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What to know about this weekend’s Chicago Pride Parade, Pride in The Park – NBC Chicago

One of Chicago’s biggest summer weekends is approaching, with the city’s Pride in the Park festival beginning on Saturday and the annual Pride Parade on Sunday.

Both are expected to draw large crowds to the city, with music, events and more.

Here’s what to know about each event.

Chicago Pride Parade 2022: when and where

The 51st annual Chicago Pride Parade takes place Sunday at noon on Montrose Ave. and Broadway in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood and winds its way north through the city. It ends in Lincoln Park, near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road., according to organizers.

Organizers say the busiest part of the parade route is usually in North Halsted, between Belmont Avenue and Grace Street.

Here is a map of the route.

“For the liveliest views, head to the Boystown section of North Halsted Street between Belmont Avenue and Grace Street,” parade organizers explain. “If you’re looking for a less crowded area to view the parade, look for your vantage points north of Irving Park Road along Broadway or further along Broadway between Belmont Avenue and Diversey Parkway.”

Pride Parade Street Closures

Street closures begin as early as 8 a.m. Sunday and include Montrose, Irving Park and Wellington on Broadway and Addison, Grace and Roscoe in Halsted.

Pride Parade Security

In terms of security, Chicago officials say they are ready and have no known threats at this time. “We expect large crowds for the Pride Parade as we do every year, and I want to encourage all attendees to safely enjoy the celebration throughout the day,” the Office of Emergency Management said Tuesday. Chicago at a press conference.

“While there are no known threats at this time, each year Chicago Public Safety Services along with parade organizers adjust the already robust security plan to ensure the safety of attendees, staff, residents spectators and all those in the area.”

At a press conference Wednesday, Chicago Police Superintendent. David Brown said: “We have added more staff to Pride this year than in the past. We have had more coordination with businesses and other stakeholders in the planning process for Pride Parade than in the past.

“We are obviously planning for the worst, hoping for the best,” he continued. “We have extraordinary resources dedicated to this year’s Pride – more committed than ever.”

Pride in The Park: when and where

Pride in The Park, an outdoor music festival and immersive Pride experience in Grant Park, also takes place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday.

Headliners include The Chainsmokers and Alesso, and performances include singer/songwriter Daya, rapper and TV personality Saucy Santana, DJ and producer J. Worra, YouTube sensation Rebecca Black, plus performances by the RuPaul’s Drag Race winners Shea Couleé, Monet x Change and Priyanka.

Here is the full schedule for each day.

Pride in The Park takes place at Butler Field at Grant Park on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Butler Field at Grant Park in downtown Chicago at 100 S. Lakeshore Drive.

Single-day tickets start at $45 and two-day tickets start at $95. More information can be found here.

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