August Neighborhood Festivals

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Jeff FestJeff Fest

August 2–4, 2019

Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave.

Chicago, IL 60630

Friday: 6–10pm, Saturday: 2–10pm, Sunday: 2–8pm

Admission: $5 for adults, benefits the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce

The northwest side's cozy Jefferson Park neighborhood throws its 19th annual community party with plenty of music, food, entertainment and kids'/family activities.


Soulful Chicago Book FairSoulful Chicago Book Fair

August 3, 2019

Woodlawn, 61st Street btwn. Cottage Grove & King Dr.

Chicago, IL 60637


Free Admission

This four block, author-centric, literary celebration will provide a platform for African Diasporic stories to be told, while inspiring future thinkers to bring life to their thoughts through written word.


Chicago Hot Dog FestChicago Hot Dog Fest

August 9–11, 2019

Lincoln Park, 1701 N. Stockton Dr.

Chicago, IL 60614

Friday & Saturday: 11am–9pm, Sunday: 11am–8pm

Admission: $5 suggested donation

Take a bite out of Chicago history at Chicago Hot Dog Fest, presented by the Chicago History Museum. The fest returns to Lincoln Park this August to include a full lineup of bands, hot dog and city history speakers, and the star of the event: Vienna Beef hot dogs prepared in various regional and ethnic styles by the city’s top hot dog vendors.


Sangria Festival Chicago Sangria Festival Chicago

August 17–18, 2019

Humboldt Park, 3021 W. Division St.

Chicago, IL 60622


Admission: $15–$65

Chicago's Fourth year festival bringing together the art of Sangria paired with a variety of Chicago’s favorite foods.


64th Annual Ginza Holiday Festival64th Annual Ginza Holiday Festival

August 9–11, 2019

Old Town, Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee St.

Chicago, IL 60614

Friday: 5:30–9pm, Saturday: 11:30am–8pm, Sunday: 11:30am–4:30pm

Admission: $5 donation, Children under 12 will be admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult

A large Japanese festival featuring stage performances, master craftspersons from Japan, merchandise, Japanese cultural displays and food.


Pilsen FestPilsen Fest

August 17–18, 2019

Blue Island, from 18th Street to 21st Street

Chicago, IL 60608


Admission: $5 donation

With over 90,000 in atte


Rock'n'Roll MarketRock'n'Roll Market

August 17, 2019

East Room Parking Lot, 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL 60647


Admission: $5 donation

Do312 is taking over the East Room parking lot for the fifth year to pop up a one day Rock'n'Roll Market with DIY and vintage vendors alongside some of Chicago’s best rock DJs and musicians for an outdoor, all day affair.


Taste of GreektownTaste of Greektown

August 23–25, 2019

400 S. Halsted St.

Chicago, IL 60607

Friday: 4–11pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12–11pm

Free Admission

Hellenic pride will take center stage when this iconic culinary fest in Chicago's West Loop returns for its 30th festive year.


Eddie FestEddie Fest

August 31, 2019

Calumet Park, 9801 S. Avenue G

Chicago, IL 60617


Free Admission, $10 donation encouraged

“Eddie Fest”is an event that promotes organized labor, raises money for local charities, and provides fun and entertainment for family and friends of unions and their members.


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