Chicago Pride Parade 2017

Live Stream, TV, Lineup, Route, Start Time

Chicago, Illinois, Sunday 25 June, 12 noon

Chicago Pride parade

Chicago Pride is a festival that takes place in the city in June each year since way back in 1970, with the current incarnation incorporating a couple of weeks of parties, celebrations and events leading up to the main Pride weekend, this highlight of which is the now famous Chicago Pride Parade, known in previous lives as the Chicago Gay Pride Parade and just simply Pride Chicago.
The Chicago Pride parade is one of the oldest and largest anywhere in the world, covering a 4 mile stretch of the city's streets and attracting crowds estimated at upwards of 1 million people out to watch the spectacle, a huge increase from the humble beginnings of the first parades, which were watched by only a few thousand spectator at most.

Event Details

2017 is the 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade.

The parade starts at 12 noon and covers a 4 mile parade route as follows:
Starts at Montrose Avenue and Broadway
Down Broadway
Broadway again
Diversey Parkway
Finish in Lincoln Park at Diversey and Sheridan Road

TV & Streaming

The live TV broadcast of the parade has for a few years now been provided by local television network channel ABC7, with full coverage of the whole parade also available as a live online webcast stream on the channel's website. You can watch ABC7 live streaming online here:
ABC7 live stream
You might also like to check out their videos from the previous year's parade, there is some excellent coverage there:
Chicago pride videos

Hotels and Accommodation

Chicago in June means temperate weather and usually plenty of sunshine, so if you are planning of visiting during the Pride festival or for the parade it is generally a great time of year to spend some time in the city.

You can check availability and make reservations for local hotels here.

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