Whatcom Youth PRIDE Parade

We are thrilled to demonstrate our support and participation with our Queer Community by marching in the Whatcom Youth PRIDE Parade!

It is fun for all ages and the whole family is welcome to march in the parade or help us "adopt a block."

The parade itself is ~20 minutes long starting at the corner of Cornwall & Halleck, however, different bodies go at different speeds. (Picture of route below.) An optional Festival and performances are hosted after the parade. 

DATE: Thursday, May 31st, 2023
TIME: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (you can leave earlier!)
Chestnut Professional Building
800 E Chestnut St. Suite 1C
Bellingham, WA 98225

Parking: There is plenty of parking available in the Chestnut Professional Building Parking Lot. 

Some Volunteers needed to stay! 

Sign-Ups available to bring:

NEEDED: Laptop & Speaker for Playlists and Music! email: LoveNobody605@gmail.com to contribute. 

DATE: Saturday, June 4th, 2023
Arrival Time: Arrive at 9:30am for parking and check-in
Parade Starts: 10:30am
(Optional) Festival Starts: 11:30am with performances beginning at 1:00pm, and lasts until 2pm

This is not a Drop-Off Event. Girl Scouts must be supervised by their own grown-up OR a specified Girl Scout Adult. 

Parade: Downtown Bellingham & Festival: Bellingham High School.
See parade route on the Whatcom Youth Pride Website Route Map

Meet at the Dollar Tree Parking Lot:
1821 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States

Parking:  Parking Downtown can be challenging -- give yourself plenty of time to arrive!

Cost: $0  
Optional Patch: Commemorative Patch is being designed! Watch for more details! 

Gear Needed:

*It's important to remember your Girl Scout Uniform for this event, sending the message to our community that Girl Scouts is a safe place for LGBTQ+. 

** Optional: Flags, Buttons, Signs - Optional, and everyone loves having them! Bring extra! 

More Details: 



Our Girl Scout / Northern WAVE PRIDE Facebook Event:


Whatcom Youth Pride Facebook Event - Coming Soon!

Whatcom Youth Pride is organizing an "adopt a block" strategy to make sure that the sidelines are packed with supportive community members and for the entirety of the parade (not just in one bunch!). 

We are committed to Area 17, and need to bring 20+ people with us. "Think of it like throwing a parade party with your friends for a good cause!"

Please RSVP for everyone who is interested in providing support this way!

Arrival Time: 9:30/9:45ish, depending on if you are dropping off Girl Scouts to march in the parade. 

See the "Parade Day Info" above for event details. 

Additional Items to Bring:

Girl Scout Curriculum

Participating in a Parade can be made part of:

- Daisy Good Neighbor

- Brownie Celebrating Community

- Junior Inside Government

Parade Suggestions

Dress in Layers. 

Bring a Day Pack or something with wheels to pull - Wagon, Suitcase, Backpack, Cooler.

Bring extra water and easy to travel with snacks. 

Meet in a Group.

Add plenty of time to park and walk to your meeting point.

Clear Ponchos if there is any chance of rain.

Suggest: Daisies in the front to set the pace with their little-er legs.

Drop off at staging Area - Park cars at the end of the route.

Prepare Girl Scouts with their emergency contact phone numbers.