June 12, 13, & 14, 2015
Friday 5-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 11-10pm
One of Chicago’s most legendary street festivals and Andersonville’s quintessential yearly celebration, Andersonville Midsommarfest, returns for its 50th year.
The annual event, which, according to ChicagoPride, will “help kick off the Chicago summer neighborhood street festival season” and will gather eager Chicagoans for a weekend filled with flavorful international food, lively entertainment, unique artisans and vendors, and a family-friendly array of interactive activities. The neighborhood’s vibrant LGBT population also makes Midsommarfest one of the most diverse festivals in Chicago. There is truly something for everyone at this must-attend celebration.
Born out of Andersonville’s Swedish heritage, Midsommarfest will transport you back to the old-world Swedish traditions. Dance around the Maypole, sample 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 entertainment such as Nordic Folk dancers, a pet parade and look snazzy with some face paint, all while experiencing enjoying 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 amazing local businesses healthy and strong.