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Andersonville Midsommarfest

  • On Clark between Foster and Catalpa 5200 N Clark Chicago, IL (map)

Produced by the ANDERSONVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Midsommarfest gathers enthusiastic Chicagoans along Clark Street between Foster and Catalpa for two days and three nights of music, dancing, kids’ entertainment, and delicious food. Handmade artists and merchants from around the region sell their wares to passersby, local shops and restaurants welcome the warm season with specials and sales, and dance troupes, DJs, and longtime favorite bands keep the party going.

Midsommarfest will transport you back to the old-world Swedish traditions. Dance around the Maypole, test flavorful international food, make your own floral crown, and don the ever-popular viking hat! Plus, KIDS + FAMILY ACTIVITIES will allow for children of all ages to enjoy a beautiful June weekend!

This year, the fest kicks off on Friday, June 7 from 5: 00 - 10:00 PM from Summerdale to Catalpa along Clark Street featuring two stages: North Stage (Catalpa & Clark) and Balmoral Pride Stage (West Balmoral). Guests can even check out our VIP SECTION at the North Stage for an elevated viewing experience. The fest continues on both Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 from 12:00 - 10:00 PM each day.

Visitors are encouraged to shop local during the days of the festival, with the Andersonville Chamber offering a free beer ticket* to anyone who presents a shopping receipt (purchase date from June 7-9, 2019) of $30 or more from a local/independent brick and mortar retail or service location in Andersonville.

*Offer is valid for one free beer ticket per person, and receipts can be presented for ticket redemption at the ACC booth located between Summerdale and Balmoral on Friday night (June 7), and at the intersection of Clark and Berwyn on Saturday and Sunday (June 8 & 9).

We ask a $10 donation at the gates that supports all of the innovative programming, events, and services that keep our community vibrant. A portion of the gate donations will also benefit non-profit organizations like Chappell Elementary School, Peirce Elementary School, Chicago Waldorf School, Friends of Andersonville and many more.


North Stage (Catalpa & Clark)

8:00 PM : Catfight
6:00 PM : The Congregation
4:00 PM : Brooke and the Nice Things
3:30 PM : Chicago Spirit Brigade
2:30 PM : Mister E Machine
2:00 PM : Second City Outlaws
1:00 PM : Gus Giordano Dance School
12:30 PM : Peirce Elementary School Dancers

Center Stage (Berwyn & Clark)

8:00 PM : The Boy Band Night
5:30 PM : The Hairband Night
3:30 PM : Hey Cowboy
3:00 PM : Second City Outlaws
1:30 PM : LOUDA y Los Bad Hombres
1:00 PM : Chicago Spirit Brigade
12:00 PM : Windy City Gay Chorus & Treble Quire

Summerdale Stage (Summerdale & Clark)

8:00 PM : Fabitat
6:00 PM : The Ready Freddies
4:00 PM : Honey and the 45's
3:00 PM : Drag Queen Storytime with Mikki Miraj
2:30 PM : Chicago Gay Men's Chorus
2:00 PM : Gus Giordano Dance School
1:00 PM : Distant Brothers
12:00 PM : JLD Pet Parade sponsored by Uptown Animal Hospital

Balmoral Pride Stage (Balmoral & Clark)

8:00 PM : Retro & Hits Mix with DJ Laura B
7:00 PM : Award Winning Actor Anthony Rapp
4:00 PM : Midsommarfest Drag Show
1:00 PM : Cabaret Brunch with Jason Fein

Swedish Stage (Foster & Clark)

8:00 PM : ABBA Salute
6:00 PM : The Blooze Brothers
4:00 PM : Love in October
2:00 PM : Hodie Snitch
1:00 PM : Swedish Jamboree
12:00 PM : Festival Kickoff with Maypole

Earlier Event: June 8
36th Annual Chicago Blues Festival
Later Event: June 9
Old Town Art Fair