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Every June, Elmhurst comes together to celebrate PRIDE with family and friends.

Check out highlights from past festivals and join us this year!

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Thanks to these vendors for helping make our past fests amazing!


Aunt Tina's Sound Bites

Gordo's Tacos

Pilot Pete's Espresso & Milkshakes

Cely's Aguas Frescas

Nick's Happy Ice Cream

Vendors + Family-Friendly Activities provided by:

Annie Hex


Backyard Caucus

Bethel United Church of Christ

Birth: Before & After

Bricolage Wellness

Bridget Stern Creative

Buckingham Pilates

Building Love Amongst Cultures

Compassion & Choices

Couch Clarity

Dayrise Wellness

Design in Play

Dickens Candles

Ellie Mental Health

Elmhurst Area Moms

Elmhurst Bank

Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts

Elmhurst Dentistry for Kids

Elmhurst Pedicab Co.

Elmhurst Public Library

Elmhurst Wellness Team

Elmhurst YMCA

European Wax Center

Evil Temptress Designs

Extra Mile Mercantile

Femish Organization

First United Methodist Church

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Live Music provided by: Jennifer Knapp, School of Rock Elmhurst House Band, the Parasites, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band

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)

Mi Bolsa

Moms Demand Action


Naper Pride

Out of the Closet

Patchwork Therapy

Progressives for Change

Rever Lashes

Rough Edges Confectionery

School of Rock Instrument Petting Zoo

Smart Home Realty

St. Peter's United Church of Christ

Sweet Traditions


Title Boxing

Vagabond West 

Youth Outlook

Zelman Arts

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 have volunteered their time and talent to Paint the Town in Pride in past years!

Eva Aukst

Latori Ayers

Judith Barrientos

Ciara Belfiore

Lucas Casey

Quinne Chessman

Chris Clements

Sharon DeCaro

Natalie Dicosola

Phil Fernandez

Henry Finley

Jenni Ford

Petrina Gorny

Lili Greiwe

Camden Gunn

Tegan Gunn

Kerry Heflin

Amelia Hohf

Luca Hohf

Sarah Johnson

Jun Johnson

Delilah Kamins

Matt Kapolscynski

Amelia Koering

Katie Larsen

Peyton Larsen

Max Leve

Hannah Lonergan

Vincent Lotesto

Iliana Molina

Lilly Oleksy

Maddie Puccillo

Kiara Robles

Janine Ruszkowski

Jasmine Schaefer

Laurel Schrementi

Karen Sugay

Gillian Taylor

Janet Taylor

AnnaMaria Terenzio

Chloe Wargin

Dylan Wargin

Jen Wargin

Vivienne Winter

Zachera Wollenberg

Jessy Woolsey

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Thank you to Brewpoint for creating the special EPC-Brewpoint "Love Buzz" coffee blend in honor of PRIDE. Watch for its return in 2024!



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!


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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.

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