Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide

Your Wicker Park Bucktown Insider - Summer Guide - Has Arrived 6-7-12

Michael Hamrick - Thursday, June 07, 2012

June 7th 2012


Hello and welcome to this week's edition of your Insider Weekend Guide.

The first week of June always feels like the official start to Summer. So for your convenience, we've created your Summer Guide to Wicker Park & Bucktown. Your Summer Guide includes everything from Movies in the Park to Garden Walks, Festivals and more. So you'll have everything you need to prepare for Summer in the neighborhood. And with the temps in the high 80's and low 90's this weekend, the timing couldn't be more perfect. Plus we don't want you to miss any of the events happening only this time of year. Next week? We'll be back to special events and neighborhood news. 

Thanks, as always, for joining us. Enjoy your Summer Guide and we'll see you in the neighborhood.





Wicker Park & Bucktown's Summer Festivals

Your Guide to all of the Wicker Park & Bucktown Summer Festivals is right here. Do Division was a big hit last weekend. But Green Music Fest, Wicker Park Fest and Renegade are still to come with great food, music and shopping. So mark your calendars. Festival Guide.




FREE Gift Cards from Forever Yogurt - How You Can Get Yours

Just in time for the 90 degree weather predicted for the weekend! You can win a FREE gift card compliments of Forever Yogurt. All you need to do is spot us walking our dogs around the neighborhood and we'll give you a gift card for FREE Forever Yogurt right on the spot. Gift Cards





Chicago Park District Pools - Opening Soon

Mark your calendars! The Chicago Park District's outdoor pools open June 15th. So yes Holstein and Pulaski Park Pools should be open and ready for business very soon. Park District Pools.



Holstein Park Celebrates 100 Years

It's hard to believe Bucktown's Holstein Park - 2200 N. Oakley- is turning 100 this year. A big 100 year birthday party is being planned and you can join the Chicago Park District in this once in a lifetime celebration. The details.




Bucktown Garden Walk

Over 700 attendees explore the 100 gardens of various sizes and locations each Summer in the Bucktown neighborhood. Trolleys provide transportation with designated stops for refreshments and a big party and petting zoo at Lotties follows. Garden Walk



Farmers Markets are Open

Two Farmers Markets are open again in Wicker Park this year. The first is the traditional Wicker Park Farmers Market hosted at 1425 N. Damen Avenue in Wicker Park proper. The 2nd is hosted in the Polish Triangle located at Division/Milwaukee/Ashland Avenue. It should be opening today:  Farmers Markets.


Historic Walking Tours

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting Historic Walking Tours throughout the neighborhood this Summer and early Fall. With its history as a community dating back to the 1870's, you can explore everything from Victorian mansions to the commercial districts. Walking Tours.



Learnapalooza arrives in Wicker Park next weekend. Each year Learnapalooza provides an incredible opportunity for people to participate in workshops/classes for FREE. The classes are hosted by neighborhood business. Sign up early. As you can imagine, these classes fill up very quickly. Learnapalooza.



Movies in the Park

One of the neighborhood's favorite Summer events, Movies in the Park are held in Wicker Park, Churchill Park and Commercial Park. And this year Ferris Bueller kicks off the Summer series next week in Bucktown (1825 N. Damen Avenue). For a full list of films, dates and times: Movies.



Sunday Symphonies and More

Doesn't this sound like a great way to kick off a Sunday Summer morning? This Summer you can head to Wicker Park Sundays and enjoy a little classical music. Grab a picnic lunch or a few treats from the Farmers Market and relax in the park. Classical.



The Magic Boat Puppet Show

Lots of fun for young and old alike, please join The Magic Boat Puppet Show this Summer at the Wicker Park Playground - 1425 N. Damen Avenue -Sundays at 11am. Magic.



Wicker Mic's Open Mic

Come out and perform your songs, poetry and stand up, or just enjoy listening at the outdoor open mic in Wicker Park every 4th Friday of June-September, from 6-9pm. Sign-up on the day of the event at 5pm. Wicker Mic.


Wicker Park Garden Tours

Kicking off this Sunday, now you can take a tour of the 10,000 square feet of award-winning ornamental gardens designed, funded and maintained by hard-working volunteers working in conjunction with the Chicago Park District. Tours will be available into early September.  Tours


Wow....we know that's a lot of information. We'll have your Summer Guide available on our website as well so you can view updated information continuously. Be sure to check in to see what's new.


And if you're interested in receiving up-to-the minute news & event information from us throughout the week, please feel free to join us on Facebook & Twitter. We'd love to include you.


Have a great weekend and we'll see you in the neighborhood.    




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