Stepping off from the corner of Montrose and Broadway at noon on Sunday June 24th, the Annual Chicago Pride Parade will wind its way through Uptown, the Boystown strip and Lakeview before ending in Lincoln Park near Diversey Parkway and Cannon Drive.
The parade will feature 150 registered entries, including floats, decorated vehicles, performance groups, a marching band and walking contingents. The entries represent community organizations, businesses, governmental officials and individual community members.
P01ast parade entries include:
• Chicago Cubs
• ABC 7 Chicago
• Windy City Rollers (non-profit) Inc.
• MB Financial Bank
• WGN Television & WGN Radio with Jewel-Osco
• Temple Sholom of Chicago
• Smirnoff Vodka
• Kraft Heinz
The weekend before the 2018 Chicago Pride Parade makes it’s way through Boystown, the Chicago Pride Fest starts the celebration on Saturday & Sunday, June 16-17, 2018.
This exciting two-day street festival, with up to 100,000 expected to attend, celebrates LGBTQ life, culture and community. The festival features live music by popular artists, 3 stages, food and drink, 100+ arts/craft and merchant vendors, DJ’s and dancing, drag shows, pet parade, sponsor booths and more.
The Pride Fest concert line-up includes:
• Belinda Carlisle
• Brian Justin Crum (Broadway cast of “Wicked” and top 4 finalist on America’s Got Talent)
• Jessica Sanchez (final contestant on season 11 of American Idol)
For detailed information about the Chicago Pride Parade, click here.