What’s going on in your neighborhood?
May marks the first of six festival-filled months in Chicago. With neighborhood celebrations, cultural events and performances all over the city, some are bound to be just around the corner. To help you make plans, Chicago Loopster has mapped out some of the top events happening in May. For additional events and to see what’s in store June through October, check Metromix and Time Out Chicago.
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Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival – Now in its 27th year, this street party features national, regional and local bands, food, beer, fashion, and arts and crafts – all located at the epicenter of Lakeview.
Celtic Fest – Celtic musicians, bagpipes and fun contests.
Cinco de Mayo Festival – A three day festival celebrating Mexican culture and the holiday. There will be live music, food, arts and crafts, and activities for all ages.
Green City Market – Outdoor farmers market.
Mayfest – This three-day event kicks off Chicago’s festival season with music, dancing, food and the seventh annual Chicago Pet Parade and Dog Expo.
Randolph Street Market Festival – A festival where you can shop for antiques, vintage collectibles and designer apparel from more than 200 dealers as well as enjoy some food and beer.
Turkish Festival – From eating baklava to watching whirling dervishes spin in circles, this festival focusing on Turkish culture will be both educational and entertaining.
Wine Riot – A national event that offers 250 wines from around the globe for you to sample along with wine seminars, fun activities and a DJ.