Pride Parade Registration

What would PRIDE be with out a big, bold, colorful parade? Every year, thousands of excited on-lookers gather to experience the climactic celebration of proud Mid-South LGBT friends, families, and supporters, as they make their way through the historic Beale Street District in the Annual Mid-South Pride Parade. Everyone is welcome to participate, and trophies are awarded for a list of titles including best use of theme, best walking group, and best in show.

Families, friends, businesses, and organizations interested in joining the parade, can submit their Parade Registration along with the entry fee of $100 in the form below. Please read the Parade Guidelines and Regulations before you begin.

Parade Competition & Awards

We’re on a mission to be renowned as the biggest, most colorful, and most exciting annual parade and celebration in the region! Mid-South Pride Parade participants are awarded prizes by a distinguished panel of judges selected by the parade committee and logistics team, and managed by a Judging Coordinator. All entries are judged in the categories below, and the judges have the option of bestowing additional awards.

  • Best Use of Theme

    Winners of the “Best in Theme” category take home an engraved award. In the Best in Theme competition, the Judges are looking for the rolling or walking group that best utilizes and or incorporates the theme. Creativity is a must for this category!

  • Best Walking Group

    Winners of the “Best Walking Group” category take an engraved “Best Walking Group” trophy. In the Best Walking Group competition, the Judges are looking for creativity and best use of your group. They are looking for presence and power. Is there a message? Does it move the crowd? A flashy performance can also make you an outstanding contender in this category!

  • Best Rolling Group

    Winners of the “Best Rolling Group” category take home an engraved award. In the Best Rolling Group competition, the Judges are looking for the overall most outstanding rolling group. A rolling group can be anything on wheels…floats, trailers, cars you name it. Having a bold, colorful presence, impressive costumes, and a lot of enthusiasm will help you win in this category!

  • Best In Show

    Winners of the “Best in Show” category take home the top prize. For the Best in Show competition, the Judges are looking for the overall most outstanding group. Walking Groups, Rolling Groups, and Floats are all eligible to win the grand prize trophy awarded in this category.

Parade Registration

Sorry, we are no longer taking parade registrations for this season.