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Sunday 12pm - 10pm
Chicago’s Mayfest is the annual kick-off event for our summer festival season. Join us this year as we celebrate our 23rd year, and we’ll promise to give you a weekend of endless fun.
Our main stage at Mayfest is set up under a BIG-TOP tent, and features our amazing beer garden offering some of the best (ice cold) beverages. This event is known for showcasing some of the best music, entertainment, and cuisine in all of Chicago.
Admission is only $10 and is conveniently located at Ashland Ave & Barry, in Chicago. The Paulina stop on the Brown Line is only a couple blocks away.
Live Music & Entertainment
Friday, May 18th
8:00PM 16 Candles
Saturday, May 19th
8:00PM Too White Crew
6:00PM The Boy Band Night
4:00PM The Hair Band Night
2:00PM The Ron Burgundy’s
10:00AM Chicago Kids Day
Sunday, May 2oth
8:00PM Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press
6:00PM 7th Heaven
4:00PM Libido Funk Circus
2:00PM Rock Candy
11:30AM Brunch with Mr. Blotto
10:00AM The UpBeat Band
Chicago Kids Day is a celebration of children’s health and wellness! Our mission is to create a fun and entertaining way to educate and teach kids about health and safety. This family event is a community effort put on by real people who work in the community.
Dr. Sarah Weber and StarEvents have teamed up to present this one of a kind event geared toward educating kids on health, safety and wellness in a fun and entertaining way! This year’s event will benefit Purple Asparagus. Purple Asparagus educates children, families, and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet. In the 2017-18 school year, over 1,000 students in 16 Chicagoland schools will receive Purple Asparagus’ nutrition education program, Delicious Nutritious Adventures.
ASHLAND @ BARRY NEAR THE PAULINA BROWN LINE STOP
FROM CTA TRAINS
Mayfest is located at the corner of Ashland & Barry Avenue, closest to the Paulina Brown Line stop, or if you’re coming from the Red Line you can get off at the Belmont stop and walk to the location.
FROM CTA BUSES
The CTA #9 Bus is your best bet if you’re located directly south or north of the Ashland/Barry Avenue intersection in Lakeview. If you’re coming from the west or east, the CTA #77 bus will drop you off closest to Mayfest.
FROM NORTHWEST SUBURBS
Take I-90 towards Chicago all the way until the Addison exit and then make your way to Mayfest by heading west on Addison or Belmont.
FROM SOUTHWEST SUBURBS
Follow I-88 E, I-294 N and I-90 E to N Kimball Ave in Chicago. Take exit 45B from I-90 E and head west on Addison or Belmont until you get to Ashland and then head south to Barry Avenue.
Apply to be a vendor
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 23
($50 Late Fee for any application turned in after deadline)
ACCEPTANCE EMAILS: APRIL 6
LOAD IN DETAILS: MAY 15
*Please note: If you do not receive a “We have received your application OR You have been accepted/denied” email. Double check that you wrote down the correct email address or contact us if you have any questions about the status of your application.
If emailing your application, please send as an attachment to: applications@StarEvents.com
If mailing your application, please mail to:
1609 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657