Edgefest will be returning in 2022!

With City of Chicago regulations for large outdoor gatherings in flux this year, the organization has decided to hold off until next year to produce an event of this size instead of rescheduling for a later date in the fall season. We look forward to the day when music and diverse acts fill the Broadway and the whole community can once again celebrate together. Over the past eight years the neighborhood event has become an important part of the northside festival season, showcasing many local and acclaimed acts, making it a must for those looking to truly experience summer in Chicago. We look forward to bringing new life to this community favorite, but until then, please join us for one of our smaller neighborhood activations this summer!

What is EdgeFest?

EdgeFest serves as a community summer block party and fundraiser for the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to support a thriving business environment, contributing to a vibrant Edgewater community. 

When attendees make the $5 suggested donation at the gate, they receive the Edge Card community discount card.

Gate donations and beer sales go toward paying for the production costs of the festival, and any profit is invested back into our organization, thus back into the community. The Edgewater Chamber is all about giving back, so our beer tips are donated to six local non-profit organizations whose volunteers work the beer tents. All your tips go directly to our partner non-profits, so tip generously!




Thanks to Our 2019 Sponsors!






Sponsor this Event

Reach out to Andrew Miller, Events Manager at andrew@edgewater.org to learn more about marketing opportunities available.

Street Closures

EdgeFest kicks off on Saturday, August 5 at noon with two stages anchoring the summer block party on the north end at Thorndale and the south end at ArdmoreNote that Broadway will be closed off to street traffic from Thorndale to Ardmore starting Saturday, August 5 at 12:00am until Monday, August 6 at 6:00am.