Elgin’s First Ever Pride Parade!

Elgin’s First Ever Pride Parade!
May 26, 2023 Elgin Area CVB

Plan now for the Second Elgin Pride Festival and Parade on Saturday, June 1, 2024, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


On June 3rd, 2023- there will be the first ever ELGbtq+ Elgin Pride Festival and Parade from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM in downtown Elgin with a weekend full of festivities! This event is family friendly so it is perfect for all ages! The parade steps off at 11:00 AM north on Riverside Dr and returns south on Grove Ave, culminating at Festival Park. Following the parade, a festival will take place in Festival Park where people can enjoy performances from incredible LGBTQ+ musicians and performance artists, browse a variety of local vendors selling merchandise or services, and enjoy a wide selection of food and drinks! On top of that, Side Street Studio Arts has partnered up with the organization to do on-demand screen printing to show your support! It truly will be an event like no other around here!

The event listing can be found here.

People walking in the ELGbtq+ Pride Parade holding a banner.

Elgin’s first-ever Pride Parade and Festival promises to be an unforgettable day, celebrating love, acceptance, diversity, and elevating the area’s LGBTQ+ community! We encourage everyone to come out and join them on June 3rd, 2023, to show their support and celebrate with the LGBTQ+ community.

Explore Elgin Area is very excited to see the attendees, vendors, performers, and the parade. We hope that everyone attends and shows their support to the community so we can have this event for years to come!

To see the full list of performers, vendors, and more, visit Pride’s website here.

Want to show your support in other ways? Donate here or volunteer to help set up and tear down the festival.

Need help finding a place to park? Here is our free public parking map!

*Some parking lots may be unavailable so please follow street signage for further instructions.

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