Chicago Pride Festival

Dates: June 22-23, 2024, Saturday-Sunday
Hours: 11AM-10PM
Chicago Pride Fest
Location: On North Halsted Street at Waveland
Attendance: 100,000
Demographics: GLBT A25-54

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


The legendary Chicago Pride Fest kicks off Pride Week in Chicago on the weekend of the Summer Solstice. Held the weekend of Chicago’s Pride Parade, in America’s first recognized gay village, the 23rd annual Chicago Pride Festival offers organized, quality outdoor entertainment for LGBTQ  Chicagoans as well as out-of-town visitors throughout the Pride Weekend.  

Chicago Pride Fest features non-stop musical entertainment on three stages, food and drink and more than 150 vendors offering fine arts, crafts, world market goods and merchandise targeted to the LGBTQ community. National musical acts featured on one of the event’s four stages in the past have included RuPaul, Jennifer Hudson, Big Freedia, Estelle, Debbie Gibson, Thelma Huston, Leann Rimes, Zelma Davis of C&C Music Factory, Taylor Dayne, Crystal Waters, Pablo Vitar, Linda Clifford, Jessica Sanchez, Taylor Dane, Hugo, Mya, and many more A-list performers.

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

Pride Fest provides a perfect opportunity to directly target this audience of 100,000 LGBTQ adults between the ages of 21 and 54 in a relaxed, friendly environment. Sponsor impact includes three days of direct live exposure, category exclusivity, logo placement in print media and collateral materials, couponing and bounce-back opportunities, and customized promotions.

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

Events & Venues

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February Events

Randolph Street Market

March Events

St Paddys Day Run

May Events

American Brain Tumor Walk
The Lucky 13
Do Division
Southwest Half Marathon
San Diego Taco Fest
Randolph Street Market
Taste of Mexico
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
Sheffield Music Festival
Lincoln Park Greek Fest

November Events

Polish Independence 10K Run/Walk
Randolph Street Market

Year Round Opportunities

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