What it is: The annual BenFest is one of the north side’s longest-running family festivals and unique to other community events. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a festival supporting some random dude named Ben, it is in fact a festival thrown by the St. Benedict Parish located nearby! But, if your name is Ben, you can enjoy free food. PSYCH! Got you good. But bro, seriously, there is a ton of great music and food for everyone to enjoy – so head on down. We’ll leave the light on for you.
Dates: July 17 – 19, 2015
Hours: Fri 4-11pm, Sat 1-11pm, Sun 1-7pm
Neighborhood: North Center
Address: Leavitt and Irving Park, Chicago, IL
Cost: $5 Donation