No longer is the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival called the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival. After an issue with the landlord at this location, the festival is now called the Logan Square Arts Festival, as its name and location have been changed.
The festival begins at its new location on the first night in the square of Kedizie, Logan and Milwaukee close to the Illinois Centennial Monument. The festival lasts for the entire weekend and offers a number of things to do and see for festival-goers. In fact, there are more than 30 live bands who perform each year, as well as more than 50 different artists. Food and drink is provided by local vendors and there is definitely something for everyone at this festival.
The president of I Am Logan Square and the Logan Square Arts Festival Director, Geary Yonker, has stated that this change in venue and name are supposed to indicate that this is now an event that represents the entire neighborhood and show that some of the proceeds earned during the festival will go toward restoring the Centennial Monumen.
During the festival, people can enjoy music, art and food between the hours of 5PM and 10PM on Friday and from 12PM to 10PM on Saturday and Sunday. While there is no admission to get into this festival, it is asked that everyone makes a donation of $5 to help with the planned restoration projects.
Some of the vendors who participate in this even annually include Brewing Revolution, Dark Matter Coffee, The Whistler, THT: The Harding Tavern, Lula CafÈ, Wintrust Logan Square, Comcast, Chloe Wine Collection, Cruzan Rum, Parsonís Chicken & Fish, I Am Logan Square, Logan Square Preservation, DO 312, The Rocking Horse, Crown Liquors, The Owl, Elastic Arts, Beauty & Brawn, Paula Interiors, The Radler, Chiro One, Pinotís Palette, Twisted Scissors, Logan, Shop 1021, WBEZ 91.5, Vocalo 91.1, LoganSquarist and Chirp Radio.
There is no question that this is an even with a rich history that many people in the area love to attend. It features live music, local artists and plenty to eat and drink that makes it appealing to virtually any and every one. In fact, this event is not only a popular destination for locals, it also attracts festival goers from neighboring towns and states.
While Chicago has more than a few things to do each day, this festival is one that is looked forward to throughout the year. It offers individuals an opportunity to enjoy one another’s company, great live music and try out local food and drink vendors. Not to mention, a number of the local businesses set up booths where they offer coupons and other free products for those who go to the festival. This is a fun even for people of all ages and something you should definitely check out if you have never been!