Baltimore Pride Parade 2018

All you need to know about Johns Hopkins University and Medicine at the 2018 Baltimore Pride Parade!

Parade Registration

The parade begins at 1:00 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Baltimore’s Charles Village neighborhood. Participants will need to be present by 11:30am so that we can line up and get ready. Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating the LGBTQA community at Hopkins and in Baltimore!

To register, follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/hopkinsPride2018

We look forward to marching with you and showing our #HopkinsPride!

Parade Details

This year, the parade begins close to Homewood, in Charles Village. Therefore, we invite you to join us in the courtyard outside the LGBTQ Life office at 3003 North Charles Street at 11:30am on Saturday, June 16. We’ll be handing out shirts, taking pictures, and enjoying our community. We’ll proceed over to our line-up spot at 12:00pm for the parade to begin at 1:00pm.

The parade will begin near JHU’s Homewood campus at 33rd and Charles St. You should also be able to find us by looking for our Blue Jay Shuttle and Johns Hopkins ambulance. We’ll gather for a group picture before we march. From 33rd Street, the parade PDF Document: marches south on Charles Street and ends at 23rd Street. At the end of the parade, we’ll take another group photo and then you’re encouraged to enjoy the block party in Station North.

Please bring lots of water, sunscreen, and snacks. We will be standing around in the hot sun, and then walking about one mile. If you have mobility concerns, please let us know and we can arrange a ride for you.

We will be giving you your shirt at the parade! And don’t forget to dress for the heat. The first 200 marchers will receive a free Johns Hopkins Pride t-shirt. Additional participants are encouraged to either wear a white top or any favorite Johns Hopkins gear. Bring signs, wear your favorite rainbow suspenders, and help us be loud and proud and visible.

Please share your photos with the tag #HopkinsPride. We’re so excited to celebrate with you!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you are interested in being part of the rainbow scrub line, you can provide that information on the web form. If you have been contacted (by email) about being one of a few people wearing scrubs in our scrub rainbow, please come to the parade wearing those scrubs. If you have not been contacted about wearing scrubs but still wish to wear them, we may have a few extras available – let us know on Saturday. We are also looking for volunteers to wear rainbow mortar boards.
  • You are welcome to bring friends, coworkers, and family members.
  • If you would like to bring signs or other banners to represent your area of Hopkins, please do so!
  • We will have access to a vehicle, so if mobility is a concern for you, please email us (lgbtq@jhu.edu) and we can work out a ride for you. Please let us know if any other accommodations for accessibility would be helpful.
  • Additional details will be shared over email when you register.
  • We will post any updates or changes on the LGBTQ Life website, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • More information about the parade, the block party, and the festival is on the Baltimore Pride website.

Parking and Transportation

Many streets will be closed off in the area; here is a partial list. Try to walk or use public transit if possible. There may be street parking available on streets that run parallel to Charles Street. If you choose to park on the north end of the parade route, the South Garage on Homewood’s campus is located at 3101 Wyman Park Dr. If you choose to park on the south end of the parade route, you might look at the Penn Station Garage.

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