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Virtual Chicago Pride Fest 2020

LGBTQ+ Live Streaming Event & Fundraiser

On June 20 and 21, from 7-9pm, the Northalsted Business Alliance bring’s Boystown’s Virtual Chicago Pride Fest® to the world, celebrating love, life and diversity of Chicago’s LGBTQ+ community.

The live streaming Twitch event will feature a full line-up with entertainment, activism, greetings and more. Viewers can make a donation to support LGBTQ+ communities & LGBTQ+ communities of color.

The Chicago LGBTQ+ community is invited to the Virtual Chicago Pride Fest live stream & chat June 20 and 21, 7-9pm!

2021 Gay Pride Event in America’s first recognized LGBTQ community

The weekend before the 2021 Chicago Pride Parade in Boystown, the Chicago Pride Fest starts the celebration! The Boystown neighborhood, America’s first government recognized gay village and designated historic landmark, hosts the legendary annual festival on Halsted Street.

Chicago’s Pride Parade also comes to life in Boystown. Two of the biggest and longest running Pride Events are in Chicago!

The annual Chicago Pride Fest® is a legendary 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, 4 stages, food and drink, 100+ arts/craft and merchant vendors, DJ’s and dancing, drag shows, pet parade, Out At Wrigley National Anthem Singing Contest, sponsor booths and more.

Join us for a summer celebration of diversity, equality, and the Chicago LGBTQ+ community at Halsted Street and Addison in Boystown, America’s first recognized gay village.

Now Available! Official Chicago Pride Fest T-Shirts!

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Chicago Pride Fest benefits the Northalsted Business Alliance, a 501(c)(6) non-profit chamber of commerce for Boystown, Chicago’s Proudest Neighborhood.

Video by Glam Tie Media

General Information

01 Event Information

Admission: $10 Suggested Donation – All Ages

Location: Boystown on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St.

Hours: 11am – 10pm, Date, Post Poned until 2021, please see Virtual Pride Fest 2020

Public Transportation: Trains – Addison Red, Belmont Red/Purple/Brown, Sheridan Red. Buses – 8, 22, 36, 77, 80, 146, 151, 152. CTA Trip Planner

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

Security: No large bags/backpacks allowed, all bags will be inspected prior to entry. No coolers or outside beverages. Clear plastic sealed bottled water is allowed.

02 Street Closure & Parking Information

(details subject to change) EVENT WEEKEND:

Halsted Street between Addison and Grace will close at 9:00 AM on Friday and will reopen on Monday,  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, through 4:00 AM Monday, 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 owner’s expense.

No access to Halsted Street surface parking lots or parking garages (this includes Halsted Flats)
beginning Friday at 11:59pm through Monday at 4:00am.

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

03 Official Merchandise

Now Available! Official Chicago Pride Fest & Boystown Merchandise & T-Shirts. SHOP NOW.

04 Out At Wrigley Contests

In 2001, The Chicago Cubs featured the first gay day, Out at the Ballgame, now an annual event called Out at Wrigley. Event organizers Market to Market Chicago and Supergurl Images sponsored contests to sing the National Anthem and throw out the first pitch with additional prizes. There were two preliminary rounds prior to the semi-finals at Chicago Pride Fest (followed by the Finals at Northalsted Market Days). For more information please see the website outatwrigley.com

05 Pet Pride Parade

Sunday at 12:00pm starting from the North Stage. Register your proud pet starting at 11:30. Gift Card Prizes! Winners presentation at the stage at Addison Street at 1:00pm.

07 Lost and Found

For lost and found during the festival please visit the Festival Command Center tent located on Waveland East of Halsted (towards Walgreens).
For lost and found after the festival please contact Chicago Special Events Management at (773) 868-3010 or email [email protected]

08 Chicago Pride Parade Information

The Annual Chicago Pride Parade is a separately organized event the weekend after Chicago Pride Fest on the last Sunday in June, starting at noon. For parade information contact Timothy Frye (Parade Coordinator) at [email protected] or (773) 348-8243.

Parade Website: chicagopridecalendar.org

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See you June 20-21, 2020 for Chicago Pride Fest®!

Halsted Street, between Addison and Grace St.