Parade entries and organizations Chicago's 2017 gay pride parade and festival weekend.
Stake your claim along the parade route and festival concerts early, or wander to check out the other attraction - the colorful crowd. Bar and restaurant celebrations follow the parade and continue throughout the night in Boystown.

The organizers of the Annual Chicago Pride Parade have released the parade line-up, which includes over 150 entries featuring colorful floats, decorated vehicles, marching bands and walking contingents representing community businesses, organizations, elected governmental officials and individuals.

The parade is scheduled for Sunday, June 25 at noon stepping off from Broadway and Montrose in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. The parade will then travel south on Broadway; then south on Halsted; then east on Belmont; then south on Broadway; then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive. Crowd estimates last year topped nearly one million people.

The parade is the culmination of June Pride Month and is organized by PRIDEChicago under the direction of parade coordinator Richard Pfeiffer.


The 2018 Parade Festival line-up will be announced shortly.

Organizations and Local & National Businesses featuring their LGBT Employee Groups

Intro-Banner/Color Guard (Scouts for Equality)/Grand Marshal
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame - float/car w/walkers
Puerto Rican Cultural Center - VIDA/SIDA - float w/walkers
Project VIDA, Inc - mini bus w/walkers
Nettelhorst School - golf cart w/walkers
Near North Montessori School - school bus w/walkers
Chicago Waldorf School - school bus w/walkers
Erie Family Health Center and Angles - walkers
Francis W. Parker School and Catherine Cook School - walkers
American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER), Jesse Brown VA LGBTQ/A Association & Hines VA. - car/flag/walkers
Lakeside Pride Marching Band/Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles - band w/van
Lesbian Gay Police Assoc./GOAL & law enf reps - float/car/truck
Chicago Gender Society and Chi-Chapter - float
Chicago Cubs - float w/walkers
Elected Officials and candidates for elective office
Entry lines up on Sheridan: Organized Chaos Chicago - motorcycles
Entry lines up on Sheridan: Bikes and Mics - motorcycles w/vehicle
Entry lines up on Sheridan: Windy City Rollers (non-profit) Inc - skaters
Entry lines up on Sheridan: Chicago Gay Bikers - motorcycles w/truck trailer
Entry lines up on Sheridan: Fitness Formula Clubs - flatbed/walkers
Folia Brasil - walkers
Heels and Hardhats Contracting - dump truck/trailer
Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus - walkers
Chicago Teachers Union Local 1 - float
ABC 7 Chicago - float/van w/walkers
Equality Illinois - float w/walkers
Center on Halsted and U.S. Bank (U.S. Bank - LBGT SPECTRUM Employee Resource Group) - float w/walkers
Lambda Legal - float w/walkers
Asians & Friends Chicago and China Rainbow Network - float w/walkers
AARP Illinois - trolley
Balloons by Tommy, LLC - bus w/walkers
MB Financial Bank - trolley/walkers
LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois - trolley w/walkers
PFLAG - trolley w/walkers
Howard Brown Health & Whole Foods Market - float w/walkers
Chicago Gay Hockey Association - SUV w/walkers
Chicago Dragons Rugby Football Club, Inc - walkers
Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce - float w/walkers
Second City Outlaws - truck/trailer w/walkers
PAWS Chicago - float w/walkers
Sidetrack w/Chicago Spirit Brigade - float w/walkers
Comcast - including NBC 5 Chicago & Telemundo Chicago (OUT CHICAGO at Comcast) - double decker bus w/walkers
Robert Jeffrey Hair Studio - float w/walkers
Univision Chicago - float
Roscoe's Tavern - flatbed truck w/walkers
Chicago Public Library, Dept. of Health, TPAN - vehicle w/walkers
WGN Television - float w/walkers
WGN Radio with Jewel-Osco - float w/walkers
LEAGUE at AT&T Chicago Chapter - float w/walkers
Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches - panel truck w/walkers
Elmhurst College & Chicago Theological Seminary & Bodhi Spiritual Center - mini bus w/walkers
Athletic Alliance of Chicago - float w/walkers
Chicago Smelts - float w/walkers
Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) - float w/walkers
Temple Sholom of Chicago - Or Chadash/Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation/Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah/TempleJudea Mizpah/ Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation/Congregation Beth Shalom - float w/walkers
Anti-Defamation League, Israeli Consulate to the Midwest - float w/walkers
National Organization for Women Chicago Chapter/Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago - car w/walkers
Walgreen Co (Walgreens PRIDE Alliance) w/THE LEGACY PROJECT - pickup truck w/walkers
Rainbow SIG Chicago Area Mensa
Human Rights Campaign - SUV w/walkers
Alcala's Western Wear and PRIDE FILMS & PLAYS - float w/walkers
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center - trolley w/walkers
University of Illinois: College of Nursing, College of Applied Health Sciences, Jane Addams College of Social Work, College of Medicine, School of Public
Health, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois Hospital - walkers
Rush University Medical Center (Rush PRIDE and Rush LGBTQ Leadership Council) - float w/walkers
DePaul University (LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Network and LGBTQ Student Services) - walkers
University of Chicago Biological Sciences Office of Diversity & Inclusion - walkers
Thousand Waves Marshal Arts & Self-Defense Center - walkers
Civis Analytics - walkers
Grab Magazine - float
Broadway In Chicago - float w/walkers
T-Mobile & ABOUT FACE THEATRE (T-Mobile PRIDE & ALLIES Network) - float w/walkers
Thresholds - float w/walkers
National Gay Pilots Association - flatbed w/walkers
United Airlines, Inc. (EQUAL) - float w/walkers
American Airlines (PRIDE Chicago EBRG) - golf cart mini plane w/walkers
Boeing Company (BEAGLES - Boeing Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender Employees & Friends) - pickup truck w/walkers
Orbitz (GUIDE) - mini-van w/walkers
Evanston Subaru in Skokie - SUV w/walkers
WXRT: 93XRT Chicago's Finest Rock and Tito's Handmade Vodka and Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning - float w/walkers
SEIU Illinois - float w/walkers
Local 881 United Food and Commercial Workers - float w/walkers
UNITE HERE Local 1 - float w/walkers
Chicago Fire Soccer Club & Section 8 Chicago NFP - firetruck w/walkers
WCPT 820/Liberty Subaru - float w/walkers
Nuns 4 Fun Entertainment - float w/walkers
Chicago Boyz - trolley w/walkers
WKSC 103.5 KISS FM + Lemon Lemon - float
Remarked Salon/Concept Effects - truck trailer w/walkers
Chicago Northside Toyota - double decker bus w/walkers
ComEd (Exelon's PRIDE Employee Resource Group) - bucket truck w/walkers
WCIU, The U - double decker bus w/walkers
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago - float w/walkers
Hyatt Hotel Corporation (HyPRIDE Business Resource Group) & CHICAGO HOUSE - trolley w/walkers
Chicago Athletic Clubs - float w/walkers
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus and Wells Fargo & Company (PRIDE Team Member Network) - float w/walkers - panel van w/walkers
Art Institute of Chicago with Bank of America (Bank of America LGBT PRIDE CHICAGO) - double decker bus w/walkers
Queen! Sundays at Smart Bar - float w/walkers
Chicago Leather/Fetish Pride - flatbed truck w/walkers
Fox 32 Chicago - float w/walkers
Mercy for Animals - float w/walkers
Nexus Radio - float
Veterinary Specialist Center - float/walkers
Gerber Collision & Glass - van w/walkers
LA Tan - float w/walkeers
B96 - float w/walkers
Gay Liberation Network - pickup truck w/walkers
Bloomingdale's - walkers
Facebook - walkers
Salesforce (OUTFORCE) - float/walkers
Pandora Internet Radio - Chicago Office (Chicago PRIDE) - passenger truck w/walkers
Hell in a Handbag Productions - car w/walkers
BMO Harris Bank (BMO PRIDE US) & the Chicago Bulls - float w/walkers
Starbucks (PRIDE ALLIANCE NETWORK) - car w/walkers
Nordstrom - walkers
PepsiCo (EQUAL) - double decker bus w/walkers
KPMG LLP (PRIDE@KPMG) - float w/walkers
Sears Holding Corporation - K-Mart (PRIDE) - float w/walkers
JPMorgan Chase Bank & Co. (PRIDE) - float w/walkers
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (PRIDE ALLIANCE) - float w/walkers
Astellas Pharma US, Inc. (TAO - Together as One) - float w/walkers
Navigant (LGBTA ERG - Employee Resource Group) - float w/walkers
WW Grainger (EQUALITY ALLIANCE BRG - Business Resource Group) - trolley w/walkers
Kraft Heinz (LGBT Business Resource Group) - company mobile w/walkers
FCB Chicago - float w/walkers
Thompson Chicago - float w/walkers
Accenture LLP (LGBT ERG - Employee Resource Group) - double decker bus w/walkers
Baxter Healthcare Corporation (Baxter EQUALITY NETWORK) - trolley w/walkers
Groupon - double decker bus w/walkers
Siemens Healthineers (Siemens PRIDE NETWORK) - double decker bus w/walkers
CME Group (PRIDE [Promoting Rights, Inclusion, Diversity and Equality]) - float w/walkers
Discover Financial Services - trolley w/walkers
Aon - double decker bus w/walkers
LinkedIn (OUT@IN) - float w/walkers
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (TAKE PRIDE) - float w/walkers
Chipotle Mexican Grill - double decker bus w/walkers
Gap Inc. (Gap Gear [GAY EMPLOYEES ALLIES & RESOURCES]) - trolley w/walkers
Tesla, Inc. - car w/walkers
Liberty Mutual (PRIDE at Liberty) - walkers
Mosaic Sales Solutions US Operating Co. LLC - float w/walkers
Tyson Foods (Tyson Foods PRIDE NETWORK) - float
Allstate (Allstate PRIDE) - float w/walkers
Constellation Brands (CORONA) - float
Smirnoff Vodka, Diageo North America (Diageo ERG/RAINBOW NETWORK) - float w/walkers
TD Ameritrade (DIVERSITY & INCLUSION) - float w/walkers
BP Products North American Inc. (BP PRIDE Business Resource Group) - float w/walkers
Huntington Bank (LGBTA NETWORK) - ice cream van w/walkers
Northrop Grumman Corporation (PRIDE In DIVERSITY ALLIANCE - PriDA - trolley w/walkers