Chicago Pride Fest returns June 17-18, 2023, 11 a.m. 10 p.m., the weekend before the Chicago Pride Parade (June 25).
The two-day street festival features live music on three stages, a Youth Pride Space for teens, best of Chicago drag performance, Proud Pet Parade, dance exhibitions, Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, high heel race for prizes, guest speakers and over 150 food and merchandise vendors.
Upwards of 60,000 attendees are expected at the 22nd annual Chicago Pride Fest, a celebration of LGBTQ+ life, culture and community. Chicago Pride Fest is held the weekend before the Chicago Pride Parade (last Sunday in June).
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.
The Fest is takes place at Northalsted on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St.
The two day event is presented by Bud Light.
While the larger event goes on rain or shine, severe conditions may delay or cancel some performances.
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.