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This Week In Street Fests: Pride Parade, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fest & More

By Samantha Abernethy in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 27, 2013 10:00PM

Gay Pride Parade

The Pride partying continues! Pride Fest was last weekend, and this week has been filled with activities. The recent political happenings make this half a celebration of Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling and half a push to get marriage equality legislation passed in Springfield. It will be 100 percent rainbow-filled fun, though.

The Gay Pride Parade starts at noon on Sunday at the corner of Broadway and Montrose and ends at Diversey and Cannon Drive.

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival

Get out your skinny jeans and strut to Logan Square for this hip festival featuring bands so cool that you maybe never heard of them. Check out the stellar lineup and sample the magnificent bites from Logan Square restaurants.

The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival is on Milwaukee Avenue between Kedzie and Diversey on Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party, aka World's Largest Blackhawks Party

On Friday night, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros headlines, with backup from The Punch Brothers and Shams Band. Country music fans should hit up the West Loop party to see Gretchen "Redneck Woman" Wilson and Phil Vassar.

World's Largest Block Party is at Madison & Des Plaines streets on Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Lincoln Park Arts and Music Festival

This art festival also features music from local bands with headliners Howie Day and Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies. More than 80 art vendors will have their works on display for purchase.

Lincoln Park Arts and Music Festival is on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. on Racine between Fullerton and Webster

Summer on Southport

There are going to be a lot of strollers on Southport this weekend. Like, more than usual. Expect the usual food, booze, and kid-friendly entertainment We recommend you head over on Saturday at 4 p.m. to see the ABBA tribute band.

Summer on Southport is at 3700 N. Southport Ave. on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.