Andersonville Midsommarfest

Friday 5pm – 10pm | Saturday & Sunday 11am – 10pm

June 10th-12th

5200 N. CLARK ST. @ FOSTER | CHICAGO

One of Chicago’s most legendary street festivals and Andersonville’s quintessential yearly celebration, Andersonville Midsommarfest, returns for its 51st year in 2016.

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.

The Schedule

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Band Lineup

NORTH STAGE

8:00 PM   16 Candles
6:00 PM   Hey Jimmy
5:00 PM   DJ Dan Luna

NORTH STAGE

8:00 PM Catfight
6:00 PM Stache
4:00 PM Northside
3:30 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade

CENTER STAGE

8:00 PM  7th Heaven
6:00 PM  Run Forrest
4:00 PM  Plutonians
2:00 PM Chi Town Soul
1:30 PM  Chicago Spirit Brigade
12:00 PM Distant Brothers
11:00 AM Lisa Roti

SUMMERDALE STAGE

8:00 PM  Nelson Street Revival
6:00 PM  Chicago Samba
4:00 PM  The Joans ft. The Revelettes
3:00  PM Livewire

BALMORAL STAGE

8:00 PM DJ X-Tasy
7:00 PM  Drag Show w/ DJ Laura B
5:00 PM  DJ Dance Break – Retro Laura B
4:00  PM Drag Show w/ DJ Laura B
3:00  PM Mary-Oke Unplugged

SWEDISH MUSEUM/ SOUTH STAGE

8:00 PM ABBA Salute
6:00 PM  Irene
4:00 PM  Lynne Jordan & The Shivers
2:00  PM Hugh Too
1:05   PM Chicago Swedish Male Chorus
12:40 PM Nordic Folk Dancers
12:15 PM Merula
11:45 AM Dancing Around the Mary Pole
11:30 AM Opening Ceremony

NORTH STAGE

8:00 PM 16 Candles
6:00 PM Rod Tuff Curls & The Bench Press
4:00 PM Thank You Ma’am
3:30 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade
2:00 PM Derek Fawcett
12:00 PM Al Rose

CENTER STAGE

8:00 PM Too White Crew
6:00 PM The Boy Band Night
4:00 PM Frisky Taylor
2:30 PM Bric-a-Broc
1:30 PM Bron Don
1:00 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade
11:00 AM Gospel Brunch

SUMMERDALE STAGE

8:00 PM Aphrodisiacs
6:00 PM Part Time Lovers
4:00 PM Laura Doherty

BALMORAL STAGE

5:00 PM Tea Dance w/ DJ Mark Moder & Funday Dancers
3:30 PM Drag Show
2:30 PM Mary-Oke Unplugged

SWEDISH MUSEUM/ SOUTH STAGE

8:00 PM Mama Digdown’s Brass Band
6:00  PM Cowboy JukeBox
4:00  PM New Invaders
2:00 PM Hodie Snitch
12:00 PM Peter Nordberg
11:00 AM Nordland Band

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The Live Music

3 days of live bands & musicians

Event Sponsors

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Location

Getting to 5200 North Clark

 Past Photos

Midsommarfest’s 50th Anniversary

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Sponsors, Vendors, Artists, Food, Merchants, Non-profits

To sponsor Andersonville Midsommarfest 2016, head over to our Sponsorships page

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Artisan

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Food

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Non Profit

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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.