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  • St. Benedict Catholic Church 2215 West Irving Park Road Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)

BenFest is a summer festival held on the grounds of St Benedict Parish and Preparatory School - there is something for everyone - so come join the fun! Bands, adult beverages, local dance performances, strolling entertainers and TONS of activities for kids of all ages.

Recreate memories of summers past and start new ones right here in our very own neighborhood. Swing by after the beach, your kids baseball game or after the Cubs game to chill out and relax while taking in the best the north side has to offer.

BenFest is conveniently located at 2215 W Irving Park Rd, bordered by Leavitt St. to the east, Bell St. to the west and Byron St. to the south.

Admission to BenFest

$5 donation; Kids 5 and under are free

Weekend Entry Wristband– purchase an entry wristband for all 3 days for $15!  The entry wristband gets you entry into the festival for all 3 days.  Purchase your weekend entry wristband here.

Kids’ Activities Wristband: $20 (daily) or $35 (weekend). Purchase your 3 day kids’ activities wristband here.

Kids’ Activities Wristband includes: Inflatables - Water slide, Basketball Challenge, Blackhawks Hockey Hot Shot, Super Giant Tic Tac Toe and Connect 4, Skee Ball Alley, Football Challenge, Grand Slam Baseball and Baseball Bat Ring Toss. ***subject to change


Main Stage

3:30 PM : John Slivka

4:15 PM : The Hip Squares (Chris Kelle & Andrew Goodwin)

5:15 PM : Alicia Lees

Kid’s Stage

3:30 PM : Old Town School of Folk Music presents: Little Miss Ann

4:00 PM : TBA

7:30 PM : BenFest Buddies Saturday Night with Youth Ministry! - Kids ages 4-10 can spend Saturday Night with St. Ben’s Youth Ministry! St. Ben’s Youth Ministry will sponsor a supervised kids area from 7:30-10:00 PM on Saturday night in the gym! Drop your kids off and head out to Leavitt to listen to the Saturday night headliner band! Cost is $15/child and a limited number of tickets will be sold. Get them fast before they sell out! Purchase BenBuddies tickets here.

8:00 p.m. - Kids Area Closes - BenFest Buddies in Gym (advanced purchase required)

Earlier Event: July 14
Irish American Heritage Festival
Later Event: July 19
Artfest Michigan Avenue