Chicago's Wicker Park and Bucktown district offers a variety of lifestyle options…distinctive art, acclaimed restaurants and a trendy music scene to name just a few.
Reflecting the eclectic neighborhood is the annual Wicker Park Fest, July 31 – August 1. Showcasing the diverse area for a seventh consecutive year, Wicker Park Fest 2010 is presented by the Wicker Park & Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Big Creek Productions.
Revelers will enjoy spirited alt-indie music that takes place continuously throughout the weekend on three stages headlined by Chicago's own powerhouse, Local H. Wicker Park Fest also features great food from local restaurants as well as unique arts & crafts from local Chicago artisans and vendors. The fest is held on Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue and Wood Street, easily accessible by the Blue Line and just minutes from downtown Chicago.
Calling all families! With so many youngsters in the neighborhood, this year's fest will include Wicker Park Fest Kids, which will offer a wide variety of children's programming. There will be kid's entertainment on the live music stage featuring interactive children's activities, "Moon-Bounce" fun, a "Psychobaby Activity Tent" for children, face painting by Metamorph Tattoos. Wicker Park Fest Kids is programmed by and benefits Jose de Diego Community Academy, a local public school.
Band Lineups (on three stages…more bands to be announced):
The Gaslamp Killer
Alex B (Tweener DJ sets)
Cap 'n Jazz
Only Children* (DJ SET)
Bayside High* (DJ SET)
Gemini Club* (LIVE)
Kid Color* (DJ SET)
Blah Blah Blah* (LIVE)
Plants & Animals
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights
B.S. Brass Band
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
Jamie McLean Band
Save the Clocktower
DJ Lou Dooben (Tweener DJ Sets)
The Hood Internet
Event hours are 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. both days and the gate donation is $5. Proceeds benefit the Wicker Park & Bucktown Chamber of Commerce