Lake County PrideFest 2023

Lake County PrideFest is our largest event of the year. Join us for our 3rd annual community celebration & fundraiser!

Saturday, June 10th, 2023, 12pm – 11pm
Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center

Lake County PrideFest is one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer in Lake County, drawing thousands.

This FREE, family-friendly outdoor festival will feature: music and performances, food trucks, a beer and beverage tent, craft and artisan vendors, a resource fair, games and entertainment for children, multiple drag shows, dancing and more!

Join us in celebrating LGBTQ+ life and culture & show your support for Lake County’s LGBTQ+ community.

Lake County PrideFest 2022


We are so proud to partner with a variety of local and national businesses, churches and organizations each year. Show your support of the LGBTQ+ community while gaining a variety of marketing benefits! View our sponsorship levels HERE.


We are looking for a variety of vendors including artisans, food/beverage vendors, nonprofit organizations, and other vendors providing resources to the LGBTQ+ community. Food/beverage vendors are required to register below & complete a form with RLB HERE.
Limited vendor spots available!


Volunteers help make this event possible! We are in need of volunteers in a variety of areas (set-up/tear-down, welcome tent, merch sales, kid’s corner, raffle sales, grounds crew, etc.) Learn more and apply below!

General Donations

Looking to support in another way? LGBTQ+ Center Lake County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to make Lake County a place for LGBTQ+ folx to thrive! Make a tax-deductible gift today to support our efforts.

Event Schedule

  • 12-5pm: Resource Fair & family-friendly entertainment
  • 12-7pm: Artisan Market
  • 12-11pm: Food Trucks, Beer Tent & Beverage Vendors
  • 12:30pm – The Donnybrooks
  • 1:45pm Local Theatre & Talent Showcase
  • 3:00pm – Mariachi Viva Jalisco
  • 4:30pm – Raffle Pull!
  • 4:45pm – Auntie Heroine & Friends drag bingo & variety show
  • 7pm – Charlie Foxtrot
  • 8pm – Betty (from the original L Word)
  • 10pm – 2:30am: Dance party & karaoke at Light the Lamp Brewery!

Official 2023 Merch Pre-Sales!

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Lake County PrideFest
2023 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Abbott Pride Network
Advocate Condell Medical Center & Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Illinois Chapter
Black Lung Brewing Company
Center for Therapeutic Services & Psychodiagnostics
College of Lake County
Fairway Mortgage – Jim Strachan & Coldwell Banker – Heather Cash
Joy! Lutheran Church
Light the Lamp Brewery
Molina Healthcare
NAMI Lake County Illinois
Nicasa Behavioral Health Services
Overture Promotions
Risk Program Administrators
Simply Bee
State Senator Mary Edly-Allen
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Waukegan
United Way of Lake County
Valent BioSciences
Vista Health System
Waukegan Public Library

Event Partners