Chicago Gay Pride is one of the biggest events in Chicago!
2021 – Latest update. The main parade will not take place, but may be rescheduled for later in the Summer. Other events including the party in the park are set to continue.
The annual Chicago Pride Parade is only the culmination of a busy Pride Month full of gay celebrations. Pride Fest kicks off a week long buildup in Boystown, while events like the Dyke March, Back Lot Bash and Pride North offer Pride weekend partying in alternative gayborhoods (Humboldt Park, Andersonville and Rogers Park, respectively).
Events include sporting events, food tastings, parades, plays, musical performances, parties, queer youth gatherings, and ceremonies of all kinds.
The Pride Parade
The main parade begins on the final Sunday at noon at the corner of Broadway and Montrose, and continues south on Broadway, then south on Halsted, east on Belmont, south again on Broadway, and east on Diversey to Cannon Drive, near Diversey Harbor.
The city’s Northside gets into the act with the Chicago Pride North party in the Glenwood Arts District – which runs from noon until 2 am and includes plenty of great entertainment.
Pride in the Park Chicago
Pride In The Park Chicago is a two day event of concerts and parties taking place during the pride weekend, from 2PM – 10PM Saturday and 3PM – 10PM Sunday
The pre parties in the run up to the main parade which take place during “Pridefest” should be on your itinerary. There are several stages with different live act, appealing to all tastes.
Where to stay?
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action:
Gay Map of Chicago
The area in Chicago with the most gay bars is Boys town offering over 20 bar, we have chosen hotels close to this area that have good revues on bookings.
Chicago Gay Pride
Chicago Pride Fest 2018
Recommended Hotels in Chicago
The main gay village in Chicago is the world famous “Boystown”, one of the most most vibrant LGBT communities in the world. As well as offering the essential gay bars and clubbing experience, it also boasts great restaurants, quirky shops and a friendly vibe. Boystown is conveniently accessible by way of the Brown or Red Line, bus or a quick drive up Lake Shore Drive. We have selected gay-friendly hotels within easy walking distance of the village.
The Peninsula Chicago
5 Star, Luxury
Located along the Magnificent Mile, this Chicago hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from the Museum of Contemporary Art. The hotel offers a full-service Asian-inspired spa, & spacious luxury guest rooms with city views.
Recommended Apartments in Chicago
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