VENDORS AND EXHIBITORS
One of the vibrant elements of Baltimore Pride is the more than 200 vendors and exhibitors who participate each year at the Block Party and Festival. Showcasing the diversity, size and color of our community, Vendors and Exhibitors help make these events interesting and provocative! But don’t wait — space is limited and sells out!
In the past, Vendors and Exhibitors have included:
• Souvenir and merchandise retailers
• LGBT-friendly businesses seeking to recruit new employees and customers
• Political candidates interested in meeting with constituents
• HIV and other health testing organizations and agencies
• Social and sports organizations seeking new members
• Educational and political organizations distributing information
• Food vendors
• Artists and art organizations
• Games, attractions, and novelty booths
Vendors and Exhibitors at Baltimore Pride have the opportunity to directly interact with more than 20,000 LGBT people and their allies in Maryland’s largest annual gathering of this community. For-profit businesses, political candidates, various causes, and retailers will discover a captive audience interested in their products and message.
Studies and research have found that LGBT people make up a brand-loyal and lucrative niche market in any business plan (nationally, the LGBT community has approximately $690 billion in buying power). Nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to educate the LGBT community about important issues, recruit members, and get feedback from the community about their interests and goals.
Space for Vendors/Exhibitors is unfortunately limited. We try to accomodate as many as possible, focusing on those with quality presentation.
BLOCK PARTY at Charles and Eager Streets
Saturday, June 15, 2013 — 6 to 10 p.m. (rain or shine)
FESTIVAL at Druid Hill Park
Sunday, June 16, 2013 — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (rain or shine)
Baltimore’s exciting Pride Parade is held along Charles Street in the heart of Mt. Vernon. From gay cowboys to lesbian bikers, from the King of Queen of Pride to leather daddies, it’s always the perfect start to the Pride weekend. The parade features more than 50 entries consisting of a variety of floats, marching units and plenty of spectacle.
Businesses, organizations and other groups may enter the Parade in one of three categories: Best Float, Best Walking Group, and Best Car/Motorcycle. The entry fee is $75 per unit (if registered by March 31), $100 (if registered April 1–May 15), or $125 (if registered May 16–24). A unit is defined as a distinct, visible entity that can be judged.
PRIDE PARADE on Charles St. from Mt. Vernon Pl. to Chase St.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 — 4 p.m. (rain or shine)
VENDOR RULES AND FAQ
To participate in Baltimore Pride, you must read the following and agree to abide by the rules:
Please review all of these pages to find an answer to your question. If you still have questions or need clarification on any rules or guidelines, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-777-8145 before you submit your application.
VENDOR SPACE AND PARADE ENTRY APPLICATION
We’re proud to offer a combined online application for interested vendors, parade entrants and advertisers in the Gay Life Official Guide to Pride 2013. Credit and debit cards, e-checks and funds from your PayPal balance may be used for immediate payment, or you may submit your application now and mail a check or money order to arrive at the GLCCB before the deadline. Please choose the appropriate option below, based on your payment method.
Note: FOOD/BEVERAGE VENDORS, to participate in Baltimore Pride, please contact Matt Thorn by emailing email@example.com instead of completing the online application. If you want to enter the parade or advertise in the Guide to Pride, please proceed below.