Festivals and Special Events

Share this Page


All year round, Lincoln Park’s streets and parks play host to a variety of festivals and special events. ZooLights brightens the dark night skies along the lakefront every holiday season; Savor Lincoln Park warms up your belly each winter; and Choose Chicago’s annual Restaurant Week caters to everyone’s palate with prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at a dozen or so participating restaurants in Lincoln Park. During the summer, take your pick from garden walks, wine strolls, restaurant crawls and music festivals.

No matter when you stop by, Lincoln Park has something for everyone.

COMMUNITY FESTIVALS & HAPPENINGS

Lincoln Park Wine Fest
May 18 – 20, Jonquil Park

Lincoln Park Greek Fest
June 1 – 3, Sheffield (between Diversey & Schubert)

Spring Zing
June 2, Lincoln Central Park (corner of Lincoln & Dickens)

Old Town Art Fair
June 9 – 10, Lincoln Avenue & Wisconsin Street

Wells Street Art Festival
June 9 – 10, Wells Street & North Avenue

Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Festival
July 21 – 22, Sheffield & Webster Avenues

Chicago Craft Beer Festival
July 21 – 22, Sheffield & Webster Avenues

Taste of Lincoln Avenue
July 28 -– 29, Lincoln & Fullerton Avenues

Chicago Hot Dog Fest
August 10 – 12, Stockton & LaSalle Drive

Chicago Air & Water Show
August 18 – 19, North Avenue Beach

Chicago Marathon
October 7, Clark Street, Sedgwick Street & Stockton Avenue

howler at bauler
October 27, Bauler Park

Spooky Zoo Spectacular
TBD, Lincoln Park Zoo

35th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
November 1 – 9, Facets Cinema

ZooLights
December, Lincoln Park Zoo

NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS

LINCOLN PARK UNCORKED: AN ARMITAGE – HALSTED WINE STROLL
May 10

Enjoy red and white wine samples from local wine shop, Vin Chicago, while strolling through one of Chicago’s most famous shopping districts in the heart of Lincoln Park.

#LPUncorked

CRAVINGS ON CLARK
June 13

Sample the bites that make Clark Street in Lincoln Park a true foodie destination and celebrate the start of summer in this great Chicago neighborhood. We’ll have a wide-range of culinary styles and tastes represented at our fifth annual restaurant crawl.

#CravingsonClark

ART ON CLARK OPENING NIGHT PARTY
July 17

Celebrate summer and the return of Lincoln Park’s annual public art program, Art on Clark, with a special opening night party. Join us for a night of art, celebration and fun in Lincoln Park.

#ArtonClark

LINCOLN PARK UNCORKED: A LINCOLN AVENUE WINE STROLL
September 27

What’s better than getting together with friends for a walk through a quaint Chicago neighborhood? Well, stops for tasty food and wine samples at top-notch local businesses, of course!

#LPUncorked

SPOOKTACULAR
October 28

Each year Clark Street in Lincoln Park turns into a ghoulish celebration of Halloween during Spooktacular. This year, the 10th annual Spooktacular is back along Clark Street between Diversey and Armitage. Don’t miss Spooktacular for:

  • A costume contest for the kids
  • Trick-or-treating
  • And more fun for the whole family

#Spooktacular

BEST OF LINCOLN PARK AWARDS
November 5

Honor Lincoln Park’s best and most unique establishments at this annual awards celebration. From restaurants and bars to fashion shops and salons, guests will toast Lincoln Park businesses while enjoying neighborhood bites, sipping on signature drinks and creating new memories with friends and neighbors.

#BestofLP

LINCOLN PARK HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
December 2018

Celebrate the holiday season in Lincoln Park! Experience all of the winter delights that Lincoln Park has to offer this holiday season.

#LPWinter

SAVOR LINCOLN PARK
Winter 2019

Join us for one of Chicago’s favorite indoor food festivals. Sample cuisine from some of Lincoln Park’s finest restaurants, and celebrate with friends and neighbors over beer, wine and cocktails. Savor Lincoln Park is a food-lover’s dream! Enjoy exciting silent auction items from Chicago’s best destinations as well.

#SavorLP

Keep an eye on lincolnparkchamber.com, and our social media channels for more information on these and other great Lincoln Park events! Want to be the first to know about our events? Sign up for our eNewsletter at lincolnparkchamber.com.