Pride Month Events for Chicago Families

Local spots are offering great family options to celebrate Pride.

After most parades had been postponed in 2020 and 2021, Pride Month is back and better than ever. Chicagoland businesses and institutions are offering in-person and virtual events to celebrate Pride all month long.

Looking for more ways to celebrate? Check out our Pride Month family guide and find more Pride Month events listed in our calendar.

Drag Story Time at West Lawn Branch

June 1, 2022

Join a special Pride Month story time featuring local drag artist Mac K. Roni, and facilitated by West Lawn’s children’s librarian Teresa. For children ages 0-5. Registration required.

DIY Pride Flags at Aurora Public Library – West Branch

June 2, 2022

Teens and tweens can join the library to create a Pride flag, just in time for Aurora’s annual Pride Parade happening on June 12. They will be providing small flags that can be decorated.

DIY Pride Flags at Santori Library in Aurora

June 3, 2022

Teens and tweens can join the library to create a Pride flag, just in time for Aurora’s annual Pride Parade happening on June 12. They will be providing small flags that can be decorated.

Drag Story Time at Sulzer Regional Branch

June 3, 2022

Join a special Pride Month story time featuring local drag artist Abhijeet, facilitated by Sulzer’s children’s librarian Alex. For children ages 0-5. Registration required.

Pride Story Time with Ms. Katie

June 3, 2022

  • Hosted By: Chicago Public Library
  • Cost: Free

Join the McKinley Park branch via Zoom for some fun for Pride with songs, books and rhymes geared towards children 0-5 years old, along with their caregivers. Registration required.

Highwood Pride Fest

June 4-5, 2022

This annual Pride event will have a family picnic, 18+ only drag show, 21+ pub crawl and Rainbow DJ Dance Party. Registration required.

Holiday Craft Program: LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June 4, 2022

  • Hosted By: Chicago Public Library
  • Cost: Free

There will be a story and a craft at this event. June’s program will focus on LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a rainbow string art craft. Registration required.

Movie Night: Love, Simon

June 8, 2022

Enjoy a movie and popcorn with Santori Library to celebrate Pride month. The movie is Love, Simon and is rated PG-13. No registration required.

DIY Pride Rainbow Headband at Independence Branch

June 8, 2022

Kids ages 8 to 12 can join Ms. Kristin at Independence Branch to make their own Pride Rainbow Pom Pom Headband or Necklace. Registration required.

Aurora Pride Parade

June 12, 2022

This annual parade is celebrating its 3rd year. It begins at East Benton Street & Broadway and travels northeast to Downer, then left on Downer to end at North Middle Ave.

Rainbow Families at Crabtree Nature Center 

June 12, 2022

Celebrate Pride Month with the Crabtree Nature Center and learn about some of the different types of family arrangements in the animal kingdom.

Pride Month Door Hanger Craft at Logan Square Branch

June 14, 2022

Adults can enjoy creating a Pride craft of their own at the Logan Square Branch. The library will provide all needed materials and instructions. Registration required.

Chicago Pride Fest

June 18-19, 2022

  • Address:  Halsted from Addison to Grace, Chicago
  • Cost: $15/suggested donation

The festival features live music by popular artists, three stages, food and drink, more than 100 vendors, drag shows, pet parade, giveaways, games, DJs and more.

Navy Pier Pride

June 25, 2022

Families with kids of all ages can enjoy this family-friendly event that spreads pier-wide. There will be a variety of performances all day long. Experience music, dance, storytelling and other activities.

Pride in the Park Chicago

June 25-26, 2022

Expanded to two days, this fest in Grant Park celebrates gay pride and the LGBT community with national and local music acts running the gamut from EDM to hip hop/rap to ’80s hits to pop.

Chicago Pride Parade

June 26, 2022

The 51st annual Pride parade takes place through the city’s ‘Boystown’ neighborhood. It will begin at noon at Montrose Avenue and Broadway.

This post is updated annually.


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