Photos from 10 great events in 2018

ChicagoPride.com
December 30, 2018

Time flies when you're having fun! This year has been filled with laughs, love and plenty of pride. From Pride Fest to Market Days, here is 2018 as it unfolded in gay Chicago as captured through the lenses of our ChicagoPride.com photographers. 

Time flies when you're having fun! This year has been filled with laughs, love and plenty of pride. From Pride Fest to Market Days, here is 2018 as it unfolded in gay Chicago as captured through the lenses of our ChicagoPride.com photographers. 

Chicago House hosted its 32nd annual Spring Brunch & Fashion Show emceed by NBC 5’s Chris Hush on Sunday, May 6.

Chicago Pride Fest returned Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 with two days of non-stop entertainment including Mya, Belinda Carlisle, Carlito Olivero (pictured), Jessica Sanchez, Frenchie Davis, Brian Justin Crum, Blake Lewis and more.

The 37th annual Proud to Run, a long-running Pride weekend tradition, was held on Saturday, June 24 with both a 10K and 5K run, and 5K fun walk.

The 3rd annual Navy Pier Pride in beautiful downtown Chicago on Saturday, June 23. Fireworks celebration ended the day as superstar Cece Peniston performed at the Miller Lite Beer Garden.

The 49th annual Chicago Pride Parade experienced near perfect weather, as nearly one million spectators crowded the streets, rooftops and balconies from Uptown to Lincoln Park to celebrate the LGBT community on Sunday, June 24.

Nearly 200,000 people from across the country converged on North Halsted for the 2018 Northalsted Market Days, the largest two-day outdoor street festival in the Midwest, on Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12. The event was produced by Northalsted Business Alliance.

Out at Wrigley returned in 2018 for its 18th year as the nation's original MLB gay day on Sunday, Aug. 26. Steve Uliana (pictured) represented the LGBT community by singing the National Anthem.

Chicago-area residents participated in the 17th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on Sept. 23. Funds raised benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and more than 33 other organizations. WGN's Dean Richards (pictured) emceed the event.

The 22nd annual Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade & Frock Fest on Wednesday, Oct. 31 was a thrilling night of spectacle and costume fun. The event was produced by the Northalsted Business Alliance and Circuit Mom Productions.

The annual Santa Speedo Run, a one-mile run through Boystown to raise funds for Center on Halsted, was held on Saturday, Dec. 8.

 

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