Our Chapter will be marching in the Austin Pride Parade this Saturday, June 5th at 8:30pm in support of the Austin LGBT community. We want as many Red Cross staff and volunteers down there as we can get! Please feel free to bring friends and family as well as we support the Austin LGBT community. 
What to Wear
Wear your vest!!  Of course, if you have any Red Cross apparel please wear that as well.  And comfortable shoes.  We will have some extra vests at the event.
Public parking near the Long Center will be available for $10 in the following garages/lots:
·         Palmer Events Center Garage – Handicapped accessible parking is available in this garage on all levels near the elevators.
·         One Texas Center Parking Garage and Lot (505 Barton Springs Road)
The staging area for the parade will be on Auditorium Shores west of 1st Street.  We will not know our exact position in line until Saturday so just look for the ERV!!
What Time To Get There
Please be at the staging area by 7:30pm.
Parade Route
The parade will go from Auditorium Shores down Cesar Chavez to Congress and then into the Warehouse District via 4th Street.  See parade map below:
Walking groups will disband at 4th and Guadalupe and the ERV will need to continue down Guadalupe and back to the staging area.
The parade ends at the Austin Pride Block Party in the Warehouse District.  There is a $10 admission charge for the Block Party (which also gets you into every other Austin Pride Festival event except Mario Cantone) and it promises to be quite a party!  Blake Lewis, Frenchie Davis and DJ Chris Cox will be taking the stage and yummy food from places such as Carl’s Jr., The Belmont and Mangia Pizza will be onsite as well.  The Block Party is 21 and up.
If you are not interested in attending the Block Party, cabs and pedi-cabs will be available to get you back to the parking garages near the Long Center.
What to Bring
Everyone participating in the parade must sign a Liability Waiver and Photo Release Form.  You can print out the form here and bring it with you to the parade.  We will also have forms available at the staging area.  You will not be able to walk in the parade if you do not sign this form.
What Not To Bring
  • Alcohol or drugs
  • Confetti, silly string or air horns
  • Balloons filled with anything other than helium or air
  • Bricks, stones or any other projectile launching equipment (including water pistols)
  • Body armor
  • Probably best to also leave your dogs at home for this event
Hope to see you all on Saturday!
For more information, please contact Sarah Clark at

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