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LGBTQ Events

Chicago is home to some of the largest LGBTQ celebrations in the country, from Pride Month in June to year round events and festivals.

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Save the date for some of the largest LGBTQ celebrations in the country! With Chicago being home to such marquee events for gay travel as Chicago Pride Fest® and Pride Parade and Northalsted Market Days® each summer, as well as Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival in the fall, plan your trip around our busy calendar of special events and festivals.

APRIL

Wonka Ball: Forbidden Planet
April 21, 2017

Big Package Auction
April 29, 2017

 

MAY

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus: From Barbershop to Boybands
May 19-21, 2017

International Mr. Leather
May 25-29, 2017

Bear Pride
TBD

Bright Half Life at the About Face Theater
May 26-July 1, 2017

 

JUNE

United Latinx Pride Week
TBD

Andersonville Midsommarfest
June 9-11, 2017

Chicago Women's Funny Festival
June 15-18, 2017

Chicago Pride Fest®
June 17-18, 2017

GayCo: Star Whores: The Pride Awakens at the Playground Theater
June 25-TBD 2017

Back Lot Bash
TBD 

Proud to Run 10K Run/5K Run-Walk
June 24, 2017

Chicago's Dyke March
TBD

Navy Pier Pride 2016
TBD

Chicago Pride Parade
June 25, 2017

JUICE Post-Parade Pride Party at the Annoyance Theater
TBD

Pride Films & Plays: A History of Summer
TBD

 

JULY

Pride Films & Plays: Bite: A Pucking Queer Cabaret
TBD

 

AUGUST

Northalsted Market Days®
August 12-13, 2017

 

OCTOBER

Northalsted Halloween on Halsted Parade
October 31, 2017

 


Get the latest event details and find more things to do in Chicago's LGBTQ community during Pride Month at chicagopridecalendar.org/calendar.

Visit choosechicago.com/things-to-do/lgbtq-chicago for a full Chicago LGBTQ guide: Explore the Boystown and Andersonville neighborhoods, browse Chicago itineraries, find TAG® approved hotels, wedding venues and more! 


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