Tips for Staying Safe and Having Fun at Pride Parades

Pride parade in France
Photo by Margaux Bellott on Unsplash

June is here which means that pride month has arrived! All around the world, there are going to be pride celebrations, which is all the more exciting considering there couldn’t be any last year. So if you’re going to attend a pride parade this year, here are some tips for how you can stay safe and have fun.

Wear Sunscreen and Drink Water

At least in the Northern hemisphere, June is a pretty hot month, and it’s much hotter if you’re out in the sun all afternoon. Take care of yourself by drinking plenty of water and—especially if you’re planning to have lots of skin exposed—wear sunscreen.

Use the Buddy System

Pride is known for being incredibly crowded, making it easy to lose your friends, especially if you’re all drinking and running around. So make sure that wherever you go, you bring a buddy along with you so that you don’t find yourself alone and lost.

Keep Your Stuff (And Hands) to Yourself

It’s a good thing fanny packs are so stylish this year because they’re also a great way to keep your belongings safe in a huge crowd by keeping them close to your body. You never know who will be in a big group like a pride parade, so keep an eye out.

And, no less importantly, make sure to respect the belongings and personal space of everybody else around you.