Ribfest ChicagoImportant Announcement
Important Information About Ribfest Chicago 2020Important Information About Ribfest Chicago 2020

Important Announcement

Out of an abundance of concern for the safety and health of the Northcenter community in the wake of COVID-19, the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce has made the difficult decision that Ribfest Chicago will not take place in 2020.

Whether you planned to sponsor, vend, volunteer or visit for the first time, or have been with us for many years, we thank you for your loyalty, commitment and interest in our event. We remain proud to stand behind Ribfest Chicago, which has put nearly $400,000 back into the community over the last 15 years.

We also thank our sponsors, food vendors, market vendors, entertainers and volunteer organizations that partner with Ribfest Chicago to help kick off summer on Lincoln Avenue. It is our great disappointment that we won’t be able to come together in 2020.

As an event focused on supporting the local Northcenter business community, we urge you to visit the chamber’s online Member Directory to find convenient retail, restaurant or service provider locations to serve your needs. More info and local listings can be found www.northcenterchamber.com.

We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we announce this unfortunate decision. We would love more than anything to be preparing to host our favorite Northcenter summer tradition right now, but as stewards of this community, we must put the health of our neighbors and members first. We wish health and safety for you during these challenging times and look forward to seeing you at Ribfest Chicago on Lincoln Avenue in 2021.

Contact Information

Location and Hours

  • Lincoln / Irving Park / Damen
  • Friday, June 11, 2021, 5-10 PM
  • Saturday, June 12, 2021 Noon-10 PM
  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 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 $400,000 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.


Don’t miss this annual street party celebrating Ribs and Rock & Roll. Kick off summer at Ribfest Chicago!

Voted Chicago’s Best Food Fest, Ribfest Chicago is also nationally recognized for its music. Fest goers can enjoy 24 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.