This weekend there is no excuse to stay indoors as Chicago becomes more alive as multiple street festivals begin their two day run. If you are not into antique shops and have gotten enough local and non-local food (but really, what is enough?) then Wicker Park Fest is for you. Starting today, Saturday July 25 and going to Sunday July 26, the sounds, smells and sights of live bands and street vendors will wash over Milwaukee Avenue between North Ave. and Paulina St.
Chicagoans of all ages gather in Wicker Park during this festival to indulge in music, food and merchandise not heard, seen or tasted in other parts of the city and country. As with most street fairs, a kid's festival is included for families and all proceeds benefit Berr Elementary School. With more than 200 bands, vendors and retailers combined, it is hard to imagine a moment with no excitement during the Wicker Park Fest.
Photos Courtesy of Wicker Park Fest
Photo Courtesy of Wicker Park Fest