Enjoy a day out in one of Chicago’s beautifully landscaped areas, which offers sports, recreation, shopping, dining and entertainment venues. The City of Chicago’s Parks and Recreation Department offers annual festivals, summer activities and plenty of opportunities to escape the day-to-day hustle Chicago is known for.
Wicker Park is filled with plenty of landscaped walkways, areas and parks giving residents plenty of shade to enjoy time outside during the hot summer months. The center of the park is complemented by a cast-iron fountain where many enjoy lunch, read a book or just spend time outside. The park also has an area for organized sports, including softball, baseball and soccer.
The City of Chicago Recreation Department offers free films on the lawn in Wicker Park during the summer.
There is plenty of shopping available in Wicker Park offering customers a variety of woman’s, men’s and children’s fashions. Other stores include those that sell gadgets and electronics, jewelry and accessories, shoes and furniture. There is an annual sidewalk sale throughout Wicker Park every July.
Looking for a variety of cuisine choices, Wicker Park is the place to go offering all ethnic food choices from American to Chinese. Traditional ethnic restaurants in the area include Japanese Sushi Bars, vegan restaurants, Italian, Greek and French. There are also several coffee shops and bakeries offering a large selection.
Chicago is known for its museums and entertainment venues and the area of Wicker Park is no exception. The area is filled with plenty of opportunity to enjoy art, music, theater and museums. Several small, independent galleries offer a chance for guests to enjoy the true meaning of what art is all about. Guest and residents can enjoy different films, dance performances and kids programs throughout the year.
Every September Wicker Park is home to the Around the Coyote Arts Festival that takes place around the entire community.
Wicker Park Fest
This annual show is held on Milwaukee Avenue featuring local musicians, food from Wicker Park restaurants, street vendors, art exhibits and the Wicker Park Kids Fest for little ones who love to sing and dance. The Wicker Park Fest is held every year in late July or early August, for one weekend.
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