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What to Expect

2024 Fest Info

Presented by: Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
Presenting Sponsor: Goose Island Beer Company

Friday, July 26th, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 27th, Noon - 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 28th, Noon - 10 p.m.


Your $10 donation benefits the local community:

Your gate donations are put towards yearly festival production by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, a local nonprofit which works to increase the neighborhood’s visibility & viability with great events & programming that promote the local business community. The Chamber also partners with Burr Elementary, which receives 100% of ticket sales from activities in the Kids Fest area.

Get to Wicker Park Fest on the "L"

Take the Blue Line to the Division or Damen stops. From Division, walk Northwest on Milwaukee. From Damen, walk north one-half block.

Get to Wicker Park Fest by bus

Take the Milwaukee 56, North 72, Damen 50, or Division 70 bus to the Division/Ashland/Milwaukee Avenue intersection OR the Damen/North/Milwaukee Avenue intersection.

Get to Wicker Park Fest by bike

We love cyclists! We provide bike parking at the North Honore Gate. Gate Locations After arriving to the WPB neighborhood, you can use any of gates to enter the festival area. Want to avoid the intense crowds at the Main Entrance where North meets Milwaukee Avenue? Use one of the quicker and easier entrance points located at:

  • Honore St. & Elk Grove Ave. (on the North side of Milwaukee)
  • Honore St. & North Wicker Park Ave. (on the South side of Milwaukee)
  • Evergreen Ave. (South side of Milwaukee) N. Wolcott Ave. (South side of Milwaukee) **Closest Entrance to Kids’ Fest
  • Beach Ave. & Wood St. (North side of Milwaukee)
  • South Entrance: Paulina St. & Milwaukee Ave. (2 gates)

First Aid

First Aid/Medical Tents are located at Honore St. (North side of Milwaukee) & on Milwaukee at Wood (North side of Milwaukee).

What to Expect

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 Ashland Ave. To get a taste for what you're in for immerse your self in the Best of the Fest 2018 recap video:

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are dogs allowed at Wicker Park Fest? Yes. We ask that you please keep your pup leashed & clean up after them.
  2. Can I re-enter Wicker Park Fest? Yes.
  3. I want to stay for the weekend of the Fest. Where can I stay? Check out the hotels & lodging in the Neighborhood.
  4. Are there street closures I should prepare for? Yes, please click this link to learn about when and where you might need to park or take different roads.
  5. Why do I have to pay $10? We have a suggested $10 donation at the gate, which helps offset the costs of WPF and let's face it, the porta potties don't pay for themselves. Learn more about the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and how it supports the WPB community.