Site and App Rebuild!

If you’re reading this, you’ve already found our newly designed site.  We had some big ideas for how we wanted the updated site to look.  Some of those ideas were implemented (full screen layout, cleaner look, nice banner area if festivals want to advertise or promote themselves on our site).  Some ideas proved too difficult to tackle in our limited free time (database driven calendar to make the site easier to update and maintain).  But.  We’re pretty happy with how things are looking.

We also redesigned our CTF iOS app.  We added the ability to add Chicago festivals to your list of favorites.  And then the app will notify you if one of those fests is starting (in case you forget).  It’s also a much cleaner and updated look – we’re pretty excited about it.  If you don’t have it already, be sure to check it out asap.

Forest Glen Garden Walk

What it is:  Chicago’s Forest Glen neighborhood. Where is it? What is it? Can I take a self guided tour through the the gardens? The answers to these often pondered questions are as follows: just off the Forest Glen Metra stop, a northwest Chicago neighborhood, and yes. In fact, the Forest Glen Community Club is hosting its first even Garden Walk this summer! You’ll be able to take that self guided tour, attend presentations by master gardeners, and even meditate by the koi pond if that’s your thing. It’s a great opportunity to check out this oft forgotten Chicago neighborhood complete with amazing architecture, great restaurants and a forest preserve. Even if you’re not a green thumb yourself, its worth checking out this festival if only to expand your knowledge of the Chicago area. But remember. Fishing in the koi pond is frowned upon.

Dates:  July 19

Hours: 10am – 3pm

Neighborhood:  Forest Glen

Address: W Berwyn Ave & N Laporte Ave Chicago, IL 60630

Cost:  $8 ($10 at the gate)

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CHIRP Radio Record Fair


What it is:  There’s really nothing not to love at this fair. First of all you have vinyl records, and who doesn’t love vinyl records? Add to that food from vendors like Upton’s, Goose Island beer, Dark Matter coffee, live music, DJs, and general frivolity. It’s the bee’s knees. And for you record lovers you can beat the rush with early access to the event from 8am – 10am for only $25.

Dates: April 12, 2014

Hours: 8am – 7pm

Neighborhood: Near West Side

Address: 1340 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607

Cost: $7, $5 with flyer

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