Best locations to view the Chicago Pride Parade

ChicagoPride.com
June 24, 2017

The 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade steps off at noon on Sunday, June 25 at Broadway and Montrose in the Uptown neighborhood. The parade will then travel the 21-block parade route south on Broadway; then south on Halsted; then east on Belmont; then south on Broadway; then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive.

With nearly 1 million people expected in the Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods throughout the day on Sunday, you will want to plan accordingly. Arrive early and pick a place to sit or stand near the front. Always remain aware of your surroundings and any potential over-crowding. 

Here are some recommended areas to view the parade. 

The 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade steps off at noon on Sunday, June 25 at Broadway and Montrose in the Uptown neighborhood. The parade will then travel the 21-block parade route south on Broadway; then south on Halsted; then east on Belmont; then south on Broadway; then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive.

With nearly 1 million people expected in the Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods throughout the day on Sunday, you will want to plan accordingly. Arrive early and pick a place to sit or stand near the front. Always remain aware of your surroundings and any potential over-crowding. 

Here are some recommended areas to view the parade. 

Broadway & Buena Ave.

Situated near the start of the parade, you'll find this area less crowded and often shaded from the sun. If arriving early, you might be able to find a space for a lawn chair. (Sheridan Red Line recommended - Montrose Ave. at Broadway is the nearest east/west cross-over location)

 

Broadway & Irving Park Rd.

This large intersection offers plenty of standing room, but will fill-up quickly. (Sheridan Red Line recommended - this is a east/west cross-over location)

 

Broadway & Grace

This is where the parade begins to enter the Boystown neighborhood, so the parade route will become increasingly crowded from this location south on Halsted. (Sheridan Red Line recommended - this is a east/west cross-over location)

 

Halsted & Waveland Ave.

Situated near the Center on Halsted, this intersection south to Addison is a great location for joining the LGBT community. Keep in mind that Addison and Halsted becomes extremely congested as the parade time nears. (Addison Red Line recommended - Broadway and Grace or Halsted and Addison are the nearest east/west cross-over locations)

 

Halsted & Cornelia

This intersection is anchored by Hydrate Nightclub and Big Jim's and becomes very crowded with younger spectators. Arrive early for a good spot. (Addison Red Line recommended - this is a east/west cross-over location)

 

Halsted & Roscoe

Be ready for large crowds as this area - right in the heart of Boystown - becomes especially congested with younger spectators. (Addison Red Line recommended - this is a east/west cross-over location)

 

Halsted & Aldine

As the parade continues to travel through Boystown, this area remains congested. Arrive early and be ready to stand. (Belmont Red Line recommended - this is a east/west cross-over location)

 

Belmont Ave. & Orchard

This location just west of North Halsted is just outside of Boystown, so the congestion begins to lessen. (Belmont Red Line recommended - but avoid walking east/west on Belmont if possible)

 

Broadway & Barry

Now in East Lakeview, this area is considerably less congested. (This is a east/west cross-over location)

 

Broadway & Wellington

This East Lakeview location will get crowded, so arrive early. (This is the last east/west cross-over location along the southbound parade route)

 

 

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