The Do Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale spans 10 city blocks, on Division Street from Ashland to Leavitt, and features two live music stages, a Family stage, a wide variety of local vendors and food, plenty of ice cold beer and wine, unique kid’s activities in a dedicated Family Fun Fest area (which exclusively benefits local elementary schools), Do Fashion with a runway and DJs; plus an elaborate Sidewalk Sale put on by the Division Street merchants.
As one of Chicago’s most anticipated summer festivals, and dubbed “Chicago’s Best Street Festival of the Summer ” by the Chicago Tribune, Wicker Park Fest is one of Chicago’s top-drawing festivals, attracting visitors from across Chicagoland and the country with its fantastic music line-up. Wicker Park Fest reflects the neighborhood’s rich musical heritage, vibrant nightlife and acclaimed restaurants. Building on the area’s unique character, the weekend celebrates the neighborhood with eclectic music (over 40 bands on three stages), great local food, arts and crafts, a kids’ area, and retail vendors.
The 2016 Reggae Fest Chicago One Day One Love concert was a preview of great things to come. Reggae Fest producers are taking their “Island time” establishing more local collaborations, recruiting ideal sponsors, and using 2017 to curate an extraordinary TWO DAY music festival in 2018 with the best in contemporary reggae, ska, reggaeton, Caribbean dance hall, and world music. All positive vibrations! The 2018 event will feature reggae legends, new up and comers, the best Dj selectors, local, national, and international talent will create a diverse reggae line up of the best in the genre. The 2018 event will also include food, beer, island drinks, kids sports and crafts activities, live art making, handmade artisans and free trade vendors – all with an emphasis on Caribbean style and flavor. A percentage of event proceeds will benefit local non-profit A Safe Haven.