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Show Your Pride: The 41st Annual Chicago Pride Parade

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 26, 2010 10:30PM

2010_06_26_Pride.JPG We've mentioned more than a few Pride-related events and even talked about why the parade still matters. So here's hoping you don't forget the big show this weekend, the 41st Annual Pride Parade. The parade starts tomorrow at high noon (12 p.m. to you number-oriented folks) at Halsted & Belmont and then heads north on Halsted until it hits Broadway, then turning and heading south on Broadway until Diversey. From there, it heads east on Diversey until Canon Dr. in Lincoln Park. Country singer Chely Wright has the honor being this year's Grand Marshal and there's lots more to look for, including Mr. Cub himself, Ernie Banks, in the first Pride Parade float ever sponsored by the Cubs. And, oh, a little piece of hardware that the city has been excited about for a few weeks will also make an appearance on the Crew float.

Of course, there's also the usual traffic issues to deal with so be sure to check out the parade's official website for info regarding street closures, CTA reroutes, and even a handy map of the route.

And if you're going, be sure to share your photos in our Flickr pool! We'll post some on the site next week.