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 past fests amazing!
Aunt Tina's Sound Bites
Pilot Pete's Espresso & Milkshakes
Cely's Aguas Frescas
Nick's Happy Ice Cream
Live Music provided by: Jennifer Knapp, School of Rock Elmhurst House Band, the Parasites, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band
Vendors + Family-Friendly Activities provided by:
Bethel United Church of Christ
Birth: Before & After
Bridget Stern Creative
Building Love Amongst Cultures
Compassion & Choices
Design in Play
Ellie Mental Health
Elmhurst Area Moms
Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts
Elmhurst Dentistry for Kids
Elmhurst Pedicab Co.
Elmhurst Public Library
Elmhurst Wellness Team
European Wax Center
Evil Temptress Designs
Extra Mile Mercantile
First United Methodist Church
Fox Burrow Studios
Georgia DeClark Parent Coaching
Greater Family Health
Green Door Therapy
Grievous & Butthead
Judith B Salon
Lili's Cross Stitching Corner
Makinney Group of Compass (formerly @Properties)
Moms Demand Action
Out of the Closet
Progressives for Change
Rough Edges Confectionery
School of Rock Instrument Petting Zoo
Smart Home Realty
St. Peter's United Church of Christ
Relive the rainy day fun
of 2021 right here!!
Video footage courtesy of Michael McCracken, Vagabond West
Compilation created by Phoenix Bierbrauer, @jedi_jaina_solo
Thank you to these amazing businesses that displayed festive Pride artwork created by local artists over the past few years. Can't wait to see what's in store for 2024!
Ahimsa Yoga Studio, 506 Spring Rd.
Alan Energy Services, 510 Spring Rd.
Bazzy Boutique, 106 W. Second St.
Beer on the Wall, 105 N. York St.
Brewpoint Founders, 124 W. Park Ave.
Brewpoint Craft, 617 N. York St.
CarmieCakes Bakery, 158 N. York St.
Coldwell Banker, 121 N. Addison St.
Courageous Bakery & Cafe, 108 W. Park Ave.
Do It Together Workshops, 118 S. York St.
Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave.
Elmhurst Bank, 115 W. Third St.
Elmhurst CBD Shop and iVape Bar, 261 N. York St.
Elmhurst Center for Performing Arts, 121 W. 1st St.
Elmhurst YMCA, 211 W. 1st St.
Fitt 60126, 123 N. York St.
Gaming Goat, 160 N. York St.
Get Bazzy, 152 N. York St.
Green Door Therapy, 132 N. York St., Suite 2H
Guaranteed Rate - John Noldan, 115 W. Adelaide St.
Hamburger Heaven, 281 N. York St.
Jordan's Athletic Center, 111 Adell Place
Judith B Salon, 263 N. York St.
Kie & Kate Couture, 559 Spring Rd.
Makinney Group of Compass (formerly @Properties), 130 W. Park Ave.
Maxine Boutique, 122 N. York St.
Mehta Motors, 463 Spring Rd.
Patchwork Therapy, 533 W. North Ave., Suite LL80
Pilot Pete's Coffee & Treats, 128 W. First St.
Prairie Cafe, 109 W. Vallette
Pure Barre, 122 Schiller St.
Rise n' Thrive, 185 E. Butterfield Rd.
Schiller Team of @Properties Elmhurst, 136 W. Park Ave.
Sherwin-Williams, 223 N. York St.
Spavia, 260 N. York St.
Tannins Wine Bar, 112 N. York St.
Title Boxing, 135 N. Addison Ave.#100
Tree of Life Wellness Center, 551 Spring Rd.
Vagabond West, 124 W. Park Ave.
A very special THANK YOU to Sherwin-Williams for graciously donating all the window paint and most of the supplies used by our volunteer artists. Thank you for being such a generous friend to our community!
Thank you to the amazing artists who volunteer their time and talent to Paint the Town in Pride each year!
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.