ELGIN PRIDE FESTIVAL JUNE 3, 2023
We are so excited to be planning the first LGBTQIA+ Pride Parade & Festival in Elgin, Illinois in 2023! Our goals are to provide a safe, inclusive, family-friendly environment accessible to all who would like to attend, in the downtown area of Elgin. You are invited to be a part of the first LGBTQIA+ PRIDE event in Elgin, Illinois!
Many of the surrounding suburbs have held Pride events in past years, and now Elgin will be joining the ranks! Neighboring suburbs such as Aurora and Buffalo Grove have seen attendance of over 7,000 people. With thousands of community members expected to attend this fun, family-friendly LGBTQIA+ celebration, this is the perfect opportunity to have your business or organization in front of thousands potential customers, and get in on the ground floor of a positive and beneficial event for the whole community! We strive to make this festival and related events family-friendly experiences that are physically and financially accessible to all who would like to attend. We need your help to make this possible! We want to fill our city with Pride and keep patrons hanging out and exploring the love and beauty our city has to offer!
Your donations make all of this possible. We really want to show the LGBTQIA+ community of Elgin and the surrounding areas our support and unify our community. Your contribution to this amazing community cause is greatly appreciated. Every donation goes toward benefiting the 2023 ELGbtq+ PRIDE-related events, and your support encourages the patronship of Elgin’s businesses throughout the weekend. We hope to spread the word on how amazing and welcoming Elgin is!
Side Street Studio Arts is generously acting as our fiscal agent. They are a registered 501(c)(3), so any donations will be tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
LEVELS & BENEFITS
500 Jelly Bracelets with Your Company Name Printed - $200
100 Reusable Water Bottles with Your Logo - $300
CUSTOM SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
*All logos, ad copy, banners to be provided by sponsor.
**Special Events include Pride Festival, Pride Marketplace, Pride Ride bike event, Rainbow Reading event, Musical
Vendors must supply their own 10'10' tent and table.
OR click below to download a printable PDF form, which you can mail along with check or money order to:
Side Street Studio Arts c/o Elgin Pride
PO Box 1264
Elgin, IL 60121
Checks payable to:
Side Street Studio Arts (or SSSA)
Memo: Elgin Pride
We are also accepting vendor applications for the festival marketplace! Vendors must provide their own 10'x10' pop tent, table, and any supplies needed. We will not have electricity available. Vendor spaces are 10'x10', and you may bring as much as you can fit in that area. Food trucks are allowed a larger space. Please apply using the form below.
Vendor fee: $100
We are accepting applications for the food trucks and other food vendors! All vendors must supply their own tents/tables or other necessary supplies. Vendor spaces are 10'x10', not including food trucks, which will have parking space. ALL food vendors must have a temporary food service permit from the city. If you require power, you will have to bring your own power source, as our available power is limited. Please apply using the form below.
Vendor fee: $100 Permit fee: $140
We welcome parade groups of all types! Walking groups, floats, vehicles, marching bands - all are welcome. Groups are also welcome to distribute any promotional materials or prizes but we do ask that you not throw them or create an excessive amount of trash (confetti, etc). Parade groups may register by clicking here.
For-Profit Entity: $50 Non-Profit Entity: $25
If necessary, please download the appropriate hold harmless forms here:
If you are not affiliated with any business or organization and simply want to make a personal donation toward this amazing community event, simply fill out the form below and select "General Donation" where applicable! We appreciate you!