Tacoma Pride Vendor Information

Downloadable PDF application. Return to Rainbow Center when complete.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM FRIDAY, April 27, 2018

You will be notified of decision on May 4, 2018

DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT AT THIS TIME

The Rainbow Center will host Tacoma Pride, a street festival that will take place in downtown Tacoma on Saturday, July 14th at 12:00 – 6:00 PM. Tacoma Pride, formerly known as Out in the Park, is a family-friendly event that features street-side vendors, live performances by musicians, cirque performers, vaudeville and drag acts, as well as guest speakers and dignitaries. Tacoma Pride is the largest attended PRIDE event in Tacoma with over 18,000 attendees in 2017 and is the main highlight of the multi-day Tacoma Pride Festival held July 13 – July 22, 2018. Rainbow Center strives to implement green action, recycling, community involvement and sustainability.

Application Process-Deadline:

Applications will be accepted electronically, by mail or in person at the Rainbow Center. All vendor applications must be complete and include required information for Food Vendors. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Note: Do not send booth fees at this time.

Vendor Space Information:

Rainbow Center hosts four types of vendors: Arts & Crafts, Food, Information, and Business. Each accepted vendor will be allocated a 10’x10’ outdoor space (Large Business vendors have the option for a 10’x20’ space for an additional fee). Vendors are responsible for providing their own tent, table, chairs and display materials. Tent weights are MANDATORY. We require that all vendors make a commitment to stay at the festival during its entirety (noon to 6pm) and only break down booths at the conclusion of the festival. Space is limited; please plan to park off site.


Non-profit

Your non-profit organization or community service group is invited to share information with our community. Information or merchandise presented must contribute to the overall well-being of the community and be in line with the theme of Tacoma Pride Festival.

Fee: A $125 non-refundable booth fee is required for all selected information vendors. Electricity is provided for an additional fee of $50.


Arts & Crafts and Small Business Vendor

We are seeking high quality arts and crafts and small business vendors. Information or merchandise presented must contribute to the overall well-being of the community and be in line with the theme of Tacoma Pride Festival.

Fee: A $175 non-refundable booth fee will be required from accepted artists. Electricity is provided for an additional fee of $50.


Food Vendor

Vendors must have valid food service and food handler’s permits issued by Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.  All food vendors must register and receive a permit from Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Information about obtaining a permit can be found online at www.tpchd.org. Vendors will be required to obtain liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 naming Tacoma Rainbow Center as additional insured. Vendors must comply with Tacoma Fire Code. Applicants must submit a full menu, price list, and exact measurements of booth/truck. Tacoma Rainbow Center reserves the right to restrict certain entrees or beverages to avoid duplication. The Festival does NOT provide potable water. Each Vendor is required to provide ten (10) food vouchers for use during event. Mail or email documents to development@rainbowcntr.org

Fee: A $325 non-refundable booth fee will be required from accepted food vendors.  An additional $50 fee will be required for food vendors that require a 10 x 20 space. Electricity is provided for an additional fee of $50. Failure to check-out or clean-up all trash and debris from booth space will result in a $75 fee.


Large/Corporate Business Vendors

For-profit large or commercial businesses are welcome to apply for a Commercial Vendor 10 x 20 booth space. Information or merchandise presented must contribute to the overall well-being of the community and be in line with the theme of Tacoma Pride Festival.

Fee: A $375 non-refundable booth fee will be required from accepted businesses. Electricity is provided for an additional fee of $50.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM FRIDAY, April 27, 2018

You will be notified of decision on May 4, 2018

DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT AT THIS TIME