Chicago Maifest Lincoln Square. The little sibling of Lincoln Square’s Oktoberfest, Maifest, includes food (beer and brats), entertainment, and cultural activities (Maypole Dance).
When: June 1-4, 2017, 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).
Thursday June 1, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
|7:00 pm||Weekend Crush|
Friday June 2, 5:00 pm – 11:00pm
|8:00 pm||Opening Ceremony
Traditional Keg Tapping
Saturday June 3, 12:00 pm – 11:00pm
|1:00 pm||Mike Zabin’s Funktastic|
|4:00 pm||Blue Monocle|
|7:00 pm||Blue Sky Band|
Sunday June 4, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
|1:00 pm||Euro Express|
|1:00 pm||German – American Ethnic Program|
|4:00 pm||Uncle Bob and the Bluzers|
|7:00 pm||Country Doctors|
Maifest 2017 is brought to you by the May Fest Committee, President Joe Matuschka, Vice President Matt Lodge. Special thanks go to 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.