Chicago Pride Parade


Sun, June 25, 2023 | Noon Kick-Off
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One of Chicago’s most iconic events, the Chicago Pride Parade is somewhat of a finale to Pride Month (June).  Featuring over 150 floats, the parade starts in Uptown and heads south to Lakeview.

Parade route: Beginning at Montrose and Broadway and then moving south on Broadway to Halsted and continuing south on Halsted to Belmont where it turns east to Broadway and then south on Broadway to Diversey where it again turns east on Diversey to the end point at Cannon Drive.

PARADE ROUTE: Rolling closing times. Cross streets will close as the parade travels south down the route. The parade starts at 12 Noon at the Broadway/Montrose corner proceeding south on Broadway; then south on Halsted; then east on Belmont; then south on Broadway; then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive.

NO PARKING: Both the Assembly Area and Parade Route will be posted with temporary signs indicating “NO PARKING ON SUNDAY June 25th, FROM 5:00 am TO 8:00 pm. – Both sides of the street, unless otherwise indicated.” Due to the volume of vehicles involved, the issuing of parking violation, citations, and towing will start at 5 a.m. promptly.

Montrose Ave. – Greenview Ave. to Hazel St.
Broadway – Leland Ave. to Grace St.
Sunnyside Ave. – Broadway to North Sheridan Rd.
Halsted St.* – Grace St. to to Belmont Ave.
Belmont Ave. – Racine Ave. to Broadway St.
Broadway – Melrose Ave. to Diversey Pkwy.
Diversey Pkwy. – Broadway to Cannon Dr. (Sheridan)
Cannon Dr. – Diversey Pkwy. to Fullerton Pkwy.
Addison St. – 736 W. Addison St. to Sheffield Ave.
Waveland Ave. – Halsted St. to Broadway St.
Grace St. – Halsted St. to Fremont St.
Clifton – Montrose Ave. to Sunnyside Ave.
N. Sheridan Rd. – Sunnyside Ave. to Buena Ave.
Buena Ave. – Sheridan Rd. to Broadway
Wellington Ave. – Clark St. to Sheffield Ave.
N. Sheridan Rd. – Montrose Ave. to Wilson.

* Please note that parking on Halsted and Belmont will be restricted until 4 a.m. Monday, June 26th.

TOWING: Begins at 5 am. Due to the volume of vehicles involved, the issuing of parking violation citations and towing will start at 5 am – Promptly.

CROSS STREETS: Rolling closing times. Cross streets will close as the parade travels south down the route. After stepping off at Noon, the parade will take approximately two and one-half hours to finish crossing the Broadway & Montrose corner. After this time, the floats will still be winding their way to the end of the parade route at Diversey & Sheridan. This year there will NOT be a Buffer Zone on Halsted Street after the parade ends. Police will work to re-open the streets to vehicular traffic as soon as cleaning crews are finished and the streets will not remain open to foot traffic. (Check this website for any updates).

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: From the Red Line: Wilson, Sheridan, Addison or Belmont all provide access via a short walk to the parade route.

PLEASE NOTE: The Belmont station (and the surrounding area) tends to become the most crowded, so you are encouraged to consider watching the parade from the other parts of the route, including areas toward the start of the route—such as Broadway, south of Montrose—which are served by both the nearby Wilson and Sheridan stations on the Red Line. In addition, a number of lakefront bus routes including the 146 and 151 provide convenient access from the north, the Gold Coast/North Michigan Ave. and downtown to areas east of the parade route.

Extra service will be provided on the ‘L’ on parade day to accommodate the large numbers of people who attend the parade. Due to the increase of local traffic and a number of bus reroutes, potential parade spectators are advised to make use of the L or the various bus routes.

Best CTA Exit Points:

  • Wellington/Sheffield Stop off the Brown Line
  • Diversey/Sheffield Stop off the Brown Line
  • Addison/Sheffield stop off the Blue Line
  • Wilson/Broadway Stop which is closest and is a Red/Purple Line

8 Halsted, 22 Clark, 36 Broadway, 76 Diversey, 77 Belmont, 78 Montrose, 151 Sheridan, 152 Addison.
*Also see CTA web site or call them for updated information concerning the train and bus routes. CTA: 1-312-836-7000
*Other information on public transportation: 1-312-322-6777

(Subject to change).
There will be at least nine cross-over streets:
Montrose Ave. at Broadway
Irving Park Rd. at Broadway
Grace St. at Halsted St.
Addison St. at Halsted St.
Roscoe St. at Halsted St.
Wellington Ave. at Broadway
Aldine St. at Halsted St.
Cornelia Ave. at Halsted St.
Barry Ave. at Broadway

At each corner of the streets listed above there will be police officers assigned to assist pedestrians to cross the parade route.

1. Portable Restrooms – are stationed along both the parade line-up street and the parade route. Included at several locations are restrooms for the physically challenged.
2. Physically Challenged Area/Wheel chair Accessible Area/Seniors – for people who need or want more space: the sidewalks of W. Diversey Pkwy. (near 600 W. Diversey). Traditionally this area of the parade route has fewer spectators than other sections of the parade route. Spectators in these areas generally arrive there early on parade morning to secure their viewing spots. Included there are restrooms for the physically challenged.
3. Seniors (outdoor) – The area mentioned above in #2 (600 W. Diversey sidewalks) is a designated OUTDOOR area for seniors. Spectators in this area generally arrive there early on parade morning to secure their viewing spots. Included there are restrooms for the physically challenged.
4. Cooling Busses:
Halsted, south of Belmont; Addison, west of Halsted; Belmont, east of Broadway; Wilton, north of Belmont; Buena, west of Broadway. (Check this website for any updates).
5. Chicago Fire Department First Aid Stations:

  • HALSTED at Addison – at 901 W. Addison Ave next to the Circle K Gas Station West side of the street
  • HALSTED at Roscoe- at 765 W. Roscoe East Side Adjacent to 7-11 on the east side of the street
  • HALSTED at Roscoe- at 802 W. Roscoe West Side Adjacent to Roscoe’s Tavern
  • HALSTED at Belmont-at 3165 N. Halsted adjacent to the Lucky Horseshoe Lounge
  • Surf & Diversey: 561 W Surf across from the Broadway Parking Lot and Walmart
    Pharmacy on the west side of the street


  1. Intro-Banner
  2. Color Guard (Scouts for Equality) – car/walkers
  3. Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson
  4. Banner – Richard Pfeiffer
  5. Nettelhorst School – golf cart/walkers
  6. Near North Montessori school – bus/walkers
  7. Francis W. Parker School & Catherine Cook School – car walkers
  8. Lycée Francais de Chicago – walkers
  9. Rogers Park Montessori School – walkers
  10. American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) – flag walkers
  11. Chicago Teachers Union – Trolley walkers
  12. State of Illinois – float walkers
  13. Chicago Public Library – Float walkers
  14. Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles (Lakeside Pride Marching Band)
  15. Heels & Hardhats flatbed & Endurance Contracting – flatbed
  16. Chicago Gender Society – Float/walkers
  17. Chicago Fire Department – Vehicle/walkers
  18. Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame sponsored by the McKinsey Group – Float/walkers
  19. Planned Parenthood of Illinois – walkers
  20. Chicago Officials and city department reps – walkers
  21. Diversity & Inclusion (UAW 551) – Ford 150 walker
  22. Kimberly Clark – walkers
  23. County Officials and county department reps – walkers
  24. Grab Magazine float walkers
  25. Hyatt – trolley walkers
  26. State Officials and department reps – walkers
  27. Equality Illinois – float walkers
  28. PFLAG – trolley walkers
  29. Federal and International officials and departments – van & walkers
  30. ABC 7 Chicago/WLS TV – float walkers
  31. Milliman & Out in Tech – car walkers
  32. Enjoy Illinois/Illinois Office of Tourism – float walkers
  33. Department of Children & Family Services – trolley walkers
  34. Federal Reserve Bank – car/walkers
  35. Rush University Medical Center – float walkers
  36. Organized Chaos, motorcycles
  37. Bikes & Micsc – motorcycles
  38. Dykes on Bikes – motorcycles
  39. Fidelity Investments – pickup truck walkers
  40. Bud Billiken – band/dancers
  41. McDonald’s – float/walkers
  42. Expedia van/walkers
  43. Neighborhood Loans – float walkers
  44. Virgin Hotels Chicago – Vintage Land Rover w/trailer and walkers
  45. Chime – float walkers
  46. Howard Brown Health – walkers
  47. Chicago White Sox -car walkers
  48. BOMA Chicago Foundation – float walkers
  49. NASCAR Enterprises LLC – car walkers
  50. UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago – SUV walkers
  51. Chicago Bulls & BMO Harris Bank – van walkers
  52. Chicago Bulls & BMO Harris Bank – float walkers
  53. Rainbow Mensans Chicago Area Mensa – float walkers
  54. Deloitte Services LP (Deloitte LGBTQIA+ & Allies Community) – float walkers
  55. CW26 Chicago – trolley walkers
  56. Mini of Glencoe North Shore (McGrath Auto Group) – auto walkers
  57. Human Rights Campaign – walkers
  58. Chi-Town Squares pickup/dancers
  59. Keshet w/additional organizations
  60. bp – trolley walkers
  61. Steve Quick Jeweler & Chicago Pride Guard – float/walkers
  62. Ferrara Candy/CGMC float/walkers
  63. Center on Halsted & US Bank – float/walkers.
  64. Broadway in Chicago – Float/walkers
  65. Asians Friends float
  66. Trikone float
  67. Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches – van walkers
  68. JPMorgaChase – Float/walkers
  69. Chicago Sugar Daddy Patisserie – flatbed walkers
  70. Chicago Smelts – Float/walkers
  71. JCC Chicago – small school bus walkers
  72. Baton Show Lounge – float car & Chicago Coalition of Kink Clubs
  73. Kenosha Pride – flatbed walkers
  74. Dream Town Realty – float walkers
  75. Gerber Hart Library and Archives – walkers
  76. Univision Chicago – pickup truck with trailer walkers
  77. NPI Hillcrest Investor Group LLC (dba Legacy Cannabis) – SUV walkers
  78. Ropes & Gray – trolley walkers
  79. Dentsu Smirnoff – DD Bus walkers
  80. Kraft Heinz – WeinerMobile walkers
  81. Charlie’s Chicago – trolley walkers
  82. Verizon – walkers
  83. Abbott Pride Network – float walkers
  84. Puerto Rican Cultural Center – walkers
  85. Petsmart – walkers
  86. Sidetrack -float walkers
  87. WGN TV – float walkers
  88. LATSE Local 476 Studio Mechanics – walkers
  89. Macy’s SUV walkers
  90. Second City Outlaws – pickup truck dancers
  91. FCB Chicago – float walkers
  92. Uptown Chamber of Commerce – float walkers
  93. Walgreens – trolley
  94. Illinois Department of Human Resources – band van walkrs
  95. iHeart Media KISS FM 103.5 & Cook County Dept. of Public Health – float/walkers
  96. iHeart Media & Vizzy – float/walkers iHeart Media WGCI & Chicago Public Schools – float/walkers
  97. iHeart Media & Visit Orlando – float/walkers
  98. Astellas – dd bus walkers
  99. Folia Brazil – dancers
  100. Veterinary Specialty Center – float walkers
  101. Erie Family Health Center – walkers
  102. Cushman Wakefield – trolley walkers &
  103. WGN Radio & Jewel Osco – van walkers
  104. CBS 2 Chicago – float walker
  105. Baxter Healthcare – walkers
  106. ComEd ComEd truck walkers
  107. Parliament of Religions walkers
  108. Verilife Cannabis Dispensary – float walkers
  109. Allstate Insurance – SUV walkers
  110. Nordstrom – walkers.
  111. Goose Island Beer Company – van walkers
  112. Chicago Bar Asoc. Young Lawyrs Div. walkers
  113. United Way of Metro Chicago – float walkers
  114. FTI Consulting, Inc. – walkers
  115. Encore w/Hell in a Handbag Productions – trolley/car walkers
  116. National Gay Pilots Association – flatbed walkers
  117. American Airlines – truck walkers
  118. Southwest Airlines – SUV walkers
  119. United Airlines = Ground vehicle – walkers
  120. Elevate K-12 – pickup truck walkers
  121. Audacy Chicago 93XRT (WXRT-FM) – trolley walkers
  122. Jones Lang LaSalle -float walkers
  123. Gateway Foundation – walkers
  124. AbbVie – trolley walkers
  125. EY – trolley walkers
  126. The Mix 101.9 – float walkers
  127. Starbucks – walkers
  128. Accenture – bus walkers
  129. The Thresholds – float walkers
  130. Comcast NBC Universal – car walkers
  131. Foreskin Pride – car walkers
  132. Roscoe’s Tavern – flatbed walkers
  133. 1871 – trolley walkers
  134. Illinois Central Railroad Company – walkers
  135. T-Mobile – float walkers
  136. Actors’ Equity Assoc. – car walkers
  137. Fermilab – walkers
  138. Mars – van walkers
  139. Project VIDA – float walkers
  140. PriceWaterhouse Coopers – trolley walkers
  141. Lake View East Chamber of Commerce – float walkers
  142. Fifth Third Bank – trolley walkers
  143. Chicago Cubs – float walkers
  144. Johnson & Johnson auto walkers
  145. Kenvue Care With Pride -auto walkers
  146. Bank of America – trolley walkers
  147. Public Broadcasting/WTTW/WFMT/WBEZ and Lyric Opera – walkers
  148. Huntington Bank – ice cream truck walkers
  149. Chicago Bears – float walkers
  150. Womens touch football – walkers
  151. Wendy’s – car walkers
  152. Zurich North America/Youth Services Glenview/Northbrook – walkers
  153. PrimeCare Health – float walkers
  154. Keller Williams One Chicago – SUV walkers
  155. LGBTQIA+ Alliance at Purdue NW – walkers
  156. Blue Cross Blue Shield – float walkers
  157. Free Mom Hugs – walkers
  158. Amazon – trolley walkers
  159. Chicago Dragons Rugby Club – car walkers
  160. Athletic Alliance of Chicago – float walkers
  161. Chicago Fire Football Club – pickup truck walkers
  162. Chicago Red Stars – walkers
  163. Chicago Gay Hockey Assoc & Chicago Blackhawks – truck/flatbed/van
  164. Dick’s Sporting Goods – walkers
  165. Chicago Boyz & Girlz – dd Bus
  166. Northshore University Health System – walkers
  167. Grainger – trolley walkers
  168. DePaul – van walkers
  169. Advocate Health – van walkers
  170. Discover – trolley walkers
  171. Thousand Waves Marital Arts/Self Defense – van – walkersLG
  172. WCPT Newsweb Radio – float walkers
  173. Chicagoland Targets – walkers
  174. Arcus Behavioral Health & Wellness float walkers
  175. Gerber Collision & Glass – flatbed
  176. Meta – Jeep Wrangler walkers
  177. Image Edge LA Tan – float walkers
  178. TCA Health – trolley walkers
  179. Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce – party bus
  180. Applied Systems – float walkers
  181. Northrop Grumman = trolley walker
  182. Northwestern Medicine – trolley walkers
  183. Lambda Legal – float walkers
  184. College of DuPage McAninch Art Center – Van walkers
  185. Firebrand Second City Country Dance Assoc. – pickup truck & trailer dancers
  186. Fox 32 Chicago – float walkers
  187. Leather64Ten – car walkers
  188. Servin Fysh – car – dancers
  189. Wintrust – trolley walkers
  190. Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus – float walkers
  191. Univision – pickup truck w trailer walkers
  192. Obama Foundation – trolley walkers
  193. University of Chicago Sciences – big bus wakers
  194. Sherwin Williams Paint – car walkers
  195. AIA Chicago – walkers
  196. Alcala’s – float walkers
  197. Chicago Fetish and Leather Pride
  198. My Buddy – flatbed/car

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.


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