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purple people powered pride parade

June 1st - meet at Alpine park at 10:45 a.m. for ramp up - Parade Begins at 11:30 a.m.


Each year the the Ark Valley Pride Purple People Powered Pride Parade (sponsored by Planned Parenthood) grows larger and larger. In 2018 over 500 people celebrated diversity by showing their support and walking in the parade.

Our goal for 2019 is to double those numbers with supporting organizations, members of the GSAs formed in Buena Vista, Salida, & Leadville, allies from the Ark Valley Equality Network, local politicians, youth organizations, out-of-town guests, and community members like you!

Join us again this year and participate in the Planned Parenthood Purple People Powered Pride Parade. Check out our events to help you get ready

Check out the Facebook Event for updates.

10:45 - Meet in Alpine Park
We will gather near the lions in Alpine Park at the corner of 4th and F Streets in Downtown Salida. A table to help you put finishing touches on yourself or your people-powered ride will be available.

11:15 - Planned Parenthood Purple People Powered Pride Parade Ramp Up
Don't miss our motivational speaker, who will motivate us with words to contemplate during our parade walk, which kicks-off Ark Valley Pride.

11:30 - Parade to Riverside Park
Parade organizers will give us the go-ahead to start our 4-block walk through Historic Downtown Salida to Riverside Park for the Ark Valley Pride Picnic.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. - Henry Ford