Wicker Park Fest
One of Chicago’s most anticipated summer events, Wicker Park Fest, is returning for its Sweet 16 party! The 3-day street festival that Chicago Magazine and Chicago Tribune have previously called one of the “best” of the year returns July 26 – 28 with four stages of heart-pounding live tunes and entertainment for all ages. Chicago’s longest street fest (in terms of length) reflects Wicker Park’s rich music and cultural heritage, with over 50 bands and an entire area dedicated to interactive art and inspired installations. If that’s not enough flavor, this year’s 16th annual weekend bash also includes over 80 vendors – a colorful mix of neighborhood restaurants, boutiques and artisans, and the ever-popular Kids Fest – a fest-within-a-fest for young ones and families. A $10 gate donation (which makes it the steal of summer event season) benefits the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, a local non-profit specializing in small business assistance.