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


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.



Wonka Ball: Forbidden Planet
April 21, 2017

Big Package Auction 
April 29, 2017



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

International Mr. Leather 
May 25-29, 2017

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



Andersonville Midsommarfest 
June 9-11, 2017

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

Chicago Pride Fest® 
June 17-18, 2017

Pride Films & Plays: Unity in Dance
June 18, 2017

Out in the Field: Slushies and Science
June 20, 2017

Transgender Community Ice Cream Social
June 21, 2017

Pride Kickoff Party
June 23, 2017

Back Lot Bash
June 23-25, 2017

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

Navy Pier Pride 2017
June 24, 2017

Chicago's Dyke March
June 24, 2017

Chicago Pride Parade
June 25, 2017

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

Pride Films & Plays: The Nance
June 29-July 9, 2017



Northalsted Market Days® 
August 12-13, 2017



Northalsted Halloween on Halsted Parade
October 31, 2017


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