Will Pride be an in-person for 2022?
YES! TPF is returning as an in-person event on July 9th in downtown Tacoma
How do I become a sponsor?
Please contact Celebration Manager Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How do I nominate someone for the LGBTQ Community Awards?
To nominate someone for a 2022 LGBTQ Community Award, click here.
How do I apply for a booth at Tacoma Pride?
To register as a community or organization booth or to be included in our Makers Market on July 9th in downtown Tacoma please download the vendor application and info sheet here. Please send application and/or questions to Celebration Manager Marshall at email@example.com.
What is a Point of Pride?
Points of Pride is an opportunity for businesses or organizations to provide a special Pride promotion or activity related to Saturday, July 9th who may not be able to participate in the street festival.
How do I register my business or organization as a Point of Pride?
You can register as a Point of Pride by clicking here.
Who organizes TPF?
Tacoma Pride Festival, or TPF for short, is organized and trademarked by Rainbow Center. TPF includes a series of events, some hosted by community partners, around the city throughout the month of July.
When/where is the main Pride event?
The main event takes place on the 2nd Saturday of July in downtown Tacoma on Pac Ave and 9th.
I'm a member of the press. Who do I contact for more information?
Please contact Rainbow Center’s Celebration Manager Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why does TPF take place in July?
We coordinate with other Pride festivals around the South Sound, so people have many options throughout the Pride Season. There are festivals and marches from mid-May to late August. (You can check out the calendar of Pride events in the South Sound by visiting our partners at the GSBA). Historically, our predecessors, Out In The Park, picked July because there would be less chances of rain, and the festival was held at a park. No need to get our heels all muddy!
Finally, although June is recognized as “Pride Month” due to the events that happened at Stonewall Inn in New York City, LGBTQ communities around the world celebrate Pride at different times of the year. For instance, it would be hard to have a good Pride festival in the southern hemisphere in July when it’s the middle of winter for them!
For a full list of Pride events around the world from January to December, check out the International Pride Calendar.