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Downtown, 750 W. Waveland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613


Bathroom - Public Electricity Parking


Estimated attendance:  22,000


June 19-20, 2021


Exhibitors Application Deadline

Until Full

Food Vendors Application Deadline
May 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

Performers Application Deadline

Until Full


Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2021, Chicago Pride Fest® is a legendary two-day street festival held the weekend before Chicago’s Pride Parade. The fest is all about LGBTQ+ life, culture, and community.

Highlights include four entertainment stages featuring top local and national music acts, deejays, food and drink, 100-plus arts/craft and merchant vendors, dancing, drag shows, a pet parade, an “Out at Wrigley” national anthem singing contest, sponsor booths, and more.

It’s a love-filled celebration of diversity, equality, and the Chicago LGBTQ+ community on Halsted Street in the Boystown neighborhood, America’s first recognized gay village.

The festival is easily accessible via the CTA Red Line Addison station at historic Wrigley Field as well as multiple bus lines and rideshare car/cab services with convenient access to downtown hotels and other lodgings.

How to Get There
Trains – Addison Red, Belmont Red/Purple/Brown, Sheridan Red. Buses – 8, 22, 36, 77, 80, 146, 151, 152. CTA Trip Planner

Street Closure & Parking Information
(Details subject to change) Halsted Street between Addison and Grace will close at 9:00 AM on Friday, June 19, and will reopen on Monday, June 22 at 4:00 AM. Street closures will also impact Waveland between Halsted and Broadway, as well as Bradley Place. Parking Restrictions NO PARKING will be allowed from 8:00 AM Friday, June 19 through 4:00 AM Monday, June 22 on the following streets: 800-858 W. BRADLEY PL. 744-820 W. WAVELAND AVE. 732-847 W. GRACE ST. 3600-3768 N. HALSTED Vehicles left on the street will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. No access to Halsted Street surface parking lots or parking garages (this includes Halsted Flats) beginning Friday, June 19 at 11:59pm through Monday, June 22th at 4:00am. The Whole Foods parking lot will remain open for customers, with access on Waveland west of Halsted during regular operating hours.

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.


Food & Beverage / Food Truck

Artists, Merchant, Not-For-Profit

Member Artists, Merchant, Not-For-Profit

Member Food & Beverage / Food Truck

Member Bar/Restaurants & Street Cafe

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