SUMMER ON SOUTHPORT FESTIVAL IN CHICAGO’S LAKEVIEW NEIGHBORHOOD THIS WEEKEND.

Enjoy the heart of the summer months at the Summer on Southport outdoor neighborhood festival this Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 11am to 10pm and on Sunday, August 1, from 11am to 9pm.   You can see The Children’s Festival, a Gospel Brunch with a free buffet and entertainment by the Deliverance Singers at 11am on Sunday, and a 9am Kids Bike Parade on Sunday for children 14 and under.

The Summer on Southport festival is located at 3700 N. Southport at Waveland Avenue.   A $5.00 donation is requested as admission which benefits the Southport Neighbors Association.   Food, drink, and live entertainment are staples of this neighborhood festival.   There are two stages – the north stage at Byron and the south stage at Waveland.   The live entertainment includes notables such as the Trinity Irish Dancers at 12pm and local well-known kids’ show Ralph’s World at 2pm on Saturday at the north stage.   Sunday’s featured entertainment is Hairbangers Ball at 7pm on the north stage which is a great band that plays 80’s heavy metal rock.

Ann Marie Walker, ABR, Move with Maggie Team

CELEBRATE KIDS THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO’S LAKEVIEW NEIGHBORHOOD

Kids Day America is a free family event to benefit Neighborhood Parents Network of Chicago which will take place this Saturday, May 22, from 10am-1pm at 3100 N. Ashland Avenue, along with the Chicago Mayfest, which lasts the entire weekend.   Kids Day America is dedicated to children’s health, safety, and environmental awareness.

Items of interest include:

  • Health and scoliosis screenings
  • Car seat safety demonstrations by Chicago Police Department
  • Mayor Daley’s Safe Routes Ambassadors on Bike Safety
  • Prize drawings and giveaways
  • Balloons, food, and fun for all ages
  • Kids yoga, Kiddie Boot Camp, and Children’s Empowerment Awards Ceremony

This children’s awareness day is another great community-based event in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood that strengthens the community and its involvement.   Be sure to mark Sunday morning, May 23, for the Pet Parade at 11am.

Ann Marie Walker, ABR of the Move with Maggie Team