The Chicago Pride Parade is a Chicago tradition spanning five decades, but celebrations of gay pride have long since expanded beyond just the Boystown parade. The big event on the last Sunday in June is now accompanied by Pride weekend festivities in alternative gayborhoods like Andersonville and Rogers Park. And LGBTQ-themed cultural offerings including theater, comedy shows and queer-friendly concerts dot the June calendar. Crank up your favorite gay anthem and start planning out your Pride. We’ll keep adding to the list as dates firm up and new events are announced.
The 50th annual Pride Parade is hosted on Sunday, June 30 at noon. This year's theme is "Stonewall 50: Millions of Moments of Pride."
When is the Chicago Pride Parade?
The Chicago Pride Parade steps off at noon from Broadway and Montrose Avenue, heading south on Broadway then south on Halsted Street. From there, the procession heads east on Belmont Avenue, south on Broadway and east on Diversey to Cannon Drive.