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May 15-17, 2015

3100 N Ashland Avenue at Barry | Chicago

Friday 5-10pm, Saturday and Sunday Noon-10pm
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 Under a HUGE HEATED TENT – The Original Mayfest!

Mayfest kicks Chicago’s street festival season in to high gear with their 20th annual celebration, bringing fun, music, and food to Lakeview.

Called a “reintroduction to all the warm-weather madness” of street festival season by Chicago RedEye, Mayfest is a one of a kind three-day celebration that kicks off the city of Chicago’s unique festival season. From Chicago’s BEST Bands and amazing entertainment to delectable festival cuisine and delicious beer, the 20th annual Mayfest will be sure to get the summer off to a rocking start, rain or shine.

Mayfest is the FIRST big party event of the season. Get off the couch and get ready to ROCK! Quench your thirst with ice cold beer, sangria, and other cold beverages – what could be better?

When you come to Mayfest you can expect to see our oversized tent (one of the largest in the city of Chicago) constructed over the main stage and it offers an area the displays the phenomenal performers. Think the tent is missing something? Don’t fear, as it also offers two beer booths for maximum convenience. Not enough excitement yet? Mayfest also features an outdoor beer garden and merchant square.

Oh, and we of course have activities for the little ones in your life and even our favorite four-legged furry friends. For kids and families there is Chicago Kids Day, a celebration of health and wellness. Families and kids can enjoy games, entertainment, and other fun activities. For the pet lovers, the festival will set aside time as the Chicago Pet Pageant and Expo will once again take center stage. Presented by Higgins Animal Clinic, this heartwarming event allows Chicagoans to enjoy the summer sun with “man’s best friend”.

Lakeview’s diverse dining, shopping and entertainment options offer a broad appeal to visitors and residents of all ages. This sprawling North Side community is characterized by the city’s best food, shops and boutiques. Lakeview encompasses two popular districts: Wrigleyville, home of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs; and Boystown, one of the nation’s largest and most vibrant LGBT communities.

Admission to Mayfest is only $10.

Special Events @ Mayfest

Saturday – Chicago Kids Day: 10 am – 2 pm

Chicago Kids Day is a celebration of children’s health and wellness! Our mission is to create a fun and entertaining way to educate and teach kids about health and safety. This family event is a community effort put on by real people who work in the community.  Dr. Sarah Weber of Total Balance Chiropractic and Lakeview YMCA have teamed up to present this one of a kind event geared toward educating kids on health, safety and wellness in a fun and entertaining way! Bring the whole family and enjoy fun activities, arts & crafts, healthy food, fun, balloons and raffle prizes donated by our amazing sponsors.

Activities include: Health and Scoliosis Screenings, Activities, arts & crafts, healthy food, Prize Drawings and Giveaways, Balloons, Food, and Fun for All Ages. Also featuring Kids Zumba, Kiddie Boot Camp, and Children’s Empowerment Awards…..a chance to win money for your school!

Enter our easy Chicago Kids Day Coloring Contest to help fundraiser for the school of your choice!  We all know that it is important to start healthy habits young. You can share this important message with children by participating in the Chicago Kids Day Healthy Habits Coloring Contest.

The winner will get to give the school of their choice a $250 donation from Total Balance Chiropractic.

Look out for the official Coloring Contest coming in 2015.


Sunday – Chicago Pet Pageant and Expo: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

This unique event is presented by Higgins Animal Clinic and provides a great place to have fun with your furry friends! Enter your pet in the pageant to compete for great prizes in the following categories: Best Costume, Best Pet/Owner Look-a-like, Best Trick, and Judges’ Choice.

The expo lasts from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, with the pageant beginning at 12:30 pm. The expo, located under our large tent to keep your furry friends cool and comfortable, will also feature an animal communicator, pet massages, a doggie kissing booth, adoptable animals, amazing prize packages worth more than $300, and more!

Whether you are a animal lover or a pet owner, be sure to come out to the Chicago Pet Pageant and Expo!

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