3 Neighborhood Festivals to Get You Out of The Loop

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Roscoe Village Burger Fest

As you’re itching to get to know the neighborhoods with the release of the 2016-17 Chicago Neighborhood Maps, here are some neighborhood festivals to dip your toe into the fun waters outside of the Loop.

Square Roots

July 8—10
Lincoln Square, 4400 N. Lincoln Ave.
$10 suggested donation

Square Roots is a collaboration of the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce’s and the Old Town School of Folk Music that brings a great mix of indie and world class musicians to two stages and features local and regional craft breweries. The lineup of artists this year includes Lydia Loveless, Cracker, Dessa, My Brightest Diamond, and more. Expect delicious brews from Two Brothers, 5 Rabbit, Lagunitas, and Half Acre.

West Fest Neighborhood Festivals

West Fest. Photograph by REP3.

West Fest

July 8—10
Chicago Ave. and Damen Ave.
$5 suggested donation

Promoting all things local, this festival celebrates West Town featuring food vendors, fun activities, as well as live music. Also in attendance will be several local artists selling art they’ve created right there at the festival. The festival is also pet and family friendly with individual areas for them in Pet Fest and Kid Fest. With so much to do and see, West Fest is a great way to get to know the neighborhood while having a great time this weekend.

Roscoe Village Burger Fest Neighborhood Festivals

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

July 9—10
Clybourn Ave. and Diversey Pkwy.
$10 suggested donation

A dozen restaurants in Roscoe Village will be serving their best burgers while two stages are pumping tunes from bands like 10,000 Maniacs. Butcher & the Burger, Chubby Wieners, Dive Bar, D.S. Tequila Company, Fatso’s Last Stand, and more will be providing juicy patties. There will also be a Kids Zone with arts and crafts and fun for families.


Written By Joel Mora

Joel Mora is editor at Concierge Preferred. Born and raised in Miami, Fl., Joel has slowly ate, drank, and explored his way up north refining all his senses to prepare for the stampede of delicious dining, notorious nightlife, stellar shopping, and captivating culture that calls Chicago home. In the wild he’ll be the red-bearded Cuban with a Lagunitas IPA in his hand.

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