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LGBTQ+ EVENTS IN CHICAGO

Chicago is home to some of the largest LGBTQ+ celebrations in the country, from Pride Fest and Parade in June to the Reeling Film Festival in the fall. Check out some of Chicago's top gay events throughout the year.

MAY

International Family Equality Day at the Chicago Children's Museum
May 5, 2019

International Mr. Leather
May 23 – 27, 2019

JUNE

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Andersonville Midsommarfest 
June 7 – 9, 2019

Chicago Pride Fest
June 22 – 23, 2018

Chicago Pride Parade
June 30, 2019

Back Lot Bash
June 28 – 30, 2019

Proud to Run 5K/10K/half marathon
June 29, 2019

Chicago's Dyke March
June 29, 2019

Navy Pier Pride
June 29, 2019

AUGUST 

Northalsted Market Days

Northalsted Market Days 
August 10 – 11, 2019

SEPTEMBER

Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

REELING: THE CHICAGO LGBTQ+ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 19 – 29, 2019

OCTOBER

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Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade
October 31, 2019

Costuming with Drag Queens at Chicago Children's Museum
October 2019

Year-round

Pride Films and Plays

FABITAT at Beauty Bar

Showtunes at Sidetrack

Slo 'Mo at The Whistler

Off Chances at Danny's


Get the latest event details and find more things to do in Chicago's LGBTQ community all year.

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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