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Who is up for another weekend packed with Chicago’s neighborhood street festivals? If you are, let’s get this weekend started!

Returning to the streets of the Lincoln Park neighborhood for its 32nd year, the Taste of Lincoln Avenue invites you to North Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton & Wrightwood Avenues this Saturday and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) for their popular summer happening. This year’s Fest highlights include three stages of nearly 30 music acts from classic rock to legendary Chicago blues acts to top local tribute bands and more; an abundance of food and libations from nearly 100 neighborhood vendors such as Fiesta Mexicana, Gaby’s Pizza & Grill, Greek Delights and more; and the ever popular “Kids’ Carnival” with a range of activities that include face painting, games & prizes, stage performers, a petting zoo and much more. Held in conjunction with this Fest, the 4th annual Lill Street Craft Fair will be held on Lill Street from Lincoln Avenue to Halsted Street with unique DIY and handmade art in virtually any medium!

Returning to the streets of the Wicker Park neighborhood for its 12th year, the Wicker Park Fest sets-up on Milwaukee Avenue between North & Paulina Avenues this Saturday and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) for its colossal street party. This year’s Fest highlights include three stages of continuous live music, dozens of the most popular local restaurants & boutiques, an “Arts” section complete with unique and inspired works from some of the most talented local artists & art organizations and a Kids Fest Stage (Milwaukee & Wolcott Avenues) featuring a wide variety of kids activities such as face & nail painting, hair streaking, cookie decorating, bungie run, crafts and more from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days! And, for those who wish to continue their fun beyond the Fest, visit either Umami Burger, Subterranean or Beat Kitchen where the after-parties pick-up!!

Looking for somewhere to just kick-back and quench your thirst?  Well, the Chicago Margarita Festival takes place at Northerly Island (1521 S. Linn White Dr.) in the heart of Museum Campus which is south of the Adler Planetarium & east of Soldier Field on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This outdoor festival combines live music, dancing, food trucks, a margarita tasting and a fireworks show over Lake Michigan for a fun day at the park! Word has it too there’s a salsa dancing contest with cash prizes for the winning team!!

Finally, another premier neighborhood event takes place on Chicago’s Northwest Side in the Jefferson Park neighborhood this Saturday (12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.) and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.) with the Jeff Fest Arts & Musical Festival held at Jefferson Memorial Park (4822 N. Long Ave.). Besides featuring delicious food from local restaurants set-up in a family-picnic area, two stages of live music, domestic & craft beers, bags in the Park and a Kids’ Zone round out this jam-packed Fest!

This weekend’s Movies in the Parks are –


“Dolphin Tale 2” – Emmerson Park (1820 W. Granville Ave.) – West Ridge

“Jaws” – Lincoln Park Lagoon (2200 N. Cannon Dr.) – Lincoln Park
“The Lego Movie” – Pulaski Park (1419 W. Blackhawk St.) – West Town


“Over the Hedge” – Davis Square Park (4430 S. Marshfield Ave.) – Back of the Yards

Are You Ready To Start Another Packed Weekend?

Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 2:01 PM by Dean's Team


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