Pride Parade & Block Party 2024

Thanks for attending!

Saturday June 8th, 2024

11am – 12pm: Pride Parade

Show off your colors as we march down State Street!

We’ll be starting at the corner of State and Cottage and ending at the Block Party on Liberty Street.

We’re shutting down the streets so we’ll be able to have vehicles, motorcycles, bikes, roller skates, and walkers. Anyone who supports or is a part of the LGBTQ+ community is welcome to join in on the parade.

10 AM – 11 AM: Meet up with us on Cottage Street, between State and Ferry, to get your place in the parade.

11 AM: The parade steps off! We’ll march down State St to the block party (about 4 blocks). We expect the full parade to last less than an hour.

If your organization, business, or friend group wants to do a coordinated float or group just let us know! If you just want to watch the parade, you can line up on the sidewalks on State St from Cottage to Liberty, and be sure to join us at the block party starting at noon!

12pm – 5pm: Block Party

After the parade, we’re kicking off an all day celebration of Pride in downtown Salem. Find us on State Street between Liberty and Commercial for food, entertainment, tons of free activities, and more!


Handzy Food – ASL-friendly food truck offering its own take on breakfast, brunch, and desserts.

Sling-in Wiener – Customize your own beef, sausage, or plant-based hot dog! Click here to view their menu.

X Squeeze Me – Fresh pressed lemonades, pressed juices, avocado toast & smoothie bowls!


With queer music playing between sets and ASL interpreters all day!

Free Activities:

Lego Mosaic – Be part of a large Lego quilt with Bricks and Booze Oregon (no booze at this event though). Design your own square and add it to the community mosaic!

Button Making – Recreate classic Pride buttons with Becka Makes Buttons! Pick your favorite design and turn it into a button to wear and take home with you.

Face Painting – Get your face painted with a pride flag or other design of your choosing.

Massage – 10 Minute chair massages with MDB Massage & Wellness, LLC (and yes they are free).

Zines – Learn the art of zines and make your own with the Cherry City Zine Collective.

Slime – Make your own slime with Portland Ghostbusters!

Storytime and Pictures with a Mermaid – Join Mermaid Seraphina for children’s story time and pictures.

Mandalorian Invasion! – Take pictures with Mandalorians of the Concordia Clan Costuming Club.

Free Mom Hugs – Need a hug? Get a free mom hug with Free Mom Hugs- Oregon

Board Games – Sit down for a board game with some friends, or make some new ones. Get a taste of what it’s like to come to our twice a month board game meetups!

Outdoor Games – Play some outdoor games, like cornhole, or above average Jenga (it claims to be giant, but I’ve seen bigger).

Crafts – Bring your own, or do one of ours! Hang out with fellow crafters and leave with a fun pride bracelet.

Free Clothes Closet – A great opportunity to pick up some new-to-you pieces. Everything is gently used and donated to Pride. Take what you need, it’s all free!

Share Your Queer Story – Every year, we share videos of members of the community sharing their stories for National Coming Out Day. At the Block Party, you can share YOUR story, whether it’s about coming out, a moment of queer joy, words of encouragement, or maybe just a piece of advice you’d like to give!

50/50 Raffle:

Enter to win our 50/50 Raffle! The winner splits the pot 50/50 with Capital Pride. The more people who buy tickets, the higher the pot.

Tickets are $1 each and will be available for purchase at our Raffle Tickets & Merch Booth from noon to 4pm (cash only). Winner will be announced once the pot has been counted after 4pm. You do not need to be present at the time of drawing to win.

Fundraiser Merch:

This event is completely free, but if you’d like to support Salem Capital Pride, you can head over to our Raffle Tickets & Merch Booth, where you can pick up some pride flags (suggested donation of $5), pride patches ($2), or check out our 2024 Fundraiser Merch!

Thanks for attending!

If you’re looking for Pride in the Park (our event in September), you can find that page here.