15 Pride events happening in Chicago this month – NBC Chicago


It’s Pride Month in Chicago, and there are plenty of events to attend and enjoy around the city to celebrate the LGBTQ community.

Some Pride events have already started, but there are still plenty more to attend throughout the month, including the annual Chicago Pride Parade and more.

Chicago Pride Festival

Chicago Pride Fest returns to Halsted Street and Waveland Avenue on June 18. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on June 18 and 19. The festival will feature live music, food, drink, drag shows and other activities. Click here for information on street closures.

Chicago Pride Parade

The 51st annual Chicago Pride Parade kicks off at noon June 26 on Montrose Avenue and Broadway in the Uptown neighborhood and runs through the city’s Boystown neighborhood.

Pride in the Park

Pride in the Park will return to Grant Park on June 25. The event will run from 2-10 p.m. Saturday and 3-10 p.m. Sunday this weekend. The two-day event will feature outdoor music and performances along the city’s lake, including major headliners like The Chainsmokers, Alesso and more.

Slide story time

Children’s story time featuring drag performers reading their favorite stories. The Bezazian Library Business Club Park, located at 1845 W. Rice St., at 10:30 a.m. June 13.

Pride Pub Crawl

An eight-location pub crawl with an afterparty and specials will begin at 4 p.m. on June 11 at The North End, located at 3733 N. Halsted St.

Drag me to the Fairmont

Lady Bunny and Miz Cracker will headline the drag show from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on June 18 at the Fairmont Chicago, located at 200 N. Columbus Drive.

The Chicago Drag Show Presents: PRIDE

A drag show that combines traditional drag, cabaret and performance art into one show. The Newport Theater, at 956 W. Newport Ave., will host the event from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on June 18.

Adult outing: Pride Party!

After-hours LGBTQ+ party at Lincoln Park Zoo with drag bingo and a live DJ from 6:30-10 p.m. June 23.

Chicago is a drag festival

Drag kings, queens and local queer artists will perform from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on June 24 at the Cheetah Gym parking lot at 5248 N. Clark St.

proud to run

The 40th annual Pride 5k and 10k race will take place at 8 a.m. on June 25 at 601 W. Montrose Ave.

90s Pride Brunch

90s-themed brunch. This event begins at 10 a.m. on June 25 at The Walnut Room, 111 N. State St.

Navy Pier Pride

Explore storytelling, music, dancing and other activities on Navy Pier from noon to 11:30 p.m. on June 25.

Pride Parade: Drag Queen Make Your Own Bagel Brunch

Free strawberry mimosas and bagel-making class with drag queens. This event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 26 at Get in the Kitchen, located at 3617 N. Broadway.

Story Jam & Outspoken Celebrate Pride

Guests will be entertained with five personal stories as well as music in honor of Pride Month. This event takes place from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Artifact Events, located at 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Chicago Cubs Pride Night

The special Pride Night ticket offer includes a ticket to the Cubs-Reds game at Wrigley Field at 7:05 p.m. on June 29. There will also be a special edition Cubs hat.


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