If you thought there were a lot of festivals during Memorial Day Weekend, then prepare for the onslaught of fun at these five weekend festivals.
Thursday from 5 p.m.–9:30 p.m.; Friday from 5 p.m.–11 p.m.; Saturday from 12 p.m.–11 p.m.; and Sunday from 12 p.m.–10 p.m.
Lincoln Avenue and Leland Avenue
Celebrate the arrival of Spring the German way at Maifest. Enjoy German beer, brats, a traditional maypole dance, and more. It’s like a little bit of Oktoberfest in May.
Friday from 5 p.m.–11 p.m.; Saturday from 12 p.m.–11 p.m.; and Sunday from 12 p.m.–10 p.m.
On Sheffield Avenue between Diversey Parkway and Schubert Avenue
Get your fill of hummus, shish kebabs, gyros, mousaka, lamb, and baklava at this celebration of all things Greek. While you’re enjoying the delicious food, marvel at the authentic Greek sounds and dancing mixed in with the occasional tribute band.
June 3–4, 12 p.m.–9 p.m.
53rd Street and Harper Court
Admission: Free and drink tickets range from $20–$40
For the fourth year delicious beers return for one weekend at the Hyde Park Beer Fest. Over 30 breweries will be on hand to give attendees samples. Build a base for all that beer with the eateries and sweat it all off to live DJs and musicians at the festival.
June 3–4, 2 p.m.–6 p.m.
1633 N. Cleveland Ave.
From jerk to Seoul sassy, enjoy over 20 varieties of wings at this block party. While you’re fighting to make space for all the wings, enjoy live reggae music.
Friday from 5 p.m.–10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m.–10 p.m.
2000 W. Division St.
Do-Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale is the perfect event to dip your toe in the Wicker Park/Bucktown and West Town neighborhoods if you’ve never been before. The heart of the festival is in the two stages hosting over 30 bands over three days. The stages are curated by rock-venue icons Empty Bottle and Subterranean. Along with the music check out the local businesses selling their goods during the sidewalk sale. Everything from eateries to boutiques will be selling items and many will have great deals.