We invite you to join us our third NIGHT PARADE as we LIGHT UP THE NIGHT at our annual Parade down Main Street!

7pm Friday, October 4, 2019

Last year was a HUGE hit and we’re bringing it back! Join us as we GET LIT for SC Pride!

Come out and help us support, celebrate, educate, and advocate for the LGBT community and culture of South Carolina.

Start your Pride weekend by marching in or viewing the Pride Parade, now on FRIDAY NIGHT!

We are so excited that our 30th year, Famously Hot SC Pride will again host the night-time parade—the Official Kick-Off for South Carolina Pride Festival. Get Lit Night-Time Parade will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019, starting at 7 pm. At the end of the parade, there will be a dance party and concert celebration on Main Street.

We would love to have you and your organization join us this year for our night-time parade. We strongly encourage colorfully lit floats, cars, groups of people, along with fun and appropriate music. Parades really get crowds excited for Pride, and we want to make the biggest impact we can.


Parade Route 2018

Grand Marshals

To celebrate 30 years of SC Pride, we have asked area Pride presidents to act as our Grand Marshals!

Regina Duggins
Regina Duggins
Charleston Black Pride
Rodney Tow
Rodney Tow
Upstate Pride SC
Tony Williams
Tony Williams
Charleston Pride
Darius Jones
Darius Jones
SC Black Pride
James Mintz
James Mintz
Augusta Pride


Returning this year to emcee our Parade are WACH Fox 57's Myra Ruiz and Brian McConchie!

Myra Ruiz
Brian McConchie

Online registrations for our Parade have closed!


You will be sent staging and route information with your confirmation email. The parade route could change before October 4, pending changes from the City of Columbia.

  1. All participants must check in with the Parade Captain at the staging area. Participants are required to be present at the staging area (the corner of Laurel and Main streets) between 5:30pm and 5:45pm. Do not come to the staging area before 5:30pm since the street will not yet be closed. The parade will start promptly at 7pm.
  2. Nudity and obscenity will not be permitted. Any unit that does not comply with this rule will be removed from the parade.
  3. The South Carolina Pride Committee reserves the right to remove any person or unit from the pre-parade assembly area or parade who it considers a hindrance to the progress of the parade, or places other participants or spectators in danger, or violates any of the Terms and Conditions set forth.
  4. There is NO RAIN DATE for the parade.
  5. Participants are encouraged to obtain insurance for their property against fire, theft, vandalism, or destruction. Participants agree that the South Carolina Pride Movement will not be liable for any loss to their property.
  6. South Carolina Pride reserves the right to accept or reject any application for the parade. By applying to participate in the parade, participants agree that their participation shall be supportive of, and appropriate to, the purpose of the Pride Celebration which are:
    a) Educate citizens about issues & concerns of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens.
    b) Promote & provide cultural activities within the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender community.
    c) Advocate for and encourage the participation of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the educational, cultural and civic life of the state of South Carolina.
    d) Increase the visibility of the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender communities in the state of South Carolina.
    e) Enhance the quality of life of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the state of South Carolina.
  7. Parade entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless the South Carolina Pride Movement, it’s directors, officers, volunteers and agents against any and all claims (including Attorney’s fees) imposed on, incurred by, or asserted against any of the parties identified above, caused by an act or omission of anyone, or arising in connection with, the activities conducted by the parade entrant with the parade.
  8. City of Columbia Police Department has stated the throwing of any objects (beads, candy, etc) during the parade from floats, cars, motorcycles or walking groups is strictly prohibited.

Float Rental

Reserve your floats early. Floats WILL sell out. SC Pride recommends the following companies if you need to rent a float for the Parade:

South Eastern Floats – 803-655-5534 –

Kirby Parade Floats – 803-359-3134 –