Friday, March 16, 2012

It's Official - Midsommarfest Friday Night Kick-Off Party

We are very excited to announce that this year’s 47th annual Midsommarfest street festival will kick off on Friday evening, June 8th with a special performance by 16 Candles! This opening night celebration will take place on Clark Street between Balmoral and Catalpa Avenues beginning at 5:00 pm, and will also feature food from some of your favorite local restaurants and of course cold beer and sangria.

Besides being a first for our beloved neighborhood festival, this Friday night event will also benefit the Andersonville Development Corporation and their work to create a more sustainable business district – socially, economically and environmentally. Through their community focused mission, ADC manages business attraction and retention, small business technical assistance, market research and eco-Andersonville events and activities.

We look forward to kicking off the summer in Andersonville a day early this year, and we look forward to continuing to celebrate our great neighborhood with you!


  1. Anyone know when the street closures will begin on Friday?

    1. Hi there, street closures will start at 10am on Friday. We are working on creating a more formal release of what street closures and CTA bus re-routing will look like for the event this week. Please let us know if you have any further questions.