Parade Spectator InFO
Every July, tens of thousands of spectators line the streets of Halifax to witness the annual Pride Parade, an opportunity for community celebration, activism, gathering, and advocacy.
The 2019 Halifax Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, July 20th, starting at 1:00 pm in downtown Halifax. Approximately 150 entries are featured in the parade which takes about two hours to view from beginning to end.
The Halifax Pride parade route is marked in yellow and begins at the DND Dockyard. The parade can be viewed along the route beginning from Upper Water Street and continuing onto Barrington Street, Spring Garden Road, South Park Road, and finally finishing at the Garrison Grounds, marked in pink, on Bell Road.
Halifax Pride strives to create an accessible festival and line up of events. The parade has many accessibility features to allow for a full experience for all our community members.
If you have concerns, suggestions, or feedback for Halifax Pride about accessibility at the parade or other events, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCESSIBLE VIEWING PLATFORM
For those with mobility issues or difficulty standing for long periods, this platform will be located at the Halifax Central Library plaza. Space is limited.
LIVE AUDIO DESCRIPTION OF THE PARADE
A live commentator will offer an amplified audio description of the parade for the blind and visually impaired at the corner of Lower Water Street and Cornwallis. Please note, seating is not available in this area.
LOW SENSORY VIEWING AREA
For those who wish to avoid unexpected noises, crowds, and touching while they watch the parade, the Creative Lab on the 2nd floor of the Halifax Central Library, will be a quiet space where an onsite volunteer will help keep noise and distractions to a minimum.
Parade Accessibility Features supported by TD.
MOMent of Silence
During the parade, at approximately 1:45 PM, we will be observing a moment of silence. When you see Parade Marshals and Participants stop and raise their finger in the air, this is your signal to do the same.
In 2016, Halifax Pride observed a moment of silence during our parade to honour those lost in the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting. We now continue this tradition each year to mark all those lost in our community.