Fulton Fest

What it is: Check out a unique street festival called Fulton Fest and discover made-in-Chicago products and services by indie entrepreneurs and artisans. It’s an exhibition of the products and services of independent companies and artisans based in Chicago’s West Fulton/Kinzie Corridor. This vibrant area is pulsing with the creative energy and a “can do” attitude, some come check it out and maybe even get inspired to try your hand at creating something yourself!

Dates: September 13, 2013

Hours: 2-7pm

Neighborhood: Humboldt Park

Address: 2000 W. Fulton St., Chicago IL

Cost: Donation

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Andersonville City Made Fest

What it is: This is not your typical Chicago street festival.  The Andersonville City Made fest highlights the best of Chicago, serving only local craft beers, featuring local bands and musicians, and stocked with vendors selling locally-made products.  Come support Chicago’s creators!

Dates: September 20 & 21, 2014

Hours: Noon-9pm

Neighborhood: Andersonville

Address: 5000 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL

Cost:  $5 Donation

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Taste of Polonia

What it is:  The Taste of Polonia is is a celebration of Polish culture right here in Chicago.  Maybe you forgot that Chicago has long claimed to have the largest Polish population outside of Poland!  So whether you’re Polish or not, head to the Taste of Polonia to enjoy kielbasa, pierogi’s, potato pancakes, Polish beers, as well as things that aren’t food related – like live bands and polka!  And with free cooking classes and a kids stage, there’s really no reason not to go.  Plus, when was the last time you were in Jefferson Park?

Dates:  August 29 – September 1, 2014

Hours: Fri: 5-11pm; Sat & Sun: 12-11pm; Monday: 12-10pm

Neighborhood: Jefferson Park

Address: 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL

Cost:  $7; Seniors $5; Kids Free.

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