The inaugural Bulls fest will feature a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, live music, and Chicago’s best food and drink vendors.
Chicago’s summer months are already jam-packed with exciting festivals. From internationally recognized music festivals like Lollapalooza in Grant Park and iconic celebrations of identity like Chicago Pride Fest to craft beer festivals, neighborhood art festivals, and everything in between, the City of Chicago’s restless warmer months make it one of the greatest summer cities on the planet.
Now another festival is about to join the mix and it’s being hosted by none other than The Chicago Bulls. Taking place outside the United Center on Labor Day Weekend, “Bulls Fest” will be “a weekend-long Chicago street festival featuring a 3v3 tournament, live music, local food, amazing art, and more” according to the official Chicago Bulls announcement.
The free event is open to all ages though anybody aged eight and older interested in entering the 3-on-3 basketball tournament can sign up via the Chicago Bulls website. There will be different registration fees for youth, teen, adult, and wheelchair teams all of whom will play in courts set up in Lot C of the United Center’s parking lots on both Saturday and Sunday.
As well as skills and dunk showcases on the main courts throughout the festival weekend there will be live performances from local artists and DJs, including the Chicago Bulls DJs, and Logan Square art gallery All-Star Press will also be showcasing local artists in the United Center Atrium.
Other members of the Chicago Bull’s entertainment groups will be making appearances throughout the weekend such as Incredibulls, Luvabulls, Bucket Boys, and of course Benny the Bull. There will of course also a range of food and drink vendors from Chicago’s famous bar and restaurant scene.
Bulls fest will take place on Madison Street between Wood Street and Damen Avenue on Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4 during Labor Day weekend. More information can be found on the official Bulls Fest website.
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