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MIDSOMMARFEST NEW in ’22

MIDSOMMARFEST NEW IN '22

Calm Room sponsored by Twenty-One Senses

Twenty-One Senses will host a Calm room for families that need a break from the stimulation from the festival. The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce booth will also host sensory packs that include headphones, sensory toys, and micro-focused activity. Sensory packs can be rented our purchased.

ECO Block sponsored by Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium has generously sponsored the Andersonville Eco Block bringing together Reuso, WasteNot Composting, and Edgewater Environmental Coalition. Rent out reusable containers from REUSO at the eco block to enjoy a zero waste meal! The first 75 containers returned will received a drink token of up $13 in value redeemable at Gadabout! Make sure to recycle your cans and find out more about composting!

Stay tuned for more!

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MIDSOMMARFEST SPONSORS

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MIDSOMMARFEST FOOD

MIDSOMMARFEST FOOD

MIDSOMMARFEST 2022 FOOD

Blackhawk BBQ & Seafood 

Genoa Italian Concession

Churro Factory |  Here at Xurro, dessert is our passion. We use only the finest and freshest ingredients to make our Churros that will fill your belly and warm your heart. Come and visit - your taste buds will thank you!

Cold Stone Creamery | Cold Stone Creamery offers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience. Ice Cream, Cakes, Shakes, Birthday Cake the Way You Want It

Festi Bowl | Festi-Bowl is a traveling food vendor, serving customizable veggie bowls & artisan smoothies, comprised of #FarmToFest ingredients! We source much of our food locally, helping keep small farms thriving and knowing from where the food we serve originates.

Homebakery

Katherine Anne Confections | An artisan sweets company in Logan Square Chicago with a focus on local and organic ingredients. We make everything by hand, from scratch, with lots of love. Check out our wedding favors, corporate gifts, and cafe menu to pair with our drinking chocolates

La Cebollita #2

Lee's Concessions | Nothing goes better with an ice cold beer than one of Lee's concession famous chicken on a stick with our signature teriyaki sauce

Nuts To Go Corp | From our early days at Lincoln Square Farmers Market to our former kiosk at Block 37, we’ve always been committed to quality. In fact, all nuts you see are roasted on site by our friendly ambassadors. We use fresh ingredients to produce an aroma and taste you will not forget — and one you likely won’t find anywhere else.

Uvae Wine Bar & Kitchen | Will be serving wine!!

 

Support Local! This year at Midsommarfest grab a corndog or funnel cake and also consider stepping into one of the many restaurants for a bite to eat. We love our community because there are so many options for fantastic food that can lend to anyone's taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MIDSOMMARFEST NON-PROFITS

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MIDSOMMARFEST KIDS ACTIVITIES

MIDSOMMARFEST KIDS ACTIVITIES

MIDSOMMARFEST 2022 KIDS ACTIVITIES

Midsommarfest is excited to welcome all the new and returning festival-goers back this spring! This year, families can dance, eat, and make memories around the maypole and take photos adorned by flower crowns in our Midsommarfest Social Media booths.

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Sponsored Kids activities

Retro Carnival games!
Giant Games such as Foursquare, Jenga, and Cups
& MORE!

Calm Room sponsored by Twenty-One Senses

Twenty-One Senses will host a Calm room for families that need a break from the stimulation from the festival. The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce booth will also host sensory packs that include headphones, sensory toys, and micro-focused activity. Sensory packs can be rented our purchased.

Back Lot Bash Kids Lot

2022 Pride Kids & Family Poster

Band Highlights

NORTH STAGE (at Catalpa) Sponsored by Gilead

Saturday, June 11
1:00 PM GUS Giordano Dance School

SUMMERDALE STAGE sponsored by Rattleback Records and BMO Harris Bank

Saturday, June 11
12:00 PM School of Rock Andersonville
1:00 PM American Eagle Productions
2:00 PM 3 Martini Jeannie
3:30 PM Drag Queen Story Time with Mrs. Yuka

Sunday, June 12
12:00 PM School of Rock Andersonville
12:45 PM Windy City Performing Arts
1:30 PM The Locals
2:30 PM Drag Queen Story Time with Muffy Fishbasket
3 PM Laura Doherty and the Heartbeats

BALMORAL PRIDE STAGE (at Balmoral west of Clark) sponsored by Chicago Magic Lounge, Atmosphere Bar, and Red Bull

Friday, June 10

5:00 pm Drag Queen Story Time with Merriam Lekowitz

Saturday, June 11

4:00 pm Disney on Broadway Live!

CENTER STAGE (at Berwyn) Sponsored by Gilead

Saturday, June 11
1:00 PM Lakeside Pride Latin Band
2:00 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade

SWEDISH STAGE (at Foster) Sponsored by the Swedish American Museum

Friday, June 10
5:00 PM ABBA Karaoke w/ host John Hess

Saturday, June 11
12:00 PM Swedish JAMboree/Opening featuring the Mathiasson Award and special guests

Sunday, June 12
12:00 PM Dog Parade and Swedish Dancing
1:00 PM Nikki O’Neill
2:30 PM Jesse White Tumblers

 

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MIDSOMMARFEST BAND LINEUP

NORTH STAGE (at Catalpa) Sponsored by Gilead

Friday, June 10
5:00 PM Vinyl Palace
6:30 PM DJ noDJ
8:30 PM The Prince Experience
*Opening night hosted by Molly Callinan and special guest State Representative Kelly Cassidy

Saturday, June 11
1:00 PM GUS Giordano Dance School
2:30 PM Sam Fazio
3:30 PM Second City Outlaws
4:00 PM Cocoa Greene
5:30 PM Valebol
7:00 PM Mother Nature
8:30 PM Dos Santos

Sunday, June 12
12:30-PM Be Yoga Andersonville
1:00 PM Kung Lao and the Scorpions
2:30 PM Glass Lux
3:30 PM Second City Outlaws
4:00 PM RadioGaga
6:00 PM DJ Dan Luna
8:00 PM Sixteen Candles

 

SUMMERDALE STAGE sponsored by Rattleback Records and BMO Harris Bank

Friday, June 10
Waldos Fest pop-up stage curated by Dispensary 33

Saturday, June 11
12:00 PM School of Rock Andersonville
1:00 PM American Eagle Productions
2:00 PM 3 Martini Jeannie
3:30 PM Drag Queen Story Time with Mrs. Yuka
4:30 PM Rosalba Valdez
6:00 PM Justice Hill & Nightime Love
8:00 PM Chicago Soul Spectacular

Sunday, June 12
12:00 PM School of Rock Andersonville
12:45 PM Windy City Performing Arts
1:30 PM The Locals
2:30 PM Drag Queen Story Time with Muffy Fishbasket
3 PM Laura Doherty and the Heartbeats
4:30 PM Tears Dry On Their Own
6:00 PM Chicago Soul Jazz Collective
8:00 PM Sam Thousand & The Soul Vortex

 

BALMORAL PRIDE STAGE (at Balmoral west of Clark) sponsored by Chicago Magic Lounge, Atmosphere Bar, and Red Bull

BALMORAL PRIDE STAGE (at Balmoral west of Clark)

FRIDAY, JUNE 10

5PM-6PM Drag Queen Story Time with Merriam Levkowitz
6 PM – 8 PM Midsommar Sweeties – Drag Show
6 PM – 10 PM DJ KidRiot

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
12PM-2PM High Score! – Cosplay Drag Show
2-2:30PM Teatro ZinZanni – Broadway in Chicago
2:30-4PM Live Piano Karaoke! With Alex Newkirk
4-6PM Disney and Broadway Hits! ft. Evan Tyrone Martin & Emilie Lynn
6PM-8PM A Queer Pride Presents: MAYHEM – Drag Show
6PM-10PM DJ Martin

SUNDAY, JUNE 12
12PM-2PM Unfriendly Black Hotties – Drag Show
2-4PM Caitlin Simone & Lloyd Snyder Live!
4-6PM The 70/80s Sound Live! ft. Jacquelyne Jones & Nick Druzbanski
6PM-8PM Hydrate Nightclub Presents: Draglicious – Drag Show
6PM-10PM DJ Ca$hera

CENTER STAGE (at Berwyn) Sponsored by Gilead

Friday, June 10 Curated by Chicago Therapy Collective, Crocodile Lightning + Mz Mr.

Part 1 (6-7:45PM): Fighting Anti-Trans Laws in IL: What’s in a name?
  • Mini-Documentary “What’s in a Name” following Tania Cordova, Eisha Love, and Reyna Ortiz
  • Panel discussion with the cast, director, and trans rights advocates from the ACLU, Chicago House, and Transformative Justice Law Project
  • Family-friendly neighborhood call to action!
Part 2 (8-10PM): Blooming Beyond the Binary: Queer Joy, Trans Liberation, and Non-binary Love
  • Performances from 8 trans Chicago-based artists, including local Andersonville artist and activist, KJ Whitehead; full list coming soon!
  • Guest Speaker, CTC Board President Alexis Martinez on #HireTransNow
  • Moment of silence, video clips, and community sharing/connection honoring Elise Malary

Saturday, June 11
1:00 PM Lakeside Pride Latin Band
2:00 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade
2:30 PM Neptune’s Core
4:00 PM BNNY
5:30 PM She’s Crafty
6:30 PM Trivia with Stewpendous Productions
7:00 PM Bev Rage and the Drinks
8:00 PM Trivia with Stewpendous Productions
8:30 PM Ratboys

Sunday, June 12
12:00 PM Al Rose
2:00 PM The Oh Yeahs
3:00 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade
3:30 PM Walker
5:00 PM Mel Senese
6:00 PM Trivia with Stewpendous Productions
6:30 PM Dance Loud
7:30 PM Trivia with Stewpendous Productions
8:00 PM Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials

 

SWEDISH STAGE (at Foster) Sponsored by the Swedish American Museum

Friday, June 10
5:00 PM ABBA Karaoke w/ host John Hess
6:00 PM Moose the DJ
8:00 PM Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press

Saturday, June 11
12:00 PM Swedish JAMboree/Opening featuring the Mathiasson Award and special guests
2:00 PM Hugh Too
4:00 PM Love in October
6:00 PM Fiona Grey
8:00 PM Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute

Sunday, June 12
12:00 PM Dog Parade and Swedish Dancing
1:00 PM Nikki O’Neill
2:30 PM Jesse White Tumblers
3:00 PM Hodie Snitch
5:00 PM Lynne Jordan & The Shivers
6:30 PM Moose the DJ
8:00 PM Too Much Molly Band

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Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

(header artwork by aprettyflower.com)

Celebrate Mother's Day in Andersonville!


 

Ándale Market | 5232 N Clark Street

Treat your Mom by picking up an artfully curated basket by you and your family, to help her feel special, unwind, and feel appreciated by Andale! Choose from a variety of flavors of teas, chocolate covered fruit, shortbreads, bath bombs and other items! Bring the family to create the basket yourself, or contact the store directly to have them created and customized to your Mom’s taste! Order ahead of time before May 8, and you’ll receive a coupon to come back for flowers. You’ll find special cards to write the perfect message for Mom. 

Andale is open 7 days a week, contact info on their website

 

Adoption Center of Illinois | 5828 N Clark 

Show love to a special mom, birth mom, mom to be or the mom figure in your life by sending a beautiful E card, 3 options for Mother’s Day and Birth Mom’s, with added personalized messages available. The donations received from your card will help sustain the services of Adoption Center of Il, as it provides services to birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptees and all members of our community. 

Send a special card that honors Mothers everywhere by clicking this link

A Pretty Flower | 2334 W Lawrence 

Advanced order for the perfect pretty flower arrangement that can be delivered or picked Friday, May 6-Sunday May 8. This Mother’s Day flower arrangement does require a call ahead for best selections, though some pre-made bouquets and limited plants may be available in store. Please contact 773-506-0806 or visit their website Aprettyflower.com to order ahead for your Mothers Day!

 

Bar Roma | 5101 N Clark 

Mothers Day Brunch featuring Four Course Menu and Blood Orange Mimosas

Sunday May 8, 10:30AM-3PM

Join Chef Fred Ramos with a special Mothers Day menu featuring herbed frittata, spring mixed green salad, rigatoni carbonara and  Harvey’s famous lemon tart. Pair your Brunch fair with selections of italian wine, brews, craft cocktails and special day of Blood Orange Mimosas for $6

$32 per person, children 12 and under are half priced. Reservations made here

 

Bezz Training | 6033 N Sheridan

Moms Get Free Bezz Gym Classes For 3 Months 

Celebrate your health this Mother's day and join Bezz by May 31, 22 to get a membership upgrade that includes access to all *essential classes for 3 months ($120 savings). All you have to do is show us an adorable family photo when you visit! *(HIIT, Sculpt, Yoga, Kettlebell, Boxing and more! does not include Quattro)

 

CBD Kratom | 5303 N Clark 

Treat the Caregiver in your life with their Mother’s Day website guide linked here

Skip the traditional bouquet and find the perfect gift to help your mom unwind, perhaps finally get some sleep or help with aches and pains. 

 

Colectivo Coffee | 5425 N Clark

This Mother’s Day, shake up the traditional gifts given, and treat your Mom to unique gifts from Coletivo Coffee. Now through May 8 find the perfect gift in their Andersonville Cafe, you can also order from their website and find more information here

 

Dearborn Denim | 5202 N Clark 

Celebrate Mom May 1-7 with 10% off upcycled items such as totes, dresses (a new spring Midi-dress!) all womens, jeans, upcycled scrunchies, earrings and gift cards available!

 

 

Enjoy an Urban General Store | 5307 N Clark

Special gifts for any type of Mom! Send flowers through their website. Shop in store for all types of Mom’s, Sassy Mom’s, Pet Mom’s, Sweet Moms and Grandmoms! Find perfect pairs, perfect cards and all sorts of fun gifts.

 

Fireside Restaurant | 5739 N Ravenswood 

Annual Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday May 8, 10AM-4PM 

Over 40 items featured during this special buffet, including their famous ribs and chilaquiles, and more! $34.95 for adults, kids 12 and under $14.95. Reservations requested, reserve here

 

Foursided | 5061 N Clark 

Foursided has the perfect checklist of items for Mothers Day; in addition to brunch and flowers stop by Foursided to find the perfect card, finally frame that Print your Mother keeps talking about, and find many more uniquely perfect for your Mom or Mother Figure! 

 

Gadabout | 5212 N Clark 

Sunday May 8, 1-4PM Brunch and Brushes with Mom!

Purchases tickets that include a reservation for Brunch, sparkling wine flight, and a 2 hour painting party hosted by Jamie Elane Creative

Gadabout is also offering pre-purchased bouquets made by Flowers of Dreams, a B-Corp florist that donates 25% of every season’s earnings to charity. 

Scan for reservations and Bouquets on Gadabout Instagram

Scan for reservation and Bouquets on Gadabout Facebook 

 

Koval | 4241 N Ravenswood 

Join Vivant Gardening services at Koval on Sunday May 8, at 12PM for a Mother’s Day spring wreath making workshop. Arrive early to purchase Brunch cocktails at KOVAL’S tasting room which will remain open for replenishments. No experience needed, all supplies provided to create the perfect spring wreath for your Mother, Mother figure or yourself! 

Purchase tickets for Wreath workshop here

Land and Lake | 5420 N Clark

Celebrate Mothers Day with a delicious Brunch on May 8, from 10AM-3PM. Featuring elevated Midwestern Classics such as a smoked salmon scramble, French toast with salted caramel, bananas and whipped cream, and other specials including unlimited mimosas for 1.5 hours all of this just $18 per person! Reservations can be made on their website

 

Oda Mediterranean Cuisine | 5657 N Clark

Join us for Mother's Day from 1 - 10PM! Enjoy several special menu items (see below) along with our signature Oda menu. 

- Stuffed Calamari
- Chakhokhbili - Georgian Chicken stew
- Chakapuli - Georgian short rib stew with tarragon and sour plums
- Whipped Feta
- Karisik Dolma - Turkish stuffed mixed vegetables (meat and veggie options)

 

Paulines | 1754 W Balmoral 

Book your reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch at Paulines for Sunday May 8. Reservations can be booked at this link 

 

Replay Andersonville | 5358 N Clark 

Mothers Day Brunch Sunday May 8, 10AM-3PM

Treat your Mom to games and brunch, every mother will receive a Mother’s Day rose who walks in. 

 

Reza's Restaurant | 5255 N Clark

Join us this Mother’s Day for our famous buffet, including classic favorites as well as roast beef, broiled fish, and lamb. Call to reserve or place catering orders at our Andersonville, Evanston, or Oak Brook locations

 

Swedish American Museum | 5211 N Clark

Order by Thursday, May 5, 6PM | ORDER HERE

Pick up, Friday, May 6, noon - 4 p.m.

Celebrate Mother's Day with some freshly baked cinnamon rolls or almond tarts. These need to be pre-ordered no later than Thursday night and can be picked up after noon on Friday. They will be baked Friday morning so don't come early.

 

 

Tk Photography | 2641 N Clark Street 

Mother’s Day Mini Sessions May 1, 2022

Book for your special Mothers Day photo session at the link below https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-mini-sessions-tickets-302156106047

 

Uvae | 5553 N Clark 

Mothers Day Brunch Sunday May 8, special menu holiday items and complimentary mimosas for Moms! Featuring delights such as lobster cake benedict, spiced pear pancakes, and bacon ricotta french toast. Reservations can be made through their website

 

Uvae Fromage and Tasting Room | 5553 N Clark 

Build your own gift baskets for the Mother figure in your life, or purchase their Chicago Mom Party Basket! Better yet, a gift card that can be used for brunch, wine and cheese tasting in their restaurant or tasting room. Or give the gift that keeps on giving, sign Mom up for Wine Club! 

Wine Club features; $55 for 3 wines per month, you can double up to $100 for 6 wines per month, you can add on their monthly cheese club for $18 for 3 cheeses, $24 for 5 cheeses.

 

 

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