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

Join us for these local events and be sure to check out the festive Pride windows around town!

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ELMHURST FAMILY PRIDE FEST_

Elmhurst Presbyterian Church

367 Spring Rd.

June 25, 2022. 12-3 pm

Join us for this free family-friendly outdoor event, featuring live music, treats, art projects, and so much more! Visit with some of your favorite local businesses, organizations, and artists. 

Sponsored by EPC & Elmhurst Presbyterian Church.

With additional support from the Makinney Group of @Properties Elmhurst, and Patchwork Therapy, Fox Burrow Studios, Gerogia DeClark Parent Coaching, and Elmhurst Bank. Thank you!!!

Interested in sharing your talents at this event? Email us at elmhurstpridecollective@gmail.com to find out how to become a vendor or volunteer!

2022 VENDORS, FOOD TRUCKS, ENTERTAINMENT

 

Food:

Aunt Tina's Sound Bites

Gordo's Tacos

Pilot Pete's Espresso & Milkshakes

Cely's Aguas Frescas

Live Music provided by: School of Rock

Vendors + Family-Friendly Activities provided by:

Backyard Caucus

Bethel United Church of Christ

Birth: Before & After

Bricolage Wellness

Building Love Amongst Cultures

Compassion & Choices

Couch Clarity

Design in Play

Dickens Candles

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

Kiwanis

Mi Bolsa

Patchwork Therapy

Rough Edges Confectionery

School of Rock Instrument Petting Zoo

St. Peter's United Church of Christ

Sweet Traditions

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Title Boxing

Vagabond West - Photo Booth & Adventure StoryTime!

Youth Outlook

Games and bounce house

And a special visit from Buck the Dog (Elmhurst Bank mascot)

PLUS a Donation-Based Pre-Fest Class provided by:

Buckingham Pilates 

And more still to be confirmed!

Relive the fun of last year's rainy day fest
right here!!

Video footage courtesy of Michael McCracken, Vagabond West

Compilation created by Phoenix Bierbrauer, @jedi_jaina_solo

PRIDE WINDOWS ARE BACK FOR 2022!

 

Please visit the following businesses during Pride month this June to see beautiful window art created by our fabulous volunteer 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)

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)

Maxine Boutique, 122 N. York St. (Latori Ayers)

Patchwork Therapy, 533 W. North Ave., Suite LL80 (Amelia Hohf)

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)

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)

And thank you to the following businesses

for decorating for Pride on their own!

Brewpoint Craft, 617 N. York St.

Makinney Group of @Properties Elmhurst, 130 W. Park Ave.

Pilot Pete's Coffee & Treats, 128 W. First St.

Prairie Cafe, 109 W. Vallette

Tannins Wine Bar, 112 N. York St.

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!

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CELEBRATE PRIDE IN ELMHURST

AND WITH OUR NEIGHBORS!

Check out our annual Pride display in the lobby of the Elmhurst Public Library. This year we highlight LGBTQ+ heroes and icons!

PRIDE PARTY @ Elmhurst Hall - Thursday, June 30

LAKE COUNTY Pride Fest - Saturday, June 4

LOMBARD Pride Fest - Saturday, June 4

BUFFALO GROVE Pride Parade - Sunday, June 5

AURORA Pride Parade - Sunday, June 12

CHICAGO - too much to list! Click here for info. 

Click the links above for more info about an event!

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Thank you to Brewpoint for creating the special EPC-Brewpoint "Love Buzz" coffee blend this past June in honor of PRIDE. And thank you to Allbirds for sponsoring this collaboration, ensuring that all proceeds benefited EPC and our efforts to make Elmhurst more inclusive and welcoming to all!

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PRIDE '21 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!

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PRIDE '20 HIGHLIGHTS_

 

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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