Chicago’s Best Ways to Celebrate Pride Year Round
From Conde Nast Traveler:
Home to one of the most buzzed about LGBTQ+ neighborhoods in the country, a four-mile-long parade, and an epic two-day festival (complete with 100,000 attendees), there’s no doubt about it: Chicago goes big for Pride Month. But the city’s celebration of diversity extends far beyond June, showing up across a range of neighborhoods by way of LGBTQ-owned businesses, all-inclusive dance extravaganzas, and late-summer street festivals. Whether it’s brunch in Northalsted, live DJ sets in West Town, or new author parties in Andersonville, here are the best ways to continue the Pride parties all year-round…
More than 300,000 merrymakers line the six blocks of North Halsted in Chicago’s Northalsted and Lakeview neighborhoods for this annual celebration of diversity, making it one of the largest street festivals in the region. Founded in 1980, the two-day fete features notable arts and crafts vendors, plenty of food and drink, and an eclectic lineup of live music across five stages—all resulting in a weekend gathering of seriously good vibes….