Chicago’s 2021 Pride Parade has been canceled.
In May, organizers announced the parade would be held October 3.
The parade, traditionally held on the last weekend in June, was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. In May of 2021, organizers announced the parade would be held on Oct. 3.
But on Wednesday, coordinator Tim Frye said they had to cancel the parade for a second time.
“We really wanted and hoped that there could be a parade in 2021. We don’t feel, though, that we can do it safely for everyone in the parade and the people watching,” Frye said in a statement posted to the event website. “We must cancel the parade for the second year.”
Frye said 2022’s Pride Parade has been scheduled for Sunday, June 26, 2022.
Rapid COVID-19 testing will be available at festival gates, and people who are unvaccinated can get a Moderna shot at the fest.
From Block Club Chicago, people can get tested for and vaccinated against coronavirus this weekend at the Northalsted Market Days.
Market Days is partnering with Northshore Clinical Labs and Special Events Management to offer free coronavirus tests ahead of the festival and at its entrance gates, according to a statement. There also will be a vaccination booth inside the fest, which runs Friday-Sunday in Lakeview’s Northalsted neighborhood.Continue reading “Market Days offering rapid Covid Testing, Vaccinations”
Four years ago the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. That VICTORY was celebrated at the 2015 Chicago Pride Parade. 🌈❤️ #lovewins
The 50th annual Chicago Pride Parade is Sunday, June 30 🏳️🌈 Everything you need to know for the parade is on GoPride ☝🏼 Link at @gopride
#lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtpride #pride2019 #pridemonth #chicagopride #chicagoprideparade #instagay #instagaychicago #lgbtchicago #gaychicago #boystown #boystownchicago #northalsted #loveislove (at Boystown)
Happy #Pride Parade Day! ❤️💛💙💚💜 (at Boystown)