Andersonville Midsommarfest Returns for Three Jam-Packed Days

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Returning for its 52nd year, Andersonville Midsommarfest is one of the best (if not the best) street festivals on the more northern part of the city. On June 9 – 11, enjoy one of Chicago’s most diverse festivals stemming from Swedish culture as it takes over Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa.

So what are you in for? There’s live music on five different stages including local band, DJ, and dance troupe performances, delicious international food from local and regional vendors, and kids activities such as face painting and a pet costume parade. Not to mention, nearby restaurants will be offering unbeatable specials and the Swedish American Museum will be offering free admission for the entire weekend. That’s plenty of fun for only a $10 donation (kids 12 and under and seniors are free), which helps the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce continue to bring awesome events to the neighborhood.

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Speaking of other Andersonville events, there’s plenty more happening throughout the season, such as the Andersonville Farmers Market running now through August 30, the Andersonville Sidewalk Sale on July 28 – 30, and the Taste of Andersonville Dinner Crawl on August 9.

Check out the live performance lineup below:



Friday, June 9: 5pm – 10pm


North Stage

5pm – DJ Dan Luna


6pm – To the 9s

8pm – 16 Candles


Saturday, June 10: 11am – 10pm

North Stage


11am – Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

12pm – Son Monarcas


2pm – Little Queens

3:30pm – Chicago Spirit Brigade

4pm – The Right Now

6pm – Ear Candy

8pm – Wedding Banned

Center Stage

11:30am – TBA

12:30pm – Layla Frankel

1:30pm – Chicago Spirit Brigade

2pm – Al Rose

4pm – The Yacht Rockets

6pm – Shout Out

8pm – Catfight

Summerdale Stage

11am – Ph Comedy Theater

12pm – George’s Ice Cream and Sweets Ice Cream Eating Contest

12:30pm – Jameson Loves Danger Pet Parade & Costume Contest

2pm – Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop

3pm – About Face

4pm – Wes John Cichosz

6pm – Willy Dynomite

8pm – Fabitat

Balmoral Pride Stage

1pm – Jazz Brunch

3pm – Best of Maryoke: Hosted by Kevin Florian

4:30pm – Drag Show w/ DJ Laura B

6:30pm – Retro w/ DJ Laura B

8:30pm – The Hits w/ DJ Laura B

Swedish Stage

11am – Opening Ceremonies

11:30am – May Pole

12pm – Swedish Jambouree

2pm – Hugh Too

4pm – Waco Brothers

6pm – Fiona Grey

8pm – ABBA Salute

Sunday, June 11: 11am – 10pm

North Stage

9:30am – Free Community Yoga Class w/ Yoga Tree Studio

11am – Lakeside Pride Stryhorns Jazz Combo

12pm – Gussied

2pm – Brooke and the Nice Things

3:30pm – Chicago Spirit Brigade

4pm – Libido Funk Circus

6pm – The Hair Band Night

8pm – 16 Candles

Center Stage

11am – The Deliverance Singers – Gospel Brunch

1pm – Chicago Spirit Brigade

1:30pm – The Shades

2:30pm – She’s Crafty

4pm – Stache

6pm – Maggie Speaks

8pm – 7th Heaven

Summerdale Stage

9am – Free Community Yoga Class w/ Yoga Tree Studio

11am – Ph Comedy Theater

12pm – Andersonville Suzuki Academy

1pm – Human-Tim + Robot-Tim

2pm – Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop

3pm – Boisenoise

4pm – Laura Doherty and the Heartbeats

6pm – The Hat Guys

8pm – Chicago Jazz Orchestra

Balmoral Pride Stage

11am – Pride Rally

1pm – Acoustic Brunch

3pm – Drag Show w/ DJ Laura B

5pm – Tea Dance w/ DJ Moose

7:30pm – The Hits w/ DJ Jorge

Swedish Stage

12pm – Livewire

2pm – Hodie Snitch

4pm – The New Invaders

6pm – Lynne Jordan and the Shivers

8pm – The Gold Coast All Stars

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