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Chicago Pride Fest

Chicago Pride Fest

Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 20-21
Time: Saturday: 11am to 10pm | Sunday: 11am  9pm
Location: Halsted & Waveland | Chicago
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Beneficiary: Northalsted Business Alliance

Pride Fest, which celebrates June's Pride Month, returns for its 13th fabulous year in 2015. It's held the weekend before Chicago's iconic annual Pride Parade (which this year takes place on Sunday, June 28).

Highlights include non-stop entertainment for gay/lesbian Chicagoans as well as for out-of-town visitors. Pride Fest features music top dance and pop/rock music acts on two stages, food and drink and more than 60 vendors offering arts, crafts and unique merchandise tailored to the gay community.

The fest is hosted by the Northalsted Business Alliance, which also sponsors the world-famous Northalsted Market Days in August.

Main Stage Entertainment - North
12:30pm - DJ & Drag Show
2:40pm - Debbie Gibson
3:20pm - DJ & Drag Show
4:55pm - Adam Barta
5:30pm - DJ & Drag Show
6:40pm - Alicia Madison
7:15pm - Ultra Nate
7:50pm - Jessica Sutta
8:55pm - The Veronicas

12:30pm - Pet Parade presented by PetCo
1:30pm - Estelle
2:15pm - DJ & Drag Show
3:00pm - Crystal Waters
4:00pm - Big Freedia
5:05pm - Cazwell
5:35pm - DJ & Drag Show
6:15pm - Inaya Day
7:30pm - St. Lucia

Second Stage Entertainment - South
1:30pm - Gay Men's Chorus
2:30pm - Chicago Spirit Brigade
1:30pm - The Gingers
1:30pm - Windy City Cowboys
5:45pm - DJ & Drag Show
7:45pm - Wedding Banned

12:30pm - Pet Parade presented by PetCo
2:15pm - Catfight
1:30pm - Chicago Spirit Brigade
1:30pm - Rod Tuffcurls
5:45pm - DJ & Drag Show
7:45pm - 16 Candles

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 by Petco. 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 21, 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
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