2018 Kids Square

Kids Square Hours:
Friday, 5-9 PM; Saturday, Noon-8 PM; Sunday, Noon-7 PM
In Northcenter Town Square. Enter on Belle Plaine, just east of Lincoln Ave.

Kids Square will be open on Friday night with live entertainment for the family and inflatables. Extended hours remain on Saturday and Sunday, plus the weekend will also include games and other activities for the kids.

We are hard at work on another great line-up of fun entertainment and will post the schedule for all three days in May.

Interested in participating in our popular Kids Square? We have both vendor and sponsor opportunities available. Download the forms here:

Kids Square Sponsorship Kit

Kids Square Vendor Application

Mark your calendar and see you in June!

Contact Information

Location and Hours

  • Lincoln / Irving Park / Damen
  • Friday, June 8, 5-10 PM
  • Saturday, June 9, Noon-10 PM
  • Sunday, June 10, Noon-10 PM
  • $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 over $350,000 to more than fifteen Northcenter schools and nonprofits in an effort to improve education, benefit critical nonprofit work, support youth sports, and help people living with special needs, in addition to funding chamber projects and annual programming.

Sponsored by the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce.


Ribfest Chicago is celebrating 20 years of Ribs and Rock & Roll! You won’t want to miss this street party.

Voted Chicago’s Best Food Fest, Ribfest Chicago is also nationally recognized for its music. Fest goers can enjoy 25 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.