Acclaimed by the Chicago Reader for its eclectic lineup of world music, curated by Sound Culture Center for Global Arts, Celebrate Clark Street Festival has grown from a community celebration into one of Chicago's most renowned street festivals, attracting over 30,000 people annually. The festival presents world music and dance acts from around the globe, as well as cutting edge local bands on two stages.

This  festival is one of the last independent street festivals in Chicago that is locally managed and organized by a community  organization - Rogers Park Business Alliance. The festival reflects the unique diversity in Rogers Park by presenting music from all four corners of the world encouraging audiences to dance and experience local, national and touring bands. The festival provides two live music stages, food from local restaurants, beer, wine and micheladas from local bars, interactive entertainment throughout the festival area, an Art Lot, kids' activities and especially a meeting space for the community.

Celebrate Clark Street will be located on Clark Street between Morse Ave. and Estes Ave. in Rogers Park and a $5 per person ($10 per family) donation is requested. Proceeds help fund programs such as the beautification of commercial corridors and the Glenwood Sunday Market in Rogers Park.


Highlights include:

  • Two stages of live World Music curated by Sound Culture Center for Global Arts

  • Delicious food from Senegal, Greece, many regions of Latin America and other mouth watering food from around the globe

  • Click here for a list of festival activities 

  • A diverse art, craft market

  • Art Lot with live painting, installations and activities

  • Celebrate Clark Street Festival promises something for everyone!

Celebrate Clark Street Festival picked by ChicagoTraveler.com for Editor's Choice Award!