Frequently Asked Questions
What is the deadline to register, participate, sponsor, and/or underwrite?
The deadline for parade applications is Wednesday, September 21st at 11:30 pm.
The deadline to register and participate in the abilityMARCH is Friday, September 23rd at 12:00 pm.
What is the date and time of the 2022 abilitySTRONG Parade and abilityMARCH?
The abilitySTRONG Parade and abilityMARCH will be held on Saturday, October 1st, 2022 beginning at 9:00am. Staging will begin a 7:30am along Avenue E.
Do I have to be a person living with a disability to participate in the abilityMarch or abilitySTRONG Parade?
Absolutely not. The abilityMARCH and abilitySTRONG Parade are opportunities for us to celebrate and strengthen the San Antonio community which includes individuals with disabilities, our families, and allies. Everyone who believes that disability is a natural part of human diversity and supports the disability community is invited to be a part of the parade and march.
Is there any kind of event following the parade?
Activities, parade viewing, Food Trucks, and live entertainment will take place at Hemisfair from 9:00am - 12:00pm.
The 16th Annual AccessAbility fest will take place beginning at 10am and features over 140 exhibitors with information, products, programs and services that promote independence and inclusion where individuals with disabilities live, work and play. This FREE celebration also features live entertainment, activities, demonstrations, and food purchase options. Special Features this year include two-time GRAMMY award winning artist, Sunny Saucedo, Urban Forestry and Trails Tree Adoption, Perfect Produce Sign-up, Story Time, and more!
What are the costs to participate in the abilityMARCH?
There is no cost to participate in the abilityMARCH following the abilitySTRONG Parade. However, if people are able, we do suggest a registration donation of $10 for individuals. Individuals making a donation of at least $10 will receive an abilitySTRONG t-shirt of their choice.
What are the costs to participate in the parade?
Entry fees include an application fee (nonprofit, business, and commercial options), Equestrian and Balloon Fee (as applicable), Float Inspection Fee (as applicable), and Insurance Premium (or COI). In addition, parade entries must be decorated to the theme of the parade.
Can we have walkers participate with our Equestrian, Float, or Vehicle Entry?
Groups with vehicles, carriages, and floats that want walkers with them must select an additional entry (and premium) for a Marching Unit.
Can we have a banner with our parade entry?
Banners may be carried in front of each entry by no more than 2 banner carriers and are limited in size to be no larger than 3' H x 5' W. Due to insurance liability, banners may not be carried by participants in the abilityMARCH.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Visit us online at https://www.abilitystrongparade.org/event-parking.html
What's the refund policy?
Parade application and insurance fees are not eligible for reimbursement.