• 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 18-20, 2018
    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 7 - October 11 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 Friends of Lakeview.

    Ward 47 Fresh Market + Artisan Fare 
    Lincoln & Marshfield
    Saturdays, June 16 - October 13 from 8:00am - 12:30pm
    Ward 47 Fresh Market + Artisan Fare is a new farmer's market in the West Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, conveniently located just a few minutes' walk from the Paulina Brown Line station. Come browse a selection of fresh produce from local farms as well as a variety of artisan fare available throughout the season. 

    Lakeview Live: Concerts on the Curb
    Mashfield & Lincoln
    Wednesday Evenings, July 11 - September 5 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 Festival
    Southport from Waveland to Grace
    July 14 & 15, 2018 from 10am - 5pm
    Hosted by Southport Neighbors Association, produced by StarEvents in partnership with Amdur Productions.

    PorchFest Lakeview
    Within two blocks of the Southport/Lincoln/Wellington intersection
    August 26, 2018 from 1pm - 5pm
    It's an exciting, community event where local artists will perform on front porches in South Lakeview. The main hub of the event will be outside of St. Alphonsus with live music on their terrace from 2-4:30pm. Produced by Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.

    Cider & Sliders Festival
    Lincoln from Addison to Roscoe
    September 1 & 2, 2018 from 12pm - 10pm
    It's a Labor Day weekend and twilight of summer celebration showcasing tasty sliders from area eateries and 50-plus ciders at ticketed afternoon tastings. Visitors will also be treated to two stages of music, kids activities, and arts & crafts. Hosted by the West Lakeview Neighbors, produced by Special Events Management.

    Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest
    Southport from Roscoe to Addison
    Sept. 15-16, 2018 from 11:00am-10:00pm
    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. 28 - Sept. 30, 2018
    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
    October 20, 2018
    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
    TBD in October 2018
    The neighborhood's favorite fall tradition features family-friendly activities, local food vendors, craft beer, music, and trick-or-treating at local businesses. Free and open to the public. Produced by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce with support from SSA 27.

    Lincoln Ave Beer Stroll
    Southport from Belmont to Irving Park
    October 21, 2018 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Taste Chicago's craft beer scene as businesses along Lincoln Avenue transform into tasting destinations! This ticketed event features beer samples from local breweries paired with complimentary bites at popular shops along Lincoln. Produced by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.

    Southport Holiday Stroll
    Southport from Belmont to Irving Park
    December 2018
    Local businesses will be breaking out the holly and staying open late for this annual tradition. The night features festive entertainment, refreshments, holiday specials, photos with Santa, and more! Produced by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce with support from SSA 27.