Street festivals allow a neighborhood to foster a sense of community without having to draft yet another state constitution. Rub shoulders with the city with today's GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get a three-day VIP package to Oktoberfest Chicago (a $44.50 total value), which includes the following:
- A three-day pass (a $15 value)
- 22 food and drink tickets (a $22 value)
- A souvenir beer mug (a $7.50 value)
The festival will take place at Southport and Lincoln Avenues on Friday, September 23 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, September 25 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Oktoberfest Chicago immerses festivalgoers within the bustling cacophony of traditional Bavarian music, libations, and food at the St. Alphonsus food tents. Vendors exchange traditional German food, homemade bratwurst, and premium beer for tickets or convincing palm readings, and live dancers entertain throughout the evenings. Two stages host live bands throughout the weekend, including the resonant tubas of The Polkaholics and the contemporary grooves of RadioLive. KinderFest entertains families on Sunday afternoon, and past KinderFests have featured face painting and dance lessons. A souvenir beer mug and temporary fingerprint tattoos ensure attendees don't leave the festival empty handed, unlike last winter's Existentialist Fest.
Motor Row Craft Beer & Wine Festival
During the early years of the 20th century, the area just west of McCormick Place rumbled with the sounds of of the century's most iconic machinery: the automobile. The innumerable showrooms, dealerships, and mechanic's shops earned the area its nickname: Motor Row. In the 21st century, the auto industry works elsewhere, but a new one has moved in: craft brewing. On Labor Day Weekend, the Motor Row Craft Beer & Wine Festival celebrates the neighborhood's newest job creators with two days of brews, vinos, and partying. Guests of honor including Near South Side neighbors such as Motor Row Brewing and Around the Bend Beer Co. will dole out samples with other Chicago and regional beermakers; all told, the event features more than 50 individual beers and wines. Like any good Chicago street festival, the fest will also host plenty of food vendors, artists, and live entertainment.
1429 W Wellington Ave.
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