Chicago’s Pride Parade is an annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. It has been held in June every year since 1970 and originally began as a march. For several years, the parades were held in the Lakeview neighborhood, but have recently extended routes into Uptown due to increasingly high attendance rates. The four mile route consists of music, exhibitors, food, and drinks. The party continues afterwards at bars in Boystown.
This year’s Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Attendance is expected to increase as more and more Chicagoans gather to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community.
The chart below shows yearly attendance rates at the Chicago Pride Parade from 1985-2014.