eLGIN'S FIRST PRIDE parade & FESTIVAL
JUNE 3, 2023
We are very excited to be bringing the first LGBTQ+ Pride Parade and Festival to Elgin, Illinois! Many surrounding suburbs have been doing Pride festivals with great success and thousands in attendance. Festival plans were initially started in 2019 and unfortunately had to be repeatedly postponed due to COVID-19, but we are back stronger than ever in 2023, and we hope you'll join us for a fantastic community celebration! We are planning a PRIDE Parade and Festival to take place on June 3rd from 11am-4pm, as well as a weekend packed with events celebrating our LGBTQIA+ community! June 3rd's events will include a family-friendly LGBTQ+ PRIDE parade followed by a festival with a vendor marketplace, live music, and more! The parade will be in downtown Elgin, and the festival and vendor marketplace will be held in Festival Park.
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deadline to register for parade or vendors was may 3, 2023
THE DOLLHOUSE - A DRAG REVUE @ MARTINI ROOM
Want to travel in and hang out all weekend? We have partnered with Quality Inn Elgin to provide a discounted rate special to our group!
The group guest room rate is $89.00, plus 14% tax, per room per night. These rooms are Double/Doubles, which accommodate 1 to 4 people per room, and King bedded guest rooms, which accommodate 1-2 people.
This rate includes a complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet, complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet, complimentary Parking, and complimentary use of the Fitness Room and Business Desk. All guest rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker, flat-screen TV, iron and ironing board.
The group block release date will be May 19, 2023. Should guests call in after the release date, we will honor the group rate as long as there are rooms available.
Reservations can be made either by calling the hotel directly at 847-608-7300 and requesting a room under the "Elgin Pride Festival" group block, or by clicking the link below.*
*Please note the link will not be active after May 19th and you will need to call at that time.
All of the festivities for the Elgin Pride Parade and Festival will be located in Downtown Elgin, within walking distance of the Milwaukee District West (MD-W) Metra line and the Elgin Transportation Center for PACE buses. They are also accessible by bicycle via the Fox River Trail and bike lanes on both Chicago St & Highland Ave.
By highway, it is within a few minutes of the 31S exit on I-90.
ELGbtq+ is fiscally sponsored by Side Street Studio Arts, and as such retains 501(c)(3) status. All donations are considered tax deductible to the full extent of the law, and we greatly appreciate your support!
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The Elgin Pride Parade & Festival will be photographed for publicity purposes. Anyone attending the event consents to having their photos taken for publicity purposes by Explore Elgin Area, Elgin Pride/ELGbtq+, and their affiliates.