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Festivals Happening This Weekend Around Chicago – NBC Chicago

From Pride celebrations to art festivals, street fairs are once again taking over Chicago this weekend.

The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications is warning of large crowds heading into the city, as well as street closures, over the next few days amid the annual Pride Parade.

Here is a list of things happening this weekend:

June 25: Navy Pier Pride

navy wharf

From noon to 11:30 p.m., the free Pier Pride Celebration features storytelling, live music, dancing, and a beer garden. More information here.

June 25-26: Pride in the Park

Grant Park

As one of Chicago’s biggest Pride celebrations, the music festival will feature artists like the Chainsmokers, Alesso and Daya. More information here.

June 25-26: Food Truck Fest

South loop

Mobile chefs will whip up area favorites from food trucks along 1700 S. Wabash Ave. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More information here.

June 26: Pride Parade


The 51st annual Chicago Pride Parade takes place Sunday at noon on Montrose Ave. and Broadway in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood and winds its way north through the city. It ends in Lincoln Park, near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road., according to organizers.

June 26-28: Back Lot Bash


Along Clark Street, this weekend-long Pride event will include a whiskey tasting, drag festival and family day, among other celebrations. More information here.

June 26-28: Logan Square Art Festival

Logan Square

Chicagoans can enjoy the three-day art festival, listen to live music, snack on local bites, sip a drink and stroll through the city’s green spaces. More information here.

June 26-28: Rivière Nord live!

North River

The Riverfront Festival at 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza will feature live music Friday through Sunday, as well as food from Fogo de Chao. More information here.

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