Unifest on the River: One Globe, Many Cultures
  • Unifest is a new weekly summer series celebrating Chicago’s 28 international sister cities through food, drink and music along Chicago’s iconic Riverwalk. Open to the public every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. beginning July 13 through August 17, Unifest welcomes people of all ages to the newly revitalized Riverwalk on the Jetty between Wells and Franklin to experience a global Chicago with international food, drinks and entertainment.

    July 13
    • MUSIC: Paris, France
    • SPIRIT: Warsaw, Poland
    • BEER: Shanghai, China and Chicago, Illinois
    • RED WINE: Durban, South Africa
    • WHITE WINE: Petach Tikva, Israel
    • FOOD: Hamburg, Germany; Athens, Greece; and Chicago

    July 20
    • MUSIC: Bogota, Colombia
    • SPIRIT: Osaka, Japan
    • BEER: Birmingham, United Kingdom and Chicago, Illinois
    • RED WINE: Milan, Italy
    • WHITE WINE: Toronto, Canada
    • FOOD: Amman, Jordan; Kyiv, Ukraine; and Chicago

    July 27
    • MUSIC: Durban, South Africa
    • SPIRIT: Bogota, Colombia
    • BEER: Hamburg, Germany and Chicago, Illinois
    • RED WINE: Paris, France
    • WHITE WINE: Athens, Greece
    • FOOD: Accra, Ghana; Mexico City, Mexico; and Chicago

    August 3
    • MUSIC: Busan, South Korea
    • SPIRIT: Moscow, Russia
    • BEER: Vilnius, Lithuania and Chicago, Illinois
    • RED WINE: Toronto, Canada
    • WHITE WINE: Durban, South Africa
    • FOOD: Gothenburg, Sweden; Casablanca, Morocco; and Chicago

    August 10
    • MUSIC: Warsaw, Poland
    • SPIRIT: Mexico City, Mexico
    • BEER: Prague, Czech Republic and Chicago, Illinois
    • RED WINE: Athens, Greece
    • WHITE WINE: Milan, Italy
    • FOOD: Lahore, Pakistan; Shenyang, China; and Chicago

    August 17
    • MUSIC: Delhi, India
    • SPIRIT: Galway, Ireland
    • BEER: Belgrade, Serbia and Chicago, Illinois
    • RED WINE: Petach Tikva, Israel
    • WHITE WINE: Paris, France
    • FOOD: Lucerne, Switzerland; Milan, Italy; and Chicago

    The event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available on-site for food and drink, with prices ranging from $6 to $10. A complete schedule of music and food and additional information is available at

Unifest on the River: One Globe, Many Cultures
  • Location: Chicago Riverwalk
  • Address: W. Wacker Dr & N. Wells St
  • July 13, 2017 - August 17, 2017
  • Chicago Riverwalk
  • Free (w/ drink and food tickets ranging from $6 - $10)
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday