2023 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 Events

Dine Out on Broadway

Dine Out is coming back for the 3rd season and we’re excited!

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! So mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready for an amazing summer ahead!

Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 9

Friday, September 22-24

Lakeview East Festival

of the Arts

September 9th and 10th

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.


September 29th, 30th, and

October 1st

We are excited to announce we will be hosting our Second Annual Oktoberfest! Dance to live music, indulge in food from our vendors, and of course sip on some cold beer. We’ll even have some activities for the kids, so bring them along! Taking place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church lot.

Little Monster’s Crawl

October 29th

Stores and businesses all over the neighborhood have treats for little monsters dressed up in Halloween costumes! Our neighborhood-wide trick-or-treat is always a blast for families.

Time and locations of participating businesses pending.

Giver’s Gift

November 1st – December 21st

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!

Past Events

Pride Parade

On 6/25 join us at the Pride Parade on the North side of Chicago. The parade spans from Uptown, moving South through Lakeview and ending in Lincoln Park. This massive celebration of love and community is one you won’t want to miss!

Contact info@lakevieweast.com for sponsorship information.

Second Annual Adopt and Shop!
June 17th from 11 AM to 3 PM

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!

Belmont Sheffield Music Festival

May 27 - 28

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 happening 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!

Contact info@lakevieweast.com for sponsorship information.

Lakeview East Annual Meeting

March 28th - 6PM

Welcome to 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, featuring our guest of honor, Alderman Tom Tunney, and welcoming the neighborhood's Alderman Elect, Bennett Lawson!

Click Here for the Annual Report

2022 Annual Meeting

May 10th 6:00PM - 8:00PM | Old Crow Smokehouse

At the Lakeview East Annual Meeting, we celebrate the successes of the previous year and present future plans. 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.