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2022 Disability Pride Parade in Chicago


Saturday, July 23, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Disability Pride Parade staging and starting point
401 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL

Event Type

A parade celebrating diversity, uniqueness and pride in the way people think about and define “disability”

The Disability Pride Parade Committee invites you to join the 19th Annual Disability Pride Parade and post-parade festivities on July 23 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed on July 26, 1990, to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. The Disability Pride Parade in Chicago began in 2004 and is one of the oldest events in the country.

Chicago’s Disability Pride Parade is a celebration and recognition of the diversity of people living with disabilities. It’s also an opportunity to help change the way people think about and define “disability.”

The parade will start at 401 S. Plymouth Court and continue half a block west on Van Buren before going north on Dearborn. The route continues on Dearborn until reaching Daley Plaza. A variety of post-parade festivities will be at Daley Plaza starting at 12:30 p.m.

Organizations and individuals must register to march in the parade. The fee for individuals is $10 per person.  Register to march by July 13.

If you have questions or need more information about the parade, contact Bill Thomasson at or (708) 383-1363.

You can also follow the Disability Pride Parade’s Facebook page for up-to-date information.

The Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRDC) also plans to march in the parade and invites you to join them! Sign up online to march with FRCD.

See FRCD’s informational flyer in English or Spanish for more details.