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CHICAGO PRIDE FEST® | Special Events Management



Fri, October 1, 2021 thru
Sat, October 2, 2021

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

The Beneficiary



Date(s) Fri, October 1, 2021 thru
Sat, October 2, 2021
Event Time(s)
Friday: 5pm to 10pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 10pm
Location Halsted St. and Waveland Ave.
800 W. Waveland Ave.
Chicago IL

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2021, Chicago Pride Fest® is a legendary two-day street festival held the weekend before Chicago’s Pride Parade. The fest is all about LGBTQ+ life, culture and community.

Highlights include four entertainment stages featuring top local and national music acts, deejays, food and drink, 100-plus arts/craft and merchant vendors, dancing, drag shows, a pet parade, an “Out at Wrigley” national anthem singing contest, sponsor booths and more.

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.

Coming soon!
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