To commemorate our heritage and history, celebrate our community, and advance the equality of LGBTQ+ people
Commemorate the heritage and history of LGBTQ+ people in the United States, including those living right here on the Eastern Shore
Celebrate the City of Salisbury's commitment to increasing visibility of LGBTQ+ people
Represent the wide diversity of people in our LGBTQ+ community
Work towards our full equality and liberation
Build and strengthen alliances with our allies
The Parade starts at 11am at the Park and Flea lot in downtown Salisbury. The parade route is displayed on the map above. From Park and Flea, head South on Poplar Hill, then turn Left on Market Street. Turn Left on North Division and cross over the rainbow crosswalk. The Parade ends near Market Street Inn in the Wicomico Public Library Lot.
Spectators are welcome to observe the parade from anywhere on the route.
A Festival follows the parade, starting at noon with a kickoff. The entertainment area, kids zone, and beer and wine garden will be located in Lot 1. This is the same location where New Years Eve is celebrated as well as where the Hensen Stage, Marketplace, and Food Vendors are found during the National Folk Festival. Street Parking will be available; however, we recommend using the Public Parking Garage.
Salisbury Pride is a free, large-scale, outdoor event that includes a parade, a fantastic array of on-stage entertainment, vendors, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, a kids zone specifically designed for families with young children and so much more.
What to Expect.
Salisbury Pride is a proud partnership between
Salisbury PFLAG and the City of Salisbury.
For many years LGBTQ+ people were marginalized with their history, accomplishments, and contributions ignored. PRIDE is an opportunity to celebrate how far we have progressed as a society as well as acknowledge where more progress needs to be made in order to ensure that all Americans are treated with dignity and respect.
June is national PRIDE month, a month set aside to remember, celebrate, and empower LGBTQ+ people and their contributions to the flourishing of humanity. All across this great country, each June, LGBTQ+ people and their allies gather for festivals, parades, parties, demonstrations, and marches that boldly proclaim their PRIDE and commitment to equality and inclusion for all.
October is LGBTQ+ History Month October is LGBT History Month. The LGBTQ+ community is one of the only communities that is not taught its history at home or in schools. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community and makes the statement about the value and contributions of LGBTQ+ people, who have existed throughout human history. October was chosen because it coincides with National Coming Out Day on October 11th.
Inclusion and respect for diversity only add to the fabric of this great country. Inclusion is essential because we should value the contribution that everyone can make in our community and recognize that only as an inclusive community can we conquer society’s grand challenges.
Salisbury Pride is a joyful celebration of kindness, love, diversity, and inclusion and we welcome you to help make our historic event a success
SALISBURY PRIDE COVID-19 RESPONSE
Salisbury Pride takes the health and well-being of our community seriously. We have been in consistent close communications with the City of Salisbury regarding Covid-19 and the impact of the virus on area people and businesses. As such, and with thoughtful consideration to our various constituents, we have made the decision to move the date of Salisbury Pride from June 7th, 2020 to the new date of October 24th, 2020. This new date, which coincides with LGBTQ+ History Month, increases our capacity to deliver an outstanding event and provides the best opportunity to have the most positive impact on the economy of Salisbury and the Lower Shore while not overly taxing existing community partners and resources.