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African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL) 

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Festival of Life is a diverse community summer event that attracts tourist from various destination and is widely embraced by all nationalities since its inception in 1993. IFOL showcases, the many diverse cultures and music from many nations. A special Earth, Wind and Fire tribute in memory of R & B legend Maurice White will be performed. The 35th Anniversary of the Chicago Music Awards will be combined with the IFOL on July 1st.

Some of Festival of Life commitments are uniting peoples together through music and culture, and making a difference for “At Risk Youth”. Corporations, small businesses, government entities, and individual operations are included among the branding partners and exhibitors that have successfully created a marketplace for exposing their brands in this diverse event. These partners have been able to conduct surveys, product sampling, health testing and selling of goods and services to thousands of festival attendees.




July 1-4, 2016




12 Noon-10 pm




West Loop
Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607




Free for all children under 12 years old; advance adults $15, advance 4-day season pass $45, VIP advance $50, advance VIP season $190.




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The following services are available for persons with disabilities:

  • Accessible Washroom(s)
  • Accessible Wheelchair Entrance(s)




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