Annual Bucktown Arts Fest Returns this Weekend


The Bucktown Arts Fest has been a neighborhood tradition and one of Chicago’s premier arts festivals, showcasing  juried artists who work in oil, watercolor, photography, textile, sculpture, jewelry, and so much more. Running from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 25-27, head over to Holstein Park (2200 N. Oakley Ave.) and experience this local fave first-hand.

Attracting more than 40,000 visitors annually, this volunteer-run arts fest is free to the public and plays host to live music and performers, arts activities for kids, and plenty of food and beverages.

Don’t miss out on the 2nd annual Barktown Dog Parade, which will take place on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 11:30 a.m. at Senior Citizens Memorial Playlot Park (2228 N. Oakley Ave.). Dogs in costumes, what more could you want?

For a full lineup of this year’s artists, family-friendly activities, and music schedule visit the Bucktown Arts Fest website.

While there, make sure to take advantage of  the Wicker Park Bucktown Summer Sidewalk Sales where dozens of unique Wicker Park and Bucktown businesses along Damen Avenue, Division Street, North Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue will be offering special promotions throughout the weekend in addition to a fashion showcircus performances, and live music along the participating corridors. For more information and the most up-to-date list of sidewalk sale participants, visit

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