48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade

Chicago Pride Parade

It’s That Time of Year Again–Get Ready for the 48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade

On June 25, the Chicago Pride Parade will once again step off at Montrose in Uptown and make its way down to Boystown. Chicago’s Pride Parade is one of the largest in the world, and the grand finale of pride month in Chicago. The parade is a celebration of diversity, as well as a recognition of the strides made for LGBTQ equality and the people who fought for it.

This year’s Grand Marshal is Lea Delaria of Orange is the New Black. The musician, comedian, actor and long-time activist received the Equality Illinois Freedom Award in 2015. She also claims the title of America’s first openly gay comic on television. The Illinois native couldn’t be more qualified to lead this display of LGBTQ pride.

Step off is at noon, but make sure to arrive early if you want a good view! The parade lasts approximately two hours, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Boystown bars and clubs will be full all night long, so come ready to party.

When: June 25, noon

Where: The parade begins at Montrose and Broadway and ends at Diversy and Sheridan.  View the parade route here.

For more info like pro tips and tricks, check out chicagopride.gopride.com.