Woodstock PrideFest is One of the Best, according to Enjoy Illinios


All over the world, Pride celebrations take place throughout June, which is known as Pride Month. Since the start of the modern LGBTQ+ liberation movement—following the Stonewall Riots in 1969— hundreds of independent Pride events have sprung up in cities worldwide, each distinctly tied in some way to the foundational movement.

After over 50 years of Pride celebrations, it’s easy to find a way to celebrate that feels best to you. From parties and picnics to festivals and parades, here is a list of Pride celebrations around Illinois: Find the whole list here.

Woodstock Pride (June 11-12)

Woodstock PrideFest is an all-day celebration beginning with a parade and ending with a fabulous closing ceremony, all in Historic Woodstock Square. If live entertainment, vendors and food trucks aren’t enough, extend the fun with pride-themed events throughout the weekend, including a Rainbow Run and Pride Pub Crawl on June 11 and Pride Promenade all weekend long!