Sunday July 20 • Noon to 5 pm • Rain or Shine
Celebrate the best of summer at Buena Park’s second annual neighborhood festival. Explore this vibrant Northside neighborhood and see why things in Chicago really are cooler by the lake. Plus, there is something for everyone!
TOURS: Architectural Tours of Historic Hutchinson Street, the American Islamic College and St Mary of the Lake
CARS: World of Wheels Featuring Vintage Cars, Motorcycles and Bikes, Barbeque, tacos and a DJ
FOOD: Four Fabulous Food Trucks!
MUSIC: Performances Throughout the Day at Buena Circle
FAMILY AND KIDS: Interactive Activities, Bouncy House, Face Painting and Special Guests by the Smart Love School on Buena
ART: Classes, Theater Performances and Art Expo
PETS: Dog Activities at Challenger Bark Dog Park at Buena Circle
GARDENS: Tours, Food and Demonstrations at Ginkgo Gardens
BIKING: Pre-festival Guided Bike Tour starts at Peace Garden at 11
And Much Much More!
Entrances at: Buena and Clarendon • World of Wheels on Broadway at Cuyler • Buena Circle • American Islamic College • Art Expo, 4101 N Broadway
Suggested Donation $5, Kids under 12 free
Know Before You Go
Where To Find Us: Buena Park is just off the lake, between Irving Park and Montrose.
Transport: Red Line Sheridan stop. Bus #36, 146 or 151 Buena stop
Parking: Discounted prepaid parking is available for this event. For $4 off, use promo code BVH14N at parkjockey.com. FREE parking on the day at the Thorek Hospital lot on the south side of Irving Park at Fremont, just west of the BP station.
Free Trolley Service: Buena Park is a lovely, walkable neighborhood, but for your convenience, a trolley will make a continuous 30-minute loop through the main attractions
Timing: The festival is open noon to 5 pm, rain or shine, with lots to do at your leisure. However, to help you better plan your afternoon, here is a list of scheduled activities:
- Chicago Architecture Foundation sidewalk tours of the George Maher houses on Hutchinson: 4 tours only—12:30 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm, 2 pm.
Limit 15 persons per tour. Same-day sign up at Smart Love House
- Bike tour: 11 am to noon. Meet at lakefront Peace Garden. View Bicycle Tour Flier (370kb PDF).
- Dog Activities: Noon to 1:30 pm at Challenger Bark/Buena Circle
- American Islamic College Tour and Ebru painting class: Starts 1:30 pm
- Tours of St. Mary of the Lake church at 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15.
Downloadable map: 1.2MB PDF (or see below)
Many thanks to our sponsors Thorek Hospital, SSA#34, reside living, The Bar on Buena, North Buena Deli and Wine, European and US Autos, and many more to come!