CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Edgewater, Andersonville, Oak Park

Lakeview: Spend an evening celebrating pride in the Rainbow Room! This Saturday June 29 from 7 to 10 pm, come dressed in your favorite 70s, 80s, or 90s attire and dance the night away! There will be featured appetizers, a DJ spinning tunes all night, you can BYOB, and get a complimentary Rainbow Cocktail while they last. Tickets are $59 and can be purchased here.

Lincoln Park: It’s almost time for the 51st Annual Sheffield Street Festival! The festival runs from Friday July 19 from 4 to 10 pm, Saturday July 20 from 12 to 10 pm, and Sunday July 21 from 12 to 8 pm. This festival features self-guided tours of more than 80 gardens, guided architectural tours, live entertainment by some of Chicago’s best bands, food and drink, and activities for kiddos at the Kids’ Corner. Proceeds from this festival provide continued support for neighborhood schools, local institutions, and community projects. In addition, proceeds are allocated to SNA’s Award-Winning Beautification Program, a plan to maintain Sheffield as the Garden District of Chicago. Find more information here.

Bucktown and Wicker Park: If you still don’t have Fourth of July plans, check out the Patio and Pooch Party at Lottie’s Pub! They’ll have fabulous holiday specials like $4 Sam Summer pints, $4 Truly hard seltzers, $5 Deep Eddy cocktails, $3 Chicago hot dogs, and $4 Doggie Fro-Yo desserts. 100% of the proceeds from the hot dogs will go towards Churchill Dog Park. Find more information here.

Edgewater: Mark your calendars for EdgeFest! Chicago’s historic Edgewater neighborhood will become a celebration of all things Northside on Saturday August 3 from 12 to 10 pm and Sunday August 4 from 12 to 9 pm. This fest will feature flavorful food, award-winning entertainment, local vendors, and more. There’s also a Pet Parade Sunday at 4 pm! Find the full line-up here.

Andersonville: Pride weekend is finally here! Take the whole family to the 7th Annual Pride Kids & Family Fest 2019! This fantastic event is on Saturday June 29 from 11 am to 2 pm at 5238 N. Clark, behind Cheetah Gym in Andersonville. Entry is free. Laura Doherty & The Heartbeats, a popular award-winning kids singer and songwriter will be performing. Super Stolie is a dynamic performer with fun and original kids songs for all ages! Lindsay & Alisa are a duo with original kids songs and they’ll be performing as well. The festival will also feature a mini petting zoo, face painting, a balloon artist, family photos, craft tables, sidewalk art, a bounce house, games, and more. Find more information here.

Oak Park: Need a fun summer activity for the kiddos? Check out Young Architect’s Day at Wonder Works Oak Park! From Thursday July 11 to Sunday July 14 at 5 pm each day, all ages are welcome to come build. Your kiddos will explore different building materials and techniques in every exhibit. Build a tower as high as a tree or create a comfy fort to hide and play in. The possibilities are endless! Find more information here.