Fri, June 17, 2022 thru
Sun, June 19, 2022

Friday: 5pm to 10pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 10pm

The Beneficiary



Date(s) Fri, June 17, 2022 thru
Sun, June 19, 2022
Start Time 12:00 AM
Location Halsted St. and Waveland Ave.
800 W. Waveland Ave.
Chicago IL

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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.

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.

It’s a love-filled celebration of diversity, equality and the Chicago LGBTQ+ community on Halsted Street, America’s first recognized gay village.

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

How to Get There

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

Street Closure & Parking Information

(details subject to change) Halsted Street between Addison and Grace will close at 9:00 AM on Friday, June 19 and will reopen on Monday, June 22 at 4:00 AM.  Street closures will also impact Waveland between Halsted and Broadway, as well as Bradley Place.   Parking Restrictions NO PARKING will be allowed from 8:00 AM Friday, June 19 through 4:00 AM Monday, June 22 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 Friday, June 19 at 11:59pm through Monday, June 22th at 4:00am.   The Whole Foods parking lot will remain open for customers, with access on Waveland west of Halsted during regular operating hours.

About The Beneficiary: Northalsted Business Alliance

The Northalsted Business Alliance works diligently to maintain a safe and beautiful neighborhood for residents, business owners and visitors.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Vending Opportunities

Coming soon!