Festival season is in full swing here in Chicago! How do I know? Check out this weekend’s line up as we begin feasting at the festivals!!
The Do Division Street Fest takes place on Division Street between Damen Avenue and Leavitt Street in the West Town neighborhood this Saturday and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.). This fest features a wide variety of local vendors and food, plenty of libation, two live music stages, a dedicated Family Fun Fest area with a petting zoo, mega slide, and rocking kids’ music, and much more! Also, be sure to catch Do Fashion with local designer runway shows and DJs!!
The Lincoln Park Greek Fest takes place at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church (2701 N. Sheffield Ave.) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood this Saturday (12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.) and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.). This annual cultural celebration serves up authentic flavorful food, great music, dancing, and pure fun! Come and enjoy all the aromas, sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece right here in Chicago. Food, Fun, and Opa – be Greek for a day!!
Maifest Chicago takes place at Lincoln and Leland Avenues in the Lincoln Square neighborhood this Saturday (12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.) and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.). This traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring will feature the same great food, fun, entertainment, and cultural activities that have made this fest one of Chicago’s favorites! It may be June but here comes Oktoberfest with all its beers, cheers, Lederhosen, pretzels, and plenty of oompah!!
WingOut Chicago takes place in the parking lot of St. Michael (1633 N. Cleveland Ave.) in the Old Town neighborhood this Saturday and Sunday (2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.). Indulge in over 20 varieties of all-you-can-eat wings from the top vendors in the city at this chicken wing block party! Besides the wings, patrons can also enjoy adult beverages and live reggae music. I dare you to get your hands and face messy!!
Wrapping up on Saturday at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.) in The Loop is the 33rd annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival featuring local and national artists performing traditional and contemporary urban gospel music. There’s also plenty of other activities taking place throughout the day such as the Gospel Brunch featuring The Victory Travelers at the Park Grill South Tent at Park Plaza, kids’ activities at the North Promenade Tent, Inspiration Youth Stage, and much more! This celebration of urban gospel music will definitely move you!!
Celebrating it’s 70th year, the 57th Street Art Fair takes place in the Hyde Park neighborhood adjacent to the University of Chicago campus on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy a day of art, music, and lectures featuring local arts organizations. This one-of-a-kind event reunites artists and art lovers at the oldest juried art fair in the Midwest featuring the work of 200 exhibitors in all art mediums! It’s an outdoor celebration of the visual arts!!
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