ROGERS PARK — Now in its 14th year, the Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest is back again this year in full force.
Spreading over 100 vendors across three days, Aug. 14-16, the festival kicks off Friday from 6-10 p.m. with a "cobblestone jam" featuring acts Antony and the Tramps, Brooke and the Nice Things and The Blue Shag at the fair's North Stage.
From who's slinging your favorite boozy refreshments, to what time entertainers go on, to which booth is selling cat-themed art — we've put together the essential guide to keep you in the know this weekend.
When: Friday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday/Sunday (Aug. 15-16) 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: In the Glenwood Avenue Arts District — along North Glenwood Avenue between Farwell Street and Lunt Avenue, and at the intersection of Glenwood and Morse in Rogers Park.
Who: Artists from across the neighborhood, city and world will be showcasing their talents from woodworking, textiles, painting, paper, jewelry and much more.
See below for a map of the festival, including each vendor site.
A map with each vendor, stage location and more for the Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest. [Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest]
- 5411 Empanadas Food Truck
- Badou Senegalese
- Bakers Square
- Fung's Mandarin
- The Growling Rabbit
- Heartland Café
- JB Alberto's-Italian Beef
- JB Alberto's-Pizza
- Los Portales
- Mayne Stage
- MeDee Café
- Rogers Park Social
- The Amazing Kale Burger
- The Glenwood
Entertainment: View the full schedule and lineup here. Still want to party after the festival goes to sleep? Saturday night Red Line Tap keeps the entertainment going just up the street at 7006 N. Glenwood Ave. every night with extra shows starting at 9 p.m..
- Friday: Furious Frank with The hot seats
- Saturday: The Mudflapps with The Blue Ribbon Glee Club
- Sunday: The Outlaw Family Band with The Wandering Dirt
Things To Do Nearby: The arts fest isn't the only thing happening in the 'hood this weekend.
On Friday, Urban Gateways cultural dance group will be performing from 6:60-7:30 at Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave., and from 6-8:30 p.m. DJ Monty will be on site to bring life to the Rogers Park beach area.
Then on Sunday, one block east of the festival will sit the weekly Glenwood Sunday Market from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. complimenting the local art and music scene with fresh veggies, homemade pastries and more. You can find the market on the east side of Glenwood and the train tracks.
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