Story by: Ji Hee Choi and David Miotto
With summer approaching, Chicago’s annual neighborhood street festivals will be in full swing. Over the months of May, June and July, Chicago will be bustling with the many food festivals, beer gardens, music acts, parades and other event that fill the neighborhoods all over the city.
Although there will be many things to do for everyone, Chicago’s neighborhood street festivals set themselves apart by keeping long-standing traditions alive and bringing many communities together.
Chicago’s neighborhood street festivals have many things to offer such as, local bands, DJ’s, arts and crafts, games and performances. In addition, many vendors offer local products ranging from paintings and pottery, to T-shirts and jewelry. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone.
The month of May will bring festivals such as Mayfest,, Do Division, Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest and the Lincoln Park Wine Fest to life. Chicago’s Mayfest kicks off the summer festival series. Located in the neighborhood of Lakeview on 3100 N. Ashland Ave., this festival runsfrom May 17 through 19.