This year marks the 50th anniversary of LGBTQ Pride celebrations in Chicago and the city is observing the occasion with a gigantic one-day festival in Grant Park. On the Saturday before the Chicago Pride Parade on the city's North Side, Pride in the Park will bring revelers to the Loop for an entire afternoon of performances and entertainment. Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and EDM cake-thrower Steve Aoki headline the festival, joined by R&B singer (and reality TV star) Tamar Braxton and Kathy Sledge of disco group Sister Sledge. Plus, Ru Paul's Drag Race contestants like Shea Coulee, Alexis Michelle and Coco Montrese will also be appearing at the fest, which will take over Butler Field north of Buckingham Fountain. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit local organizations like the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Center on Halsted and Stonewall Sports.
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|Venue name:||Grant Park | Chicago, IL|
337 E Randolph St
|Cross street:||at Columbus Dr|
|Opening hours:||Daily 6am-11pm.|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Monroe; Blue to Washington; Orange, Green, Pink, Purple (rush hrs), Brown to Randolph. Bus: 3, 4, 6, 10.|
|Price:||$50, VIP $100|