Chicago Pride Festival

Dates: June 22-23, 2019Chicago Pride Fest
Location: On North Halsted Street at Waveland
Attendance: 110,000
Demographics: GLBT A25-54

• Two music stages (One Main Stage)
• Continuous live music
• National name music headliners each night
• Pet Pride Parade
• Local entertainment
• Wide variety food and drink


Held a week before Chicago’s Pride Parade, the 17th annual Chicago Pride Festival purpose is to offer organized, quality outdoor entertainment for gay/lesbian/Bi/transsexual Chicagoans as well as out-of-town visitors throughout the first of two Pride Weekends.

Chicago Pride Fest features non-stop musical entertainment on two stages, food and drink and more than 100 vendors offering fine arts, crafts, world market goods and merchandise targeted to the gay/lesbian community. National musical acts featured on one of the event’s two stages in the past have included RuPaul, Jennifer Hudson, Big Freedia, Estelle, Debbie Gibson, Thelma Huston, Zelma Davis of C&C Music Factory, Taylor Dayne Crystal Waters, Linda Clifford, Suzanne Palmer, Irene Cara, Hugo.

One of the most popular and unique components of this festival is the Pride Pet Parade- a junior version of the Chicago Pride Parade- in which proud owners parade their costumed pets on a short route throughout the events’ surrounding blocks.

Sponsorship Opportunity

PrideFest provides an opportunity to directly target this audience of 110,000 GLBT adults between the ages of 21 and 54 in a relaxed, friendly environment. Sponsor impact includes two days of direct live exposure, logo placement in print media and collateral materials, couponing and bounce-back opportunities, and customized promotions.

A wide range of sponsorship benefits includes naming rights, media inclusion, on-site banner placement, customized promotions, on-site marketing space and more.

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