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This third weekend in July brings us a variety of Chicago Neighborhood Street Fests as these communities showcase all they have to offer!

The River North neighborhood brings the 14th annual Taste of River North to A. Montgomery Ward Park (630 N. Kingsbury St.) this Saturday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) and Sunday (11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.) in celebration of their neighborhood’s restaurants and chefs. This family-friendly event features amazing food prepared by local chefs serving up unique & generous portions compared to other street festivals, offers live music from local party & tribute bands and a special designated Kids’ Zone offering family entertainment, face painters, balloon artists, a playground and more!

The Wrigleyville neighborhood brings back SausageFest Chicago to Cubby Bear Wrigleyville (1059 W. Addison St.) this Saturday and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) in celebration of the greatest encased meats Chicago has to offer by offering a variety of gourmet sausages produced by some of this City’s most beloved & longstanding butchers. This event also features live music, refreshing drinks, family-friendly games & activities and the heated race for “Sausage King of Chicago” where contestants compete to raise the most donations for the Wounded Warrior Project!

The Lakeview neighborhood brings Summer on Southport to Southport and Waveland Avenues (3700 N. Southport Ave.) this Saturday (10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.) and Sunday (10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.) showcasing some of the City’s best and most diverse artists in numerous art forms. A special Kid’s Area filled with interactive games and activities will make for an unforgettable time by kids of all ages, while evening brings a stage of some this City’s favorite bands performing songs from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today!

The North Center neighborhood brings the oldest summer fest, BenFest, to the northside of Chicago at St. Benedict Church (2215 W. Irving Park Rd.) this Saturday (1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) and Sunday (1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.) with a celebration featuring a variety of menu & beverage options, live entertainment from great bands, some good ‘ole fabulous family fun for every age group and great prizes with a Grand Prize Drawing for $10,000 cash!

The Lincoln Park neighborhood brings the 4th annual Chicago Craft Beer Festival and the Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk to Sheffield and Webster Avenues (2200 N. Sheffield Ave.) this Saturday and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.). Visitors of the Craft Beer Fest who purchase a pass can sample over 100 specialty/small batch microbrews from Chicago and other breweries while the Garden Walk offers self-guided garden tours of over 80 neighborhood gardens and small, intimate afternoon guided tours of rowhouses and Victorian-era architecture.  Both events include live music, food and plenty of afternoon kids’ activities!

Finally, the Chinatown neighborhood brings its 37th annual Chinatown Summer Fair to Wentworth Avenue and Cermak Road this Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in celebration of its Asian culture. Not only does this event feature food from award-winning neighborhood restaurants, music & dance performances, arts & crafts, kids’ activities and more, but it also features the popular and colorful Dragon and Lion Dance Procession!

This weekend’s Movies in the Parks are –


“Frozen”Buttercup Park (4901 N. Sheridan Rd.) – Uptown
“Once Upon A Time … When We Were Colored”DuSable Museum of African American History (740 E. 56th Pl.) – Washington Park
“The Single Moms Club”Armstrong Park (4433 S. St. Lawrence Ave.) – Oakland


“The Goonies”Hiawatha Park (8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.) -- Dunning

Which Chicago Neighborhood Fest Will You Be Celebrating With!

Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 10:16 AM by Dean's Team


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