Stay tuned for more In-Store Pride events as we find out about them!


    Drag Queen Storytime!

    June 22


    Evanston Public Library

    CAMS Branch

    900 Chicago Ave, Suite 102


    It's Pride Month and Evanston Public Library is celebrating with Drag Queen Storytime at the Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch (CAMS), 900 Chicago Avenue, starring noted Chicago drag performer Coco Sho’Nell.


    Drag Queen Storytime brings kids and people of all ages together to embrace a world where people can be who they want to be through performance, stories, and fun! Originating in San Francisco, Drag Queen Storytimes are now a regular occurrence in libraries around the country. This is the second time the EPL has offered this event. No registration is required.


    All are welcome to this free event, held at the Chicago Avenue/Main Street branch of Evanston Public Library, on Saturday, June 22, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.


    "The Pride Flight"

    at FRÍO​

    June 23-30

    FRÍO Gelato

    1301 Chicago Ave

    A sampling of colorful flavors including Blackberry and Avocado gelato, as well as Passion Fruit and Berry Sorbet, served in a line of small white porcelain cups atop our traditional reclaimed wood flight board. This delicious frozen dessert will be topped with rainbow sprinkles and will be served in our Evanston, Andersonville and Lakeview locations only during the week of June 23-30, 2019.


    SIP & SHOP:

    Color the Mile with Pride!

    June 26

    See below for locations

    all over the Mile

    Take this day to grab some chalk or some rainbow ribbon and color the Mile with Pride! When you're done, stop in at any of the shops listed below to have a sip of celebratory wine or spirits with your neighborhood business owners.

    1:00pm-4:00pm RAINBOW THE SIDEWALKS
    Kids are invited to draw rainbows on any sidewalk surface on the Mile. BYO Chalk and make a million of them!

    5:00pm-8:00pm RAINBOW RIBBON SIP & SHOP
    Grab some rainbow ribbon at your favorite local shop and tie a pride bow on a nearby tree, parking meter, bench or fence! Then run back inside to get celebrate with sips and snacks. Here's where you can pick up your ribbon.

    Stay tuned for more stops and more details.

  • promotions & MERCHANDISE

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    506 Main Street

    Any LGBTQIA book bought this month receives a cool Pride neckwarmer / headscarf.


    The month of June was chosen for LGBTQIA Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many prideevents are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBTQIA people have had in the world. Our windows are celebrating Pride month, but Booked celebrates with LGBTQIA-friendly books all year round.

    niceLena & Friends

    1235 Chicago Ave

    Free Pride Pin with every purchase of any amount this month!


    Happy #pride from your local #rainbow store. Always remember why we celebrate this month. #stonewall #pridemonth #evanston @ NiceLena & Friends

    The Wine Goddess

    702 Main St

    June means Pride month, and we're toasting to all our LGBTQ friends for all they do to give the world more color. As such, we've got all sorts of rainbow hued goods for your Pride celebrations, such as Pride-themed wine, beer, and candies. So come on down and scoop them up.


    While you're there, grab a new Frojito, or, of course, a classic Frose.

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