$10 ($20 per family) Suggested Donation at the Gate
Your gate donation and proceeds from the event benefit Northcenter philanthropy and community programs. Ribfest Chicago has contributed approximately $350,000 to over 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.
Celebrating its 19th 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 voted Best Food Festival in the Chicago Reader poll from 2012-14, and taking top place again in 2016.
In addition to accolades as the Chicago's best Food Fest, Ribfest Chicago has also garnered international recognition as a music festival. Fest goers can enjoy 20 hours of original music, from honky tonk to indie and rock, performed by premier touring bands from across the US and abroad.
It’s no wonder that Ribfest Chicago remains one of the city’s best summer attractions.