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Chicago Pride 2023: Parade, Pride Fest and everything you need to know

Celebrate Chicago Pride with LGBTQ festivals, events and parties in June.

Jeffy Mai
Emma Krupp
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Jeffy Mai
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Emma Krupp

LGBT Pride Month is underway and Chicagoans are celebrating the city's thriving LGBTQ+ community. The main event will be the Chicago Pride Parade, which returns to the streets of Uptown and Lakeview, but there are also a lot of other ways to celebrate Pride in Chicago. From annual LGTBQ+ Pride events like Pride Fest and Pride in the Park to meet-ups at the best Chicago gay bars and drag brunches, you'll find plenty of avenues for honoring queer life throughout the city, both in June and throughout the rest of the year. Take a look through our guide to Chicago Pride 2023 and get ready to party. 

When are Chicago Pride celebrations in 2023?

Chicago Pride events take place throughout the month of June, with Chicago Pride Fest on June 17-18 being one of the biggest celebrations.

When is the 2023 Chicago Pride Parade?

This year's Chicago Pride Parade will march through the streets of Uptown and Lakeview on June 25. The parade steps off at noon from Montrose and Broadway and heads south via Broadway and Halsted before ending near the intersection of Diversey and Sheridan. You can view the full route here.

Chicago Pride 2023