September Neighborhood Festivals

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Annual African Festival of the ArtsAnnual African Festival of the Arts

August 31 - September 3, 2018

Washington Park (51st Street at Cottage Grove Ave.)

Chicago, IL 60615


Admission: Ticket Prices Vary

The Annual African Festival of the Arts (AFA) is in Washington Park on the Southside of Chicago. It’s a cultural experience with multi-layered activities including Marketplace, Food Tasting, Performance Spaces, Fine Art, African Spirituality, Wellness Village, Children & Family, African Heritage, Books, Quilting, to name a few.


German-American Oktober Fest and Von Steuben ParadeGerman-American Oktober Fest and Von Steuben Parade

September 7-9, 2018

Lincoln and Leland Avenues

Chicago, IL 60625

Friday: 5-10pm; Saturday: 12-11pm; Sunday: 12-10pm

FREE Admission

Come enjoy a huge selection of your favorite German foods and beverages and listen to two stages of live music throughout the weekend.


Old Irving Park Greek FestOld Irving Park Greek Fest

September 7-9, 2018

Sts. Athanasios & John Greek Orthodox Church, 4200 N. Keeler Ave.

Chicago, IL 60641

Friday: 4-11pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12-11pm

FREE Admission

Rain or shine under our huge tent! Delicious Greek food, Greek pastries, fresh hot loukoumades, Greek beer and wine, Greek marketplace, live Greek music and DJ, traditional Greek folk dancing, carnival rides and more.


County Fair ChicagoCounty Fair Chicago

September 8-9, 2018

Portage Park, Directly behind 4901 W. Irving Park Rd. (Lamon/Dakin parking lot)

Chicago, IL 60641

Saturday: 12-10pm; Sunday: 12-8pm

Admission: $10

Chicagoans will taste the flavor of down home this fall when urban meets rural!


Jerk, Seafood & Vegan FestivalJerk, Seafood & Vegan Festival

September 8-9, 2018

South Loop, 2400 S. Dearborn St. (btwn. State & S. Federal St.)

Chicago, IL 60616


Admission: $5-$10

The Jerk, Seafood and Vegan Fest (JSVFest) is Food Festival for Foodies and lovers of international cuisine, who love music, culture, arts , crafts & more.


Lakeview East Festival of the ArtsLakeview East Festival of the Arts

September 8-9, 2018

Lakeview East, On Broadway from Belmont to Hawthorne

Chicago, IL 60657

Saturday: 10am-10pm; Sunday: 10am-7pm

FREE Admission; $5 suggested donation

Join us for the 14th Annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts on September 8th and 9th. The festival is a destination for all to enjoy the wide variety of art, special demonstrations by artists, live music on two stages, the garden oasis, family activities and the food and wine tents that represent local talents and cuisines.


Chinese Cultural FestivalChinese Cultural Festival

September 22, 2018

Whitney Young Magnet High School, 211 S. Laflin St.

Chicago, IL 60607


FREE Admission

A fun and educational public event to experience Chinese language and culture, with free admission and free parking.


Oktoberfest ChicagoOktoberfest Chicago

September 28-30, 2018

Lakeview, Southport & Wellington Aves.

Chicago, IL 60657

Friday: 5-10pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11am-7pm

Admission: Friday $10; Saturday $5, after 5pm changes to $10; Sunday $5

Celebrate the traditions of Oktoberfest in the heart of the Windy City!


St. Benedict’s OktoberFestSt. Benedict’s OktoberFest

September 28-30, 2018

Northcenter, 2215 W. Irving Park Rd.

Chicago, IL 60618

Friday: 3-10pm; Saturday: 1-10pm; Sunday: 1-7pm

FREE Admission

Celebrate the spirit of Bavarian Oktoberfest with the 53rd annual St. Benedict's Oktoberfest featuring live music, German beer, pretzels and German cuisine! This family-friendly celebration features attractions for all ages including carnival midway rides for younger and older kids, carnival games and treats.


Hyde Park Jazz FestivalHyde Park Jazz Festival

September 29-30, 2018

1130 Midway Plaisance Park

Chicago, IL 60637

Saturday: 1pm-12am; Sunday: 1-7pm

FREE Admission; $5 suggested donation

Over 20,000 jazz fans and enthusiasts will gather at the event to enjoy more than 18 hours of free, nonstop jazz performances.


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