Celebrate Pride Month in Chicago

June is Pride Month and there are plenty of things going on around town to celebrate! From comedy shows to the 49th Annual Pride Parade, there is plenty to do. 

Second City's Let's Make It Perfectly Queer

Celebrate all things Pride at Second City! Let's Make It Perfectly Queer is a comedy show featuring a "rainbow of classic and original sketches." The cast includes Corey Caldwell, George David Elrod, Lanny Fox, Maya Haughton, Claudia Martinez and Riley Mondragon. You can catch this show on Fridays and Sundays throughout the month of June, click here for more details. 

Pride Variety Show

On June 13, 2018, The Pride Art Center will host WeFest, a celebration of Chicago’s queer, female, non-binary, and trans artists. See amazing performances at this variety show. 

Chicago Pride Fest

The weekend before the 2018 Chicago Pride Parade, Chicago Pride Fest kicks off the celebration! It is all happening June 16-17, 2018 in the heart of Boystown. 

The two-day street festival will feature live music, top DJs, a fashion show, Chicago's top drag queens, a singles auction, and more. 

49th Annual Pride Parade

On June 24, 2018, celebrate the 49th Annual Pride Parade in Chicago! The Pride Parade is a long-running tradition in Chicago where thousands of people fill the streets to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.  The parade will begin at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown and ends near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park.  

Also, catch WCIU, The U’s bus in the parade this year! Snap a photo and post with #PrideInU! We will share it online and maybe give you a shout out Monday morning on 'The Jam!'

For more Pride events in Chicago, click here