Chicago Pride Fest®


Sat, June 17, 2023 | 11am to 10pm
Sun, June 18, 2023 | 11am to 10pm
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2023 Gay Pride Event returns to America’s first recognized LGBTQ community

The weekend before the 2023 Chicago Pride Parade (June 25), the Chicago Pride Fest returns for 2 days: June 17-18.

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.


12:00 PM DJ Laura B
1:00 PM Drag Show
2:00 PM Eureka O’ Hara
2:30 PM Drag Show
3:45 PM Servin’ Fish Dance Co.
4:00 PM Meet Me @ The Altar
5:00 PM UltraBeat
6:45 PM Drag Show
8:00 PM Shab
8:30 PM Nick Osin
9:15 PM Heather Small



12:00 PM Register for 12:30 Pet Parade
12:00 PM DJ Laura B
1:00 PM Drag Show
2:00 PM Slayyyyter
2:30 PM Drag Show
4:00 PM Ultra Nate
5:15 PM Dancing Queen
6:50 PM Drag Show
8:00 PM Ariana and the Rose

Saturday: (Host Sasha Love)

1:00 PM Barker
2:30 PM Miss Toto
4:00 PM DJ Martin
5:30 PM Alexis Tucci
7:00 PM DJ Bryan
8:30 PM DJ Ca$h Era



1:00 PM Janky
3:30 PM Chomper
5:00 PM Dom Brown
6:30 PM DJ X-tasy
8:00 PM DJ Diox


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



12:30 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade
1:00 PM Proud Pet Parade Awards
Peach Presents:
1:30 PM AZN INVZN ft. Chess Knight+Supes Base
2:30 PM Bonita Appleblunt
3:00 PM BbyMutha
3:45 PM AZN INVZN ft. Chess Knight+Supes Base
4:30 PM Cookiee Kawaii
5:00 PM Don Cresando
6:00 PM C*nty MeMe
6:30 PM TBD
7:00 PM MochaMocha2.0 Body Confidence Queens
8:00 PM Sw33tLov3
8:45 PM The Vixen’s Black Girl Magic

Trains – Addison Red, Belmont Red/Purple/Brown, Sheridan Red. Buses – 8, 22, 36, 77, 80, 146, 151, 152. CTA Trip Planner

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

  • Friday June 16 at 8:00am
  • 800-860 W. Bradley
  • 750-820 W Waveland


  • Friday June 16 at 11:00pm
  • 3600-3800 N Halsted St

Streets will reopen Monday June 19 at 11:00am

No access to Halsted Street surface parking lots or parking garages (this includes Halsted Flats)
beginning: 11:59pm on Friday June 16.

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

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Northalsted Business Alliance is a 501(c)6 chamber of commerce, working to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life for the Northalsted area through programming, services, and events such as Chicago Pride FestNorthalsted Market Days and Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade that celebrate our LGBTQ+ history, promote tourism and foster a welcoming, safe community for all.

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Applications for this event are closed as we are fully booked.

Please join us at our other upcoming events!


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