Get ready for a weekend of music, revelry, and joy at the iconic Wicker Park Fest. With a stacked lineup of musicians, the three-day festival returns today and goes on all weekend long! Keep reading for all the info on performers, sponsors, and more.
Spend the three-day festival seeing your favorite artists perform live, enjoy endless food and drink vendors, and take n the beautiful city scenery. The festival is taking place along Milwaukee Avenue from North Avenue to Ashland Ave. and it’s a dog-friendly event, too, as long as they’re leashed! Wicker Park Fest is put on by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce every year. Goose Island Beer Company is sponsoring the can’t-miss festival this time around. Artists like The Happy Fits, Caroline Rose, Tom The Mailman, Y La Bamba, and more.
There will also be an Artist Area with works from sensational local artists on display. Food vendors range from Kinton Ramen and Bacci Pizzeria, to Genoa Italian Concession and more.
If you’re coming from out of town, check out the local hotels for a cozy weekend stay. For locals, street closures are expected. Milwaukee Ave, Honore St, Evergreen Ave, and Wolcott Ave will all be closed starting Thursday, July 22 through the 26th.
A $10 gate donation is put towards festival production by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce also partners with Burr Elementary, which will receive 100% of the ticket sales from activities in the Kids Fest area.
As far as getting to the festival, if you’re taking the “L” just hop on the Blue Line to the Division or Damen stops. If you’re coming from Division, walk Northwest on Milwaukee; from Damen, walk one-half block north. Traveling by bus, you’ll want to take either the Milwaukee 56, North 72, Damen 50, or the Division 70 bus to the Division/Ashland/Milwaukee Avenue intersection and/or the Damen/North/Milwaukee Avenue intersection.
Festival start times are below:
Friday, July 22nd, 5 PM. – 10 PM
Saturday, July 23rd, Noon – 10 PM
Sunday, July 24th, Noon – 10 PM
Address: 425 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
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