· Chicago Market Days: Boystown Chicago becomes the region's largest street festival celebrating diversity. With lots of street food, music performances and vendors selling their wares, visitors of all persuasions are guaranteed to have a good time. August 11-12 are your days to party. Bring the sunscreen because, like the boys and girls, the sun is hot hot hot at this time.
· Provincetown Carnival: Head to the tip of the cape in Provincetown, Massechusetts for a week-long celebration themed for the famous Brazilian parade. With dance parties, pool lounging and beach-going, the sleepy New England town wakes up for this event. Get some saltwater taffy or a lobster roll from August 12-18. The town is small, so book your B&B now.
· New Orleans' Southern Decadence: Finish off your summer right with a trip to the Big Easy. The city fills up with boys ready to party for one of the largest events outside of Mardi Gras. While most of the frolicking is centered in the French Quarter, we would recommend a daytrip outside of the city to tour some garden district plantations. Put a rainbow sticker on your calendar for September 1-2.
These aren't the only events around the country, so if you have other favorite celebrations to share this summer, let us know!