Andersonville Midsommarfest

June 9-11 | 2017

Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-10pm


One of Chicago’s most legendary street festivals and Andersonville’s quintessential yearly celebration, Andersonville Midsommarfest, returns for its 52nd year in 2017.

The yearly event, which, according to ChicagoPride, will “help kick off the Chicago summer neighborhood street festival season” will gather enthusiastic Chicagoans for a weekend filled with tangy international food, energetic entertainment, exclusive artisans and vendors, and a family-friendly array of interactive activities. Midsommarfest is one of the most diverse festivals in Chicago. There is really something for everyone at this must-attend festivity.

Born out of Andersonville’s Swedish heritage, Midsommarfest will transport you back to the old-world Swedish traditions. Dance around the Maypole, test flavorful international food and you can experience it all without the use of a passport! Plus, family friendly activities will allow for children of all ages to enjoy a pet parade and face painting, all while appreciating a beautiful June weekend!

Suggested donation is $10 and all the proceeds benefit the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce. The money raised at Midsommarfest goes to support programming and events in Andersonville during the rest of the year, including Andersonville Arts Weekend, holiday events, the Sidewalk Sale, and support services to keep incredible local businesses healthy and strong.

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Getting to 5200 North Clark

From CTA Trains

Forest Park Music Fest is located on Madison street in-between Des Plaines and Circle Ave. If you plan on taking the train, the festival is walking distance from the Harlem Blue Line stop.

From CTA Busses

CTA Bus #’s 318 and 320 conveniently drop you off at the event destination, bus stop Madison/Hannah.

Closest Express Way

If you’re planning on driving to the event, the best expressway to use is I-290. Take the exit at Harlem ave. Drive north to Madison st. You will find the festival to be a few blocks west of the  Madison/Harlem intersection.

 2016 Event Photos

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Artists, Food, Merchants, Non-Profits

Please Note: Friday night is for local vendors of those two blocks only.

To sponsor Andersonville Midsommarfest, head over to our Sponsorship page

Application Deadline: April 14 ($50 Late Fee for any application turned in after deadline)
Acceptance Emails: April 21
Load In Details: June 7

*Please note: If you do not receive a “We have received your application OR You have been accepted/ denied” email. Double check that you wrote down the correct email address or contact us if you have any questions about the status of your application.

If emailing your application, please send as an attachment to:

If mailing your application, please mail to: StarEvents | 1609 W Belmont Ave | Chicago, IL 60657

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An artisan is a skilled manual worker who hand crafts items that may be functional or strictly decorative, including furniture, clothing, jewelry, household items, and tools.

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A merchant is an entity who trades in commodities that he didn’t produce himself, in order to earn profit.

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Non Profit

Charitable organizations that re building awareness. Please provide proof of non profit certificate with your materials.

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Restaurants, grocery stores and institutional food providers selling food and non-alcoholic beverages.

IMPORTANT INFO: If you are applying as an ARTISAN or MERCHANT vendor, please submit at least 2 pictures of your artwork and/ or goods. Applications without will be rejected.