Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – July 20 – 23

Posted on July 18, 2017

The weekend is here! Lincoln Park has plenty going on, ranging from food events to music and beer festivals to open houses and sales.

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Lincoln Park Community

Green City Market Chef BBQ 2017
The Green City Market Chef BBQ is one of Chicago’s most anticipated food events of the summer! Over 100 of Chicago’s top restaurants and beverage purveyors provide tasting portions of local, sustainable heirloom produce, heritage meats, and craft beverages sourced from Green City Market farmers. Enjoy the beautiful summer setting in Lincoln Park and interact with chefs and beverage purveyors while enjoying market-inspired creations that highlight the best of the Midwest.

Thursday, July 20
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
South end of Lincoln Park
(approximately 1817 N. Clark)

Neighborhood Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo
You are invited to a sneak-peek of exciting plans for a new Visitor Center for the Zoo.

Thursday, July 20
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark Street

Birch Road Cellar Open House
Birch Road Cellar is changing the landscape of nightlife in Chicago and we’re inviting you to be a part of it! Come experience a night at Birch Road Cellar like a member. Bring a bottle and some friends and you’ll discover how enjoyable your night can be when you distill it down to what matters most: good drink with good people. RSVP is required, please click here to do so.

Thursday, July 20
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Birch Road Cellar
Location information provided in RSVP email

Lincoln Park Summer Sale
This year’s Lincoln Park Summer Sale is on July 22 from 10-6! Stop by your favorite stores for special prices, refreshments, and a chance to win a gift card to Stella Barra and Summer House Santa Monica! Participating stores include Barbour, Kiehl’s Store, Underthings, Fortunate Discoveries, Bedside Manor, Essentia, Title Nine, Tabula Tua, Laudi Vindi, and Weddings 826.

Saturday, July 22
10:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Between Halsted & Racine, and Armitage & Webster

John Dillinger Day
Dillinger Day, started by one of Dillinger’s great nephews, is an annual event which delves into the history of the infamous bank robber. Period cocktails will be served and The Manhattan Melodrama will be shown on a big screen. Following the screening and the interactive presentation, the group will be led across the street to where Dillinger was shot and killed in the alley next to Fiesta Mexicana.

Saturday, July 22
7:00 – 10:30
Lincoln Station
2432 N. Lincoln

Sheffield Music Fest & Garden Walk 2017
Whether or not one has a green thumb, the iconic Sheffield Music Fest & Garden Walk, celebrating its 49th year, is inspirational, dreamy and motivational. It’s a unique way to savor a summer weekend in the city! There’s also a fantastic music lineup on two stages.
More than 80 of the neighborhood’s lush residential gardens will again be open for the public to explore. There are both self-guided garden tours and guided architecture tours. The weekend also includes food, and plenty of nifty afternoon activities for kids and families.

Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23
12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sheffield and Webster

Chicago Craft Beer Festival 2017
Highlights of the festival include daily afternoon tastings where visitors who purchase a pass can sample from a pool of more than 70 specialty beers lovingly crafted by 35-plus local, regional and national breweries. Tasting ticket holders are also encouraged to savor the day after the tastings to enjoy the great music acts and more as Craft Beer Fest is again being held at the same location as the iconic Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk. Purchase tickets here!

Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23
12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sheffield and Webster

Rip It Up Rally 2017 at Delilah’s
On Sunday, July 23 Delilah’s will be hosting their annual Rip It Up Rally!
This will be Chicago’s largest free gathering of Motorcycles and Scooters. The Rip It Up Rally starts at 11am and will take place on Lincoln Ave between Diversey and Schubert. There will be all manner of bikes represented and it is FREE to attend.

Please feel free to bring your bike or scooter to park along Lincoln Ave to join the rally!!

Sunday, July 23
11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lincoln between Diversey and Schubert


Lincoln Park Culture

Safe in My Own Head @ iO Theater
This is the last showing of Safe in My Own Head! Life’s many hurdles can become overwhelming when your mind is actively working against you.  A young man attempting to navigate relationships and careers tries to get his brain on his team as he discovers what truly makes him happy. Featuring an original score, this new musical comedy explores how depression and anxiety get in the way of truly living.

Friday, July 21
8:30 p.m.
The Chris Farley Cabaret
1501 N. Kingsbury

Second Annual Localpalooza @ Lincoln Hall
Join Lincoln Hall for the second annual Localpalooza. Bands such as The Ivories, Rich Jones, and Honey and the 45’s will be performing.

Saturday, July 22
7:00 p.m.
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Fantastic Super Great Nation Numbero Uno @ The Second City
Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno reminds us that as divided as the nation may be, there is still hilarity in our humanity. This exciting new cast illustrates that there is still plenty to laugh at in ourselves and though they may be slightly shattered, America still has two legs to stand on. Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno proves that as long as we’re still willing to listen to each other, laughter is our international language.

Friday, July 21
11:00 p.m.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells

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