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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.
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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
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.
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