36th Annual Chicago Gay Pride Parade

Every detail of Chicago's 36th Annual Pride Parade and the 10th Annual Chicago Dyke March is in place.

According to a press release from organizing group PRIDEChicago, the Pride Parade, which is scheduled for June 26, will begin lining up at the corner of Halsted and Belmont. At noon the parade will step off from that corner, proceeding north on Halsted, south on Broadway, and then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive. There are 250 registered entries featuring floats, decorated vehicles and walking groups representing community organizations, businesses and individuals. Several hundred thousand spectators are expected to line the parade route.

Chicago, IL — Gay pride flags lined Halsted and neighboring streets as the Gay Pride Parade stepped off at Belmont and Halsted under beautiful sunny skies Sunday afternoon.

The parade, which is organized by Pride Chicago, had nearly 450,000 people in attendance according to the Mayor’s Office of Special Events. Spectators lined the streets, rooftops and balconies to celebrate Gay Pride in Lakeview.