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.


About Face Theatre: The Secretaries
May 6 - June 12, 2016

Beers 4 Queers
May 16, 2016

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus: My Kind of Town
May 20-22, 2016

Pride Films & Plays: The Boys Upstairs
May 19 - July 2, 2016

International Mr. Leather
May 27-30, 2016

Bear Pride
May 27-30, 2016



United Latinx Pride Week
June 2-8, 2016

Andersonville Midsommarfest
June 10-12, 2016

Chicago Women's Funny Festival
June 16-19, 2016

Chicago Pride Fest®
June 18-19, 2016 

GayCo: Star Whores: The Pride Awakens
June 24-25, 2016

Back Lot Bash
June 24-26, 2016 

Proud to Run 10K Run/5K Run-Walk
June 25, 2016

Chicago's Dyke March
June 25, 2016

Navy Pier Pride 2016
June 25, 2016

Chicago Pride Parade
June 26, 2016

JUICE Post-Parade Pride Party at the Annoyance Theater
June 26, 2016

Pride Films & Plays: A History of Summer
June 28-29, 2016



Pride Films & Plays: Bite: A Pucking Queer Cabaret
July 8 - August 14, 2016



Hell in a Handbag Productions: Bette, Live at the Continental Baths
August 12 - September 10, 2016

Northalsted Market Days®
August 13-14, 2016



Out In The Park at Six Flags Great America
September 10, 2016

Leather Archives & Museum's 25th Anniversary Weekend Celebration
September 16-18, 2016

Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival
September 22-29, 2016



Northalsted Halloween on Halsted Parade
October 31, 2016


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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