Date: Saturday, June 17 - Sunday, June 18
Time: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location: Halsted St. & Waveland Ave.
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Address: 800 W. Waveland Ave.
Chicago Illinois
Beneficiary: Northalsted Business Alliance
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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 Chicago’s 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, whose mission is to serve youth and families facing homelessness.

Get Social!

North DJ Stage Entertainment

DJ Laura B spinning throughout the day!
12:30pm - Drag Show
2:30pm - Thelma Houston
3:30pm - Drag Show
5:30pm - Vassy
6:00pm - Drag Show
7:30pm - David Hernandez
8:30pm - Taylor Dayne
DJ Laura B spinning throughout the day!
Noon - Pet & Family Pride Parade
12:30pm - Drag Show
2:30pm - Carlito Olivero
3:30pm - Drag Show
5:30pm - Well Strung
6:30pm - Pride Talent Show
8:00pm - SYMON
8:30pm - Kristine W

South Band Stage Entertainment

1:00pm - Chicago Gay Men's Chorus
2:00pm - Catfight
4:00pm - One Night Band
6:00pm - Girl Power Band
8:00pm - Boy Band Review
Noon - Pet & Family Pride Parade
1:30pm - To the 9's
3:30pm - Rod Tuffcurls
6:00pm - Abba Salute
7:30pm - 16 Candles

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 18, 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

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.

Event Parking

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

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Still Have Logistics Questions?

Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Gabby Webster at 773-584-6682.

Vendor Opportunities