Out of the dozens of festivals Chicago puts on each year, the Pride Fest is by far the most colorful and provocative.
June is Pride Month and this past weekend the Chicago Pride Fest took place Saturday, June 22 and Sunday June 23rd. It was hosted by the Northalsted Business Alliance, this crowd-pleasing gay and lesbian celebration of community pride showcases an eclectic lineup of arts and crafts, food and other vendors. It also features entertainment on two stages with one dedicated to some of Chicago's fine performers in the gay community.
Every year in Chicago, June Pride Month features dozens of social, cultural, athletic and political events. These events, that take place in different areas of the metro Chicago area, are organized by various community organizations and individuals. The Pride Parade is scheduled each year for the last Sunday in June.
Schedule of up and coming June Pride events:
Monday, June 24
LGBT Trip to Six Flags Great America - Enjoy the day riding some of the best roller coasters in the Midwest!
Tickets include roundtrip coach bus transportation from Hydrate Nightclub with a continental breakfast and complimentary cocktails as well as tickets to the park!
Order your tickets here.
Wednesday, June 26
Fireworks Boat Cruise - Sail away with the Big Gay Cocktail Club (BGCC) with a cruise complete with fireworks!
Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m., cruise continues from 7-10 p.m.
$34 includes appetizer buffet. Tickets are available here:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/403951
Saturday, June 29
Proud to Run 10K/5k Walk or Run - Start off the day with a walk or run (www.proudtorun.org), then enjoy brunch specials at select Northalsted locations. Afterwords, head to Hollywood Beach for some fun in the sun!
Sunday, June 30
Chicago Pride Parade
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Here are photos of this years Pride Fest