Your gate donation and proceeds from the event benefit Northcenter philanthropy and community programs. Ribfest Chicago has contributed approximately $300,000 to more than fifteen Northcenter schools and nonprofits in an effort to improve education, benefit critical nonprofit work, assist special needs and fight hunger, in addition to funding chamber projects and annual programming.
Sponsored by the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce.
Celebrating its 18th summer, Ribfest Chicago has been featured on Food Network’s “Eating America, with Anthony Anderson”, included as one of the 10 best fests by USA Today and was voted three years running as the Best Food Festival in the Chicago Reader. In 2016 we will be serving up more smokin’ music and barbecue as we cook up Chicago’s favorite food and music festival.
From humble beginnings in a local parking lot, Ribfest has grown from a two-day, three-block party to three-night, five-block event, hosting more than thirty Chicagoland rib and non-rib vendors. The quality of entertainment has made Ribfest an internationally-recognized music festival that hosts premier touring bands. But despite its impressive growth and success, the fest has maintained its neighborhood feel.
It’s no wonder that Ribfest Chicago remains one of the city’s best summer attractions.