Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Events:

Lakeview East Annual Meeting

2022 Date TBA

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!

Summer Sanitation & Manager Certification Classes


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

Friday, July 16

Saturday, July 17

Sunday, July 18

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 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!

Click here for sponsorship packet and contact for more information.


Fridays: 3-11pm
Saturdays: 9am-11pm
Sundays: 9am-9pm

  • May 14-16
  • May 21-23
  • June 4-6
  • July 23-25 BROADWAY ONLY
  • July 30-August 1
  • August 13-15
  • August 27-29
  • September 17-19

First instituted during the COVID-19 pandemic to support local restaurants unable to host customers for indoor dining, the Dine Out program was a hit with residents and restaurants alike. 25+ restaurants and food establishments along Broadway from Belmont to Wellington and several restaurants on Sheffield north of Belmont expand patio dining into the street, which is closed to traffic. There are also a few communal tables set up for those who would like to enjoy carry-out.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here for more information!

Wrigleyville Summer Series

Deuces Major League | August 26 | 6PM – 9PM | Buffet & 2 Free Drinks With Donation

We are so excited to announce that the Wrigleyville Summer Series is BACK. With a $10 Donation, you’ll receive 2 free drink tickets good for Lemonade and Effen Vodka, beer or seltzer and a buffet ticket!
Attendees will enjoy a hosted bar, music, giveaways & more!
Be sure to buy you tickets now, as the price at the door is $20 and you won’t want to miss the return of this awesome event

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Gay Pride Parade & VIP Reception

OCTOBER 3, 2021

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. The Chamber hosts an Annual VIP Viewing Party and has a float featuring local businesses. Click here for pictures from the last Parade!

Contact for sponsorship information.

Annual Lakeview East Wine Stroll


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 past Wine & Sweets Stroll!

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

Saturday, September 11

Sunday, September 12

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. The festival is located at the intersection of Belmont & Broadway. Click here for pictures from the last Arts Festival!

See our Sponsorship Packages.

Annual Jack Daniels Chili Cookoff


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


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!

Contact for sponsorship information.

24th Annual Giver’s Gift


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 185 local businesses. This year’s Giver’s Gift will be online. Please click here for more information on how to participate. While supplies last.

Annual Lakeview East Tree Lighting


As the holidays approach, we look for hope for the future and spread our love to our families, friends, and community. This year, the Lakeview East Community Partnership would like to spread the love for our community by displaying your personal messages of hope on our Tree of Hope. Your message of hope could be sent to a person, business, or the Lakeview East community.
For a $20 donation to the Lakeview East Community Partnership, your message will be displayed on an ornament on the Tree of Hope. Your donation helps support local nonprofits and brings programming to our community.
To place your message on your ornament, simply type your message into the “notes” of your PayPal donation at the link below. Watch your neighbors messages of hope display on the website:

Wrigleyville Wonderland

Month of December

Wrigleyville is the place to be this holiday season for the best holiday themed pop-up bars in Chicago! Participants TBA!

Shopping Extravaganza and Treat Stroll

lakeview east gift card


Purchase gift cards between noon – 3pm for 25% off!

Stop in over 30 local businesses and sample holiday treats between Noon – 4 p.m. Purchase necessary to prevent crowding.

Important Contact:
For sponsorship opportunities for all events, please contact us at or call 773-348-8608.