September Festival Round-Up

September 12, 2013 2:00 PM


By Lauren Wulf

As summer winds down in the city, there are still a number of festivals to check out this September. From art, food and music, there are plenty of fests to keep you entertained before fall.



Lakeview East Festival Of The Arts

Along Broadway Avenue from Belmont to Hawthorne
Chicago, IL

When: September 14-15
Saturday: 10am-6pm / Sunday: 10am-5pm

The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts is a fun, diverse arts festival. The fest will feature more than 175 artists showcasing paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. Live demonstrations and entertainment stages will also be playing throughout the weekend. Almost every type of art can be found at this amazing neighborhood festival. From photography, ceramics, fiberglass, sculpture and furniture there are also various price points available for every shopper.

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Riot Fest

Augusta to Division, Sacramento to Kedzie
Chicago, IL

When: September 13-15
Box Office Hours
Friday: 12pm-10:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am-10:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am-10:30pm

Riot Fest is coming to Chicago’s Humboldt Park with great music, food, entertainment and more. The 3-day festival will feature bands such as; The Replacements, Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Pixies, Violent Femmes, Rancid, Blondie, Joan Jett and many, many more! Tickets range from $59 for a single day pass or $124 for one-day VIP pass. Tickets are selling out quickly.



World Music Festival

Grant Park, Millennium Park
and additional Chicago locations
Chicago, IL

When: Now- September 22
Times & Locations Vary

This free admission festival will take place through September 22nd throughout the city of Chicago. The fest is presented by the City of Chicago and produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Fun Fact: This citywide festival has attracted over 600,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 600 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999.



Chicago Food Truck Social

Kendall College Parking Lot
900 North Branch Street
Chicago, IL

When: September 21
From 11:00am-10:00pm

Food trucks from across the city unite for one weekend of deliciousness! $5.00 admission gets you access to some of the best food trucks in the city, all in one place. Aside from food trucks, you’ll find, chef driven restaurant vendors, chef demonstrations and live music by Empty Bottle Presents. There will also be hands-on activities for both adults and kids. Check out some of the food featured:

2013 Food Trucks

• Fischman Liquors Wagyu Wagon
• 5411 Empanadas
• Tamale Spaceship
• Beavers Coffee & Donuts
• Beyond Borders
• Chicago Cupcake
• Greek Eats
• Husky Hog BBQ
• Jerk
• Starfruit
• Two Italians
• Windy City Patty Wagon
• Taquero Fusion
• Get Curried Away
• The Slide Shoppe
• Chicago Lunchbox

2013 Restaurants

• Publican Quality Meats
• Big Star
• Longman & Eagle
• Red Door
• Endgrain
• Dia De Los Tamales
• Table Donkey & Stick
• Saucy Porka
• Puffs of Doom

Lauren Wulf, CBS Chicago

Lauren Wulf writes about living in Chicago on a budget on her website, A Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago.

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