North Shore Pride Fest

June 1, 2019

To kick off Pride Month, Celebrate Highwood is ‘showing its pride on the north side’ at its 7th Annual North Shore Pride Fest on Saturday, June 1st throughout Downtown Highwood. The full day of activities will feature a Pride Family Picnic, Family Friendly Drag Show and Taste the Rainbow (adult only) Pub Crawl.

Pride Family Picnic
Location: Everts Park | 130 Highwood Ave. Highwood, Illinois 60040

Conveniently located within walking distance of the Highwood Metra Train station, North Shore Pride Fest welcomes people of all ages from around the Chicagoland area for a full day of fun, celebrating diversity. Events kick off Saturday, June 1st with a Pride Family Picnic in Everts Park (130 Highwood Avenue) from noon-2 p.m. Families are invited to bring their picnic baskets, blankets and chairs, and enjoy the great outdoors. There will be music, a bounce house, an ice cream truck, and family crafts and games lead by the North Shore School District 113 Spectrum Club.

Family Friendly Drag Show & Taste the Rainbow Pub Crawl
5pm-til bar close
Location: 210 Live
Registration Fee: $20

At 5 p.m. the party moves indoors for the Family Friendly Drag Show at 210 Live, which will also be the starting point of the Taste the Rainbow (adult only) Pub Crawl. Each location will serve a different mixed drink inspired by a different color of the rainbow.

Pride Fest CupRegistration is $20 and includes a commemorative North Shore Pride Fest Pub Crawl glass, a rainbow lei and five raffle tickets. At each venue, use your glass and enjoy drink specials. Don’t forget to throw a raffle ticket in the raffle boxes at registration to qualify for free give-aways. See below for the raffle drawing time at each venue.

And most importantly, dress in your most colorful rainbow-inspired attire. Prizes will be awarded for most colorful/unique outfits for male and female.

So register today and get your North Shore Pride Fest Pub Crawl commemorative glass and rainbow lei and show your pride on the North Side!

Schedule & Map

1) 210 Live - 210 Green Bay Rd. - 5-6pm
Family Friendly Drag Show
Specials: RED drink special featuring "Red Sangria Slay All Day" and Red Sexy Salsa appetizer for $6 and Fresh Red Cherry Tomato Margherita Flatbread for $10
Raffle: 5:55pm

2) Santi’s Gardens - 324 Green Bay Rd. - 6-7pm
Music: Bill Uhler
Specials: ORANGE drink special featuring "The Simple Screw" a combination of vodka and orange juice
Raffle: 6:55pm

3) The Humble Pub - 336 Green Bay Rd. - 7-8pm
Music: Adam Yarger & Lenny Martelli Duo
Specials: YELLOW drink special featuring Jack Daniel’s Whiskey and lemonade
Raffle: 7:55pm

4) The Toadstool Pub & Marco’s Northside Grill - 327 Waukegan Ave. - 8-9pm
Music: The Box Band
Specials: 20% off all appetizers at Marco’s Northside Grill; GREEN drink special featuring "The Hoppy Toad" a combination of vodka, Midori, coconut rum, pineapple juice and sprite
Raffle: 8:55pm

5) 28 Mile Vodka Company - 454 Sheridan Rd. - 9-10pm
Music: Where's Maggie?
Specials: BLUE drink special featuring "The Blue Mile" featuring 28 Mile vodka
Raffle: 9:55pm

6) The Wooden Nickel - 444 Lakeview Ave. - 10pm-til
Music: 'End of the Rainbow Celebration’ featuring DJ Kate Versage
Specials: PURPLE drink special featuring Van Gogh acai-blueberry vodka and lemonade
Raffle: 10:55pm

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