Andersonville Midsommarfest

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In a Nutshell

Sip cold beer and dance to DJ Dan Luna and '80s cover band Sixteen Candles at the beloved festival's opening-night celebration

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 6, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Not valid Saturday or Sunday. Must enter at Balmoral gate. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

$19 for a festival package for two ($34 value)

  • Admission on Friday, June 6
  • Two beer tickets per person

This year’s Midsommarfest takes over Clark Street starting at 5 p.m. with a set from DJ Dan Luna. At 7 p.m., local festival fixture Sixteen Candles takes the stage with covers of ’80s acts such as Prince and Duran Duran. Meanwhile, local restaurants will be on hand selling their cuisine. A portion of the festival’s proceeds benefits the Swedish American Museum’s Water Tower Fund in the hopes of returning the iconic gold-and-blue tower—recently removed after a harsh winter—to its former perch above the neighborhood.

Andersonville Midsommarfest

A glass of cold beer in one hand, a plate of food balanced in the other. The only reason to disrupt such a perfect combination might be to dance to the live band performing just a few feet away. That's the basic Midsommarfest formula, and every summer, nearly 50,000 people flock to Andersonville for this celebration of all things local. Going strong for the past half century, the fest takes over Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa with booths for food and crafts as well as five different stages. These showcase eclectic entertainments that truly reflect the neighborhood's charm: not just cover bands (though there are those, too), but a pet parade, Swedish music, dance troupes, and sets from blues, roots, and funk bands. All the fun also helps the neighborhood, and not just because stoplights are powered by laughter; proceeds go to benefit community causes.

Customer Reviews

In efficient way to check-in with the groupon but a fun time
Samantha G. · June 8, 2014
Midsommarfest is the best fest in the city! Great deal! I was very happy with my purchase!
Simon J. · June 7, 2014
Best festival of the summer!
Vera J. · June 7, 2014

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