- Dec 25, 2018
The organizers of the Chicago Pride Parade held out longer than their counterparts in New York and San Francisco, but Wednesday they too announced that the festivities would be postponed due to the coronavirus.
The parade, which draws a million people, was scheduled for June 28, but now coordinator Tim Frye is hoping to hold it in late summer or early fall.
Chicago Pride Fest, the two-day street festival held a week before the Pride Parade, has also been postponed, according to organizers. Originally scheduled for June 20 and 21, Pride Fest has been tentatively rescheduled for Labor Day weekend, with plans underway to provide virtual programming in June.
“That’s something that we’re hard at work at here, to come up with virtual programming to reach not only the Chicago community,” said Jen Gordon, spokesperson for the Northalsted Business Alliance, which organizes the festival. “We have a lot of domestic and international visitors that also celebrate with us.
Chicago Pride Parade, 3rd largest in the U.S., has been postponed due to the coronavirus
The Chicago Pride Parade and the festival a weekend earlier have been postponed.