August 2 & 3, 2014
5900 N. Broadway at Thorndale Ave. | ChicagoSaturday 12-10 pm and Sunday 12-9 pm
Music, karaoke, food, art, dogs… what more does a festival need? Now in its third year, the 2014 Edge Fest will be heating up the lakefront in Chicago’s historic Edgewater neighborhood. The 2014 celebration of all things Edgewater will feature delicious cuisine, award-winning entertainment, family fun and three-dozen local artists. Dubbed one of the top festival picks for August by Chicago Reader this is a can’t miss event!
Make sure to prep your senses, especially your eyes, ears, nose and taste buds- this is not a festival for the weak. Let’s start with what your eyes can be prepared to see. 40 local Edge water artists will present an array of pieces. Also, be prepared to see a dog costume contest! Pet owners will be given the chance to put their furry friends at center stage.
Prepare your ears for two stages of music as hot acts draw from a variety of musical styles. Unique to Edge Fest is a special karaoke stage; giving festival goers the chance to sing some of their favorites for the North side crowd… now let’s hope the karaoke singers are as talented as the cover bands… otherwise, we apologize in advance!
Your nose and taste buds will be overwhelmed with the sweet smells of summer. Local vendors will offer up a diverse menu that truly has something for everyone. Restaurants from the surrounding area will showcase some of the delicious cuisines in this unique neighborhood. Your appetite will be satisfied!
Edgewater is bursting with authenticity, diversity, and character. Located along Lake Michigan’s shoreline on the City’s north side, the Chicago neighborhood is home to coffee shops, ice cream parlors, local theatres, comic book stores, charming retail shops, service providers, antique stores, and ethnic restaurants offering global cuisine. Explore streets like Granville, Devon, Broadway, Clark, Thorndale, Berwyn, and the historic district of Bryn Mawr, and experience our rich melting pot of cultures. Edgewater also offers great beaches, like Hollywood Beach, Osterman Beach, and Foster Beach. Edgewater is easily accessible by bike or CTA buses and the Red Line.
Proceeds from this community celebration will benefit the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. Admission is a $5 suggested donation. The mission of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is to create and support a thriving business environment, contributing to a vibrant Edgewater community. The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce organizes and presents marketing, education, networking, and advocacy programs to increase commercial activity and strengthen existing businesses and Chamber members in the Edgewater community. Founded in 1984, the Edgewater Chamber is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization with approximately 225 members comprised of local businesses and nonprofits.