Mayfest Chicago

If you want to experience the ultimate summer kick-off, head to Ashland Ave in Chicago on May 19-21 for the city’s 22nd annual Mayfest. Filled with live music, ice cold beverages and Chicago cuisine, this festival promises a weekend filled with fun and summer anticipation.


Mayfest 101

For the past 21 years Mayfest has signaled the beginning of Chicago’s summer festival season, and this year is no exception. Beginning on Friday, May 19 and ending Sunday, May 21, Mayfest fills the weekend with nonstop celebration. The main stage is set up beneath a massive heated tent so that regardless of the weather, the festivities will go on. Along with the stage, the tent also covers the notable beer garden offering some of the best cold beverages in Chicago. In addition, Mayfest features a variety of local food vendors and live entertainment.


History Repeats Itself

Although the vendors and performers for the 2017 Mayfest have not been announced yet, we can look at last year’s vendors to get an idea of the type of food and music that you can expect to see this year.  Last year, Mayfest hosted a diverse group of performers including Wedding Banned (an 80’s and 90’s band), The Boy Band Night (specializing in music from N’Sync, Backstreet Boys, One Direction, etc.) and even Suburban Cowboys, a country cover band. Food vendors included La Bomba (Puerto Rican food), Doughy Delights (specializing in edible cookie dough) and Genoa Italian Concession, featuring a variety of Chicago classics. Henna tattoos and custom jewelry could also be found at the festival from vendors such as Crescent Moon Henna and Joanna G Jewelry. As May approaches, check the Mayfest website for this year’s equally diverse and talented lineup of vendors and performers.



Tickets for Mayfest are on sale now and selling fast! Only visiting Mayfest for one day? Then purchase a Single Day Admission ticket for $7.50. Double Packages are also available for $25 and include two admission tickets and two beer tickets. For more information, visit the Mayfest EventSprout page.


Ready for Mayfest weekend but unsure of where to stay? Choose the Majestic Hotel! With its comfortable atmosphere and close location to the festivities, the Majestic is the perfect place to relax after a long night of Chicago music and food. Kick off your summer the right way and purchase your Mayfest tickets today!




Where: 3100 Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60657

When: May 19, 5pm – 10pm | May 20 & 21, 12pm – 10pm

Admission: Single Day Admission $7.50 | Double Package $25



Majestic Hotel

This hotel has lots of charm with its comfortable, delightful atmosphere of an upscale English manor, amidst the energetic city life of the bustling Lakeview neighborhood. 528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3499