Date: Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23
Time: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location: Halsted St. and Waveland Ave.
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Address: 800 W. Waveland Ave.
Chicago Illinois
Beneficiary: Northalsted Business Alliance

The weekend before the 2019 Chicago Pride Parade makes it’s way through Boystown, the Chicago PrideFest® starts the celebration!

Chicago PrideFest®, June 22-23, 2019, is an exciting two-day street festival held the weekend leading up to the Chicago Pride Parade with up to 100,000 expected to attend, celebrating LGBTQ life, culture and community.
The festival features live music by popular artists, 3 stages, food and drink, 100+ arts/craft and merchant vendors, DJ’s and dancing, drag shows, pet parade, sponsor booths and more.

Join us this summer for a love-filled celebration of diversity, equality, and the Chicago LGBTQ community at Halsted Street and Addison in Boystown, America’s first recognized gay village.

The festival is easily accessible via the CTA Red Line Addison station at historic Wrigleyfield, also multiple bus lines, and rideshare car/cab services with convenient access to downtown hotels and other lodging.

Get Social!

Papa John’s North Stage


1:00 PM  Drag Show
2:30 PM  Pabllo Vittar
3:15 PM  Drag Show
5:30 PM  Jaimie Wilson
6:00 PM  Inaya Day
7:00 PM  Drag Show
8:15 PM  Ultra Nate
9:00 PM  Alex Newell


12:00 PM   Miss Foozie’s Pet Parade Start
1:00 PM   Drag Show
2:30 PM   Betty Who
3:15 PM   Drag Show
4:50 PM   Emergency Tiara
5:10 PM   Morgan McMichaels
5:30 PM   Adam Barta
6:00 PM   Out at Wrigley Singing Contest
7:00 PM   Drag Show
8:00 PM   Leland
9:00 PM   Leann Rimes

Bud Light Waveland Stage


12:00 PM  All The Way Kay
1:30 PM  Rae Chardonnay
3:00 PM  Bryan Smith
5:00 PM  Kirk
6:00 PM  X-tasy
7:00 PM  Miss DJ Meg
8:30 PM  Metro


12:00 PM  Howdy Doin
2:00 PM  Ian Osborn
3:00 PM  Cindel
5:00 PM  DJ Scheiny
6:30 PM  Vlad
8:00 PM  Avi Sic

Nissan Partners of Progress Stage


12:00 PM  Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus
1:15 PM  The Txlips Band
2:45 PM  Hello Weekend
4:45 PM  Jersey Girls
6:30 PM  Catfight
8:30 PM  Too White Crew


12:00 PM  Chicago Spirit Brigade
1:00 PM  Miss Foozie’s Pet Parade Awards
1:45 PM  Don’t Speak
4:00 PM  Boy Band Review
6:00 PM  Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press
8:15 PM  Sixteen Candles

103.5 KISS-FM Rainbow Run presented by Bud Light


Date: Sunday, June 23 @ 11am
Starts: North Stage of Chicago Pride Fest and heads to the South Stage

Can you run in high heals?  Join 103.5 KISS-FM and Bud Light for the first ever Chicago Rainbow Run!  Cash prize is $1000!

Registration is free (a donation to the Northalsted Business Alliance is greatly appreciated).  Click the link above for more details!

How To Get There

Ride the CTA Red Line "L" to Addison or Brown Line to Belmont, exit and head east towards Halsted Street. For routes, directions and connections, call 312.836.7000 or visit

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About the Beneficiary: Northalsted Business Alliance

The Northalsted Business Alliance works diligently to maintain a safe and beautiful neighborhood for residents, business owners and visitors.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Still Have Logistics Questions?

Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Kassandra Ringer at 773-584-66012.

Vendor Opportunities

We are sold out for 2019!

NORTHALSTED Business Alliance Member Applicants (ONLY)

Please note: the applications below may only be accessed using a password provided by the NORTHALSTED Business Alliance. Please send an email to to request a password. Once your membership has been verified, you will be able to proceed.

If you've applied to multiple events, you can access your RegisterOne vendor profile here.