Chicago Pride Parade Lives On Virtually This Year With Performances, Cooking Events And More

WBBM Newsradio Staff
June 27, 2020 - 11:18 am

    CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- This weekend would have been the 51st Chicago Pride Parade in Boystown. Instead, the parade is going virtual to keep the spirit of Pride Month alive during the pandemic. 

    June has been full of various online Pride events to commemorate the monthlong celebration, and this weekend, the Chicago Pride Fest brings you two more fun virtual activities. 

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    On Saturday, local acclaimed chef Jerry Tapia offers new ways to celebrate Pride in the kitchen. You can spend the afternoon with him and learn how to make rainbow eclairs or just watch the event and ask him questions about cooking, Pride and more. The Saturday streaming event is the second in his Swallow Your Pride virtual series to honor Pride this year. 

    Tune into Tapia's YouTube page at 1 p.m. to watch, or participate, in the cooking show. 

    On Sunday, when the parade was scheduled to happen until it got postponed, ABC 7 Chicago will air a special program with musical performances, highlights from past parades and appearances with local celebrities and LGBTQ first responders who have been essential in combating the coronavirus pandemic. The seven-hour program is dedicated these LGBTQ first responders, who will share their experiences. Find out more details about the event on its website

    Check out the Chicago Pride Parade's website for more virtual events happening throughout the month.