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June may be halfway over, but Pride Month is just getting started in Chicago, Illinois. There are a lot of great pride events happening over the next few weeks in Chicago that we want to tell you about. We even know of some great coupons you can use to save money on some of these events.
Chicago Pride Fest
Chicago Pride Fest is back! It takes place this weekend and it is a two-day event, from June 18th through June 19th.
It celebrates equality and diversity. And it celebrates the Chicago LGBTQ+ community on Halsted Street. This was America’s first recognized gay village.
So what can you expect at the Chicago Pride Fest? You can expect:
- Three stages of entertainment
- Live music by headline artists & local favorites
- Food and drink
- Over 100 arts and crafts vendors
- Drag shows
- Pet parade
- and more!
The event is free, but it would be great if you made a donation. Donations help pay performers and festival workers. They also fund community programs. For example, generous public donations in the past paid for the Chicago Pride Crosswalks. These are fourteen rainbow paved intersections that were installed in 2019. They make up the longest installation of it’s kind in the world.
Click here to find out more information about this event.
Planets of Pride: A Nerdy, Sexy, Pride Variety Show
Enjoy dance, drag, stand-up comedy, and more at Planets of Pride: A Nerdy, Sexy, Pride Variety Show. This takes place at the Otherworld Theatre Performance Venue and Bar.
This takes place on Saturday, Jun 18, 2022, and again on Saturday, Jun 25, 2022, both times at 9:00 PM.
Planets of Pride Coupon
You can save 50% on your ticket to Planets of Pride by clicking here.
Lincoln Park Zoo’s Adults Night OUT: Pride Party
Ever been to the Lincoln Park Zoo after hours? You don’t have to deal with crowds or kids. You can just have fun there. Oh, and there’s a live DJ, Drag Queen Bingo, animal chats, and more.
This event takes place on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 6:30 PM.
Lincoln Park Zoo’s Adults Night OUT Pride Party Coupon
Here’s one of the events we can get you a coupon for. Just click here and you can save up to $10 on your ticket!
Chicago White Sox Pride Night
Chicago White Sox Pride Night takes place this year on Thursday, June 23, 2022 during their baseball game at Guaranteed Rate Field at 7:10 PM. You can read more about it, including how to get a free T-Shirt at the game, here.
50 Shades of Gay
Enjoy the seventh anniversary of 50 Shades of Gay. It’s a great show starring Ike Avelli and other fabulous guests. You can expect drag, music, comedy, video sketches, audience participation, and giveaways.
It takes place on Thursday, Jun 23, 2022, Friday, Jun 24, 2022, and Saturday, Jun 25, 2022, all at 6:00 PM.
Pride in the Park
Pride in the Park is an annual outdoor music festival held in Grant Park. It features LGBTQ+ performers, artists, vendors, and more.
- The Chainsmokers
- Saucy Santana
- Joel Corry
- Spencer Brown
- Rebecca Black
- J. Worra
- Circuit Mom
- Monet X Change
- Moore Kismet
- Mz Worthy
- Mimi Marks
- Shea Coulee
- Khloe Coulee
- Kenzie Coulee
- Bambi Banks Coulee
- Luc Ami
- Sasha Love
- Alexandrea Diamond
- Aaron Aanenson
- Juicy Love Dion
- Travis Fiero
- Kenya Black Dupree
- Dusty Bahls
This takes place on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26. You can find out more about it and how to get tickets here.
Chicago Pride Parade
The 51st annual Chicago Pride Parade takes place in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. It starts at noon on Sunday, June 26, 2022. It typically takes place in the last weekend in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots.
The parade starts at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown Chicago. After going through the north side of Chicago, it ends near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park.
Learn more about the parade here.
Chicago Cubs Pride Night
The Chicago Cubs Pride Night takes place at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, June 29, during the Cubs & Cincinnati Reds game.
Chicago Fire FC Pride Night
Chicago Fire FC’s Pride Night takes place on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. It takes place during the Chicago Fire FC’s match against the Philadelphia Union. 5,000 Pride Beach Towels will be given away to fans during the event. You can get a discounted ticket for the soccer match here.
Chicago Pride Apparel
Want some Chicago pride apparel to wear during these events or during the sports matches? Check out our list!
- Chicago Illinois LGBTQ Gay Pride Rainbow Skyline T-Shirt
- Men’s Fanatics Branded White Chicago Cubs Logo City Pride T-Shirt
- Unisex Fanatics Branded Black Chicago Sky Team Pride T-Shirt
- Chicago Flag & Gay Pride FlagCombo | LGBT Pride Shirt
- Men’s NFL Pro Line by Fanatics Branded Black Chicago Bears Pride Logo T-Shirt
- Chicago Skyline PRIDE Edition Tee
- Women’s Fanatics Branded White Chicago Cubs City Pride V-Neck T-Shirt
- Chicago LGBTQ Gay Pride Rainbow T-Shirt
- Men’s Fanatics Branded White Chicago White Sox City Pride T-Shirt
- Chicago Pride LGBTQ Fest T-Shirt
- Men’s Fanatics Branded Black Chicago Bulls Team Pride Wordmark T-Shirt
- Chicago Illinois LGBTQ Gay Pride Rainbow Skyline Tank Top
- Unisex Fanatics Branded White Chicago Sky Team Pride Wordmark T-Shirt
- Men’s Fanatics Branded White Chicago Blackhawks City Pride T-Shirt
- Chicago Flag LGBT Gay Pride Tank Top
- Men’s Fanatics Branded Black Chicago Bulls Logo Pride T-Shirt
- New Era Chicago Cubs UNITY Pride 100 Year Wrigley Side Patch 9FIFTY Snapback Hat