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FIVE Ways You Can Celebrate Pride Month in Chicago
The month of June in Chicago is known and dedicated for the celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, referred to as Pride Month. This month is for people who are part of the community to express themselves with their peers and for people who are outsiders of the community to learn more about the Pride culture.
There are many events that are happening throughout the month of June to celebrate Pride. You can’t go wrong with just going to Boystown and coming across a way to join in the celebration. Although, if you would like to broaden your horizons to any part of Chicago and not leave your big plans up to chance, we have picked out a couple of Pride events for you. Here are five fun ways you can celebrate Pride 2021.
- Pride in the Park
Pride in the Park will be held in Chicago’s historical Grant Park on June 26th and 27th. during the pride month . Pride in the Park is a two-day music festival to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community where people can freely express their identity and sexuality. The lineup is filled with amazing artists with the headliners being Chaka Khan, Gryffin and Tiesto. Two ticket options are being offered, general admission and VIP. The general admission tickets are offered to people 15 years of age and older, people between the ages of 11 to 14 are to be accompanied by an adult. Children that are 10 and younger get in for free with an adult. Pride in the Park will continue to abide by the City of Chicago Guidelines and will ask attendees that are not fully vaccinated to wear a mask while at the festival.
- Proud to Run 5k/10k/Marathon
Proud to run will be held on June 26th for Pride month offering runners three different distances to run; 5K, 10K and a half marathon. This lakefront race is not to just raise money for Chicago’s LGBTQ+ community but to also raise awareness on a larger scale too.
- Chicago is a Drag Fest
Hosted by A Queer Pride, Block Club Chicago, is Chicago Is A Drag Fest. This Drag event will be on June 28th with special guests Raja, Tiffany Pollard, TS Madison. This seven-hour show is the first outdoor drag festival EVER! Throughout the event, the performers and artists will exhibit all different expressions of drag from a variety of backgrounds. It is 21+ for general admission and can be purchased on www.chicagoisadrag.com.
- A midsummers night dream from PrideArts
If you would like to celebrate Pride month through the arts, Pride Films and Plays will be presenting their original translation of A Midsummer’s Night Dream. This original work of art will run on June 22nd at the PrideArts theatre for $10.00 per ticket. https://pridearts.org/a-midsummer-nights-dream-tuesday-june-22/
- Mishkalo Paint and Pride
Another way you can join the celebration of Pride month through art in the month of June is with Mishkalo Art Experiences. Mishkalo is offering a Pride-themed Paint and Sip called Paint and Pride! This is a completely virtual canvas and acrylic paint art experience that you can do with any size group. Mishkalo will do all the heavy lifting by providing the art supplies and artist, all you have to do is sit back, relax and create a beautiful pride theme canvas painting.
Visit mishkaloartexperiences.com for more information about bundles and booking!
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