Celebrate Pride month in Chicago

Chicago knows how to celebrate LGBTQ Pride!  A majority of the Pride month events take place in the Northalsted neighborhood (commonly referred to as "Boystown"), the first official gay neighborhood in the country, but celebrations - from street festivals, concerts, and parties to the annual parade - take place all over the city.
A complete list of events is below. 

Chicago Pride Fest - June 22 & 23, 2024

Organized by the Northalsted Business Alliance (northalsted.com), the annual two-day pride festival takes over Chicago's Northalsted neighborhood every June. Each year, nearly 60,000 revelers flock to the historic gay neighborhood commonly referred to as "Boystown" to take part in the celebration that includes three music stages featuring popular music headliners, more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, food from local restaurants, drag shows, DJs, dancing, and much more. ($15 suggested donation at the gate.)
Pride Fest Line-Up: 
2022 Chicago Pride Fest, photos by Steven Koch for GoPride.com

Pride in the Park Chicago -  Not returning in 2024

Pride in the Park Chicago, one of the largest LGBTQ outdoor music festivals in the nation, celebrates equity, diversity and good times in Grant Park each June. Previous years lineups have included Chaka Kahn, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Betty Who and more.
Tickets are required, more information at prideintheparkchi.com.  
2019 Pride in the Park photo by Steven Koch for GoPride.com

Chicago Pride Parade -  June 30, 2024

The 53rd annual Chicago Pride Parade, organized by PRIDEChicago, is one of the oldest and largest parades in the country. The parade traditionally concludes the city’s month-long pride celebrations.
Again this year, the parade starts at 11 a.m. from Sheridan and Broadway (3900 N. Broadway), proceeds south on Broadway; then south on Halsted; then east on Belmont; then south on Broadway; then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive. The two-mile parade route travels through the landmark LGBTQ+ neighborhood of Northalsted, Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. 
2022 Chicago Pride Parade, photo by Steven Koch for GoPride.com

Check out these events happening Pride Month 2024 in Chicago:

Buffalo Grove Pride Parade (BGPride) (June 2)
Mike Rylko Community Park

Artemis Singers June 8 Pride Concert & Dance (June 8)
First Congregational Church of Evanston UCC, 1445 Hinman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

Chicago Pride Fest 2024 (June 22)
Northalsted on Halsted from Addison to Grace

Chicago Pride Fest 2024 (June 23)
Northalsted on Halsted from Addison to Grace

Chicago Pride Parade 2024 (June 30)
Broadway and Montrose

Chicago's LGBTQ Calendar is on GoPride.com

2022 Chicago Pride Parade, photo by Steven Koch for GoPride.com