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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 3 days: June 17-19.

The festival features live music by headline artists and local favorites, 3 stages, food and drink, 100+ 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 up to 100,000 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

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General Information

01 Event Information

Admission: $15 Suggested Donation – All Ages

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

Hours: Fri June 17: 5pm-10pm, Sat June 18: 11am-10pm, Sun June 19: 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 WEEKEND:

(from 2021, 2022 details subject to change)

Halsted Street between Addison and Grace will close at 11:59 PM on Thursday and will reopen at 4:00 AM on Monday.  Street closures will also impact Waveland between Halsted and Broadway, as well as Bradley Place.

Parking Restrictions
NO PARKING will be allowed from 8:00AM Thursday 9/30, through 11:00 AM Monday, 6/20 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 Thursday 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.

PRide FEst Tow Info

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 Pet Pride Parade

Sunday at 12:00pm starting from the North Stage. Register your proud pet from 12:00-12:30, then Miss Foozie will lead the puppy parade to the Proudest Pet Winners presentation at the South Stage at 1:00pm.

PRide Fest 2021 Foozie_Miss Foozie

05 Lost and Found

For lost and found during the festival please visit the Festival Command Center tent (location TBA).
For lost and found after the festival please contact Chicago Special Events Management at (773) 868-3010 or email [email protected]

06 Chicago Pride Parade Information

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

Parade Website: chicagopridecalendar.org

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Halsted Street, between Addison and Grace St.
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