Located just minutes south of downtown Chicago, Bronzeville boasts a beautiful lakefront, art and culture all year round, but the summer season is truly its sweet spot! Visit and to take in the sounds, tastes and magic of Bronzeville, designated to a National Heritage Area in 2022 for its status as the “Black Metropolis.”
Bronzeville has its share of contributions to Chicago’s reputation as a foodie’s heaven! Peach’s on 47th, Pearl’s Place, Truth and Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles are local soul food institutions, and Two Fish Crab Shack has you covered for a seafood boil.
Want a sweet treat? Enjoy ice cream from Shawn Michelle’s Ice Cream or try Emeche Cakery & Café. Moore Poppin popcorn has the best Chicago mix you have ever tasted and Carver 47 Food & Wellness Market delivers a well-crafted menu of healthy and soulful offerings.
In need of retail therapy? Visit Bronzeville Boutique by Lady Mocha, Legacy Men’s Boutique and the Sarah Kuenyefu Collection for fashionable clothes. Haji Healing Salon is an herbal and botanical apothecary and Absolutely Anything Essential has all your gift needs.
An annual celebration of commerce and community, Bronzeville Summer Nights returns for its 11th season on July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 18 from 5-9 p.m. It’s the ultimate showcase of the sights, tastes and sounds unique to Bronzeville. Trolleys will transport guests to all the happening spots in the community so you can take it all in. Eat, shop and explore Bronzeville: Where culture lives!