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Your Calendar for 2023 Pride Month Events Across Chicago

Block Club rounded up everything from drag shows to kids' story times, LGBTQ book talks and more. Got an event to include? Hit us up.

Transgender superstar and activist Mila Jam performs at Pride Fest on June 19, 2022. The two-day festival happens the weekend before the Chicago Pride Parade.
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CHICAGO — From drag queen cooking classes to neighborhood festivals and the annual Pride Parade, there are tons of ways to celebrate Pride in Chicago this year.

Block Club is rounding up LGBTQ-focused events across the city to help everyone plan the perfect Pride Month this June.

Do you know of an event not included in this calendar? Email with the date, event name and link to its website for it to be included.

May 31: OUT of the Office networking event

June 1: Pride Night at the Shedd

June 1: Pride North Starts Here: Panel on supporting queer business communities

June 1: Gay Prom

June 1: Drag Bingo at the Lakeview YMCA

June 3: Patric McCoy gallery talk and panel discussion

June 3: LGBTQ Archives Come Alive

June 3: Charity Cooking with Drag Queens

June 3: Howdy Y’all Disco Ball

June 4: Equality Illinois Pride Brunch

June 4: Drag Story Time

June 5: Zine Making for Pride!

June 6: Author Zachary Zane reads from and discusses new essay collection “Boyslut”

June 8: Coronation of Puerto Rican People’s Parade Cacica 2023

June 8: “HIV and the Journey Toward Zero” Virtual Screening

June 8: Drag to the Future

June 9: Raks Inferno: An Intimate Circus Speakeasy

June 9-11: Andersonville Midsommarfest

June 10: Pride Bar Crawl

June 10: Lighthouse Foundation’s Pride Skate Party

June 10: Queer Prom: A Starry Night

June 10: InterContinental Hotel Pride Pool Party

June 10: Artemis Singers “Better Times Will Come” Pride Concert and Dance

June 11: The Art of Pride at the Hyde Park Art Center

June 12: The Belmont Rocks: A Talk With Owen Keehnen

June 13: Chicago Cubs Pride Celebration

June 13: Fetish, Erotic and Kink Figure Drawing at the Leather Archives & Museum

June 13: Get Lit: Pride Night at the American Writers Museum

June 14: Queer Climb Night at Movement Wrigleyville

June 15: Queer Elder History Panel

June 15: LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s Paint the Town Pride Kiki

June 17: Queer Fam Pride Jam at the Salt Shed

June 17-18: Chicago Pride Fest

June 17: Windy City Performing Arts’ Annual Pride Concert

June 18: Pride Yoga

June 20: LGBTQ+ Comic Creator Panel

June 21: Migrant and Queer Metamorphosis in Chicago Through Zines

June 22: Author and activist Juno Dawson reads from and discusses her picture book, “You Need To Chill”

June 22: Pride Night Out in Oak Park

June 23: Chicago is a Drag Festival

June 23: Super Sapphic!

June 23-25: Pride North

June 23-24: Pride in the Park

June 24: Back Lot Bash

June 24: Navy Pier Pride

June 25: Chicago Pride Parade

June 27: LGBTQIA+ Law Issues at the Library

June 25: D.S. Tequila’s Chicago Pride Patio Brunch

June 30: Gear Night at the Leather Archives & Museum

June 30: Bucktown Book Discussion: “The Viral Underclass”

June 30: Queer Quilting

July 1: Pride South Side

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