2024 Chamber Events

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce hosts many community engagement events throughout the year, bringing the community together for fun, laughter, and incredible experiences that truly make Lakeview East home for many.

See below for our upcoming schedule of featured events!

Upcoming 2024 Events

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

September 14th and 15th

The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts is Chicago’s premier fine art festival showcasing over 125 juried artists. The festival has been 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.

Little Monster’s Crawl

October 26th

Trick or treat! The Little Monster’s Crawl is our annual neighborhood-wide trick-or-treat, that happens right before Halloween! Hop from business to business and collect goodies, for both kids and adults! Our local businesses hand out coupons, samples, and of course, candy!

Giver’s Gift

November 1st – December 20th

The Lakeview East Giver’s Gift Promotion is back for the 27th year, with more businesses than ever before! We will be partially virtual this year, meaning – receipts can be emailed to us or brought into the office. Be sure to collect all your receipts from the neighborhood starting November 1st!

Holiday Tree Lighting

November 19th

It’s lit! Mark your calendars for November 29th as we come together for our annual neighborhood tree lighting event. This year, we’re thrilled to announce a unique twist – our magnificent tree will shine brightly in the heart of the Clark St Dog lot for the very first time. Positioned between Clark Street and Halsted, you’ll have the opportunity to admire this stunning tree from multiple vantage points.

The festivities on November 28th will include carolers, delectable treats, and an abundance of holiday cheer to share with your loved ones. Don’t miss out on this radiant celebration! Gather the whole family and head over to Clark Street Dog at 3040 N Clark St from 6 to 7 pm. See you there!

Shoppers Extravaganza and Holiday Treat Stroll

December 7th

Support local merchants! Lakeview East makes it easy to shop this holiday season by offering a one-day discount on local gift cards that are accepted at 200+ businesses. Plus, join us for the annual Holiday Treat Stroll where local merchants hand out treats for folks stopping in!

Purchase gift cards from 11 am – 3 pm on Saturday, December 7th for 25% off! You can stop in the Broadway Chamber office (3138 N. Broadway) to purchase, or purchase online here!

Please note there is a $500 max per household. If you attempt to purchase more than $500, all purchases will immediately be refunded.

Past 2024 Events

Lakeview East Annual Meeting

March 12th, 6 to 8 pm

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting – the must-attend event of the year! This is your opportunity to come together with other business owners, entrepreneurs, and community leaders to celebrate the successes of the past year and discuss our plans for the future. It’s a chance to mingle, network, and connect with everyone in the neighborhood. This year’s meeting will be at The Maker’s Mark Barrel Room at Wrigley Field! It is $20 for LVECC members and $30 for non-members.

Belmont Sheffield Music Festival

May 24-26

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 weekend include main-stage performances by several of the region’s favorite tribute bands. Then there are deejays, karaoke shows, and 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! Get ready to jam out with us!

Fri, May 24, 2024 | 5pm to 10pm

Sat, May 25, 2024 | 11am to 10pm

Sun, May 26, 2024 | 11am to 10pm

For the full band line up, list of vendors, and to meet the bands, click here!

Adopt and Shop

Saturday, June 15th from 11 am to 3

Shop along Broadway and receive discounts and specials. We’ll have fun booths along the route so you can get a portrait of your furry friend, finally, take a good family picture, shop some of the cutest boutique pet supplies and even grab treats for both you and your pup!

Click here to meet all the shelters that will be on site, as well as stores that are doing special discounts for the day!

Dine Out on Broadway

June 7-9

July 12-14

We’re excited to announce the neighborhood favorite summer event will be returning for its 4th year, Dine Out on Broadway!

Dine Out On Broadway brings you the best outdoor dining experiences from 25+ restaurants and food establishments along Broadway from Belmont to Wellington, amazing weather (fingers crossed), and great food! Keep your eyes open for the 2024 dates, to be announced in the spring!