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Friday June 8, 20185pm - 10pm Saturday June 9, 201811am - 10pm Sunday June 10, 201811am - 10pm
One of Chicago’s most legendary street festivals
CLARK @ FOSTER5200 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL View Map
One of Chicago’s most legendary street festivals and Andersonville’s quintessential yearly celebration, Andersonville Midsommarfest, returns for its 53rd year in 2018.
The yearly event, which, according to ChicagoPride, will “help kick off the Chicago summer neighborhood street festival season” will gather enthusiastic Chicagoans for a weekend filled with tangy international food, energetic entertainment, exclusive artisans and vendors, and a family-friendly array of interactive activities. Midsommarfest is one of the most diverse festivals in Chicago. There is really something for everyone at this must-attend festivity.
Born out of Andersonville’s Swedish heritage, Midsommarfest will transport you back to the old-world Swedish traditions. Dance around the Maypole, test flavorful international food and you can experience it all without the use of a passport! Plus, family friendly activities will allow for children of all ages to enjoy a pet parade and face painting, all while appreciating a beautiful June weekend!
For the first time this year, there will be yoga with Chicago yogi Mar on Saturday, June 9th, at 10:15AM, on the North Stage at Catalpa.
Suggested donation is $10 and all the proceeds benefit the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce. The money raised at Midsommarfest goes to support programming and events in Andersonville during the rest of the year, including Andersonville Arts Weekend, holiday events, the Sidewalk Sale, and support services to keep incredible local businesses healthy and strong.
Swedish Stage @ Foster Sponsored by the Swedish American Museum
2:00PM Hugh Too
4:00PM Hodie Snitch
6:00PM Lynne Jordan and The Shivers
8:00PM American English
Alama Play Lot Sponsored by Alamo Shoes
11:00 – 4:00PM
College Nannies and Tutors
Dream Big Performing Arts
Extreme Kung Fu
Roger Park Montessori
StudioUs Art Workshops
2:00PM Urban Pooch Dog Agility Demo
Getting to Midsommarfest
GETTING TO ANDERSONVILLE
FROM CTA TRAINS
Andersonville Midsommarfest is located at Clark Street and Foster Avenue. Midsommarfest is only a few blocks from the Berwyn Red Line stop.
FROM CTA BUSES
Coming from the east or west take the 82 bus to Clark. Coming from the north or south take the 22 bus to Foster.
If you’re planning on driving to the event and on Lake Shore Drive, exit at Foster Ave. and the festival is just one mile west at Clark & Foster.
Apply to be a vendor
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 13 ($50 Late Fee for any application turned in after deadline)
ACCEPTANCE EMAILS: APRIL 27
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Andersonville is a vibrant community that came together at Midsommarfest to celebrate all things Andersonville. Midsommarfest consisted of live performances, delicious food and amazing attendees. In the end, it created great memories. My name is Wai Lin Ng and I am the Event Admin Intern at…
One of Chicago’s most legendary street festivals and Andersonville’s quintessential yearly celebration, Andersonville Midsommarfest, returns for its 52nd year in 2017.
The yearly event, which, according to ChicagoPride, will “help kick off the Chicago summer neighborhood street festival season” will gather enthusiastic Chicagoans for a weekend filled with…