Get ready to have fun at the 26th annual North Center neighborhood outdoor festival BenFest on the campus of St. Benedict Parish and Preparatory Schools. Festivities will be held Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th in the St. Benedict campus courtyard located at 2215 W. Irving Park Road.There are activities for all ages and interests. The Main Stage will host performances with start times from 5pm-10:30pm. Saturday, July 10th Main Stage events will begin at 4pm with the last act beginning at 9:00pm.
The Kids Block is located on Byron between Leavitt and Bell and will include kid friendly entertainment both days beginning at 4pm. Activities in the Kids area include a petting zoo, a waterslide, a bounce house, sports arena, arts and crafts, face painting, a tot area, glamour photo shots, and much more.
There will be a Tween area with a 3-on-3 basketball tournament starting at 4:00pm on Friday, July 15th and a 7pm movie night on Saturday, July 16th.
Plenty of food and drinks will be provided for all ages. Celebrate this 26 year neighborhood tradition Chicago style with food, family, and outdoor fun! BenFest benefits the parish and three Preparatory Schools of St. Benedict which include a pre-school, elementary school, and high school.
Ann Marie Walker, ABR, Move with Maggie Team