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A person on a parade float throws out confetti during the 51st Annual Pride Parade on the North Side, Sunday, June 26, 2022.

A person on a parade float throws out confetti during the 51st Annual Pride Parade on the North Side, Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times file

Chicago Pride 2024 events calendar

From parties, street festivals, family fun and much more, here’s what’s on Chicago’s Pride 2024 calendar.

Pride Month in Chicago means plenty of opportunities to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, honor pioneers of the past and cultivate support and allyship.

Below, you’ll find our growing calendar of Pride 2024 events throughout June.

Got an event that you think we missed? Email us at audience@suntimes.com so we can add it to this calendar.

Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈

Upcoming things to do for Pride Month in Chicago

🪩 Ballroom By The Books Workshops at Chicago Public Libraries
📍 Leger Regional Library | June 20, 3 p.m.
📍 Final Ball: Harold Washington Library | June 27, 3 p.m.
Hosted by School of Opulence, teens ages 12-17 can participate in three workshops on the most fundamental ballroom categories, Vogue, Runway, and Face/Makeup. This program allows a safe space for creative expression of LGBTQ+ teens.
Admission: Free

🏥 IN-Clued: Inclusive Health Education with Lurie’s Children’s Hospital and Chicago Public Libraries
📍 Lozano Branch | Tuesday, June 11, 2 p.m.
📍 Greater Grand Crossing Branch | Monday, June 17, 2 p.m.
📍 Chinatown Branch | Tuesday, June 18, 2 p.m.
📍 West Belmont Branch | Wednesday, June 26, 1 p.m.
A program focused on sexual health education created for LGBTQ youth. Participants get sexual health knowledge and skills to keep themselves safe, as well as tools to advocate for themselves when going to the doctor.
Admission: Free

📖 Chicago Public Library Drag story time: Logan Square Branch
Monday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.
📍Logan Square Branch, 3030 W. Fullerton Ave.
A special story time for kids featuring a local drag artist, facilitated by CPL’s children’s librarians.
Admission: Free

Cubs Pride Night
Monday, June 17, 7:05 p.m.
📍Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St.
This party at the ballpark features special entertainment, fan activities and more, as the Cubs face the San Francisco Giants.
Admission: $5+

White Sox Pride Night
Tuesday, June 18, 7:10 p.m.
📍Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 W. 35th St.
See the Sox face the Houston Astros.
Admission: $5+

💃 Very Pride! 2024
Friday, June 21, 9 p.m.
📍Morgan MFG, 401 North Morgan St.
Warehouse party with DJs, two dance floors, immersive art installations and more. Wear your fiercest fit. Category is: “Be Fierce! Be F.A.B.! Point Blank Period!”
Admission: $45+

Baseball Pride Nights Photo Gallery

Members of the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus perform the national anthem at last year’s Pride Night at Wrigley Field

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP file

🏖️ Black LGBTQ+ Beach Day
Saturday, June 22, 12 p.m.
📍63rd Street Beach.
The day kicks off with health workshops before an all-day party to beats from Rae Chardonnay — plus you’ll get access to health care services, like testing, COVID-19 vaccines and more.
Admission: Free

💃 Dim Sum and Drag
Saturday, June 22, 12 p.m.
📍Furama Restaurant, 4936 N. Broadway
Enjoy buffet-style dim sum and take in a production hosted by drag performer Aunty Chan, who will be joined by fellow Asian drag artists Eva Young, Kahmora Hall, Ms. B LaRose and Squeaky C. Banks
Admission: $35+

🥳 Chicago Pride Fest
Sat-Sun, June 22-23, 11 a.m.
📍Northalsted on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St.
This two-day street festival touts three stages with headliners JoJo Siwa, Natasha Bedingfield, Bob The Drag Queen, Amber Riley, Sapphira Cristàl and more.
Admission: $15 suggested donation

🐻 Adults Night Out at the Zoo: Pride Party
Thursday, June 27, 6 p.m.
📍Lincoln Park Zoo, Fullerton and Cannon
An evening for the 21+ queer crowd and friends to enjoy the zoo after-hours, with music, drag performances, bingo and more.
Admission: $15+

🏀 Sky Pride Night
Thursday, June 27, 6 p.m.
📍Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak
Celebrate Pride with the Sky as they take on the Aces. Fans in attendance will receive a bucket hat and “Pride-related fan engagement activities” will also take place, organizers say.
Admission: $90+

📖 Chicago Public Library Drag story time: Back of the Yards
Saturday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.
📍Back of the Yards Branch, 2111 W. 47th St.
A special story time for kids featuring a local drag artist, facilitated by CPL’s children’s librarians.
Admission: Free

People cheer as they watch a drag show at the Chicago Pride Fest in the Northalsted neighborhood, Saturday, June 17, 2023.

People cheer as they watch a drag show at last year’s Chicago Pride Fest in Northalsted. The festival returns Saturday, June 22.

Pat Nabong/Sun-Times file

🪩 Navy Pier Pride
Saturday, June 29, 12 p.m.
📍Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.
An all-day celebration with live music, educational programs, performances from local LGBTQ+ artists, on-site resources and more.
Admission: Free

🎉 Backlot Bash
Fri, June 28 - Sun, June 30
📍Cheetah Gym Parking Lot, 5238 North Clark St.
Kicking off with a farewell to the party series Flannel Friday, Saturday and Sunday will include headliners Leisha Hailey & Kate Moenning, G Flip and more.
Admission: $39+

🥳 Pride North
Fri, June 28 - Sun, June 30
📍Glenwood and Morse
Neighborhood party and street festival with music, vendors and more.
Admission: $10 suggested donation

🏃 Proud to Run - 10K, 5K run/walk
Sunday, June 30, 7:30 a.m.
📍601 W. Montrose Ave.
This annual run gathers runners and walkers to the lake to raise money for organizations that support the local LGBTQ+ community.
Admission: $50+

🏳️‍🌈 Chicago Pride Parade
Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m.
📍Beginning at Sheridan and Broadway
The 53rd-annual parade will see thousands flock to the parade route to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community. This year’s theme is “Pride is Power.”
Admission: Free

Riders with Bikes and Mics ride on by during the 52nd annual Pride Parade on the North Side, Sunday, June 25, 2023.

Riders with Bikes and Mics ride on by during the last year’s Pride Parade on the North Side. The parade steps off again Sunday, June 30.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Times file

Past events

📖 Chicago Public Library Drag story time
Saturday, June 1, 10:30 a.m.
📍Coleman Branch, 731 E. 63rd St.
A special story time for kids featuring a local drag artist, facilitated by CPL’s children’s librarians.
Admission: Free

🪩 Chicago House Music Festival Pre-Party
Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m.
📍Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Warm up for the Chicago House Music Festival (June 2) at this pre-party dedicated to the Chicago-born genre. Gene Hunt, Stacy Kidd and more will take the stage.
Admission: Free

🐠 Shedd Pride Night
Saturday, June 1, 6 p.m.
📍Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr.
Celebrate Pride with DJs and an ocean-themed drag showcase at the aquarium.
Admission: $19.95+

Chicago Fire FC Pride Night
Saturday, June 1, 7:30 p.m.
📍Soldier Field, 1410 Special Olympics Dr.
Cheer on the Fire as they take on LA Galaxy, featuring a pre-match tailgate, entertainment from local performers, the return of the halftime Lip Sync Battle and more.
Admission: $17+

❤️Queer Fam Pride Jam
Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m.
📍Millennium Park
Kicking off the Chicago House Music Festival is this celebration of LGBTQ+ families, kids and allies, with DJ sets, performances, all-ages activities — hosted by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Priyanka.
Admission: Free

🌱Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus ‘Spring Fling’
Sunday, June 2, 11 a.m.
📍Mae District, 19 E. 21st St.
An afternoon of entertainment, cocktails and silent auctions for this annual fundraiser to address disparities in the Black gay, bisexual and same-gender-loving community.
Admission: $100+

🎨The Art of Pride
Sunday, June 2, 12 p.m.
📍Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave.
Music performances, vendors and art making to celebrate Pride with local LGBTQ+ artists.
Admission: Free

🎶Chicago House Music Festival
Sunday, June 2, 1 p.m.
📍Millennium Park
Celebrate 40 years of House with a stacked lineup of pioneers and innovators, setting the party off on two stages. Lineup includes Wayne Williams and Alan King, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Lori Branch and more.
Admission: Free

🎤 Sapphic Comedy Hour
Wednesday, June 5, 7 p.m.
📍Dorothy, 2500 W. Chicago Ave.
Seven sapphic comedians take the stage for a Pride comedy showcase, hosted by Sierra Kenyon and Rogue Schmidt.
Admission: $10

🛍️Chicago Pride Kick-Off Urban Queer Art Show & Market
Wed, June 5 - Sun, June 9
📍PrideArts, 4139 N. Broadway
A five-night market showcasing artwork and handmade goods from local creators.
Admission: $17

❤️ Queer Sober Speed Dating
Friday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.
📍Bendición Dry Bar & Non-Alcoholic Bottle Shop, 2540 W. Division St.
This event invites queer people of all genders and sexualities to meet for a date or make some new friends — in a sober environment.
Admission: $13

🇸🇪 Andersonville Midsommarfest
Fri, June 7 - Sun, June 9
📍Clark Street, from Foster to Gregory
A Swedish tradition-turned-Chicago summertime staple, with food, vendors and five stages of entertainment, including the Balmoral Pride stage highlighting DJs, drag performances and more.
Admission: $10 suggested donation

🇵🇭 The Great Baklaan
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.
📍18th Street Casa de Cultura, 2057 W. 18th St.
This Filipinx/a/o LGBTQ+ event showcases the talents and resources of community members with panel discussions, networking and performances.
Admission: $10+

🛼 Pride Skate Party
Saturday, June 8, 10:30 p.m.
📍Dr. MLK Jr. Roller Skating and Bowling Center, 1219 W. 76th St.
Hit the roller rink, dance, knock a few pins down and build community at this fun event.
Admission: Free

🪩 BUMP
Saturday, June 8, 11 p.m.
📍Never Have I Ever, 2247 N. Lincoln Ave.
The monthly party series returns, with “RuPaul’s Drag Race” S14 cast member Kornbread as the main attraction. The theme is “Sex on the Beach,” so wear your “hottest swimwear and beachy looks,” organizers say.
Admission: $13.99+

🙏 Shout Out! A Tribute to Gays in Gospel Music
Sunday, June 9, 3 p.m.
📍Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.
Singer, composer and bandleader Lucy Smith performs a powerful showcase of the LGBTQ+ community’s contributions to the gospel.
Admission: $15

📖 Chicago Public Library Rainbow story time: South Shore Branch
Monday, June 10, 10:30 a.m.
📍 South Shore Branch, 2505 E. 73rd St.
A special Pride story time, with songs, rhymes and books for the whole family to enjoy. For kids ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers.
Admission: Free

🪩 Ballroom By The Books Workshops at Chicago Public Libraries
📍 West Lawn Branch | June 5, 3 p.m.
📍 Kelly Branch | June 12, 3 p.m.
Hosted by School of Opulence, teens ages 12-17 can participate in three workshops on the most fundamental ballroom categories, Vogue, Runway, and Face/Makeup. This program allows a safe space for creative expression of LGBTQ+ teens.
Admission: Free

🏥 IN-Clued: Inclusive Health Education with Lurie’s Children’s Hospital and Chicago Public Libraries
📍 Lozano Branch | Tuesday, June 11, 2 p.m.
A program focused on sexual health education created for LGBTQ youth. Participants get sexual health knowledge and skills to keep themselves safe, as well as tools to advocate for themselves when going to the doctor.
Admission: Free

📖 Chicago Public Library Drag story time: Uptown Branch
Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m.
📍Uptown Branch, 929 W. Buena Ave.
A special story time for kids featuring a local drag artist, facilitated by CPL’s children’s librarians.
Admission: Free

🍹Pride Crawl
Saturday, June 15, 4 p.m.
📍Charlie’s Chicago, 3726 N. Broadway
Starting at Charlie’s, party at five venues. This year, organizers say 20% of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Center on Halsted.
Admission: Free

💅 Queer Prom
Saturday, June 15, 6 p.m.
📍National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W 19th St.
Youth 21 and under are invited to dress up for a prom night, with dancing, drag performances, music and more.
Admission: Free

🎤 Little Miss Anthropes
Saturday, June 15, 7 p.m.
📍The Lincoln Lodge, 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago drag performers present standup, anecdotes and other comedy forms.
Admission: $10

🪩 Slo ‘Mo Party
Saturday, June 15, 9 p.m.
📍Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Ave.
This recurring, LGBTQ-centered pop-up party series returns for its Pride Month iteration, with DJ sets from DJ Kindle, VITIGRRL and Icey Bby nad performances from Darling Shear and Angelica Grace.
Admission: $17+

👟 Boystown Walking Tour
Sunday, June 16, 11 a.m.
📍Belmont Red/Brown/Purple Line Station, 945 W. Belmont Ave.
Explore the history of the neighborhood now known as Northalested on this educational tour.
Admission: Pay what you can

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