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.
Ashland & Barry
May 18-20, 2018
Kick off the summer festival season with a weekend of fun. Produced by StarEvents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lincoln Ave Beer Stroll
Lincoln Ave from Diversey to Addison
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.
Trick or Treat on Southport
Southport from Roscoe to Grace
October 29, 2018 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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.
Southport Holiday Stroll & Cocktail Crawl
Southport from Belmont to Irving Park
December 7, 2018 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Local businesses are breaking out the holly and staying open late for this annual tradition. The Southport Holiday Stroll is free to attend and features festive entertainment, holiday specials, photos with Santa and more! The ticketed Cocktail Crawl portion of the event will include over 15 different holiday-themed cocktails to taste at participating businesses along the Holiday Stroll. Produced by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce with support from SSA 27.