An outdoor showcase of traditional ethnic and multimedia works. The festival also features music, ethnic food and market vendors .
At its core, our festivals are fun-filled walk-around tasting events featuring creative bacon dishes from the best chefs in the country. On the festival floor, the hottest chefs from the finest local restaurants prepare and serve small plates starring bacon. The best mixologists and brewers quench thirst with refreshing bacon-based and bacon-inspired cocktails and brews. Luxury brands, artisan bacon-makers, and bacontrepreneurs display, sample, and sell a multitude of local craft bacons and bacon-related products.
When: May 26th, 2013
Time: 5:30 am the drive will be open to bicyclist's
The post-ride festival is from 8:00 a.m. to noon and offers something for everyone, including music, a pancake breakfast ($5.00 extra when you register), special activities for kids and families, bicycle celebrations, sponsor booths and much more.
Important! The Bank of America Bike the Drive takes place rain or shine. Refunds are not available. Your investment in this event goes directly toward making Chicagoland a better place for bicyclists
From the intricately designed lush themed-gardens of the midway, to hands-on demonstrations and in-the-soil workshops, to realistic garden displays that can translate into your own yard or balcony and educate you about sustainable and achievable results, you will find Chicago's first blush with spring to be invigorating.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
This exciting culinary event puts grilling center stage with local restaurant and BHG recipe tastings, grilling demonstrations, ticketed hands-on grilling classes, a live Grilling Showdown, a “Chill Zone” lounge area, live music, cookbook signings, kids activities and more.
There is no cost to enter the festival and many “happenings” throughout the weekend are free.
• All food and beverage will require the purchase of a Tasting Card
• Hands-On Grilling Classes cost $30.00
• Chill and Grill Expert Seminars are free but require sign up.
Sign-up sheets will be available outside the class location at the festival.
A celebration of South-of-the-border culture that's enjoyed worldwide, Cinco de Mayo (or "5th of May") commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Music booking is handled by Empty Bottle Presents and Subterranean/House Call Entertainment.
Note: The sidewalk sale takes place between Ashland Avenue and Leavitt Street; the fest extends from Leavitt Street to Damen Avenue.
The 5K Run, which starts and finishes at legendary Wrigley Field, will help kick off the 2008 Baseball Season while benefiting a good cause. Race to Wrigley which will benefit Chicago Cubs Charities.
The event will offer family-friendly activities such as Irish-themed arts and crafts for kids, children’s films, and a live production by the Beverly Arts Centers’ own children’s theater group.
In addition, this event will feature food, drink, numerous Irish vendors, and live entertainment from bagpipers, Irish dancers, and a host of Irish musicians including The Larkin & Moran Brothers, Character Fleadh, renowned harpist, Barbara Fackler and The Cloonan Family.
Be Seen ... Be Green is the theme of 8th annual St. Paddy's Day 5K along Chicago's scenic lakefront. Held two days before official St. Patrick's Day (March 17), this popular annual event also celebrates the beginning of spring. In addition, a "Leprechaun Leap" -- a fun-filled kids' dash -- will be held for the young ones.
The facility is named after long time Rosemont mayor, Donald E. Stephens.