Festivals and events

Any time of year you can find plenty to do in Lincoln Park and with Chicago notorious for its special events and festivals scene, Lincoln Park certainly doesn’t disappoint. During the summer, your weekends might be overflowing with, “what to do next” between music, art, beer and food festivals, there is always something going on. While January may bring on the winter blues, Lincoln Park doesn’t lay off the fun, even during the winter. Zoo Lights brightens the dark night skies along the lakefront every holiday season, Savor Lincoln Park warms up your belly each January and, of course, Choose Chicago’s annual Restaurant Week caters to everyone’s palate with prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at a dozen or so participating restaurants in Lincoln Park. The Lincoln Park neighborhood is where local organizations, ample open space, active local residents and a thirst for a good time come together for memorable nights year round.

Lincoln Park Wine Fest
May 20 – 21
Jonquil Park

Lincoln Park Greek Fest
June 2 – 4
Sheffield (between Diversey & Schubert)

Old Town Art Fair
June 10 – 11
Lincoln Avenue & Wisconsin Street

Wells Street Art Festival
June 10 – 11
Wells Street & North Avenue

Cravings on Clark
June 14
Clark Street

Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Festival
July 21 – 23
Sheffield & Webster Avenues

Chicago Craft Beer Festival
July 22 – 23
Sheffield & Webster Avenues

Taste of Lincoln Avenue
July 29 – 30
Lincoln & Fullerton Avenues

Hot Dog Fest
August 11 – 13
Chicago History Museum

Chicago Air & Water Show
August 19 – 20
North Avenue Beach

Lincoln Park Uncorked: A Lincoln Avenue Wine Stroll
October 5

Chicago Marathon
October 8
Clark Street, Sedgwick Street & Stockton Avenue

Spooky Zoo Spectacular
October 28
Lincoln Park Zoo

October 29
Clark Street  between Diversey and Armitage

Lincoln Park’s Top 10
November 13

Zoo Lights
Lincoln Park Zoo

Savor Lincoln Park
January 2018

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