic lanes must remain open at alltimes. These lanes are in both thestaging area and on the parade route and are clearly marked. It is unlawful to park vehicles, decorateunits, practice routines, wait or encumber these emergency lanes in any mannerat any time.
Drugs & Alcohol –Drugs and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited in the entire pre-paradeassembly area, as well as on the parade route. Participants who are found tohave any drugs or alcohol in their possession or found to be under the influence,will be removed and their unit will be disqualified from award contention. Please discourage your participants from consuming any alcohol or drugs prior to or during the parade.
Throwing From Your Unit –Due to the danger of physical injury, insurance requirements and littering problems, all parade participants are forbidden to throw anything from their unit. Do not in any fashion encourageviewers to come onto the parade route.
Performances– Performances that require that your unit stop or slow down to perform are subject to the following restrictions: (1) performances can only occur at the designated location to be provided to you in your confirmation package; and (2) performances cannot last longer than thirty seconds. Violations of this restriction are cause for removal.
Overcrowded Vehicles – Christopher Street West Association, Inc (CSW) reserves the right to remove persons from any float or vehicular unit, which is determined to be overcrowded to such an extent that the unit may break down or cause injury to participants, volunteers or spectators.
Indemnify & Hold Harmless –All applicants are responsible for any and all acts and/or omissions on their part, or on the part of their agents, volunteers and/or employees that may result in the injury or damage to themselves their agents, employees, or to third parties. Applicant specifically agrees to indemnify and to hold CSW and it’s agents, servants and employees free and harmless and to defend it from any and all claims arising out of any such acts or omissions.
Nudity& Obscenity --Nudity & obscenity will not be permitted as defined by California State Code, title 17.04.480. Any unit, or the participants thereon, not in compliance will be removed from the parade route, be subject to intervention by law enforcement officials and/or forfeit their chances to participate in future parades.
Noise– Due to noise abatement laws,units are limited to a 5-minute sound check while in the Parade staging area.
Signs & Banners –In order to better facilitate parade announcements and TV coverage, a sign or banner providing the name of the organization/business must precede each entry participating in the parade or the entry should have the name prominently displayed on their vehicle. The parade position number presented during checkin must be attached to your banner or vehicle window or carried by your designated parade liaison, whichever is most visible to announcers and video cameras.
MarchingTogether – Groups desiring to march with other groups must make this known. All requests for such arrangements will be met to the best of our ability but are not guaranteed. No unit is allowed to participate alone or as part of another unit without preparade registration with CSW. Any unit “crashing” the parade will be removed immediately.
Prepare to step off –All units must be ready to move on cue into the parade or the next unit will proceed. The delayed unit will proceed only at the next convenient time as determined by CSW, or a CSW volunteer.
Vehicle Breakdown – Towing charges for any unit that breaks down will be at the applicant’s expense.
Flow of Parade – All entries/entrants are required to maintain a continuous forward motion during the parade. No stopping unless directedby CSW staff or at designated performance areas, and then only for one and onehalf minutes. Parade monitors will assist in maintaining a consistent flow of traffic for the duration of theparade. No Gaps between parade contingents of more than 20 feet.
WheelWalkers / Liaisons –All units are required to supply liaisons to CSW. All units with moving vehicles must supply wheel walkers for each front wheel of each vehicle. Their role is to 1) assist in the safety, specifically keeping area in front of vehicle clear of pedestrians; 2) assisting movement and pacing in the parade of all vehicles and marchers belonging to their unit, and 3) facilitate the progress and safety of the parade in general. See section entitled Designated Parade Wheel Walkers / Liaison for additional responsibilities. Wheel Walkers / liaisons will report directly to CSW. Any unit without a wheel walkers/liaison will not be able to participate.
Removal of Participants –CSW reserves the right to remove any persons or unit from the pre-parade assembly area or the parade that, in CSW’s opinion, is offensive, a hindrance to the progress of the parade, places other participants or spectators inphysical danger or violates any regulations in this application.
CSW Rights – CSW presents the Pride Parade for the public as an educational & entertainment event,and reserves all rights as producers. Any reproduction, broadcast, or commercial use of any portion of this event, in whole or in part, in any form is strictly prohibited
Animal Units – All animal units must provide clean up for all waste created by animals. Waste cannot be left on streets.
No Corporation Avertisement with Non-Profit Entries – If your entry is a nonprofit and you paid the non-profit rate there will be no advertisements of any business within your entry. If there is your organization will be billed the business or corporation rate. Corporation rate is $10,000.00.
Safety Workshops – All units are required to send at least one liaison to participate in a Safety Workshop: We will announce this location via email to all liasons and the primary contact for your parade entry once we secure the date, time, and location.