Everything to Know About Chicago Pride Parade This Weekend

If you plan to go to the Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, HERE'S a rundown of some quick facts for you:

-Nearly one million people are expected to descend on Chicago's Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods this Sunday for the 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade, a culmination of the city's Pride Month festivities.

-The 2019 parade, under the theme "Stonewall 50: Millions of Moments of Pride", will honor the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, an event that served as a catalyst for the gay liberation movement.

-Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the city's first openly gay mayor, is one of seven grand marshals. She'll ride a float near the front of the parade, a first for a Chicago mayor.

-The parade starts at 12 Noon at the corner of Broadway and Montrose. The parade featuring 160 colorful entries 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.

-Security will be tight again this year. Open container rules will continue to be strictly enforced, with 170 private security workers patrolling the parade and police on every corner. Penalties include, but are not limited to, $1000+ tickets being issued, and you could have to throw out your booze.

Look out for the KISS-FM family on our float this Sunday!!!

 

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