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.
What you need to do: Volunteer/Mingle/Network/etc.