Every June, Elmhurst comes together to celebrate PRIDE with family and friends.
Check out highlights from past festivals and join us this year!
VENDORS, FOOD TRUCKS, ENTERTAINMENT
Thanks to these vendors for helping make our 2022 fest amazing!
Aunt Tina's Sound Bites
Pilot Pete's Espresso & Milkshakes
Cely's Aguas Frescas
Live Music provided by: School of Rock
Vendors + Family-Friendly Activities provided by:
Bethel United Church of Christ
Birth: Before & After
Building Love Amongst Cultures
Compassion & Choices
Design in Play
Elmhurst Area Moms
Elmhurst Bank (formerly Suburban Bank & Trust)
Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts
Elmhurst Dentistry for Kids
Elmhurst Pedicab Co.
Elmhurst Public Library
Elmhurst Wellness Team
European Wax Center
Evil Temptress Designs
First United Methodist Church
Fox Burrow Studios
Georgia DeClark Parent Coaching
Green Door Therapy
Judith B Salon
Rough Edges Confectionery
School of Rock Instrument Petting Zoo
St. Peter's United Church of Christ
Vagabond West - Photo Booth & Adventure StoryTime!
Games and bounce house
And a special visit from Buck the Dog (Elmhurst Bank mascot)
Video footage courtesy of Michael McCracken, Vagabond West
Compilation created by Phoenix Bierbrauer, @jedi_jaina_solo
Relive the rainy day fun
of 2021 right here!!
PRIDE WINDOWS in 2022
(our second year Painting the Town in Pride!)
Don't forget to visit these amazing businesses that displayed festive Pride artwork created by local artists.
Ahimsa Yoga Studio, 506 Spring Rd. (Sarah Johnson)
Bazzy Boutique, 106 W. Second St. (Kiara Robles)
Brewpoint Founders, 124 W. Park Ave. (Jessy Woolsey)
Brewpoint Craft, 617 N. York St.
Coldwell Banker, 121 N. Addison St. (Janet Taylor, Phil Fernandez)
Courageous Bakery & Cafe, 108 W. Park Ave. (Jen Wargin, Vivienne Winter)
Do It Together Workshops, 118 S. York St. (Judith & Delilah Barrientos)
Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave. (Teen Art Council)
Elmhurst Bank, 115 W. Third St. (Gillian Taylor, Jenni Ford)
Elmhurst CBD Shop and iVape Bar, 261 N. York St. (Vincent Lotesto)
Elmhurst Center for Performing Arts, 121 W. 1st St. (Lucas Casey)
Fitt 60126, 123 N. York St. (Tegan & Camden Gunn)
Gaming Goat, 160 N. York St. (Kerry Heflin)
Get Bazzy, 152 N. York St. (Natalie Dicosola)
Green Door Therapy, 126 N. York St. (Kerry Heflin)
Guaranteed Rate - John Noldan, 115 W. Adelaide St. (Lucas Casey)
Hamburger Heaven, 281 N. York St. (Iliana Molina)
Jordan's Athletic Center, 111 Adell Place (Ciara Belfiore)
Judith B Salon, 263 N. York St. (Matt Kapolscynski)
Makinney Group of @Properties Elmhurst, 130 W. Park Ave.
Maxine Boutique, 122 N. York St. (Latori Ayers)
Patchwork Therapy, 533 W. North Ave., Suite LL80 (Amelia Hohf)
Pilot Pete's Coffee & Treats, 128 W. First St.
Prairie Cafe, 109 W. Vallette
Pure Barre, 122 Schiller St. (Karen Sugay)
Schiller Team of @Properties Elmhurst, 136 W. Park Ave. (Laurel Schrementi)
Sherwin-Williams, 223 N. York St. (S-W PrideWorks team)
Spavia, 260 N. York St. (Hannah Lonergan)
Tannins Wine Bar, 112 N. York St.
Title Boxing, 135 N. Addison Ave.#100 (Janet Taylor, Phil Fernandez)
Tree of Life Wellness Center, 551 Spring Rd. (Zachera Wollenberg)
Vagabond West, 124 W. Park Ave. (behind Brewpoint) (Chris Clements)
A very special THANK YOU to Sherwin-Williams for graciously donating all the window paint and most of the supplies to be used by our volunteer artists. Thank you for being such a generous friend to our community!
PRIDE 2021 HIGHLIGHTS_
Pride 2021 brought Big Firsts, a Big Party,
and lots of beautiful Pride Windows.
Mayor Scott Levin presented Elmhurst's first ever Pride Proclamation, demonstrating the City of Elmhurst's ongoing respect and support for all members of our community.
The Pride Proclamation Party brought together Elmhurst friends and neighbors outside the Elmhurst Art Museum to celebrate this historic first and enjoy free Kimmer's Ice Cream.
Inside the museum, our community art project entitled, "Elmhurst is for Everyone. IS Elmhurst for Everyone?," encouraged self-reflection on the cultural, racial, gender, and sexuality-based biases existent in our city, while promoting action-based initiatives to inspire continued progress.
Elmhurst Pedicab Co. offered tours to visit the Pride windows all over town, most of which were decorated by the amazingly talented artists recruited by the EPC.
We capped off the month with our biggest Family Pride Fest ever! Despite the pouring rain, hundreds of people showed up to listen to live music, eat tacos, and visit with dozens of amazing vendors. Thank you to everyone for sticking it out and celebrating Pride with us!
Pride 2020 arrived just a few months into the pandemic. But instead of canceling, we took the party online and on the road!
The yearly Family Pride Fest turned into a car parade, with dozens and dozens of cars decked out in rainbow flags, homemade banners, balloons, and more!
Several local gyms offered Pride-themed classes, donating the class fees to local nonprofits supporting LGBTQ+ youth and families.
Many local businesses joined the celebration, offering Pride-themed specials and discounts, and donating prizes for the EPC's Pride-wear and Pride Home Decor contests.