Halloween in Andersonville


Halloween is a great time to explore our neighborhood, with lots of activities for kids and families, and adults! See below for a list of event happenings.

For Kids and Families

George’s Ice Cream: Bring Your Own Pumpkin
October 23 | 11am-9pm
Bring a pumpkin, grab a scoop or hot chocolate, and then get to work making your creation. Art supplies will be provided!

Gethesmane Garden Center: Annual Fall Children’s Festival
October 29 | 11am-4pm
Guys, Gals, and Ghouls of all ages are invited for this fun and free day, costumes are always admired so come dressed to scare.

Trick or Treating along Clark Street 
October 29 | 12-3pm with costume contest registration at 11:30am at AlleyCat Comics
Each participating business will have an orange pumpkin in the storefront window. Participating businesses include:



















WANT Ghostly Garden
October 29 | 5:30-6:30pm
This non-scary event features games, small prizes, donut holes and cider, and a chance for the little ones to sport their costumes! Ghostly Garden is held in the West Andersonville Gardens on Ravenswood; please enter the garden at Berwyn.

Lakewood Balmoral Trick or Treating
October 31 | 4:30-7:30pm
Plan to trick or treat in this historic neighborhood on Halloween!

Barrel of Monkeys: Halloween at That’s Weird, Grandma 
October 31 | 7:00pm-9:15pm 
Join Barrel of Monkeys for That’s Weird, Grandma on Monday, October 31! But wait! In addition to the show at 8pm, which will feature spooky stories written by Chicago Public School students, we’ll be having pre-show Halloween activities from 7pm-8pm at the theater, which are completely included in the price of your ticket to the show ($12 for adults, $6 for kids). So join us for a spooky photo booth, chances to win Barrel of Monkeys prizes, a costume parade, and and incredible show! You will like it!

For Adults

Simon’s Tavern
Come in to see some of Andersonville’s craziest Halloween decorations. Check it out!!!! If you DARE…

The Runner’s Edge: Pumpkin Challenge Fun Run and Costume Contest!
October 27 | 6:30pm
Wear your best Halloween costume, and participate in a legendary challenge of speed and/or skill! All abilities welcome!

Fireside Chicago: Halloween Weekend Party at the Fireside!
October 28 & 29 | 9pm – closing both days
Come party until the early morning at the Fireside. Music all night, plus prizes for the best costumes! 9PM-4AM on Friday the 28th, 9PM-5AM on Saturday the 29th!

aville_dessertcrawl2016_instagram_v1 Andersonville Dessert Crawl
October 30 | 2-5pm
It’s trick-or-treating for adults with a gourmet flair! Choose between two routes, Caramel Apple of Candy Corn, each featuring 11 host destinations with delectable goodies. Tickets are going fast! Children and teens are welcome. IDs will be checked at alcohol tastings.


2016 City Made Fest Vendor Sneak Peek

This weekend at City Made Fest, sample the best Chicago has to offer in local products and merchandise. Take a peek at our curated City Made Fest collections, or view the vendors by category below:


(From top left to bottom right): Soap Distillery  | Spice Heist |  Katherine Anne Confections | Alicia Mohr Jewelry |  Circa Ceramics |  Sweet Comb Chicago | Raleigh’s Grooming  |  Brokenpress Design & Fabrication


(From top left to bottom right): Argyle Street Candles | Colunga Jewelry |  Real Soaps | Aphrodite’s Oil Boutique | Stella Lily | Imaginary Girl Jewelry | J&L Pogonotophics | Brynn Capella


(From top left to bottom right): Ground Up Press | Janine Gawel | One Man Surf Party | Meliora Cleaning Products | Reuse First | Monica Zanetti Designs | Rhymes with Twee |  Lucius Art

citymademakers4 (From top left to bottom right): Squasht Boutique Hilary’s Cookies | Sun Sea Sky Designs | Sam And Coop | Wulfka | Sophia Reyes | Reformado Photography | Six Point Pet

Vendors by Category

Art & Home Goods

Gifts & Personal Care

Jewelry & Fashion

Kids & Pets

Specialty Foods

Food Vendors

City Made Fest 2016: Chicago Brews

City Made is Chicago’s ONLY local-exclusive craft brew festival! There are so many incredibly talented brewers in this city – why look elsewhere? Not to mention the positive economic and environmental impacts of drinking locally!


“The Pony Pilsner is available year round, a German style pilsner brewed with American heft. Take a ride through this golden field of barley any time you want to taste the sun. 5.5% ABV. The Goneaway IPA is available September-March, this beer is a western charged firecracker, a conjuring of classics laid to rest on a bed of pale malt. Deep gold and ready to travel the distance. 7% ABV. Half Acre Beer Co has two breweries on the north side of Chicago.  We brew classic american micro styles, weighted barrel offerings and wyld beers that traverse the landscape of mixed fermentation. Beer is just one element.  Have a killer time.”

“Fist City Chicago Pale Ale is brewed with lots of 2 row and red wheat with a little specialty malt for a beautiful golden hue. A blend of Centennial, Citra, Cascade and Crystal hops give the beer its flavor and aroma. OKtoberfest is a classic German-style Oktoberfest beer that goes down smooth with a pleasant, toasty malt flavor. 100% German malts create a supple and flavorful base for this traditional Oktoberfest lager. Revolution Brewing is Illinois’ largest craft brewery. Our brewpub in Chicago’s Logan Square is a bustling, neighborhood institution where friends and families meet to enjoy the freshest beer in town.”



“Singularity Oatmeal Stout is our attempt to compress a massive amount of oats into a sessionable stout recipe. Featuring both raw and malted oats, Singularity possesses an immensely full body and mouthfeel. Rich, roasty flavors of coffee and cocoa linger on the palate while a frothy, tan head blankets the beer down to the last sip.”




“The Chicago-based duo has taken the city by storm, creating a unique, unfiltered, dry cider that is currently on tap at 30 bars and restaurants around the city. They are the only two people in their company, and have done everything themselves since the beginning. “We create, package, and distribute our cider ourselves,” Katie says. “I hand paint the taphandles, Charlie has built most of our equipment by hand… this is truly a labor of love.”


greensheepAND because we know you’ll want to sample as much beer as possible, we want you to stay hydrated with Green Sheep Water. Because it’s bottled in aluminum instead of plastic, it’s easy to refill and no other containers is recycled as often or as efficiently.





City Made Fest is September 17 & 18, 2016. $5 suggested donation benefits the Andersonville Development Corporation and eco-AndersonvilleLearn more about City Made Fest.

Announcing the 2016 City Made Fest band lineup!

We’re excited to announce the band schedule for this year’s City Made Fest – Andersonville’s celebration of all things made in Chicago! This is a great lineup of original music that crosses genres and offers something for everyone. For all things City Made, visit our event page.

Bands for Saturday, September 17

Saturday Bands

12:00pm The Oh Yeahs

1:20pm The Cell Phones

2:50pm Katie Todd Band

4:05pm Celine Neon

5:00pm VAUDEZILLA! Burlesque Cabaret


5:45pm Marrow

7:00pm VAUDEZILLA! Burlesque Cabaret


7:45pm Santah


Bands for Sunday, September 18

Sunday Bands

12:00pm Gerald Dowd

1:15pm Yoko and The Oh No’s

2:45pm J Livi and The Party

4:00pm The Right Now 

5:00pm VAUDEZILLA! Burlesque Cabaret


5:30pm Lamajamal

6:30pm VAUDEZILLA! Burlesque Cabaret


7:00pm Live Art by Cooney Artwerks

7:00pm Zebo

7:30pm PHNM

8:00pm   Light. Em. Up

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Andersonville Sidewalk Sale Hours: July 22-24


Our Summer Sidewalk Sale features 3 days and 29 businesses! See below of hours and items per business.

Number of Years Participating: 3
Sale Items: Womens clothing, shoes and accessories
Sale Hours: July 22-23:10am-9pm, and July 24:11am-7pm

Alamo Shoes
Number of Years Participating: 40
Sale Items: Shoes, shoes and more shoes!
Sale Hours: July 22 9am-8pm, July 23 9am-6pm, and July 24 10am-6pm

Andersonville Antiques
Number of Years Participating: 10
Sale Items: Jewelry, Rugs Garden Items
Sale Hours: July 22-23 11am-6pm, and July 24 11am-5pm

Andersonville Galleria
Number of Years Participating: 8
Sale Items: Sales on select local art, clothing, jewelry, housewares, and more. Face painting Saturday and Sunday.
Sale Hours: July 22 11am-8pm, July 23 11am-7pm, and July 24 11am-6pm

Number of Years Participating: 8
Sale Items: Up to 50% off furniture
Sale Hours: July 22-24, 10am-7pm daily

Chicago Dance Supply
Number of Years Participating: 14
Sale Items: 15% off regular priced items including ballroom and ballet dancewear. Excludes all tango and consignment.
Sale Hours: July 22 10am-7pm, July 23 10am-5:30pm, and July 24 10am-4pm

Chiro One Wellness Centers
Number of Years Participating: 5
Sale Items: Spinal health and postural screenings, stress assessments and education on symptoms.
Sale Hours: Tent will be set up in Chiro One parking lot all weekend! Take a break from the heat under the shade.

Crossroads Trading
Sale Items: Clothing and accessories
Sale Hours: Hours vary. Please see website.

Foursided Custom Framing Gallery
Sale Items: Deals on frames and more!
Sale Hours: July 22-23 10am-7pm, and July 24 11am-5pm

Gus Giordano Dance
Sale Hours: Hours vary. Please see website.

Jameson Loves Danger
Number of Years Participating: 2
Sale Items: Dog & Cat Apparel, Food, Treats, and Toys
Sale Hours: July 22-23 9am-8pm, and July 24 10am-7pm

La Colombe
Sale Items: Nitro Ethiopia Ardi cold brew and Spiced Cascara Limeade for $2.50 a piece!
Sale/Outside Hours: July 23-24 9am-5pm

Marguerite Gardens
Number of Years Participating: 6
Sale Items: Vases, pottery, gift items, Christmas items
Sale Hours: July 22-23 10am-6pm, and July 24 11am-5pm

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Sale/Outside Hours: Hours vary. Please see website.

Milk Handmade
Number of Years Participating: 5
Sale Items: Buy One Get One Half Off on all Sale Merchandise, + tons of new markdowns
Sale Hours: July 22 11am-7pm, and July 23-24 10am-7pm

Murray & White
Number of Years Participating: 2
Sale Items: 60% Off Clearance Items, 30-50% Off Lamps, 20% Off Rug & Furniture Orders, 25% Off Antiques, 10% Off Candles, 20% Off Mirros & Wall Art, 10-50% Off Accessories
Sale Hours: July 22-23, 10am-8pm, and July 24 10am-6pm

Number of Years Participating: 3
Sale Items: Incredible Savings on Clothing, Accessories, Personal Care, Baby Gifts and so much more!
Sale Hours: July 22, 10:30am-7pm, and July 23-24 10am-6pm

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness
Number of Years Participating: First year!
Sale Items:In-home memberships and personal training
Sale Hours:
Hours vary. Visit our table outside of our storefront this weekend!

Presence Women’s Clothing
Sale Items: Women’s clothing and accessories
Sale Hours: Hours vary. Please see website.

The Runner’s Edge
Number of Years Participating: 3
Sale Items: Running shoes, athletic apparel
Sale Hours: July 22, 10am-7pm, July 23, 9:30am-6pm, and July 24 11am-5pm

Sale Items: Furniture
Sale Hours: Hours vary. Please see website.

Sparkles Fine Jewelry
Number of Years Participating: 3
Sale Items: Men’s bracelets, jewelry cleaner, sterling silver pieces
Sale Hours: July 22, 11am-6:30pm, July 23-24 11am-5pm

Spex now a part of MyEyeDr.
Sale Hours: Hours vary. Please see website.

Swedish American Museum
Number of Years Participating: 12
Sale Items: Outside: a variety of Swedish new and vintage, Inside the Store speials include 25% off of Christmas items and 20% off of all Dala horse items.
Sale Hours: July 22, 10am-4pm, July 23-24 11am-4pm

Terry’s Toffee at the Andersonville Galleria
Number of Years Participating: 1
Sale Items: All of our Toffee will be on special. 1/4#’s 2 for $15, 1/2#’s 2 for $25 and our WackerPop $8
Sale Hours: July 22 11am-8pm, July 23 11am-7pm, and July 24 11am-6pm

Toys et Cetera
Number of Years Participating: 10
Sale Items: 20-50% off select games, arts & crafts, building toys
Sale Hours: July 22 9:30am-7pm, July 23 9:30am-6pm, and July 24 11am-5pm

Turley Road
Number of Years Participating: 27
Sale Items: Women’s clothing, shoes, bags and jewelry
Sale Hours: July 22 11am-7pm, July 23 11am-6pm, and July 24 11am-5pm

Women & Children First
Number of Years Participating: 25
Sale Items: Used books
Sale Hours: July 22 11am-9pm, July 23 10am-7pm, and July 24 11am-6pm

The Wooden Spoon
Number of Years Participating: 13
Sale Items: Various items
Sale Hours: July 23 10am-6pm, and July 24 12am-5pm

Celebrating Father’s Day in Andersonville


Andersonville has plenty of great dining and shopping ideas for Father’s Day this weekend, but a select number of businesses want to help you make this weekend extra memorable!

Celebrate Early

Giordano’s Andersonville
Sam Adams Crafted Beer Dinner

5207 N Clark
Thursday, June 16 | 6-9PM
Buy Tickets Now!

Bring Dad to Giordano’s of Andersonville for an evening of Sam Adams small-batch and limited release beers, and a specialty crafted menu for the second Sam Adams Beer Dinner. Dad can enjoy five carefully selected Sam Adams varieties sampled alongside delicious and fresh food items specially crafted by the talented Giordano’s chefs. Some of the enticing pairs include:

· Spicy Korean chicken with cucumber kimchee alongside a rare German-style, Got to Gose (one of 4 restaurants in Chicago to carry this specialty beer)
· Extra thin pizza with roasted pear, bacon, balsamic onion and bleu cheese, served with Angry Orchard: Stone Dry
· White ale caramelized chicken leg served alongside a Nitro White Ale
· Shrimp, citrus and avocado salad pairs nicely with the flavor profile of the Summer Ale
· Pulled pork sandwich with Coney Island BBQ Sauce & slaw pairs with contemporary flavors, such as the Coney Island Hard Root Beer
All five of these creative pairings are sure to please both foodies and beer lovers alike, making for a feel-good experience.

Tickets are $29.95 per person and include all five tasting stations for the entirety of the two hour event (6 to 9PM), plus a Sam Adams pint glass to take home. The tasting will take place upstairs at the Andersonville location, starting at 6PM. After the event, all Sam Adams draft beer will be available at the bar for $2 for the remainder of the night.

Give the Gift of Entertainment

Barrel of Monkeys
Half price tickets for dads at That’s Weird, Grandma for the show on Monday, June 20
Performances at 5153 N. Ashland
Click here for tickets and use code DADSATGRANDMA

That’s Weird, Grandma is a variety show of short sketches and songs adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkeys’ arts education programs. The weekly show, now in its 15th year, runs the gamut from clever and funny to touching and poignant, and includes live music, original song-and-dance numbers, wigs and props galore, and a rotating cast of talented professional actors who celebrate the imaginations of children through this raucous performance.

Celebrating on Father’s Day – Sunday, June 19

Andies Restaurant
5253 N. Clark
This year we will pick up your dad’s tab!
 Join us on Brunch Buffet or for dinner. Valid when four or more entrees are ordered. Not valid with any other offers. Valid only on Father’s Day. Andies Restaurant is a family owned and operated. Andies has a caring and professional staff that know the meaning of keeping our guests very happy!

Cantina 1910
5025 N. Clark
Complimentary mini blueberry masa muffin for all dads joining us for Sunday Brunch! Valid from 8am – 3pm during Sunday Brunch. Make reservations!

5061 N. Clark St.
Serving iced tea & pretzels all day while you shop!

The T-Shirt Deli
1482 W. Berwyn
20% off merchandise for all fathers on Father’s Day!

2016 Midsommarfest Vendors


Bold = Andersonville Local Vendors


Artery Ink

B- Rustik

Brian Mancl Photography: Black and White Photography- Landscapes, City Scapes, and Images Photographed in Studio

Broad Street: Handmade jewelry, raw crystals and specimens, zodiac constellation pendants,bracelets, and necklaces

Centro Mundo Craft: Embroidered Woman’s Clothin, Native bamboo jewelry, Knitted hats and scarves

Chandler Candle Co: Handmade soy candles

Chicago Dye Works: Tie dye clothing, men’s women’s and youth’s long sleeve and short sleeve T shirts and women’s fitted tops

Chicatolia: Handmade leather journals keychains, sandals, bracelets, silver jewelry, copper jewelry, costume jewelry

Chitown Clothing: Chicago related tees, swatshirts, totes, throw pillows

Chris Knight Creations

Circa Ceramics: Decorative Ceramics

City Alive Art

Crescent Moon Henna: Natural Henna, no chemicals

Earth Cadets: Organic hand-dyed and hand screen printed tote bags; organic screen printed clothing for babies, children, adult, pillows, flour sack towels

Edgar Solorzano Art

Enfiniti Design: Tshirts and art with the Chicago skyline

Fento Eyewear

Folklore Crafts: Crafts from Ecudor

Formatografia: Photography printed on a variety of materials including framed prints, metal, canvas, wood, hand painted mixed medium canvases and glass

Fred Locher: Handmade handbags made from natural materials

Go Jump in the Lake: Hand made rustic beach equipment

Ground Up Press: Hand screenprinted art prints and relief prints, hand printed shirts

Imaginary Girl Jewelry & Vintage: Necklaces,earrings, bracelets, rings, pins, vintage books made into clocks

Indigenous Artworks: Handmade beaded jewelry, handmade clothing, sterling silver

Joe Mills Illustration: Chicago themed screen printed posters

Just for Dogs: Personalized handmade dog collars, pet ID tags and dog treats

KFroet Designs

Mia’s Wish, Inc.: Handmade soap, lip balms, and body butters, natural perfume

Mistura Timepieces/Monica Zanetti Art: Original Paintings- Paint on Canvas, Paint on Wood, High Quality Tin Prints- prints from original artwork from Monica Zanetti, Magnets with Prints of Monica Zanetti’s original work,Notebooks and Greeting Cards with prints of Monica Zanetti’s original work

Nepal Line

Powers Handcrafted Jewelery

Real. Soaps.

Reuse First

Scott Fincher Photography: Limited edition, museum grade archival digital photos

Shiri Daniella: Handmade jewelry, mosaics, wire wrapped, gemstones

Sophisticated Pup

The Sign Post: Custom made Street Signs with Your Name

Transit Tees: Transit tees products

Unpretentious Art



A La Card Chicago: Card Chicago restaurant deck, each card describes a Chicago chef


Baraka Ethnic Jewelry: Jewelry-Silk Clothing-Wall Hangings/Tablecloths, Belts, Figurines/Statuettes

Big Skinny Wallets/ Design 9000: Leather wallets, stainless steel jewelry

Brownstone Antiques: Antiques & Collectibles

Canine Social Club LLC: Dog treats, toys, chews, and bones

Chicago Futsal Academy

Clark Street Sports: Chicago sports merch, sunglasses, fedoras

Cranky Pickle: Mini illustrations inside Bottle caps made into Jewelry, Mixed Media & acrylic paintings on records, VHS, cassette, floppy disks and mini canvas

Crossroads Trading

Cutco Cutlery

Foot Path Trading Col Silver jewelry, tapestries, clothing and hats, purses

FuturGarb: Sunglasses, hats, wallets, id cases, scarves, bandanas, bags, backpacks

Healthmate International LLC: Tens unite massager, heating pads and selfie sticks

Jameson Loves Danger: Dog toys, collars, leashes

JP Amusements & Gaming

Judy’s: Sunglasses and jewelry

Kopi Cafe: Handcrafted jewelry, clothing, bags, artifacts

Metals Jewelry: Sterling silver jewelry

Midwestern Solutions: Mini Massager

Murray & White: Home Accessories, Gifts, Candles and Furniture

Nectar of the Vine: Wine frappe (slushy mixes)- pre packaged gourmet; Food mixes- 1/$12, 3/$30, 6/$50, 13/$100; Sampling only- 1 oz souffle cup non alcoholic; Wine slushy samples

Nomadic Ant: Hilltribe silver, leather hip packs, and jewelry, brass and bead designs

Orange Theory Fitness

Out Of Africa: African Baskets and African Bead Jewelry, batik, dresses and wall hangings

Rad Vintage Inc.: Vintage clothes, toys, games, and sunglasses

Rudraksha Imports: Blouses, purses, t-shirts, jewelry

Scout: Urban antiques

Sir Spa: Pre Book Spa Services

Solola: Hand batik and embroidered clothing, accessories, jewelry

Sparkles Fine Jewlery: Leather bracelets, women’s necklaces

Suns Out Tank Shop: Hilltribe patterned tanks and shorts for men and women

Urban Pooch Canine Life Center: Dog treats, magnets, water & food bowls, dog ice cream


About Face Theatre: Information about Theatre and Plays

Babes With Blades: Active in Andersonville performing arts, referring audiences to Andersonville businesses for pre and post show entertainment

Bethany Retirement Home

Chicago Filmmakers

Chicago Metropolitan Sports Assn: Largest non-profit GLBT sports organization- welcomes players regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Equality Illinois: Secure, protect, defend equal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gendered people in IL, distribute info, register voters, sign up member and volunteers

Felines and Canines: No-Kill animal shelter

Human Rights Campaign: HRC Caps, Bags for purchase with membership

It’s A Pittie Rescue: Pitbull Rescue

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, Inc.: Lakeside Pride is a musical organization committed to the education of the public at large about the positive aspects of metropolitan Chicago LGBT community through public musical performances and workshops

Lambda Legal Defense: Informing Community of Civil Rights of LGBT Community

LGBT Chamber of Commerce of IL

North Park University

One Tail At a Time

Project Lydia

Proud To Run: Applications for 10K Race & Info

Salon Echo: Table and chair massages, braids, short hair cuts, hair chalking. Suggested donation with profits going to Care For Real

St. Philip Lutheran School

State Senator Heather Steans: Outreach for State and County Government

Swedish American Museum: Free admission to museum, children’s craft activities outside and museum store will have a table with swedish items from museum store

Tree House Humane Society: Feature info on programs and services, selling handmade cat toys, cat care items, tshirts, books

Urban Village Church: Pass out info (brochures, business cards). Sign ups for giveaways

Windy City Performing Arts: Literature / Promote / Sell CDs


1st Family Dental

Advanced Spine & Sports Care: Chiropractic screening

Chicago Medical Cannabis Association

Cremation Society of IL: Cremation of Animals

DWD Renovation: Display posters, tile samples, promote business


Goode Plumbing LLC

The Guesthouse Hotel

Jord Inc.

North & Hudson

North Side Community Federal Credit Union

Orange Shoe Fitness


Pickle’s Playroom & Salon

The Strawberry Patch

Thierry Inc.

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2016 Midsommarfest Food & Drink


Bold = Andersonville Local Vendor


Al Gelato Chicago

Andies Restaurant
Gyros, Falafel, Chicken Kabobs, Spinach Pie

Calo Restaurant
Cheese Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Sausage Pizza

Churro Factory

Creative Cooking
Polish Links/Brats, Corn Dogs, Nachos, Funnel Cakes, Burgers, Boneless Ribs

Dalia’s Cocina
Puerto Rican Steak Sandwiches

Doughy Delights
Eggles edible cookie dough (4 flavors), can also be made into cookies

Genoa Italian Concessions
Main Items: 10’ grilled Italian sausage $8 • Italian beef $7 • Bratwurst $6 •  Hamburger $5 •  Cheeseburger $6 •  Italian burger $7 • Double Cheeseburger $8
Side Items: Homemade chips $7 • Nachos $5 • Jumbo butterfly shrimp $7 •  Mozzarella sticks $7 • Chicken strips $7 • Fries $5 • Cheese fries $7
Additional Items: Funnel Cakes $7 • Hot Dogs $3 • Corn Dogs $5 • Chicken Parmesan $7 •  Eggplant Parmesan $7 • Soda and Water $2 • Lemonade $6

Hamburger Mary’s
Mini Cheeseburgers and vegan burgers, mini pulled port sandwiches, cheese curds

Home Bakery
Polish platter $12 • Polish Sausage $10
• Pierogis $10
• Stuffed cabbage $6 ”

La Bomba Restaurant

LC PHO Restaurant

Lee Concessions
Funnel cakes $7 • Corn dogs $5 or $7 • Grilled chicken on a stick or Orange chicken with veggie rice $8 or $9 • Chicken tenders with fries $7 • Shaved ice or lemonade $5 • Cheese fries/ Bucket cheese fries with bacon $5 or $9 • Deep fried oreos, snickers, twinkies $5

Quang Noodle Restaurant
Egg rolls, pad thai, fried rice, chicken on a stick, crab rangoon, veggie tempura, soda

Reza’s Restaurant
Hummas with Rice, Falafel Beef Kabab, Persian Salad, Eggplant Steak

The Strawberry Patch

Suzie’s Fun Foods
Corn Dog, Hot Dog, Coconut Shrimp, Hamburger, Funnel Cake, Potato skins, Cheddar Curds, Lemonade

The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor

The Goddess and Grocer

Arancini-heirloom tomato BLT with pork belly pork shoulder steamed lamb sausage

Noodle Zone
Egg rolls, Fried rice

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2016 Midsommarfest Kids’ Activities







On the Summerdale Stage

11:00AM: The pH Comedy Theater presents Adventure Library
12:00PM: Mission Propelle: Girl Power Yoga
12:30PM: Jameson Loves Danger Pet Parade and Costume Contest
1:30PM: Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop

In the Alamo Shoes Family Fun Area

Giant Slide

The Ghost Ship Galleon

11-5pm College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors: Face Painting!

11-5pm Mission Propelle: Mission Propelle empowers girls through an after-school program (now available at Peirce!) combining yoga, reading, and mentoring. Join us at Midsommarfest for free family yoga, face painting, and coloring!

11-5pm Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop: Celebrating its 11th year at Midsommarfest, Dream Big  brings craft activities, photo booth fun, and special discounts for its camps – and will also be performing each day on the Summerdale stage. Performances include a teaser from this summer’s production of “Seussical,” excerpts from last year’s “Annie,” and individual talents and games.

11am-1pm Dabble Kids: Cardz for Kids! Create handmade greetings to send to hospitalized children around the globe from right here at Midsommarfest.
1-4pm roaming: Disney princesses

1:00-2:30pm Design Dance: Design Dance offers affordable, accessible arts programming at schools and community centers around Chicagoland for ages 2-12! We’re pleased to offer dance and craft activities at the Midsommarfest for Andersonville residents! Stop by and dance with us.

2:00*-5pm Chicago Futsal Academy: Chicago Futsal Academy is an indoor soccer facility in the Andersonville neighborhood that strives to provide players from beginners to advanced a friendly environment for training, recreational programs and competitive futsal all year-round. Our talented soccer coaches will demonstrate some soccer tricks.Please join us as we kick around the ball and learn more about our available programs designed for the whole family to enjoy.






On the Summerdale Stage

11:00AM: The pH Comedy Theater presents Adventure Library
12:00PM: Andersonville Suzuki Academy
1:00PM: Dr. Cool & Pride
2:00PM: Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop
2:30PM: Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center Agility and Training Demo
3:30PM: Mission Propelle: Girl Power Yoga
4:00PM: Laura Doherty and the Heartbeats

In the Alamo Shoes Family Fun Area

Giant Slide

The Ghost Ship Galleon

11-5pm College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors: Face Painting!

11-5pm Mission Propelle: Mission Propelle empowers girls through an after-school program (now available at Peirce!) combining yoga, reading, and mentoring. Join us at Midsommarfest for free family yoga, face painting, and coloring!

11-5pm Dream Big Performing Arts WorkshopCelebrating its 11th year at Midsommarfest, Dream Big  brings craft activities, photo booth fun, and special discounts for its camps – and will also be performing each day on the Summerdale stage. Performances include a teaser from this summer’s production of “Seussical,” excerpts from last year’s “Annie,” and individual talents and games.

2-5pm Glenwood Music Cello Petting Zoo: Glenwood music connects families with the musicians who live, work, and teach in the Andersonville neighborhood. Kids of all ages are invited to come and listen to music, try out child-sized instruments, and explore how they sound. Adults can try, too!

11-2pm Chicago Futsal Academy: Chicago Futsal Academy is an indoor soccer facility in the Andersonville neighborhood that strives to provide players from beginners to advanced a friendly environment for training, recreational programs and competitive futsal all year-round. Our talented soccer coaches will demonstrate some soccer tricks.Please join us as we kick around the ball and learn more about our available programs designed for the whole family to enjoy.

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2016 Midsommarfest Street Closures


Street closures are never fun, but we want to make sure you are well prepared in advance of this year’s festival. Please see below for important information regarding closures around the festival’s perimeter leading up to and during Midsommarfest.