Upon check in you will be given your parade number and directed to your staging area on the access road. Once the vehicles are lined up, they will be escorted down Route 29 to Delevan Street. Vehicles will be held on Delevan Street until the parade begins at 11:30. NOTE: The vacant lot is a grassy lot so please use caution.
You are assigned to 1 of 2 assembly areas, depending on your application form. If you will be having vehicles and walkers, you are assigned to both assembly areas. For safety and logistical reasons, vehicles are not permitted to line up in the walker assembly area. Unless you have received additional instructions from the parade coordinator, please follow the instructions below.
Check-in time is 10:00 am-11:00 pm.
If you arrive after 11:00 am, there is no guarantee that you will be able to participate. Note: vehicles include motorcycles, cars, trucks, Jeeps, floats and anything else that is powered by a motor.
Vehicles & Floats should report to Diamond Silver Building located on Arnett Avenue, just off Main Street in Lambertville, NJ. Once the vehicles are lined up (approximately 11:10 am) they will proceed down Rt. 29 to Jefferson Street. Vehicles will turn right onto Jefferson and hold their position until the parade begins at 11:30 am.
Float Height & Weight Restrictions.
Vehicles and Flat Beds should not exceed: Road Deck Width 28’ – 9” Vertical Clearance 15’ – 6”. Weight Restriction: no loads over 8,000 lbs, (4 Tons) per the Delaware Bridge Commission.
Vehicles will be directed on to New Street and down Mechanic Street out of town. If you wish to stay in town for the festivities, feel free to park in any spaces you pass, alternatively, you can return to town via Bridge Street and park after the parade ends. Parade will end around 1pm
Check in times: 10:15am – 11:15am.
Only the leader needs to check-in
If you arrive after 11am, there is no guarantee that you will be able to participate. All non-vehicles will line up on York St. and hold their position until the parade begins at 11:30am.
Please stay in your spot until instructed to move forward – we will be merging the vehicles and non-vehicles at the intersection of York and Union and we need your cooperation in order for this to happen smoothly. It is also extremely important that you stay in numerical order as we will have submitted the line-up to our local law enforcement, the parade announcers as well as the press.
Non-vehicles will be directed to the left, down Waterloo Street. At that point, you may walk back through town to see the rest of the parade or continue down Waterloo and back to Main Street onto Mechanic Street (by The Visitor Center).
Parade will end around 1:00pm
Horses are not permitted to cross the center or the walk ways of the bridge. (See Bridge Safety for more information)
All parade participants are to check in at the appropriate Parade registration table at one of the two staging areas. Upon check in, you will be given your parade number and be directed to your spot. Set-up can continue until approximately 11:15 am.
Please note that any outstanding payments are due at the time of application. All members of your group will also be required to sign a waiver in order to participate in the parade – please have this completed in advance and submit at check in.
All Vehicles: If you have a vehicle that will be with your group, they must report to the VEHICLE APPLICATION AND STAGING AREA.
Registration is at the Diamond Silver Building located at Arnett and Main Streets.
From Lambertville: Go North on Rt. 29 (Main Street) and turn left onto Arnett Street.
From New Hope via the toll Bridge: Cross the toll bridge and take the exit to Lambertville. Turn RIGHT at the bottom of the exit ramp toward Lambertville and follow Rt. 29 (Main Street) and turn RIGHT onto Arnett Street (Diamond Silver Building)
The Parade will begin with the vehicles coming down Union Street toward York where the non-vehicle/marchers will merge to form the completed parade. There will be Parade Directors along the route to guide you.
The Parade will cross the bridge to New Hope, turning on to Main Street and proceeding to the end of the parade at Waterloo Street. Parade participants will then make their way on to New Street where everyone will disburse.
Parade will end around 12:45
Who Can Participate?
Our Parade is open to everyone who wishes to participate!* Simply follow the steps below to apply your business or organization. The NHC Pride Parade is a fun event for visitors, residents and participants of both New Hope & Lambertville and we look forward to your participation in this fun annual event. Please email our designated Parade Coordinator if you have questions or concerns.
*NHC and its Parade Committee reserve the right to refuse entry to groups that represents offensive, negative messages, or nudity.
Parade Entry Fees
Everyone must apply online. If you need assistance, please contact us. We charge a small fee to help to offset the cost associated with the parade. In order to offset the costs of producing our parade, NHC recommends that all groups consider making an additional suggested donation of $1-5 for each participant. You can add your donation upon checkout.
Non-profit – $100
Business – $225
Bronze Partner or above applying
If you are a Partner/Sponsor, your parade fee may be waived as part of your contribution. Please contact our Parade Coordinator for more information.