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Chicago Pride Fest Is Going Virtual This Year

Colby Smith Colby Smith

Chicago Pride Fest Is Going Virtual This Year

The annual festival will kick off on Twitch for two nights beginning on Saturday, June 20.

Organizers behind the Pride Fest in Boystown have recently announced a date (and platform) for the annual festival. This year, the festival is going digital with a Twitch livestream and fundraiser that will go from June 20 to 21 starting at 7:00 pm.

“On June 20-21, the Northalsted Business Alliance brings Boystown to the world with a virtual streaming Chicago Pride Fest® celebrating the love, life and diversity of Chicago’s LGBTQ+ community,” the Northalsted Business Alliance announced. The festival is set to feature a full line up of entertainment, in addition to artists, greetings, special appearances, activism, and more.

Back in April, organizers were forced to put the festival on hold in the wake of the coronavirus. However, they were able to create this virtual experience for the same weekend they’d originally planned for! The two-day online event will also raise money for the Center on Halsted, Northalsted’s community programming, and Howard Brown Health.

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 The Boystown Virtual Chicago Pride Fest will kick off on June 20 at 7:00 pm. For updates follow North Halsted Business Alliance on Instagram, @northalsted.

At this point, the City of Chicago will not see a return of large-scale gatherings such as parades, festivals, or concerts until the final stage of the state’s reopening plan. The city has also postponed it’s annual Pride Parade, which was slated for Sunday, June 28.

If you’re looking for a little more festival action this summer, check out this online beer festival!

[Featured image via northalsted.com]