Produced by the ANDERSONVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Midsommarfest gathers enthusiastic Chicagoans along Clark Street between Foster and Catalpa for two days and three nights of music, dancing, kids’ entertainment, and delicious food. Handmade artists and merchants from around the region sell their wares to passersby, local shops and restaurants welcome the warm season with specials and sales, and dance troupes, DJs, and longtime favorite bands keep the party going.
Midsommarfest will transport you back to the old-world Swedish traditions. Dance around the Maypole, test flavorful international food, make your own floral crown, and don the ever-popular viking hat! Plus, KIDS + FAMILY ACTIVITIES will allow for children of all ages to enjoy a beautiful June weekend!
This year, the fest kicks off on Friday, June 7 from 5: 00 - 10:00 PM from Summerdale to Catalpa along Clark Street featuring two stages: North Stage (Catalpa & Clark) and Balmoral Pride Stage (West Balmoral). Guests can even check out our VIP SECTION at the North Stage for an elevated viewing experience. The fest continues on both Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 from 12:00 - 10:00 PM each day.
Visitors are encouraged to shop local during the days of the festival, with the Andersonville Chamber offering a free beer ticket* to anyone who presents a shopping receipt (purchase date from June 7-9, 2019) of $30 or more from a local/independent brick and mortar retail or service location in Andersonville.
*Offer is valid for one free beer ticket per person, and receipts can be presented for ticket redemption at the ACC booth located between Summerdale and Balmoral on Friday night (June 7), and at the intersection of Clark and Berwyn on Saturday and Sunday (June 8 & 9).
We ask a $10 donation at the gates that supports all of the innovative programming, events, and services that keep our community vibrant. A portion of the gate donations will also benefit non-profit organizations like Chappell Elementary School, Peirce Elementary School, Chicago Waldorf School, Friends of Andersonville and many more.
Please view STREET CLOSURE information here in advance to prepare for Midsommarefest Weekend.