It’s in summer that festivals both large and little provide frequent fun in Chicago. From music festivals of international acclaim like Lollapalooza which has just been, or iconic Chicago food festivals like the Great American Lobster Fest that attracts thousands to Navy Pier each year, August has no shortage of festivals of all shapes and sizes.
Some of the most memorable weekends, however, can be had at the smaller street festivals that take place around Chicago throughout summer and yet another is offering a fun-filled weekend in just a few days.
Stretching six blocks the Retro on Roscoe street festival is about to return bringing amazing local food, antique vendors, and a line-up of live music to Chicago’s favorite Roscoe Village.
Taking place from Friday, August 11 until Sunday, August 13, Retro on Roscoe will offer attendees a “Generation X haven” with music in the form of “oldies and throwbacks along with popular hits to keep festival goers moving through the hot summer nights!”
The Retro on Roscoe official event page also promises “artisans, antique vendors, and cool merchants in an offbeat shopping atmosphere” along the beautiful tree-lined streets of Roscoe Village.
Guests can expect an array of food vendors providing much-desired summer treats and snacks in all shapes and sizes as well as a family area filled with activities like face painting, balloon artists, prime inflatables, thrilling rides, and more.
For those wanting another blast from the past the Antique and Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, presented by Four Treys Bar, Retro’s Antique Car Show will showcase “over 50 antique, classic, and muscle cars” throughout the weekend.
Admission into Retro on Roscoe is a $15 suggested donation which will go towards the non-profit organization the Roscoe Village Neighbors.
More information can be found at starevents.com/retro-on-roscoe.
[Featured image courtesy of Retro on Roscoe organizers]