BENFEST IN NORTH CENTER CHICAGO, JULY 9-10

Get ready to have fun at the 25th annual North Center neighborhood outdoor festival BenFest on the campus of St. Benedict Parish and Preparatory Schools.  Festivities will be held Friday, July 9th and Saturday, July 10th 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-8pm including the Jesse White Tumblers at 6pm and bands following.   Saturday, July 10th Main Stage events will begin at 3pm with the last act beginning at 9:15pm.

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 entertainment provided at 6:45pm and 8:15pm on Friday, July 9th and a 7pm performance of School of Rock on Saturday, July 10th.

Plenty of food and drinks will be provided for all ages.   Celebrate this 25 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

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