THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – No Shortage of Street Festivals!

There is definitely no shortage of street festivals this weekend in Chicago as we welcome in the month of June and another summer season!

Returning for its 70th annual event, the 57th St Art Fair is Chicago’s oldest juried art fair in the Midwest featuring the work of 200 returning and new artists from around the country in a wide-range of mediums to the Hyde Park neighborhood (57th St. & S. Kimbark Ave.). The fair will be held this Saturday (11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) and Sunday (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.).  Attendees can partake in a one-of-a-kind shopping spree, attend artist demonstrations, speak with the artists about their creations, enjoy live music and more!  You won’t want to miss this event!!

The 32nd annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival will be wrapping up this Saturday (5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.) at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.) in The Loop featuring both local and national artists with Tye Tribbett closing out the event at 8:30 p.m.  But before then, the North Promenade Tent will be hosting a Health & Wellness Oasis with health screenings. There will also be a Kids’ Activity Zone with a balloon artist, face painting, plaster of paradise and an imagination playground from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. along with an Inspiration Youth Stage from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.!  It’s a celebration of the genre’s deep Chicago roots!!

The Lincoln Park Greek Fest will once again bring the aromas, sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece to all Chicagoans, Greek or not!  This popular annual celebration takes place on the grounds of St. George Greek Orthodox Church (2701 N. Sheffield Ave.) this Saturday (12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.) and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.).  Featuring flavorful Greek cuisine, which is some of the healthiest food in the world, great music from live Greek and local bands, Greek dance performances, kids’ activities and more are sure to make you Hellenic for at least a day!  Opa!!

Spanning over 10 city blocks, the Do Division Street Festival takes place on Division St. from Ashland Ave. to Leavitt St. in the West Town neighborhood this Saturday and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.).  This street fest and sidewalk sale features two live music stages, a wide variety of local vendors and food, and plenty of libations. There is also a fest-within-a-fest:  Family Fun Fest (12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.) and Do Fashion Fest with a runway and DJs!  This is one of the City’s signature street festivals you don’t want to miss!!

Enjoy a lively weekend full of German bands, dancers, authentic German cuisine, traditional polkas, crowd-pleasing sing-a-longs, a maypole dance, and more at this year’s Maifest in the Lincoln Square neighborhood (N. Lincoln & W. Leland Avenues) this Saturday (12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.) and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.).  Music, food and fun – what more do you need?  Come join in the Gemütlichkeit!

Returning for its 3rd year, the Taste of Little Village:  Flavors of Mexico turns 26th Street and California Avenue, in the heart of the Little Village neighborhood, into a flavorful food and music happening this Saturday and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.).  This street festival brings the best of Mexican culture with plenty of South-of-the-Border foods from local restaurants, live bands and entertainers, arts & crafts and carnival rides for Chicago’s very own “Taste of Mexico!”

Which Street Festival Will I See You At?