DJs Avi Sic, Cindel, and Vlad, among others, will be serving up the beats at the Waveland DJ stage.
In addition to the non-stop entertainment, the festival includes 60 vendors offering arts, crafts and unique merchandise tailored to the gay community. Plus the popular Pet Pride Parade starting at noon from the North Stage.
New this year, 103.5 KISS FM presents the first-ever Rainbow Run on Sunday. Runners in the drag race are encouraged to wear the most stylish of high heels. The winner takes home $1,000. Register for free online.
“I am so excited to be a part of Pride week, along with the entire 103.5 KISSFM team,” said Fred, Host of 103.5 KISSFM’s Fred+Angi Morning Show. “I am overjoyed that we are a unified group of individuals at 103.5 KISS FM and iHeartMedia Chicago who embrace inclusion, diversity and love.”
Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the street fest throughout the weekend.
The 19th annual Chicago Pride Fest takes place on June 22-23, one weekend before the annual Chicago Pride Parade, and runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. down North Halsted Street from Addison to Grace. A $10 suggested donation is requested at the entrance.
This year’s festival honors the birth of the pride movement by recognizing the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.
The 2019 Chicago Pride Parade, celebrating its 50th year, is Sunday, June 30 starting at noon.
Chicago Pride Fest is organized by and benefits the Northalsted Business Alliance, the organization behind Northalsted Market Days, Frost Fest and the Halloween Parade.