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Chicago Pride Fest.

2022 Gay Pride Event returns to America’s first recognized LGBTQ community

The weekend before the 2022 Chicago Pride Parade (June 26), the Chicago Pride Fest returns for 2 days: June 18-19.

The festival features live music by headline artists and local favorites, 3 stages, food and drink, 150+ arts/crafts vendors, DJ’s and dancing, drag shows, pet parade, sponsored presence, games, giveaways and more.

The annual Chicago Pride Fest® is a legendary street festival, held the weekend before the Chicago Pride Parade (last Sunday in June). With upwards of 60,000 expected to attend, join us in celebrating LGBTQ+ life, culture and community.

A $15 suggested donation for entry helps pays performers and festival workers, and funds community programs. Generous public donations paid for the Chicago Pride Crosswalks; 14 rainbow paved intersections installed in 2019 that make up the longest installation of it’s kind in the world.

Presented by Bud Light Seltzer

bud light seltzer chicago pride fest

General Information

01 Event Information

Admission: $15 Suggested Donation – All Ages

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

Hours:  Saturday-Sunday, June 18-19th: 11am – 10pm

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.

COVID-19: Attendees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated.

02 Street Closure & Parking Information

EVENT PARKING:

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the Chicago Pride Fest SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS:

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

  • Friday June 17 at 8:00am
  • 800-860 W. Bradley
  • 750-820 W Waveland

and

  • Friday June 17 at 11:00pm
  • 3600-3800 N Halsted St

Streets will reopen Monday June 20 at 11:00am

No access to Halsted Street surface parking lots or parking garages (this includes Halsted Flats)
beginning: 11:59pm on Friday June 17.

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

03 Hotels & Transportation

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 airbnb.com.

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.

04 Lost and Found

For lost and found during the festival please visit the Festival Command Center tent at 3620 N Halsted (just South of Whole Foods)
For lost and found after the festival please contact Chicago Special Events Management at (773) 868-3010 or email [email protected]

05 Proud Pet Parade Presented by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago

The Proud Pet Parade presented by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago, Sunday at 12:00pm starting from the North Stage. Register your proud pet from 12:00-12:30, then Miss Foozie will lead the contestants to the Winners presentation at the South Stage at 1:00pm. Prizes & Fun!

06 Youth Pride Space

1:00 PMKhloe, Dida Ritz, Mia Sostrim

2:00 PM Center on Halsted Youth Pride Drumline
3:00 PM Ms. Redvalet w/Blue & King G. Roy
4:00 PM Brian Richardson (Lambda Legal)
5:00 PM Miles Brady Davis (Equality IL)

New for 2022, Chicago Pride Fest presents Youth Pride Space, a new space for LGBTQ+ teens, 13-18.

  • Sat 6/18, 12-6pm – Waveland & Broadway (in the festival area)
  • Rap performance by Ms. Red Valet with Blue & King G. Roy
  • Free entry
  • Socialize, Food & Drinks
  • Live DJ, Dancing
  • Games & Giveaways
  • Counseling Support

07 Chicago Pride Parade Information

The Chicago Pride Parade is a separately organized (non-Northalsted) event scheduled for June 26, 2022. For parade information contact Timothy Frye (Parade Coordinator) at [email protected] or (773) 348-8243.

Parade Website: chicagopridecalendar.org

Top 2022 Performers.

Click photo for artist bio, Stage schedules coming soon!

Talent booking for 2022 is complete, click for 2023 consideration

2022 Schedule.

Bud Light Seltzer North Stage

at Halsted & Grace

12:00 PM DJ Laura B
1:00 PM Drag Show
2:00 PM Netta
3:00 PM Drag Show
4:30 PM Inaya Day
5:15 PM Drag Show
6:00 PM Servin’ Fysh Dance Co.
7:00 PM Queen Explosion
8:45 PM The Aces

Waveland Dance Stage

at Halsted & Waveland

1:00 PM Miss Toto
2:30 PM Blu 9
4:00 PM Rae Chardonnay
5:30 PM Spencer Huff
7:00 PM VJ Bryan
8:30 PM DJ Metro

South Stage

at Halsted & Addison

12:45 PM Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus
1:30 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade
2:00 PM Bev Rage & The Drinks
3:30 PM Firebrand
4:30 PM Boy Band Review
6:15 PM Too Much Molly Band
8:15 PM Sixteen Candles

Bud Light Seltzer North Stage

at Halsted & Grace

12:00 PM Register for 12:30 Pet Parade
1:00 PM Drag Show
2:30 PM Alaska Thunderf*ck
3:30 PM Drag Show
4:30 PM Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute
6:00 PM DJ Laura B
6:30 PM Mila Jam
7:00 PM Drag Show
7:15 PM Grag Queen
8:00 PM Madison Rose
8:45 PM Dorian Electra

Planet Peach South Stage

at Halsted & Addison

12:30 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade
1:00 PM Miss Foozie’s Pet Parade Awards
1:30 PM KidRiot
2:00 PM Connie
2:35 PM Thair
3:30 PM Fiat Lux
4:00 PM Cupcakke
4:45 PM Mo Mami
5:30 PM Mister Wallace & Friends
6:00 PM Cut-Cuz
6:45 PM Church of Zola
7:45 PM Dyllón Burnside
8:15 PM Sky Jetta
8:45 PM The Vixen Presents Black Girl Magic

Papa John’s Stage at Waveland

at Halsted & Waveland

1:00 PM Howie Doin
3:30 PM Matt Suave
5:00 PM Miss DJ Meg
6:30 PM Dan Slater
8:00 PM DJ Vlad

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