Montrose Rocks festival, which celebrates LGBT people of color, has been rebranded as "Pride At Montrose" and takes place at the lakefront and at Cricket Hill.
Check out their Facebook page for the events and participating entertainment.
Last year, the beach got filled to capacity early in the day and police started to block vehicles from entering. It's a possibility this will happen again this year. Don't be surprised if it does.
Unlike the Parade, which uses Uptown as a starting point, Pride At Montrose starts and ends here, and there will be a lot of people leaving around the same time. Many, many people will be making their way up from the beach to the Red Line throughout the afternoon and especially at and after 6pm. If you don't like crowds, keep away from Wilson, and to a lesser extent, Montrose and Lawrence between mid-afternoon and evening.
Have a safe and happy Pride, no matter how you celebrate.
Update: Pride on Montrose, whose closing time had already been changed from 7pm to 6pm, was closed by the police at 3pm, cutting what had been -- by all accounts -- a calm and successful festival. No clarifications have been given on why it was closed early. Read about it here and here.
Update: DNAinfo ran an article Monday evening, Cappleman Miffed After Pride At Montrose Shut Down By Police.