Wicker Park Bucktown Festivals

Street Fests to Please Every Crowd

Whether you're looking to discover progressive music, taste the cuisine of a unique variety of restaurants, shop an endless array of distinctive vendors' merchandise or just want to spend time outside in the beautiful Chicago summer, Wicker Park Bucktown can provide you the perfect opportunity at one of its many street festivals.

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Wicker Park Fest 2016

Wicker Park Fest will take place July 23rd & 24th, 2016! For the most up-to-date info regarding lineup announcements and news, "like" Wicker Park Fest on Facebook or check out WickerParkFest.com

"Chicago's Best Street Festival of the Summer"
-The Chicago Tribune

Wicker Park Fest is the definitive culmination of cutting edge music, celebrated local restaurants and unbeatable culture. The festival takes place along Milwaukee Avenue from North Avenue to Paulina Street. We prep a new lineup of music, vendors, arts & more each year to keep you coming back.

For a feel of Wicker Park Fest, and a great overview of Wicker Park Fest 2014 & 2013 watch the videos 



Wicker Park Fest 2016 Music Lineup

Above all else, Wicker Park Fest is known for the highest quality of live music. It’s become one of Chicago’s most highly anticipated music festivals of the summer - and at a fraction of the admission fee of the other big music fests. Watch for this year's line up on Wicker Park Fest's Music Page & like the Wicker Park Fest Page for instant updates in your feed.


Wicker Park Fest Arts Area

For the third year, Wicker Park Fest presents new arts areas featuring unique works by local performance & visual artists. Check out what's in store by viewing the Wicker Park Fest Arts Page!


Wicker Park Fest Kids!

The Wicker Park Fest Kids! area will feature kids entertainment, games, activities, family friendly vendors and snacks. Check out the Wicker Park Fest Kids Fest Page for more information.


Wicker Park Fest Vendors

Promote your Business, be a part of Wicker Park Fest! Get your business in front of over 70,000 eager fest-goers.

  • Become a SPONSOR of Wicker Park Fest 2016
  • Be a Vendor at Wicker Park Fest 2016
  • Become a FOOD VENDOR at Wicker Park Fest 2016


Wicker Park Fest Sponsorship

We offer a variety of sponsorship levels, and we are happy to work on a tailored sponsorship package. For more information, visit the Become a Partner Page for all Wicker Park Fest sponsorship options, then the call the WPB Chamber office at 773-384-2672.


Food Trucks

If you own or operate a food truck, the Wicker Park Area has a number of food stands very near to the fest grounds. Plan your best location from the CoC's Mobile Food Vendor Stand Map.


Wicker Park Fest Press

To see all the press received by Wicker Park Fest, check out WickerParkFest.com's .


Wicker Park Fest Works to be Sustainable

Wicker Park Fest works hard to be sustainable, green and environmentally friendly. The WPB SSA#33 sponsored sustainability efforts, produced & executed by Bright Beat, hinge on a few key components:

  • A comprehensive waste diversion program. Staffed recycling stations engaged fest-goers, and it resulted in nearly 36% of fest waste being diverted from landfills.
  • Eco-Captains. Knowledgable experts maintained proper separation procedures behind the scenes.
  • The Polystyrene Cup Recycling program kept 16,000 cups from landfills as well.

Check out Bright Beat's efforts at WPF 2013



ChillFest is the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce’s annual acoustic music festival, and it’s bringing local artists and neighborhood businesses together for a third year! Featuring over 100 musicians performing in 30 local storefronts, this day of music continues to celebrate the creative and entrepreneurial roots of Wicker Park and Bucktown. 

ChillFest 2016 will occur on November 12, 2016.

To see what bands, played last years ChillFest, teasers & updates for ChillFest 2016, peruse the ChillFest Website or take the easy way out, & follow @ChillfestWPB on Twitter & like us on Facebook to get ChillFest News in your feed.

If you are interested in being a part of ChillFest, interested artists & businesses: please refer to & submit applications at the ChillFest Chamber Event Page.

Keep checking back for updates & News.


Welcome to ChillFest

Want to learn just a little bit more before you dive into the wonderful world of winter music fests? Let the 2013 invitation pique your interest, & remember, even though the weather might be frightful, all you need to do is chill for it to be delightful.

ChillFest Invitation from Jim Pfeiffer on Vimeo.