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About Pride Fest.

The weekend before the 2018 Chicago Pride Parade makes it’s way through Boystown, the Chicago Pride Fest® starts the celebration!

Chicago Pride Fest®, June 16-17, 2018, is a giant 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, 3 stages, food and drink, 100+ arts/craft and merchant vendors, DJ’s and dancing, drag shows, pet parade, sponsor booths and more.

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

The festival is easily accessible via the CTA Red Line Addison station at historic Wrigleyfield, also multiple bus lines, and rideshare car/cab services with convenient access to downtown hotels and other lodging.

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 / Red Bull

General Information

01 Event Information

Admission: $10 Suggested Donation – All Ages

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

Hours: 11am – 10pm, June 16-17, 2018

Public Transportation: A short walk away from the CTA Belmont Red/Brown/Purple Line Station or the CTA Addison Red Line Station

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.

02 Street Closure & Parking Information

Halsted Street between Addison and Grace will close at 11:59PM on Friday, June 16th and will reopen on Monday, June 19th at 4:00AM.  Street closures will also impact Waveland between Halsted and Broadway, as well as Bradley Place.

Parking Restrictions (details subject to change)
NO PARKING will be allowed from 8:00AM Friday, June 16th through 4:00AM Monday, June 20th on the following streets:
800-860 W. BRADLEY PL.
750-820 W. WAVELAND AVE.
80-815 W. GRACE ST.
3600-3780 N. HALSTED


Previously featured performers at Chicago Pride Fest®. This year's lineup announced soon!



Check back for the 2018 performance schedule.

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See you June 16-17, 2018 for this year's Chicago Pride Fest!

Halsted Street, between Addison and Grace St.