This three-day celebration kicks off the city of Chicago's festival season. The 18th annual Chicago Mayfest brings in three days of celebration featuring: Chicago's BEST Bands, festival cuisine, beer, and a broad spectrum of super cool entertainment kicking off Friday at 5pm!
Atart your summer off right with this incredible festival! Mayfest is the first kick-ass event of the season. Get off the couch and get ready to ROCK! This 3-day festival features Chicago's finest bands performing throughout the weekend. We offer some incredible food options and ice cold beer, sangria, and other beverages to quench your thirst.
One of the most visual aspects of Mayfest is our oversized tent (one of the largest in the city of Chicago) constructed over the main stage. This large tent offers a covered arena that truly ROCKS! The tent covers not only our main stage, but also two beer booths for maximum convenience. In addition to the tent over the main stage, the venue for Mayfest also features an outdoor beer garden and merchant square. Mayfest is the perfect festival to enjoy the beginning of summer by allowing you to quench your thirst, feed your hunger, listen to local bands, and shop some of the finest local artisan and merchant booths!
Lakeview's diverse dining, shopping and entertainment options offer a broad appeal to visitors and residents of all ages. This sprawling North Side community, one of Chicago's largest, is characterized by a vast culinary landscape of cuisines and cultures, and equally plentiful 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.
This event benefits the Festival Foundation. Admission to the festival is only $10.