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Chicago Pride Fest

Chicago Pride Fest

Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 18-19
Time: 11am to 10pm Daily
Location: Halsted & Waveland | Chicago
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Beneficiary: Northalsted Business Alliance

No one celebrates Pride better than Northalsted! Chicago Pride Fest, held during National Pride Month, celebrates our achievements as a community in our annual two-day street festival leading up to Chicagos world famous Pride Parade. Entertainers from across the globe perform to crowds filled with PRIDE as we celebrate our LGBTQ history. Past performances include St. Lucia, Debbie Gibson, Big Freedia, Mya, Betty Who and Jennifer Hudson.

A $10 suggested donation at the gate helps keep our neighborhood safe, beautiful, and fun. Also benefiting from your donation are local charities such as La Casa Norte, whose mission is to serve youth and families facing homelessness.

Main Stage Entertainment - North
12:30pm - Drag Show featuring Chicago's Best Female Impersonators
1:30pm - Chicago Gay Men's Chorus
2:30pm - Lakeside Pride
3:30pm - Drag Show featuring Chicago's Best Female Impersonators
5:15pm - DJ Laura B.
7:30pm - One Night Band
9:00pm - Jordin Sparks

12:30pm - Pride Family & Pet Parade
2:00pm - Rod Tuff Curls
4:00pm - Drag Show featuring Chicago's Best Female Impersonators
5:15pm - Goldhouse
6:30pm - Dumblonde
7:30pm - Wedding Banned

Second Stage Entertainment - South
1:30pm - Chicago Spirit Brigade
1:45pm - Sushi Roll
3:30pm - DJ Xtasy
5:00pm - Jason Maek & Zaena
5:30pm - Drag Show featuring Chicago's Best Female Impersonators
7:45pm - DJ Xtasy

1:30pm - Pride Family & Pet Parade
2:00pm - My Gold Mask
4:00pm - Daya
5:15pm - Boy Band Review
6:45pm - Emii
7:45pm - Luciana
9:00pm - Fabio Campos

Beneficiary - Northalsted Business Alliance
Your gate donation benefits the Northalsted Business Alliance.

The Northalsted Business Alliance works cooperatively to maintain a diverse, safe and thriving shopping and entertainment district. In 1980, a small group of retailers in a four-block area along Halsted Street joined forces to promote the street and improve business conditions.

Since its inception, the Northalsted Business Alliance has grown to represent more than 80 businesses along North Halsted Street from Barry Street to West Irving Park Road. The Association has been recognized by the media, the City of Chicago and local residents as a major force in the community, championing positive change and growth.

Pet Pride Parade presented by PetCo
Another fun-filled highlight at this year's Chicago Pride Fest will be Pet Pride Parade presented. Everyone's welcome to bring their dogs, cats and other animal kingdom friends to this festive procession that starts at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, from the stage area.

The short parade route will be on nearby streets before returning to the Chicago Pride Fest grounds where a panel of jurors will honor the best participants with gift certificates from local retailers.

How To Get There
Limited street parking may be available on surrounding streets. Public transportation is encouraged as the best way to get to the festival. The CTA Red Line "L" (Belmont, Addison stops) or Brown Line "L" (Belmont) are conveniently located just a few blocks from the festival. For routes, directions and connections, call 773.836.7000 or visit www.transitchicago.com.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Event Logistics
Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Crini McCarthy at 773-584-6615.

Exhibitor Opportunities
Click here for more information and applications on how to exhibit at this event and others. If you have additional questions, please contact the Rosy Robinson or at 773-584-6633.

Music Bookings
Any bands or entertainers wishing to be considered for future bookings must submit the following information via email only. Please email us your website, your Facebook link, any other promotional links, a bio is also appreciated. Please include any Chicago history for the past six months or future performances. Let us know what kind of draw the band has in the area and include a price range on the band. If you feel your act is especially suited for one specific event, tell us why you're a great fit for that event! Please email to Gehrig Peterson, our Music Director at GPeterson@chicagoevents.com.

Event Sponsors
Bud Light
Heaven Hill Whisky
FHi 360
U.S. Bank
Lasik Plus
Countryside Bank
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