Edge Fest

August 5 & 6 | 2017

Saturday 12-10pm, Sunday 12-9pm


Chicago’s historic Edgewater neighborhood will become a celebration of all things North Side as flavorful cuisine, award-winning entertainment, and family fun take center stage during Edge Fest. Now in its fifth year, this annual event focus on all things Edgewater, with local musicians and vendors showcasing all that the exciting neighborhood has to offer. With an outdoor café setting, Edge Fest will be a one-of-a-kind experience unlike any other on the city’s North Side.

Check out Edgefest 2016!

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Getting to Edgefest| Chicago


Thorndale to Ardmore on Broadway St.

From CTA Trains

Edgefest is located at the intersection of Broadway  and Thorndale. If you’re planning on taking the CTA train, the red line will drop you off a block west of the fest at its Thorndale stop.

From CTA Bus

CTA Bus # 36 conveniently drops you off near the event at bus stop Broadway/Elmdale.

Closest Express Way

If you’re planning on driving to the event from the south, Lake Shore Drive is your best bet. Take LSD all the way down to its Hollywood Avenue exit. Continue west on Hollywood until you hit Broadway St. Turning north onto Broadway will lead you to the event location.

2016 Event Photos

Applications: Apply Now!

Artists, Food, Merchants, Non-Profits

Application Deadline: June 9 ($50 Late Fee for any application turned in after deadline)
Acceptance Emails: June 16
Load In Details: August 2

*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: applications@StarEvents.com

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

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Be a Vendor


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.

Be a Vendor


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

Be a Vendor

Non Profit

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

Be a Vendor


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.