2018 Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Annual Events:
Lakeview East Annual Meeting
Tuesday, February 27th – Cubby Bear
At the Annual Lakeview East Annual Meeting, we celebrate the successes of the previous year and present planets . At the Annual Meeting we also present and vote the new Board of Directors. This event is a great opportunity to learn more about the Chamber, mingle with other businesses and get involved in upcoming chamber initiatives. Click here for pictures from the last Annual Meeting!
Lakeview Soup Walk
Sunday, March 4th – Various Lakeview Businesses
The Lakeview Soup Walk showcases soup from Lakeview restaurants, sampled inside local retailers. Attendees explore Lakeview retailers and sample FREE and HOT soup samples while they shop. Click here for pictures from the last Lakeview Soup Walk!
Summer Sanitation & Manager Certification Classes
Tuesday, April 24th, May 1st, May 8th, May 15th – The Brookdale
Every year the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce offers an opportunity for restaurants to send their employees to manager certification and summer sanitation classes. These are held at a local business for a discounted rate.
Belmont Sheffield Music Festival
Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27th– Along Sheffield, Belmont to School
One of the first of many Windy City outdoor festivals, this iconic street party in the Lakeview neighborhood takes place just steps from the Belmont El stop.
Music highlights of this Memorial Day weekend happening include main stage performances by several of the region’s favorite tribute bands. Then there are deejays, karaoke shows and the fun acts that entertain visitors on a second stage.
Beyond music, there’s plenty of food, beer, wine and the handiwork of city and regional artists. Click here for pictures from the last Festival!
Belmont Harbor Brunch Tasting (Private Event)
Sunday, June 10th– Belmont Harbor
Join the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce at Belmont Harbor for a special brunch tasting event featuring the local flavor of the community. This event is produced for the Belmont Harbor boating community as a kick-off for the summer to introduce the boating community with local restaurants.
Gay Pride Parade & VIP Reception
Sunday, June 24th – See Parade Route
Join us at the Annual Pride Parade on the North side of Chicago. The parade spans from Uptown, moving South through Lakeview and ending in Lincoln Park. The Chamber hosts an Annual VIP Viewing Party and has a float featuring local businesses. Click here for pictures from the last Parade!
Annual Lakeview East Wine & Sweets Stroll
Sunday, July 15th – Various Lakeview Businesses
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce partners with local businesses to host a community Wine & Sweets Stroll! Wine distributors will be sampling their wines inside retail businesses throughout Lakeview East. Sweets shops in the neighborhood will also be sampling sweets along the routes. Must be 21 or older. Click here for pictures from the last Wine & Sweets Stroll!
Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
Friday-Sunday, September 7-9th – Along Broadway, from Belmont to Hawthorne
The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts is Chicago’s premier fine art festival showcasing over 125 juried artists. In 2017, The festival was rated #1 Fine Arts Festival in Chicago, and #2 in the state of Illinois by AFSB. Each year the festival attracts over 45,000 attendees from all around Chicago, northwestern suburbs as well as patrons from all around the country. Every aspect of the festival, from artists to musicians to vendors and everything in between, is specifically selected by the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce in order to bring the best to the heart of Lakeview.
The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts features paintings, sculptures, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. These original pieces are for sale in a wide range of price ranges. In addition to the art, the Festival has become a center of activity for the weekend with live demonstrations, entertainment stages, family activities, local food and refreshments and an iconic garden oasis. The festival is located at the intersection of Belmont & Broadway. Click here for pictures from the last Arts Festival!
Annual Jack Daniels Chili Cookoff
Date TBD – Sidetrack the Video Bar
Sample chili from a variety of Lakeview East restaurants and vote for their favorite to win the competition. Enjoy drink samples from Jack Daniel’s, enter to win fun giveaways and sip on your favorite cocktails while tasting great chili. Click here for pictures from the last Cookoff!
Lakeview East Halloween Hoopla
Sunday, October 28th – Nettelhorst School, back play lot
Area families trick or treat at local businesses! Hosted by Nettelhorst School, this event features free family fun, candy and treats, Halloween bags, hayrides, arts and crafts, face painters, balloonists, games and photos! Click here for pictures from the last Hoopla!
22nd Annual Giver’s Gift
November 1st-December 21st – Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce
Spend locally this holiday season and earn a $50 shopping reward from the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce. Your Lakeview East gift card can be redeemed at over 175 local businesses. While supplies last.
Annual Lakeview East Tree Lighting
Wednesday, November 28th – Treasure Island Foods
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce partners with Treasure Island Foods for our Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and roasted chestnuts, a live ice carving demo, a caroling quartet, a holiday movie projection, photos with Santa and more! This event is FREE and open to the public to enjoy! Click here for pictures from the last Tree Lighting!
Shopping Extravaganza and Treat Stroll
Saturday, December 1st – Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and local participating businesses
GIFT CARD SALE
Purchase gift cards between noon – 3pm for 25% off! You can stop in either Chamber office during those times (3138 N.Broadway, 3208 N. Sheffield) or purchase online.
Enjoy a free showing at the Laugh Factory starting at 2 p.m. You can also purchase hot cocoa, tea or coffee to enjoy during the feature film. This movie is rated PG.
HOLIDAY TREAT STROLL
Stop in over 30 local businesses and sample holiday treats between Noon – 4 p.m.