We are proudly Chicago's largest LGBTQ+ Owned Business District!
We are thankful to be the city's largest LGBTQ+ owned business district and are honored our community is a hub for the LGBTQ+ community!
From our newest AIDS Garden to the east to the rainbow roofline lights on Clark, we are PROUD and not afraid to celebrate it!
We've compiled everywhere to eat, drink, and celebrate this Pride Month & we are wishing a happy and safe Pride celebration to all!
Pride Fest | June 18-19th: 11am – 10pm
The festival features live music by headline artists and local favorites, 3 stages, food and drink, 150+ arts/crafts vendors, DJ’s and dancing, drag shows, pet parade, sponsored presence, games, giveaways and more!
  • There is a $15 Suggested Donation at the gates.
  • This year they are introducing an LGBTQ+ Youth Area
  • On Sunday, there will be a Juneteenth Celebration Stage with local and international black performers.
No parking will be allowed beginning at 8am today through 11am Monday on the following streets:
• 800-860 W Bradley
• 750-820 W Waveland
From 11pm today through 11am Monday parking restrictions will be enforced on the following street:
• 3600-3800 N Halsted
Pride Parade | June 26th | 12PM - 4PM
The 51st annual Chicago Pride Parade marches through the city's Boystown neighborhood with the annual parade steps off at noon on Sunday, June 26, at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in the Uptown neighborhood. The parade winds (map) its way through the north side of the city, ending near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park

IMPORTANT INFO: Street closures will begin at 10:30am on the 26th at Montrose and Broadway. There will then be rolling closures down the length of the parade route until the entire route is closed down by 12pm. Streets will stay closed until approximately 7pm.
This year, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and the Lakeview East Community Partnership are sponsoring the Second City Outlaws dance group! The Second City Outlaws take great PRIDE in being a Mainstream Country Dancing Performing Group that is OPEN and Inclusive to ALL Country Dancers regardless of age, race or gender identity throughout Chicagoland.
Walk with Chicago Sugar Daddy at Pride & show support to another local LGBTQIA+ organization that they are supporting and/or donate so they can continue their awesome initiatives in promoting equality and inclusion! Reach out to the Daddies here to sign up to walk with them! They are also releasing their Sugar Daddy Tees this month and proceeds go to the Asian and Friends Chicago organization
Remembering Richard Pfeiffer
This year's parade will be dedicated to the memory of Richard William Pfeiffer, coordinator of the annual Chicago Pride Parade since 1974. He passed away Oct. 6, 2019, at the age of 70
Richard was a Chicago gay rights icon, pride parade maverick of over 45 years, member of Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, and endless advocacy for the LGBTQ+ Community. Richard's impact on the city of Chicago, the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement, and our own local community will be cherished and honored forever.
Halsted Bars to Visit During Pride Fest
While you're at Pride Fest, consider stopping at these year-round LGBTQ+ Neighborhood Gems
Places to Eat for Good Causes
To celebrate Pride Month, Wow Bao has teamed up with Grubhub to offer free delivery as well as buy one get one 2-bao packs. These offers are available at either select Wow Bao locations or when you order exclusively through Grubhub from June 1 – June 14. Plus, if you use code PRIDE2GOWOW at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to Center on Halsted and their Silver Fork program.
For the month of June, 3% of sales from Shake Shack’s new shake trio will directly benefit their long-time friends at The Trevor Project and their critical support of LGBTQ+ youth.​
Rise Up has is offering their EQUALI-TEA drink and with every purchase they will be donating to their neighbors & friends at Center of Halsted, who’s mission advances community & secures the health and well-being of the LGBTQ community
Bittersweet’s rainbow layered cake is perfect for celebrating Pride Month! Vanilla cake with a rainbow drip and rainbow sprinkles, sandwiched with cream cheese frosting and topped with cream cheese buttercream is exactly what you need this month!
Klein’s Rainbow  Bagels  are back to celebrate in the month of PRIDE so make sure you grab yourself some for a fun colorful breakfast or snack!
Epic Kitchens is inviting all of their customers to donate to a local LGBTQ+ group during Pride Month. Epic Kitchens will give you a coupon code for 20% off your next order for every donation made.
Cheesie's has brought back their Pride OG Sandwich! Enjoy Colorful ribbons of mozzarella & provolone, melted on buttery Texas toast, and
$1 from each sandwich sold will be donated to @bravespacealliance !
New to the neighborhood, Cheba Hut is having specials all month long to benefit the Human Rights Campaign! Stop by for their special discounts and incredible munchies!
Looking for a Pride Fiesta? El Jardin is celebrating their 55th Anniversary this weekend! Cool off from all the festivities and enjoy one of their classic colorful margaritas on the beautiful outdoor patio
Stan's Donuts is bringing back their colorful pride donuts! Start your day fabulously with their colorful & tasty creation from June 20th-June26th
In honor of Pride Month, The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville will host a month-long fundraiser for the nearby Center on Halsted. For $35, guests can enjoy a Rainbow Shot Flight, solo or with friends, featuring six shots colored red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. A portion of proceeds from all Rainbow Shot Flights lights sold in June will be donated to Center on Halsted
The Closet is the perfect place in Chicago for a drink in a cozy gay/lesbian setting. From video bowling, darts, bingo, karaoke nights, and other assorted games, you will scarcely run out of things to do. The Closet is one of the oldest LGBTQ+ Bars in the neighborhood and for pride month, every Saturday from 8PM to 10PM they will have live music and LGBTQ+ performers!
Local LGBTQ+ Friendly and Owned bar Shaker's on Clark recently reopened! Sip on their colorful collection of 21 different flavored Long Island Iced Teas and Martinis! This neighborhood bar is for everyone, so whether you're looking to relax and play some pool or get things started with a few drinks for the evening, you're going to want to stop by this brand new neighborhood bar!
Where to Shop Proud and Local
CRAM Fashion’s Pride Tee is here! Designed by them and available exclusively at CRAM in store or online. Get in the spirit this season with the freshest threads at this local LGBTQ+ owned local business!
For every bottle of True Colours Cava sold, Bottles Up will donate $5 to Howard Brown Health.
And on June 23, Bottles Up's Whiskey Us Away Class will feature LGBTQIA-owned businesses and will be taught by their own socialist Lauren, who is a member of the LGBTQIA group.
Shop local LGBTQ+ owned with Foursided this Pride month! Not only is Foursided LGBTQ+ owned and operated, but their merchandise is also stocked with work from Queer artists and creatives. Stop by for gifts, pride gear, and so much more!
Good vibes and good causes! Sunnyside Dispensary has their Good News Pride Line and proceeds benefit Center on Halstead to support LGBTQIA+ community gathering and recreation spaces
Lovers to enemies? Enemies to lovers? Unabridged has curated a Pride themed reading list for your enjoyment. Hosting a variety of LGBTQ+ Authors, Unabridged is one of the premier local spots for queer books! Check out their Pride Reading Recommendations here!
This Pride Month, in the spirit of visibility for LGBTQ+ youth now more than ever, Foxtrot has partnered to donate 100% of total sales from their "Say Gay" Series to GLSEN and The Brave Space Alliance. Along with featuring a growing lineup of small Queer-owned brands, they're proud to collaborate on the "Say Gay" Series to stand for diverse makers, the power of community, and the human truth that joy is found in every voice every day.
Parties You'll Feel Proud About
Kit Kat is hosting a VIP Pride Fest Weekend! All tickets include entrance to the VIP dance patio at Kit Kat Lounge, as well as a full bar and easy views of the Waveland DJ stage. Get your tickets now so you can slay the weekend! Kit Kat Lounge has nightly acts all month long, so whether you want to live like a VIP or enjoy a drag show on a week night, there is always fun to be found at Kit Kat Lounge
Pride is here, which means the anniversary of Houndstooth Saloon’s Pour Decisions Drag Brunch! Join Houndstooth on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 for an incredible drag brunch featuring Allura, Claire Voyant, Tiki Vonte & Venus Fly-Snatch with music by DJ Stasney Mav and hosted by Platinum Carrington & Xo Carrington. They will also be hosting a raffle with plenty of fun prizes! Tickets range from $20-$30 and include entry, a raffle ticket, and a welcome cocktail!
Join D.S Tequila during the Chicago Pride Parade! Each ticket includes access to their patio directly on the parade route, tex-mex brunch buffet, and mimosa package from 11am-1pm.
Happy Camper will be doing drink pouches all weekend for Pride and they will also be having Spice Girls F*ckin’ Bingo on June 21st at 7pm. It’s a $10 suggested donation to play that will be benefiting YEPP (Youth Empowerment Performance Project.)
Looking for date night activities this month? Get in The Kitchen will be hosting a series of pride themed events though out pride month so make sure to check them out!
Looking to meet new people, make new friends and simply have a good time?

Bonus Round Café hosts a monthly LGBTQIA+ mixer so you can meet folks with similar interests while enjoying some competitive board games!
Come enjoy Pride Night at Wrigley Field, June 29th. A portion of the proceeds from each Pride Day ticket will go to Cubs Charities to support LGBTQI+ community partners.