Chicago is the perfect place to celebrate pride this summer, with a vibrant LGBTQ+ community and events that cater to everyone. Of course we hope to see you at Pride in the Park, but did you know of all the other fun things around town you can experience while visiting?
Here are some additional activities to participate in leading up to Pride In The Park and the Chicago Pride Parade in 2023.
The Legacy Walk
This outdoor exhibit features bronze memorial plaques commemorating LGBTQ+ heroes throughout history. Explore this unique and inspiring outdoor museum, located in Chicago’s historic LGBTQ+ neighborhood.
Visit The Center on Halsted
This LGBTQ+ community center is a hub of activity and support for the community. Check out their calendar of events and make a donation to support their important work.
Bars, Nightclubs, and Restaurants, OH MY!
The stretch of entertainment on North Halsted from Belmont to Grace St. is home to some of the oldest and most iconic LGBTQ+ owned and operated establishments in the Midwest. From the neighborhood’s hottest drag brunch at D.S. Tequila Co, to banging nightclub DJs until 4am at Hydrate, you can find just about anything to match your taste and time of day.
Pride Fest June 17-18, 2023
This street festival in the heart of Chicago’s LGBTQ+ neighborhood put on by the Northalsted Business Alliance is always a highlight of the summer. With live music, food, and vendors, it’s a great way to celebrate pride.
Visit The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame
This organization celebrates LGBTQ+ pioneers and icons in Chicago. Check out their website and learn more about the amazing people who have shaped and supported the LGBTQ+ community in Chicago.
Lastly, The Chicago Pride Parade on June 25th, 2023
This annual event brings together over a million people to celebrate love and unity in the LGBTQ+ community. It’s one of the largest pride parades in the world, and a must-see for anyone celebrating pride in Chicago.
No matter how you choose to celebrate pride in Chicago, you’re sure to have a great time. And with events like Pride in the Park Festival, there’s never been a better time to show your support for the LGBTQ+ community in this vibrant and welcoming city. So come out, have fun, and celebrate pride in style!