• Festivals & Community Events

    Lakeview offers an annual slate of community events packed with fun ways to get out and enjoy every season! Below is a list of major annual festivals and community events in our area. For additional details, be sure to check our calendar for festival listings.

    Mayfest
    Ashland & Barry
    May 19-21, 2017
    Kick off the summer festival season with a weekend of fun. Produced by StarEvents.

    Low-Line Market
    At the Southport CTA Station
    Thursday Evenings, June 1 - October 26 from 3:00pm - 7:30pm
    The Low-Line Market is carefully curated market bringing high-quality produce, proteins, flowers and artisanal foods from local farms and vendors to a convenient location for CTA commuters and Southport Corridor shoppers. Produced by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.

    Lakeview Live: Concerts on the Curb
    Paulina from Henderson to Roscoe
    Wednesday Evenings, July 5 - August 30 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    This event series showcases the sounds of Chicago's talented musicians and celebrates our beloved Lakeview businesses in a laid-back community setting. Enjoy summer evenings with live music, local food, craft beer, and family-friendly activities while mingling with friends and neighbors in the heart of Lakeview. Free and open to the public. Produced by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.

    Southport Art & Music Fest
    Southport from Waveland to Grace
    July 15 & 16, 2017
    Hosted by Southport Neighbors Association, produced by StarEvents in partnership with Amdur Productions.

    Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest
    Southport from Roscoe to Addison
    Sept. 16-17, 2017
    The glorious taco gets the spotlight it has long deserved at this Southport Corridor food and music festival kicking off the first official weekend of autumn. Hosted by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, produced by Special Events Management.

    Oktoberfest
    Lincoln & Southport
    Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2017
    Celebrate German heritage, Chicago style. Enjoy handmade bratwursts, plenty of cold beer and music from authentic German bands and fest favorites alike. Celebrate traditions and the end of fest season with Oktoberfest! Hosted by St. Alphonsus Church, produced by Special Events Management.

    Mutt Strut 
    Southport & Newport
    Typically late October
    A dog and family friendly block party and 1.5 mile fun walk in beautiful Wrigleyville, the Mutt Strut is Chicago Canine Rescue's biggest fundraiser of the year. Enjoy activities, contests, raffle and silent auction and help raise life-saving funds for the pups! Produced by Chicago Canine Rescue.

    Trick or Treat on Southport
    Southport from Roscoe to Grace
    Typically the Sunday before Halloween 
    Produced by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce with support from SSA 27.

    Southport Holiday Stroll
    Southport from Belmont to Irving Park
    Typically the first Friday in December.
    Produced by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce with support from SSA 27.