2018 Chicago Pride Parade kicked off its 49th annual demonstration this Sunday in Boystown, Lakeview. Gathering over a million people, it continues to be one of the biggest public events in the city.
This year’s parade featured 150 floats, decorated vehicles, and performance groups. With the official theme “Remember the Past, Create the Future,” the main message of the Parade was to stand together in bringing equality and unity to all.
Kicking off at noon at the intersection of Broadway and Montrose Avenue, the Parade route went south on Broadway, then south on Halsted Street, then east on Belmont Avenue and South Broadway and finally east on Diversey Avenue to Cannon Drive. Among participants, there were both local and corporate groups, as well as politicians and 2019 mayoral candidates.
Check out some of the best moments picked by our cameras and take a look at our Pride Guide for things to do this Pride Weekend and watch out for the full video of the Parade: