Feast & Fete
Friday, August 4

Come celebrate First Fridays in Andersonville at their FIRST Feast and FĂȘte event hosted by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce! 

On August 4th, bring the whole family and join them for food and fun as they transform Olive Avenue into a streetscape smorgasbord complete with live music, kid-friendly activities and German beer-garden tables. 

This inaugural event is sponsored by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with businesses on Andersonville's north end: Pork Shoppe, The Coffee Studio, Roost, Piatto Pronto,  Gethsemane Garden Center, and also in partnership with #shopedgewater and the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. A portion of proceeds go to Care for Real and Senn High School Arts Program! 

All food will be served buffet style and we are offering two different times for seating: 6-7:30 pm and 7:30-9 pm. Both time slots will include, BBQ from the Pork Shoppe, vegetarian options from The Coffee Studio, family entertainment, and games. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased at The Coffee Studio and must be consumed on their patio space. Guests can also receive a free beer token at EdgeFest the following day by visiting the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce Booth. 

Edgewater Farmers Market
Saturday, August 5

Pet Parade and EdgeFest Weekend!
Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6

For more information about Care for Real and their Pet Pantry program, click here.

Kid's Area

In addition to the festival vendors that will offer a kid-friendly atmosphere with games and bouncy houses, EdgeFest will again have the Senator Heather Steans Kid's Tent featuring Northside Catholic Academy , Edgewater Workbench , Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble , Learn More, Live More , and Chicago Friends School . The organizations will offer free kid's activities like costume dress-up, face painting, mask-making and more!

We are also featuring the J.C. Restoration Dunk Tank this year! Five bucks will give you three chances to dunk the lucky person in the tank. All funds raised will benefit GirlForward and the Women's Soccer and Spirit Team from Loyola University Chicago .
Learn With pHlour Bakery & Cafe!
Friday, August 11

Get Back to Class with the High Ridge YMCA
Friday, August 11
Calling Edgewater Businesses, Merchants and Artisans!

Have You Visited Edge of Sweetness Yet? 

Care for Real Updates

CSB selects Care for Real as Edgefest beneficiary

Chicago Spirit Brigade will have four performances at EdgeFest with two on Saturday, August 5th, and two on Sunday, August 6 th . Be sure to spot the red buckets to make your charitable donation! 125% of what CSB raises at these 4 performances will go to  Care for Real ! And we've found a matching donor to help extend the $$ raised at the events.

Performance Times:  
Sat., Aug. 5 th 1:30pm (North Stage)
Sat., Aug 5th 3:30pm (South Stage)
Sun., Aug. 6 th 3:00pm (South Stage)
Sun., Aug 6th 4:30pm (North Stage)

Care for Real Annual School Drive Kicks Off

Hard to believe but it's time to begin preparing for the new school year! In late August, Care for Real hosts an Annual School Drive. Because of  your financial donations in 2016, our organization helped to ensure more than 800 kids received a backpack chockfull of supplies to start the year off on the right foot.    But we can't continue the program without your support. Please consider making a cash donation online at www.careforreal.org/donate or host a School Supply Back Pack Drive on our behalf (large backpacks are needed most). You can also drop off backpacks at Care for Real starting today. Hours for donations are Monday-Friday from  9 am-3:30 pm  and Saturday from  9 am-12:30 pm  and are accepted in the back.

Care for Real

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Follow Edgewater Theatre on Facebook, and stay in the know about one of Chicago's most vibrant theatre districts! Theatres participating in the Theatre District Passport program are marked with an asterisk (*). 

Experiencing the Edgewater Theatre District can also earn you a free beer at EdgeFest! Check out what shows are coming up below. Digital receipts from theatre tickets will be accepted. Full details at edgewater.org
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July 13 - August 19


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Raven Theatre Company*

September 27 - November 12

(re)discover Theatre*
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September 9 - October 8

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Three Cat Productions*
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Explore Edgewater's incredible theatre scene with the Theatre District Passport. Just like a coffee shop punch card, the Theatre District Passport can be stamped each time you see a play, and after 5 stamps, the 6th play will be free! The Theatre District Passport program is only valid with participating locations. Participating Theatres are designated above with an asterisk *.

How It Works
  • Pick up your Edgewater Theatre District Passport. You'll find them at participating theatres, the Chamber of Commerce, and other businesses and organizations in the neighborhood.
  • Purchase tickets to a show at a participating theatre. It's always a good idea to purchase in advance - the word is spreading about the high quality shows in Edgewater. They're selling out!
  • Have your Passport stamped every time you see a play at a participating theatre.
  • Once you've collected 5 stamps, your 6th ticket will be free. Contact the theatre directly to reserve your free tickets - it's that easy!
  • Grab your next passport, and start exploring!
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