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May 20-22, 2016

Lakeview, 3100 North Ashland Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

Friday, 5-10 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-10 pm

$10 at gate, or tickets available online March 15 at

Mayfest is Chicago’s annual kick-off event for summer our festival season. Join us this year as we celebrate our 21st year and we’ll promise to give you a weekend of endless fun.


Mole de MayoMole de Mayo

May 27-29, 2016

Pilsen, 18th St. at Ashland Ave.

Chicago, IL 60608

Friday, 5-10 pm; Saturday, 12 Noon-10 pm; Sunday, 12 Noon-9 pm

FREE Admission; $5 suggested donation

Being held at Ashland and 18th Street in Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood, the 7th annual Mole de Mayo festival will feature mole, pitting local chefs and restaurants against one another to find out whose version of the Mexican staple is best.


Belmont-Sheffield Music FestBelmont-Sheffield Music Fest

May 28 & 29, 2016

Lakeview, 3200 N. Sheffield Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

12 Noon-10 pm

FREE Admission; $5 gate donation benefits the Central Lake View Merchants Association

This popular warm weather festival in the heart of the Lakeview neighborhood unofficially kicks off Chicago's summer outdoor street fest season.