The fest kicks off on Friday, June 8 from 5-10PM, with an expanded footprint between Summerdale and Catalpa along Clark Street. Two stages will anchor the Friday night festivities, with 16 Candles on the North Stage at 8PM. (Catalpa and Clark) and a DJ X-Tasy Dance Party at the Balmoral Pride Stage (West Balmoral near the alley) also at 8PM.

Patrons can experience a more casual Midsommarfest at the open streets-styled Block Party on Friday night between Summerdale and Balmoral on Clark, hosted in partnership with local businesses and neighborhood groups.

"We're excited to expand our Friday night Midsommarfest footprint by one block,” comments ACC Executive Director Sara Dinges. “Modeled after the Open Streets concept, Summerdale north to Balmoral will host life-size games, kid-friendly activities, a curated selection of local artisan and food vendors, and giveaways from George’s Ice Cream & Sweets. Plus, we'll have an added night of the popular Balmoral Pride Stage!"


5:30-7:30 Linda Bubbles

Vendor list for the Open Street Block

Chicago Magic Lounge, Edgewater Candles, Soap Distillery, Dapper and Urban, Six Point Pets & Soothsayer Hot Sauce, Jerry’s Sandwiches and Calo Restaurant.