|Date:||Saturday, June 16 - Sunday, June 17|
|Time:||11:00 am - 10:00 pm|
|Location:|| Halsted St. & Waveland Ave.
800 W. Waveland Ave.
|Beneficiary:||Northalsted Business Alliance|
Chicago Pride Fest®, June 16-17, 2018, 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.
Chicago Pride Fest benefits the Northalsted Business Alliance, a 501(c)(6) non-profit chamber of commerce for Boystown, Chicago’s Proudest Neighborhood.
- Bud Light
- 99 Brand
- 101.1 FM WKQX
- Byline Bank
- 101.9 FM The Mix
- AXA-Assistance USA
- Chicago White Sox
- Diet Coke
- Green Mountain Energy
- Lurie Children's Hospital
- Kriser's Natural Pet
- Fireball Whiskey
- Lasik Plus
- PNC Bank
- Quebec Government Office in Chicago
- State Farm
- WGN TV
- VIP Pet Care
- Three Day Rule
- Illinois Lottery
North DJ Stage Entertainment
South Band Stage Entertainment
VIP Pet Care Pet Pride Parade
Another fun-filled highlight at this year's Chicago Pride Fest will be Pet Pride Parade. Everyone's welcome to bring their dogs, cats and other animal kingdom friends to this festive procession that starts at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, 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.
About the 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.
Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
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.
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Still Have Logistics Questions?
Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Gabby Webster at 773-584-6682.
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