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Navy Pier Pride


Navy Pier Pride

Enjoy a variety of performances and fun for the entire family all day and night on Saturday, June 26th.  Experience storytelling, music, dance, and activities Pier-wide with live music in the Beer Garden.

Supported by Ørsted and ComEd

Join us for the sixth annual Navy Pier Pride on Saturday, June 26 from noon to 11:30 p.m. This free, full-day event celebrates diversity, inclusivity and support for the LGBTQIA+ community. Festivities include live music, educational programs, performances from local LGBTQIA+ artists, on-site resources from community partners and a special Pride-themed fireworks show.

The event will kick off with Muffy Fishbasket’s Drag Queen Story Hour, featuring a live reading of popular children’s books by one of Chicago’s famous drag queens, Miss Mini Pearl. This program promotes an early understanding of gender fluidity through glamorous, positive queer role models. After story time, guests can enjoy a series of live DJ sets, a dance showcase via the Pier’s weekly Wave Wall Moves program, and a performance by Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus. The full event schedule is outlined below.


12 p.m. – 1 p.m. - Muffy Fishbasket’s Drag Queen Story Hour - Ørsted Wave Wall Platform

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. - DJ: DJ Tess - Ørsted Wave Wall Platform

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. - DJ Rae Chardonnay - ComEd Stage in the Beer Garden

3 p.m. - Wave Wall Moves: Joel Hall Dancers - Ørsted Wave Wall Platform

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus - Ørsted Wave Wall Platform

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. - DJ Cash Era - ComEd Stage in the Beer Garden

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. - Wave Wall Wax: DJ Readerz - Ørsted Wave Wall Platform

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. - DJ All the Way Kay - ComEd State in the Beer Garden

9 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. - Radio Gaga - ComEd Stage in the Beer Garden


On-Site Resources 

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., TaskForce Prevention and Community Services and PFLAG will be available at booths on the South Dock to share key resources and provide information about local community programs. There will also be Vogue Demonstrations from the Vogue School from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Young adults and teens from the TaskForce Prevention and Community Services will offer guests tutorials of the iconic dance form at the Ørsted Wave Wall Platform.

Guests are also invited to snap a picture of Navy Pier’s new Pride Flag decals on the grand staircase in the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and near the Ørsted Wave Wall Platform.


Pride-Themed Fireworks Show

In celebration of Pride month and the LGBTQIA+ community, Navy Pier will host a free Pride-themed firework show at 10:15 p.m. The vibrant and colorful 10-minute display will be synchronized to a special playlist, heard across the Pierwide speakers.

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600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago , IL 60611

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