One of Chicago’s annual summer outdoor festivals will be taking place this weekend end in North Center.   Ribfest Chicago welcomes visitors of all ages to experience its namesake ribs and other delicious food items from local restaurants, live music, kids’ activities, vendors, and much more.

Ribfest Chicago is located on Lincoln Avenue just north of the three corner intersection of Lincoln Avenue, Irving Park Road, and Damen Avenue.   The dates/times for Ribfest Chicago are:

Friday, June 11th from 5pm-10pm
Saturday, June 12th from 12pm-10pm
Sunday, June 13th from 12pm-10pm

New this year will be Rib-Mania!   This is the Midwest’s first professional rib-eating contest.   The contest is Friday at 6pm and will be featuring the “Cross Town Chow Down” pitting the north side against the south side. Head to the North Stage to view this eating extravaganza.

Kids Square is in the public square adjacent to the CVS parking lot in the cul-de-sac on Belle Plaine between Lincoln and Damen.   There will be  inflatables, games, and live entertainment tailored to your children.   Families with strollers and small children are encouraged to enter through the CVS parking lot.

The suggested $5.00 donation to enter funds community activities, area greening efforts and local outreach programs such as the innovative School Grant Program.

There are two stages, the North Stage at 4126 N. Lincoln and the South Stage at 4000 N. Lincoln.   Twenty bands are now slated to play including The Whigs on Sunday and Bottle Rockets on Saturday.

Start your summer weekend at Ribfest Chicago and enjoy good food, music, and family fun!

Ann Marie Walker, ABR, Move with Maggie Team

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