Neighborhood festivals are a great way to get to know Chicago out of the Loop. These two festivals will welcome you to festival season.
3100 N. Ashland Ave.
Kick off the summer street festivals with Chicago Mayfest in Lakeview. This three-day festival celebrates its 22nd birthday, and is always a good party that gets you outdoors with a delicious plate of food and a refreshing drink in your hand. The cover bands are always great to catch as they let you put your arm around a friend with a beer in hand and belt out songs as if you were on stage. Families will also enjoy Chicago Kids Day filled with learning opportunities and a lot of fun.
May 20–21, 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Admission: $50 and comes with 12 standard tastings
Entice all your senses with over 90 varieties of wine to try at the Lincoln Park Wine Festival. Jonquil Park transforms into an open air market not only filled with wine connoisseurs, sommeliers, and brand ambassadors, but also with food and artisan vendors. There are two sessions available for tastings.