When: July 8-10, 2016 Fri. 5-9:30pm, Sat. and Sun. July 9th & 10th 12-9:30pm
Where: West Town, Chicago Ave. between Damen and Paulina
FREE Admission; $5 suggested donation. 100% of the proceeds raised by Kid Fest benefit Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy. Talcott also receives 10% of the event proceeds.
West Fest provides the stage to show why West Town is one of the hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods in the city. West Town’s streets are lined with independent, locally-owned businesses, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and services. Many will be participating in West Fest.
A great way to explore West Town any time of the year is with the ‘Discover West Town’ mobile app, which includes a complete business directory as well as a ‘hot deals’ feature. To view the app online, visit m.westtownchicago.com or download for free from your smart phone app store.
Live Music Line up here.
Live Art Making On Site
West Fest is featuring a group of local artists to create art work live on site during West Fest. The live art making activity is inspiring to watch and all work will be for sale.
Kid Fest (Wolcott at Chicago) is the ultimate fest-within-a-fest, which runs on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7 pm (at no additional admittance fee). Kid Fest is organized by West Fest local school benefactor Talcott Museum and Fine Arts Academy. Kid Fest will feature many popular activities including train rides, bouncy houses, bean bag toss, ring toss, balloon darts, football toss, bottle toss, photo booth and more. The Kid Fest stage is booked by the Beat Kitchen and features great family friendly programming. Check back Spring 2015 for the full Kid Fest Stage line up.
12-6pm both days. Pet Fest is an area within West Fest dedicated to dog activities for charity and pet related retail vendors. Well behaved dogs, which are allowed on leashes at West Fest, are invited to ‘woof’ it up here! This annual event raises funds for local animal rescues by hosting various dog activities as well as a charity dog wash. Bring your dog and let him express himself with paw painting, bandana tie-dye, and some basic training from local dog trainers, and more. 2014 Pet Fest proceeds benefited: Alive Rescue, One Tail Time, Be Fido’s Friend and AARs. Canine Crews organizes and sponsors the Pet Fest area with local Green Dog Inc. and Doggy Style Pet Shop. Check back soon for more Pet Fest activity details.