Happening Events in Lakeview Chicago
Belmont Theater District
The Belmont Theater District, located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, represents the city’s greatest concentration of live theater, entertainment and dining attractions. You can find something on stage every day of the week, including 150-plus shows playing weekly in the Belmont Theater District on state-of-the-art multi-stage venues and renovated historic theaters, churches and storefronts. Learn more about the wealth of award-winning, affordable and welcoming local theaters in Chicago’s Largest Theater District at www.BTDChicago.com.
Festivals and Community Events
Lakeview offers a packed slate of annual community events and neighborhood traditions with fun ways to get out and enjoy the neighborhood! Below are some highlights produced by the Lakeview Chamber or other community partners.
Visit www.ThisIsLakeview.com for specific dates, additional details, and more events on Lakeview’s community calendar.
West Lakeview Restaurant Week
Restaurants in West Lakeview
March 20 – 29, 2020
Discover local eats at restaurants throughout West Lakeview as they offer special discounts and prix fixe menus for one week. Produced by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce in partnership with local restaurants.
Ashland & Barry | May 29-31, 2020
Kick off the beginning of the summer festival season with a weekend of fun. Produced by StarEvents.
June 7 & Sept. 27, 2020
Enjoy these exciting community events where local artists perform on front porches near the Lincoln Hub in June and along the Lakeview Low-Line in September. The main hub of each event will feature live music, food and craft beer. Produced by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.
Low-Line Market Southport CTA Station
Thursday evenings, June 4 – Oct. 15, 2020
The Low-Line Market is a carefully curated farmers market bringing high-quality produce, proteins, flowers and artisanal foods from local farms and vendors to a convenient location at the heart of the Southport Corridor. Produced by Friends of Lakeview.
Lincoln Hub Summer Workout Series
St. Alphonsus Terrace | Southport/Lincoln/Wellington Mondays & Tuesdays, June 1- Aug. 25, 2020
Join local fitness partners for free weekly outdoor workouts on the St. Alphonsus Terrace. Enjoy the summer weather while getting a great workout and connecting with your neighbors. This event is presented by Lakeview Chamber of Commerce and Lakeview SSA 27 along with our fitness partners.
Lakeview Live: Concerts on the Curb
Lincoln & Marshfield | Wednesday evenings, July 1 – Aug. 26, 2020
Enjoy laid-back summer evenings with talented Chicago musicians, local food, craft beer, and family-friendly activities while mingling with friends and neighbors in the heart of Lakeview. Free and open to the public. Produced by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.
Southport Art Festival
Southport from Waveland to Grace | July 11 & 12, 2020
Hosted by Southport Neighbors Association, produced by StarEvents in partnership with Amdur Productions.
Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest
Southport from Roscoe to Addison | Sept. 19 & 20, 2020
The glorious taco gets the spotlight it has long deserved at this Southport Corridor food and music festival kicking off the first official weekend of autumn. Hosted by Friends of Lakeview, produced by Special Events Management in partnership with the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.
Lincoln & Southport | Sept. 2020
Celebrate German heritage, Chicago style. Enjoy handmade bratwursts, plenty of cold beer and music from authentic German bands and fest favorites alike. Hosted by St. Alphonsus Church, produced by Special Events Management.
Lincoln Avenue Beer Stroll
Lincoln from Diversey to Addison | Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
Taste Chicago’s craft beer scene as businesses along Lincoln Avenue transform into tasting destinations! This ticketed event features beer samples from local breweries paired with complimentary bites at popular shops along Lincoln Avenue. Produced by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.
Trick or Treat on Southport
Southport from Belmont to Irving Park | Monday, Oct. 26, 2020
The neighborhood’s favorite fall tradition features family-friendly activities, local food vendors, craft beer, music, and trick-or-treating at local businesses. Free and open to the public. Produced by Friends of Lakeview in partnership with the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.
Southport Holiday Stroll & Cocktail Crawl
Southport from Belmont to Irving Park | Friday, Dec. 4, 2020
Local businesses break out the holly and stay open late for this annual tradition. The Southport Holiday Stroll is free to attend and features festive entertainment, holiday specials, photos with Santa and more! The ticketed Cocktail Crawl portion of the event will include over 15 different holiday-themed cocktails to taste at participating businesses along the Holiday Stroll. Produced by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.