by Lucy Wang
Grab anything rainbow-colored and show up early for the Gay Pride Parade, the most festive and most crowded parade around. (Seriously, get there early or you'll have to sneak onto someone's roof just to catch a glimpse.) The parade begins at noon at Broadway and Montrose. Over 200 floats and performers will march south toward Diversey. Athlete and musician Will Sheridan is grand marshal.
The Street League Skateboarding World Tour visits UIC Pavilion for its first ever Chicago stop. Skaters compete for a $100,000 cash prize by showcasing their tricks in a Blackhawks-themed skate course. The cast of pros includes names like Sean Malto, Torey Pudwill, Paul Rodriguez, and Tommy Sandoval.
Hare Krishna Temple hosts its annual Chariot Festival of India at the Loyola Park Beach. Festivities include food, music, and meditation, as well as henna painting and workshops.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.