May 10, 2024

City Of Chicago, LGBTQ+ Advisory Council, Pride Chicago: Parade Organizers Joint Statement On 2024 Pride Parade

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

CHICAGO – The City of Chicago has been engaged in a collaborative effort with the Mayor's Advisory Council on LGBTQ+ Affairs, Chicago Pride Parade organizers, the business community, residents, and multiple City agencies to develop a sustainable and accessible parade route for this year’s Pride Parade. Through these conversations, we are thrilled to announce that 150 entries will participate in the Parade, allowing additional community organizations and schools to participate.

In addition, the Parade will begin an hour earlier than in previous years, starting at 11a.m. The Parade will kick off at Sheridan and Broadway, allowing for major arterial and side streets to be open for safety vehicles and traffic access, and to provide additional opportunities for spectators to flow to the east side of the route.

This collective endeavor reflects our shared commitment to fostering community engagement while ensuring an efficient allocation of resources. By prioritizing accessibility and sustainability, we aim to create an inclusive and vibrant celebration that enriches the fabric of our city while minimizing logistical strains.

The City is committed to deeper and more robust community engagement so that Pride can continue to honor the LGBTQ+ community's activism, visibility and achievements, and looks forward to staying committed to the LGBTQ+ community and celebrating Pride in 2024 and beyond.