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This Week In Street Fests: Pride Fest, Green Music Fest & More

By Samantha Abernethy in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 20, 2013 9:30PM

Pride Fest
Things are a little different this year. Instead of squishing together the Pride Festival and the Parade into one weekend, Pride Fest kicks off the party this weekend, and the Parade closes it out next weekend. There are festivities throughout the week, too, including an LGBT bus trip to Six Flags on Monday and a fireworks boat cruise on Wednesday. See the official website for information on other Pride Month activities. Pride Fest includes performances by Aubrey O'Day, Deborah Cox and Blu Cantrell, plus the usual Pride Drag Shows. Don't miss a performance by the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Pride Fest is on Halsted between Addison and Grace streets on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Green Music Fest
This Wicker Park music festival has a great lineup including singer/songwriter Joe Pug, Manchester Orchestra and Into It. Over It. Check out our music preview for more of our picks.
Green Music Fest is on Damen Avenue between North and Schiller on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

Chicago Craft Beer Festival
Drink beer at a church. The liquid festivities include more than 100 specialty brews from breweries around the world. Plus, don't miss Robbie Fulks performing at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The Chicago Craft Beer Festival is at St. Michael, 1633 N. Cleveland Ave. on Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Chicago Gospel Music Festival
The Gospel Music Festival kicks off Thursday night at Pritzker Pavilion and continues with lunchtime events at the Cultural Center on Friday. For the full treatment, head to Ellis Park this weekend, and don't miss Vickie Winans on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Chicago Gospel Music Festival is at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.) on Friday from noon to 3 p.m. and in Ellis Park (37th and Cottage Grove) on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.