Naper Pride brings LGBTQ suburban community together Sep. 11-12

Tue. September 7, 2021 10:51 AM by Gerald Farinas

naper pride will take place at naper settlement

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Will feature food booths, music, and other family entertainment

Naperville, one of the largest of Chicago's suburbs, will be hosting an LGBTQ pride fest from September 11 to 12.

It will be at the Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

There will be food booths from vendors like Blackhawk BBQ, Cebollita Grill, Enrique's Place, and Mid-City Grill.

Informational and educational booths will be available to share resources.

Naper Pride will host music performances.

Family members will enjoy animals from Wild Illinois as well as a circus atmosphere with jugglers, magicians, and other big-top fun.

Tickets are available for purchase through Special Events Management.

"Naper Pride is a family centered, Naperville focused celebration of LGBTQ members of our city and community," the nonprofit organizers said.

"Our goal is to bring together ... a celebration of inclusivity for all people of Naperville and the contributions LGBTQ individuals add to the diversity and quality of the lives we enjoy."

The nonprofit organization Naper Pride has been in existence for four years. It has offered food aide to those impacted by the pandemic economy and to senior citizens, and connected LGBTQ community members to services like healthcare clinics, legal aide, among others.