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Chicago Pride Fest planned for October
--From a press release
2021-06-08

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CHICAGO — The 20th annual Chicago Pride Fest® returns on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2, Friday 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The popular LGBTQ+ street festival, organized by Northalsted Business Alliance, is a two-day community celebration of Pride, concluding the day before the Chicago Pride Parade, happening Sunday, Oct. 3.

Northalsted President Ramesh Ariyanayakam says the fun will continue despite the first fall date. "Northalsted celebrates pride year round; a fall festival will be no less extravagant and celebratory."

Performer lineup, schedule details and vendor application information will be announced soon.

A $15 recommended donation for entry helps cover festival costs, supports local charities, and funds community programming. Generous public donations paid for the Chicago Pride Crosswalks; 14 rainbow paved intersections installed in 2019 make up the longest installation of it's kind in the world, cementing Northalsted as Chicago's Proudest Neighborhood.

For more information on Chicago Pride Fest, please visit www.pridefestchicago.com .

Info@northalsted.com (773) 883-0500

About Northalsted Business Alliance (Northalsted)

Founded in1980, Northalsted Business Alliance represents more than 100 businesses along Chicago's Halsted Street corridor from Belmont to Irving Park/Broadway. The organization works to enhance economic vitality, foster a welcoming community, celebrate LGBTQ+ culture, and promote tourism through programs, services, and events including Chicago Pride Fest®, Northalsted Market Days®, the Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade and more. For information visit northalsted.com


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