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Feel Good Friday More Fun & Refreshing things to Do in April – Northalsted Chicago   Spring is in the air! It’s a great time for an inward journey of...
Fun Things to Do in April Taste of Northalsted 4/27, Human First Gala 4/20, Chicago Fashion Week Eco Show 4/21   There are some new and fun things to do...
Big Gay Sal’s Pizza Now Open March 8 | New LGBTQ+ Late Night Pizza, Wings & Margarita Bar in Northalsted Big Gay Sal’s Pizza (3445. N. Halsted St.) has just...
Golden Gurlz Drag Brunch at Lark April 27 | Chicago queens thank you for being a friend at Golden Gurlz Drag Brunch Chicago queens thank you for being a friend...
Day 1: THE SHOWS by FashionBar – Eco-Friendly (Partnership with AHF) Chicago Fashion Week Powered by FashionBar LLC: This event is Day 1 of a week-long lineup of Fashion Week...
Cher Drag Brunch at Kit Kat Lounge April 20-21 | Cher Themed Drag Brunch (& other pop icons) with Shantell D’marco & hostess Angelicia Maria!   Northalsted Chicago is home...

Festivals & Parades

North Halsted is home to some of the city’s largest street festivals and parades, celebrating diverse communities and culture in Chicago’s Proudest Neighborhood for over 40 years.

Chicago Pride Fest®, is an exciting celebration of the LGBTQ+ community! Since 2000, a two-day street festival held the weekend leading up to the Chicago Pride Parade celebrating LGBTQ+ life, culture and community.

Each year in June Chicago celebrates with hundreds of thousands of people for the Chicago Pride Parade.

The annual Northalsted Market Days® is the largest street festival in the Midwest and Chicago’s most vibrant summer celebration every August!

One of the 10 Best Halloweens in the US by Fodor’s Travel Guide Redfin’s #3 Best City for Halloween!

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Northalsted: Chicago’s Landmark LGBTQ+ neighborhood

Home of Chicago Pride Fest, Northalsted Market Days, Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade, Chicago Pride Parade and more.

Northalsted has been a welcoming & vibrant LGBTQ+ destination for over 50 years.



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Shopping, Charity, HIV Testing, Thrift Shop
Out of the Closet® in Northalsted, Chicago is a chain of thrift stores whose revenues provide medical care for patients with HIV/AIDS, owned and operated by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). ...
Sushi, Great For Dates
AJI in Northalsted, Chicago is an intimate culinary experience honoring Japanese Tradition. An experience is what we offer. An unforgettable experience of your senses. Our 14 course meal is perfectly...
Sushi, Great For Dates
Amore Sushi House in Northalsted, Chicago is a new Sushi spot in Chicago’s Proudest Neighborhood. AMORE Sushi House is open now; find your way to unique sushi experience with a...
Game Nights, Great For Dates
We believe that mini golf is for everyone, which is why you don’t need to be a local pro to have fun at the Big Mini. The 9-hole courses were...
DJs / Late Night, Ok To Be Kinky
Cell Block is the only Leather/Fetish bar in Chicago’s Northalsted, Chicago neighborhood and has been serving the community for  25 years. Originally opened as “The Loading Dock” bar it has...
Great For Dates, Vegetarian
The Chicago Diner is a meat-free fixture of the Northalsted, Chicago neighborhood. Established in 1983, it is one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in Chicago and is consistently ranked as...

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Murals, Art, History! Explore The Legacy Walk On North Halsted

Discover amazing Pride installations throughout Chicago’s Proudest Neighborhood! Take selfies with 14 Rainbow Crosswalks & 5 Pride themed murals. The #WalkWithPride Tour highlights unsung LGBTQ+ figures in history on The Legacy Walk plaques & steel pylons, now a Chicago historic landmark.

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