Chicago Pride Parade & Festival


Chicago’s Pride Parade and Festival is back and taking over two weekends this summer.

Chicago Pride Fest is Saturday, June 20th 11am-10pm and Sunday June 21st, 2015 11am-9pm.  Pride Fest takes place at the intersection of Halsted and Waveland and includes 2 stages with the latest dance and pop/rock music, food, drinks, and over 60 vendors offering arts, crafts, and unique merchandise tailored to the LGBT community.  Headliners include The Veronicas, St. Lucia, and Debbie Gibson.  Pride Fest is sponsored by the Northalsted Business Alliance.  Suggest gate donation is $10.


Chicago’s 46th Annual Pride Parade will step off at 12 noon on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at the intersection of Montrose and Broadway, proceeding south on Broadway; then south on Halsted; then east on Belmont; then south on Broadway; then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive.

If any out-of-towners need a downtown hotel for the Pride Parade, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place has a special discounted rate of just $169/night June 26 & 27th, and $149 June 28th & 29th for our blog readers.

The hotel is LGBT friendly. In fact, for 11 years in a row, Human Rights Campaign recognizes Hyatt as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality, earning 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index.  Hyatt was also the first major hospitality company to offer domestic partner benefits including bereavement and FMLA.

Hyatt would love to welcome you to celebrate Chicago’s Pride Parade!



You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

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