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Show Your PRIDE: Chicago Pride Events 2017

Show Your PRIDE Chicago Pride Events 2017

Show Your PRIDE: Chicago Pride Events 2017

Last weekend, every color of the rainbow started popping up all over the city in honor of Pride month and the Chicago Pride Fest in Boystown. The colors and the pride continue this weekend with more events and the ever-popular annual Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday. Show your pride all weekend at any or all of these fun Chicago Pride Events 2017!

Chicago Pride Parade

Chicago Pride Parade

DATE: Sunday, June 25

TIME: 12 Noon

STARTS at: Broadway & Montrose.

LINE UP: North Broadway (both the east and the west curb lanes, from Montrose to Wilson); West Montrose (both the north and south curb lanes from Broadway to Clark);  Sunnyside Ave from Broadway to North Sheridan Road and North Sheridan Road, between Montrose and Wilson.

ROUTE: Step off from the Broadway/Montrose corner, proceeding south on Broadway; then south on Halsted; then east on Belmont; then south on Broadway; then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive.

The parade will feature 150 registered entries, including floats, decorated vehicles, performance groups, a marching band and walking contingents.

The entries represent community organizations, businesses, governmental officials and individual community members. Crowd estimates each year are in the hundreds of thousands. So the plans are to line the parade route with barricades on both sides of the street from beginning to the end of the parade route. Spectators will be required to remain behind the barricades. (Only parade registrants traveling down the middle of the street, police officers, other city officials, security staff, parade marshals and credentialed media reps will be allowed in the street). In recent years, the City of Chicago has required that several large city parades, including the Pride Parade, line their parade routes with barricades at our own expense. Police officers and parade marshals will be stationed at various points on the street in front of the barricades along the parade route.

SPIN Pride Event The Queen's Brass Balls

SPIN Pride Event The Queen’s Brass Balls

Hosted by Lucy Stoole (Chicago’s 2016 Drag Queen of the Year) with performances by:

  • Kat Sass
  • JerFay
  • Ammunition
  • Four Star Brass Band
  • Discord Adams
  • Gidget Von Addams
  • Muffy Fishbasket
  • Imp Queen
  • Queerella Fistalot

This is a FREE event. The first 500 people to RSVP here will be guaranteed entry and received a free drink ticket good for a Deep Eddy Vodka or Larceny Bourbon Cocktail. The First 100 people through the door dressed in drag will get a free VIP upgrade that gives you access to different VIP areas, passed apps, tastings from Deep Eddy Vodka and Larceny, and access to Free Ping Pong! 


Live New Orleans brass band, Pop-up Drag and burlesque performances, DJs, and Drag contest.


Access to two VIP areas, high-end appetizers inspired by Chef Ed Porter, tastings from Deep Eddy Vodka, complimentary ping pong, access to side stage viewing area during performances, live New Orleans style brass band, Pop-up Drag and burlesque performances, DJs, and Drag contest.


Wrigley BBQ Pride Brunch

Wrigley BBQ Pride Parade Brunch 

Local hot spot, Wrigley BBQ, just launched its brunch menu this past weekend, and is eager to welcome Pride Parade participants with Chilaquiles, Beef Brisket Hash, and more this coming weekend.

From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., items like Chicken & Waffles, Bourbon Bread Pudding French Toast, Biscuits & Gravy, and more will be up for grabs, and since no party is complete without Mimosas or Bellinis, Wrigley BBQ will have orange, peach, and cranberry juices on deck for those bringing in their own sparkling beverages. A BYOB BBQ spot situated in the heart of Wrigleyville?

Highlights of the brunch menu include:

  • Chilaquiles with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (Crisp tortillas tossed in Jose’s tomatillo salsa, topped with cheese, pork belly, beans, lettuce, sour cream) – $9, with one egg $11
  • Biscuits & Gravy (Homemade biscuits and brisket gravy) – $9
  • Beef Brisket Hash  – $9
  • Chicken & Waffles (With homemade syrup) – $10
  • Bourbon Bread Pudding French Toast (With homemade syrup) – $9
  • The Pork BELT (Pork belly, fried egg, sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomato on Texas Toast. Served with fried potatoes)- $9
  • Orange, Peach, Cranberry or Tomato Juice – $4

PR Italian Bistro Pride Rainbow Sherbet Champagne Float

PR Italian Bistro Pride Rainbow Sherbet Champagne Float

One of my favorite Italian restaurants in Chicago has been celebrating PRIDE all month long with their special Rainbow Sherbert Champagne Float! They will also be represented on the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce Float at the Pride Parade this Sunday!

Sunrise Stretch Yoga Series

Chicago First Lady Cruises Sunrise Stretch Yoga Series

Kick-off the 48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade and join CFLC for their very first of three sunrise yoga sessions on the Chicago River

Chicago’s First Lady Cruises (CFLC):

    • One-hour session, taught by Core Power Yoga certified instructor, Zacharias Niedzwiecki, followed by a 30 minute boat ride along the Chicago River
    • Tickets include green juice from Harvest Juicery and Munchy Bars
    • Please BYOM (bring your own mat!)
      • DATE & TIME: June 25 @ 7:30a-9a (other dates in the series: July 30 + August 27)
      • LOCATION: Chicago’s First Lady Cruises, 112 E Upper Wacker Dr (@ Michigan + Wacker)
      • TICKETS: $25 – Buy Tickets Here

These are just a few of the fun Chicago Pride Events 2017 happening through the month of June! Hope you have fun and show your PRIDE this month and everyday throughout the year!