West Fest Chicago is an annual street festival in Chicago’s West Town Community on Chicago Avenue between Damen Avenue and Wood Street (1800W – 2000W Chicago Ave. Chicago IL 60622) presented by the West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce.
What makes West Fest Chicago so unique? Since 2004 West Fest Chicago stands out from the rest because it is locally planned and managed by the West Town Chamber of Commerce, thus the emphasis is on local offerings and local talent. West Fest Chicago features neighborhood retailers and restaurants, fine artists, crafters, and more. The event reflects the eclectic and hip West Town community, and is also known for cutting edge live music and Chicago House DJs.
The West Fest Chicago live music stage is booked by Empty Bottle Presents and features current and diverse original live music. The West Fest Chicago DJ Stage showcases high profile local, national, and International DJs with an emphasis on Chicago House with Mark Farina, Jesse De La Pena and Derrick Carter regularly featured.
“There is something for everyone at West Fest Chicago. The family and dog friendly atmosphere and activities are a great fit for the West Town neighborhood.”
West Fest Chicago features two specialty fests within the fest: Kid Fest and Pet Fest.
Pet Fest is 12-6pm Saturday and Sunday sponsored by Canine Crews. Pet Fest features a charity dog wash, dog obstacle course, paw painting, pet retail booths, dog caricature artist (3-5pm Saturday), paddling pools and plenty of water; plus various pet related demonstrations throughout the day, pet services booths, local veterinarians and canine therapists. All proceeds benefit Alive Rescue and One Tail at a Time, and goodie bags for those humans whom donate or purchase.
Kid Fest is 12-7pm on Saturday and Sunday and is organized by and benefits Talcott Fine Arts & Museum Academy. Kid Fest takes place on an adjacent street (Wolcott Street) within the fest site and offers quality children and family activities including train rides, bounce houses, an inflatable super slide, pony rides, carnival games, kid friendly vendors, and a kid’s stage with live family friendly music.
There is a $5 donation requested to attend West Fest Chicago. Proceeds benefit local non-profits including the West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce, Roberto Clemente Community Academy, and Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy. The West Town Chamber of Commerce, a 501 C6 non-profit serving the community, produces the event and is the primary benefactor. 100% of Pet Fest activity proceeds benefit local animal shelters, and 100% of Kid Fest activity proceeds benefit Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy.
Optional Donation & Security at Entrance Gates
The $5 suggested donation is optional. During the event hours, all persons entering the festival site must enter through our entrance gate areas and our gate staff and local volunteers will suggest the donation, however it is not required to enter.
2019 Live Music Line Up
Empty Bottle Presents / Main Stage
8:45 PM John Maus
7:00 PM Boy Harsher
5:30 PM Fee Lion
8:30 PM Los Campesinos!
7:00 PM Oozing Wound
5:30 PM Nnamdi Ogbannaya
4:00 PM Pixel Grip
2:45 PM SoloSam
1:30 PM Girl K
8:30 PM Ex Hex
7:00 PM Foxwarren
5:30 PM Combo Chimbita
4:00 PM Dos Santos
2:45 PM Absolutely Not
1:30 PM School of Rock Chicago West
West Fest Chicago House DJ Stage
5 – 6pm Andrew Emil
6- 7pm Dj Heather
7 – 8pm Iz
8 – 9:30pm Diz
12pm-1:30pm Dj Striz
1:30-2:30pm Dj Hiroki
2:30 -3:30pm Phantom 45
3:30-4:30pm T Mixwell
4:30-5:30pm Dj Jes
5:30-6:30pm Jevon Jackson
6:30 – 7:30 Dj Lady D
7:30-9:30pm Mark Farina
1 – 2pm Justin Reed
2 – 3pm Dj Intel
3 – 4pm Karl & Mark Almaria “Flying Almaria Bros”
4 – 5pm Miguel Martin “EchoDroides – Dj Set”
5 – 6pm The Sound Republic
6 – 7pm John Simmons
7 – 8pm Alinka
8 – 9:30pm Derrick Carter
Date: Friday, July 5th 5-10pm – Saturday & Sunday, July 6th & 7th 12-10pm
For more information visit: westfestchicago.com