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Chicago Pride Fest

June 22-23, 2024

Chicago Pride Fest® is a two-day street festival on June 22-23, 2024; the weekend before the Chicago Pride Parade (June 30, 2024). The 23rd annual Chicago Pride Fest is a celebration of LGBTQ+ life, culture and community in  Chicago’s landmark LGBTQ+ Northalsted neighborhood.

Pride Fest features live music on 3 stages, a Youth Pride Space for teens, best of Chicago drag performance, the Proud Pet Parade with prizes, dance exhibitions, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus, guest speakers and over 150 food and merchandise vendors

A $15 suggested donation for entry helps pays performers and festival workers, and supports local non-profits & community programs like the Chicago Pride Crosswalks; 14 rainbow paved intersections installed in 2019 that make up the longest installation of it’s kind in the world.

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Getting Here

Pride Fest is easily accessed via the CTA Red Line Addison station at Wrigley Field, CTA Red/Brown/Purple Lines at Belmont, multiple bus lines, and rideshare car/cab services to hotels and other lodging.

Press Kit

Everything you wanted to know about Chicago Pride Fest: general info, faqs, links for high res images, video clips, logos.


Relive the memories and download your favorite photos from Pride Fest! Please give credit to phototographers when sharing photos.

About Chicago Pride Fest


Northalsted on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St.

Main Gate at Halsted & Addison, other gates (shorter lines): Halsted & Broadway/GraceHalsted & WavelandBroadway & Waveland


$15 Suggested Donation – All Ages. Your donation helps pay performers & festival workers and supports local non-profits and community programs.


June 22-23, 2024 Saturday-Sunday: 11am – 10pm


Open rain or shine, please be advised that severe conditions may delay or cancel performances.




The closest hotels and lodging will be found near the 60613 and 60657 zip codes. You may also check out options in 60640 and 60614.

Also check out or VRBO.

Public Transportation

Due to heavy vehicle traffic, we recommend public transportation. You may research hotels near the CTA Red Line Addison or Sheridan Stations. The event is a few blocks from either.

Buses – 8, 22, 36, 77, 80, 146, 151, 152. CTA Trip Planner

Ride services Uber, Lyft, and taxicabs are also available and Chicago has Divvy bikes for rental.

Event Parking

“Pay to Park” street parking (suggestion: use the app Park Chicago) & nearby public parking lots (use a parking app like Spot Hero).

The Chicago Pride Parade is a separately organized (non-Northalsted) event scheduled for June 30, 2024. For parade information contact or (773) 348-8243.

Parade Website:

The fun annual Proud Pet Parade with Miss Foozie is Sunday at 12:00pm starting from the North Stage. Register your proud pet from 12:00-12:30, then at 12:30 Miss Foozie will lead the contestants to the Winners presentation at the South Stage at 1:00pm. Prizes!


Look for Chicago Pride Fest: Teen Pride Space, near the Waveland & Broadway entrance, a new space for LGBTQ+ teens (age 12-18) presented by Center on Halsted & Walgreens.

  • Performances
  • Free entry
  • Socialize, Food & Drinks
  • Live DJ, Dancing
  • Games & Giveaways
  • Counseling Support

MORE INFO – Contact to participate in the planning committee!

  • No large bags/backpacks, all bags will be inspected prior to entry.
  • No coolers or outside alcohol (clear, sealed plastic water bottles are allowed).
  • No weapons, pepper spray, or firearms.


  • Pick Pockets target large gatherings
  • Don’t place phone / wallet in REAR pocket / loose clothing
  • Don’t use shoulder bags / back packs that hang behind you in close quarters
  • DO use a front facing fanny pack or cross body / sling bag
  • DO use a zippered front pocket or deep front pocket
  • DO hand cover pocket areas in close quarters / crowded areas

Attention Residents & Businesses: the City of Chicago will begin towing cars:

(details subject to change)

Friday festival weekend at 9:00am

  • 3733-3760 N. Halsted S
  • 800-860 W. Bradley
  • 750-820 W Waveland


  • Friday festival weekend at 11:00pm
  • 3600-3733 N Halsted St

Streets will reopen Monday after the fest at 8:00am

No access to Halsted Street surface parking lots or parking garages beginning: 11:59pm on Friday festival weekend.

The Whole Foods parking garage will remain open for customers, with access on Waveland west of Halsted during the festival and regular operating hours.

Leashed dogs are welcome; owner is responsible for their well being and behavior. Leaving before 5pm is recommended. Exotic animals are not allowed.

Contact with questions.

During the fest:  Info, First Aid, Lost & Found will be at the festival Command Center (at 3620 N Halsted St.).

For lost and found after the festival please contact Chicago Special Events Management at (773) 868-3010.

2024 Artist Lineup

2024 Schedule

Saturday June 22nd

North Stage
Waveland Stage
South Stage

Sunday June 23rd

North Stage
Waveland Stage

Hosted by Sasha Love & Platinum Carrington

Pride Fest News

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Recent Galleries

Chicago Pride Fest Press Images
Photographer: Various (See File Name)
January 1, 2024
Chicago Pride Fest 2023 - Proud Pet Parade Winners
Photographer: GoPride & Del Nakamura
June 19, 2023
Chicago Pride Fest 2023 - Miss Foozie & Friends
Photographer: GoPride
June 19, 2023

Vending, Participation, & Sponsorship

Merchants & Food Service Vendors (and Food Trucks), Artists, Local Non-Profit Organizations

Look for Vending Opportunities information and online application at


Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? Contact our Marketing & Sponsorship team for pricing and customized benefits package.

Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354

For consideration at Pride Fest 2024:

Please submit the following  information to

Include as much information as available:

  • Chicago performance history
  • Specific Dates/Venues/Attendance)
  • Festival performances (Dates/Festivals)
  • Social Media Links
  • Website Link
  • Pricing (range)
  • Set Length
  • Sample set list
  • What sets your band apart from others

If there is an interest in having you perform at any of our events, we will contact you. Please note that we take every submission seriously and will review all materials and research your band.

Due to the large number of submissions received, we are unable to acknowledge/decline requests to perform.

Click HERE to download press kit (PDF) for general info, high res images, logos, video clips.

To apply as a photographer/videographer at the event or for other media requests contact 

General inquires please contact

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