When: June 2-5, 2016, Thursday 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Friday 5:00 pm – 11:00pm, Saturday 12:00 pm – 11:00pm, Sunday 12:00 pm -10:00pm
Where: Lincoln Square, Lincoln and Leland Avenue (4700 N. Lincoln Avenue)
Cost: $10 donation (Chicago residents aren’t required to pay entrance fees to street festivals. More info here).
6:00 pm Flat top
7:00 pm Pin Drop Theater
6:00 pm Phoenix
8:00 pm Opening Ceremony Traditional Keg Tapping and May Queen Crowning
6:00 pm Polkaholics
1:00 pm Phenix
6:00 pm Paloma
1:00 pm Dr. Zylo and the Brainiacs
4:00 pm Blue Sky Band
7:00 pm Pin Drop Theatre
1:00 pm Euroexpress
5:00 pm Paloma
1:00 pm German – American Ethnic Program
4:00 pm Dr. Zylo and the Brainiacs
7:00 pm Major’s Junction
Maifest 2016 is brought to you by the May Fest Committee, President Joe Matuschka, Vice President Matt Lodge and with special thanks to the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce (www.lincolnsquare.org) and 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar (chicago47.org).
Mayfest Chicago, NFP is a 501(c)(3) to promote Chicago’s German heritage. Mayfest Chicago benefits a number of German organizations including the DANK HAUS, the American Aid Society, the Donauschwaben Youth Group, German American Policy , and others.
Mayfest (Maifest in German) is the traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring. Maifest is still celebrated throughout Germany with the maypole (maibaum) decorated to show off the history and crafts of the local village or town.
Mayfest, like Octoberfest, has now become a popular celebration throughout the world. Chicago’s German community welcomes all to their Mayfest in Lincoln Square; the heart of Chicago’s German Community.