Chicago Pride 2024 events calendar for LGBTQ+ community

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

Below, youโ€™ll find our growing calendar of Pride 2024 events throughout June.

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Happy Pride! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

Things to do for Pride Month in Chicago

๐Ÿ“– Chicago Public Library Drag story time
Saturday, June 1, 10:30 a.m.
๐Ÿ“Coleman Branch, 731 E. 63rd St.
A special story time for kids featuring a local drag artist, facilitated by CPLโ€™s childrenโ€™s librarians.
Admission: Free

๐Ÿชฉ Chicago House Music Festival Pre-Party
Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m.
๐Ÿ“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

๐Ÿ  Shedd Pride Night
Saturday, June 1, 6 p.m.
๐Ÿ“Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr.
Celebrate Pride with DJs and an ocean-themed drag showcase at the aquarium.
Admission: $19.95+

โšฝ Chicago Fire FC Pride Night
Saturday, June 1, 7:30 p.m.
๐Ÿ“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+

โค๏ธQueer Fam Pride Jam
Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m.
๐Ÿ“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 โ€” hosted by โ€œRuPaulโ€™s Drag Raceโ€ winner Priyanka.
Admission: Free

๐ŸŒฑChicago Black Gay Menโ€™s Caucus โ€˜Spring Flingโ€™
Sunday, June 2, 11 a.m.
๐Ÿ“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+

๐ŸŽจThe Art of Pride
Sunday, June 2, 12 p.m.
๐Ÿ“Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave.
Music performances, vendors and art making to celebrate Pride with local LGBTQ+ artists.
Admission: Free

๐ŸŽถChicago House Music Festival
Sunday, June 2, 1 p.m.
๐Ÿ“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

๐ŸŽคSapphic Comedy Hour
Wednesday, June 5, 7 p.m.
๐Ÿ“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

๐Ÿ›๏ธChicago Pride Kick-Off Urban Queer Art Show & Market
Wed, June 5 – Sun, June 9
๐Ÿ“PrideArts, 4139 N. Broadway
A five-night market showcasing artwork and handmade goods from local creators.
Admission: $17

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชAndersonville Midsommarfest
Fri, June 7 – Sun, June 9
๐Ÿ“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

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญThe Great Baklaan
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.
๐Ÿ“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+

๐Ÿ›ผPride Skate Party
Saturday, June 8, 10:30 p.m.
๐Ÿ“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

๐Ÿ“– Chicago Public Library Drag story time: Uptown Branch
Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m.
๐Ÿ“Uptown Branch, 929 W. Buena Ave.
A special story time for kids featuring a local drag artist, facilitated by CPLโ€™s childrenโ€™s librarians.
Admission: Free

๐ŸนPride Crawl
Saturday, June 15, 4 p.m.
๐Ÿ“Charlieโ€™s Chicago, 3726 N. Broadway
Starting at Charlieโ€™s, party at five venues. This year, organizers say 20% of the eventโ€™s proceeds will be donated to Center on Halsted.
Admission: Free

๐Ÿ’… Queer Prom
Saturday, June 15, 6 p.m.
๐Ÿ“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

๐ŸŽคLittle Miss Anthropes
Saturday, June 15, 7 p.m.
๐Ÿ“The Lincoln Lodge, 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago drag performers present standup, anecdotes and other comedy forms.
Admission: $10

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Boystown Walking Tour
Sunday, June 16, 11 a.m.
๐Ÿ“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

๐Ÿ“– Chicago Public Library Drag story time: Logan Square Branch
Monday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.
๐Ÿ“Logan Square Branch, 3030 W. Fullerton Ave.
A special story time for kids featuring a local drag artist, facilitated by CPLโ€™s childrenโ€™s librarians.
Admission: Free

โšพ Cubs Pride Night
Monday, June 17, 7:05 p.m.
๐Ÿ“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+

โšพ White Sox Pride Night
Tuesday, June 18, 7:10 p.m.
๐Ÿ“Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 W. 35th St.
See the Sox face the Houston Astros.
Admission: $5+

๐Ÿ’ƒ Very Pride! 2024
Friday, June 21, 9 p.m.
๐Ÿ“Morgan MFG, 401 North Morgan St.
Warehouse party with DJs, two dance floors, immersive art installations and more. Wear your fiercest fit. Category is: โ€œBe Fierce! Be F.A.B.! Point Blank Period!โ€
Admission: $45+

๐Ÿ–๏ธ Black LGBTQ+ Beach Day
Saturday, June 22, 12 p.m.
๐Ÿ“63rd Street Beach.
The day kicks off with health workshops before an all-day party to beats from Rae Chardonnay โ€” plus youโ€™ll get access to health care services, like testing, COVID-19 vaccines and more.
Admission: Free

๐ŸฅณChicago Pride Fest
Sat-Sun, June 22-23, 11 a.m.
๐Ÿ“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 Cristร l and more.
Admission: $15 suggested donation

๐ŸปAdults Night Out at the Zoo: Pride Party
Thursday, June 27, 6 p.m.
๐Ÿ“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+

๐Ÿ“– Chicago Public Library Drag story time: Back of the Yards
Saturday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.
๐Ÿ“Back of the Yards Branch, 2111 W. 47th St.
A special story time for kids featuring a local drag artist, facilitated by CPLโ€™s childrenโ€™s librarians.
Admission: Free

๐Ÿชฉ Navy Pier Pride
Saturday, June 29, 12 p.m.
๐Ÿ“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

๐ŸŽ‰ Backlot Bash
Fri, June 28 – Sun, June 30
๐Ÿ“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+

๐Ÿฅณ Pride North
Fri, June 28 – Sun, June 30
๐Ÿ“Glenwood and Morse
Neighborhood party and street festival with music, vendors and more.
Admission: $10 suggested donation

๐ŸƒProud to Run – 10K, 5K run/walk
Sunday, June 30, 7:30 a.m.
๐Ÿ“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+

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Chicago Pride Parade
Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m.
๐Ÿ“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 yearโ€™s theme is โ€œPride is Power.โ€
Admission: Free

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