June is just around the corner, but one of the most popular festivals in Chicago, Maifest, is sneaking in to celebrate the arrival of spring this weekend. Starting this Thursday and going thru Sunday, Chicago’s Germantown, located on Lincoln & Leland Avenue, will be bringing a great selection of live music, authentic German food, and of course great German beer to the windy city.
Every year, various German-American organizations come together to help run the popular four-day event, including the DANK HAUS, Rheinischer Verein Chicago, the American Aid Society, the Donauschwaben Youth Group, German American Policy, and others.
I try to make it out to the Chicago Maifest every year, as it is a great German experience, and it’s always great to see the German culture come to life in Chicago. Expect large crowds Friday and Saturday evening though, and if you want a seat in one of the tents, make sure you plan ahead and get your spot early. By 8:00pm you can expect it to be standing room only.
There’s a new set of bands every night, including The Polkaholics on Friday night from 6-11pm. For a complete schedule of events and times, head onover to the official Maifest Chicago website.
Sources: Maifest Chicago