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West Fest Chicago reflects the eclectic West Town community, and is also renowned for cutting edge live music programmed by Empty Bottle Presents, plus the ever popular Bass By The Pound DJ Stage.

West Fest Chicago is unique due to its presentation of neighborhood retailers and restaurants, local fine artists and makers, as well as Kid Fest and Pet Fest.

Address

Chicago Avenue between Wood and Damen
(1800-2000 W Chicago Ave.)

Date

Friday, July 12: 5-10PM
Saturday, July 13: 12-10PM
Sunday, July 14: 12-10PM

Event Benefactors

Talcott Fine Arts & Museum Academy

West Town Chamber of Commerce

 

Suggested Donation: $10

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Festival Details

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Vendors

The Festival features local restaurants, food trucks, food vendors, West Town retail vendors, corporate sponsors, local artists and more.

Applications are now closed. Decision emails will be sent on or before May 15. 

 

Please apply for Dancing in the Streets if you'd like to vend in West Town this Summer.

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Kid Fest

Train rides, bounce houses, pony rides, and more... Kid Fest is a kid friendly event complete with its own vendors and live entertainment stage.

Benefactor and Organizer: Talcott Fine Arts & Museum Academy

Vendors with a family-friendly focus must also provide an activity for children to participate. All registration fees are donated directly to the coordinating organizations, which also make final selections. ​

Please use the retail application and select "family area" when prompted.

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Pet Fest

Organized and sponsored by Canine Crews, Pet Fest features a dog obstacle course, paw painting, pet retail and services booths, plus various pet related demonstrations throughout the day.

2024 Lineup

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Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship offers your brand direct, live exposure to large diverse crowds in a relaxed, friendly, and unique urban environment. 

Contact Kate McKenna at 312-850-9390 or email festivals@westtownchamber.org to learn more about custom sponsorship packages.

2023 Sponsors & Partners

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2023 Event Benefactors include: Talcott Fine Arts & Museum Academy, Jose De Diego Community Academy, West Town Chamber of Commerce

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FAQ's

Q: How can I volunteer at the event?

A: Please fill out the volunteer interest form!

Q: Is the event dog friendly?

A: Yes! Well behaved dogs on leashes may attend.

Q: Is there parking?

A: There is plenty of non metered street parking in the area but no designated parking. 

Q: How do I get there?

A: The festival is located on Chicago Avenue between Chicago and Wood. Use the address 1800 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago IL 60622 when travelling to West Fest Chicago.

Q: Is the $10 Suggested Donation Required?

A: No. It is not required because the event takes place in the public way.  However, we will have entrance gate staff suggesting that attendees make the donation. Donations help to cover the costs of producing the event, and proceeds benefit local non-profits: West Town Chamber of Commerce, local animal shelters, and Talcott Fine Arts & Museum Academy. Please DONATE!

Contact Us

General Event

WTCC
312.850.9390
Festivals@westtownchamber.org
 

Vendor & Sponsorship

Kate Ziyad, WTCC

312.850.9390
Festivals@westtownchamber.org

Media

Ryan Beshel, Six4Creative
847.903.4347
ryan@six4creative.com

Jennifer Wisniewski, Six4Creative
773.505.7694
jennifer@six4creative.com

Talent Booking

Brent Heyl, Empty Bottle
773.276.3600
brent@emptybottle.com

West Fest Chicago DJ Stage: Festivals@westtownchamber.org

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