In this week’s blog post, get ready to be captivated as we unveil the most unforgettable Disability Pride parades across the country.
Prepare to witness the nation’s longest-running Disability Pride Parade as Chicago, Illinois, takes center stage in July. Renowned for its accessible public transportation systems, this established event beckons attendees with ease and convenience.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 22, 2023, as the city unites under a common mission. The Disability Pride Parade aims to redefine society’s perception of “disability” and fostering a celebration of the natural and awe-inspiring diversity within humanity.
The vibrant spectacle commences at the parade staging area, conveniently nestled at 401 S. Plymouth Court. This bustling starting point encompasses two full blocks of Plymouth Court, stretching between Congress Expressway and Jackson Blvd., just a stone’s throw away from State Street.
On the Disability Pride Parade website you can find all the information about this year’s event. We also recommend that you download our free Chicago Accessible City Guide to make the most of your stay in the city.
New York City
Get ready for the highly anticipated return of the Disability Unite Festival on July 16th. This year, join in celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at this remarkable event that brings together communities.
Immerse yourself in four hours of captivating live theatrical performances, thought-provoking panel discussions, interactive games led by disabled community organizations, and artistic activities guided by talented disabled artists. With over 45 booths and tables representing various disability community organizations and city agencies, there’s an abundance of knowledge and connections to be made.
The Disability Unite Festival, held at the iconic Central Park Naumburg Bandshell in New York City, is more than just a local gathering. It serves as a global platform. For those unable to attend in person, fear not. The Disability Unite Festival will be streamed live online, ensuring that everyone can participate and enjoy the event with full accessibility features. Captions, sign language interpretation, audio description, and simplified language interpretation will be provided to ensure an inclusive experience for all.
The city of Los Angeles proudly hosts its Disability Pride Parade, Festival, and Fair on October 8th. Set in the vibrant East Los Angeles Civic Center, this event promises an unforgettable experience for all.
There is absolutely no cost for participants to join in the parade, festival, and fair. The 1.1-mile parade route will be soon unveiled on the Disability Pride LA website, offering a sneak peek into the lively procession.
October not only brings the Disability Pride festivities but also presents an excellent opportunity to explore Los Angeles. Start planning your stay now to ensure you don’t miss out on the vibrant energy of the parade and make the most of your visit.
In collaboration with partnering organizations and agencies, the Los Angeles Disability Pride Parade is spearheaded by Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL) and supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Hilda Solis.
Circle October 7 on your calendar and get ready to immerse yourself in a day of joyous celebration at FestAbility in St. Louis. From 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Missouri History Museum will come alive with an array of exciting activities, captivating entertainment, and a delectable selection of food trucks.
The event kicks off with the spirited Disability Pride March, which sets off from the Forest Park Visitor Center at 10:30 am. It’s a vibrant display of unity and empowerment, as individuals from all walks of life come together to honor the diversity and strength within the disabled community.
Visitors can expect a wide range of activities designed to cater to all ages and interests, ensuring a day filled with laughter, entertainment, and exploration. From engaging workshops to captivating performances, FestAbility offers something for everyone to enjoy.
We would love to hear from you! Are you interested in attending any of these parades? Have you had the opportunity to experience similar events in other cities? Please share your thoughts and experiences with us.