We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2019 Best of Lincoln Park Awards. Vote for your favorite finalists through Sunday, June 16 at lincolnparkchamber.com/bestof. Winners will be announced online on Thursday, June 20.

Effective July 1, 2019, the Chicago Minimum Wage is $13.00. The minimum wage for tipped employee is $6.40. All businesses operating within Chicago and/or employing persons working within Chicago are required to comply.

With the inauguration of Mayor Lightfoot and new changes to City Council, Ald. Waguespack (32nd) has been confirmed as the new Chair of the Committee on Finance and Ald. Smith (43rd) has been confirmed as Chair of the Committee on Ethics and Good Governance. Congratulations to both aldermen on these important roles in City Council.


The Chicago Scheduling Proposal is headed back to the Workforce Development Committee for a subject matter hearing on Monday, June 10 at 1:00 p.m. It is our understanding that a committee vote will likely take place prior to the July City Council meeting in an effort to the pass the ordinance at the next council meeting.

Two days before the Illinois General Assembly was set to dismiss for the summer, the Senate approved an expansion and 10 year extension of the McPier Tax that would pass a 1% tax to restaurants and bars with the tax boundary being expanded North to Irving Park. The LPCC reached out to State Representatives Sara Feigenholtz, Ann Williams and Jawaharial Williams to oppose this tax as it made its way to the House. Mayor Lightfoot opposed the legislation which did not pass the House before the end of the session. The LPCC will continue to monitor this legislation and voice opposition if it comes up for vote again in the fall.


Thursday, June 13
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fullerton Avenue from Racine to Ashland

Come out and join us! Email bryan@lincolnparkchamber.com by Wednesday, June 12 so we can be sure to have enough supplies for everyone.

Tuesday, June 18
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Oui Chef: Cooking Classes for Wee Chefs
2622 N. Halsted

Sponsored by:

Wednesday, June 19
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Diag Bar & Grill
2856 N. Southport

Join us for Lincoln Park Night Out with BoHo Theatre at Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln). Use the code LPCCNightOut to receive $10 off tickets of The River for performances June 20 – 23.
Happy Anniversary!

Join Geja’s Cafe in celebrating 54 years of fondue and fine wine with some special Anniversary Happenings.

For 7 years, Batter & Berries has been tempting our tastebuds with their famous french toast flights and delicious specials.

Emerald City Theatre, the city’s largest professional children’s theater, is thrilled to bring on Annie Rezac as its Managing Director.

Cast your vote to help Kingston Mines win in the Best Club and Best Blues Club categories.

Submit an original cheese fondue and dipping sauce recipe to accompany Geja’s meat and seafood entrée. Deadline is June 30.

Learn more about the program and becoming a partner for their 2019-2020 school year.

Congratulations to Missy Wise for receiving a Jeff Award for Performer In A Principal Role - Musical for Bright Star.

Drop off donations at Roots Family Chiropractic through June 13 to support HelloBaby.

40% off select cocktails and wine by the glass every Monday - Friday from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. 

For a limited time, get $1000 of all laser lasik.

Thursday, June 27
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza

The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers free workshops every Wednesday and Friday.

Thursday, June 27
6:00 p.m. - Reception with food and wine
6:45 p.m. - Conversation about Aging, Caregiving and Memory with Carlene Motto
7:30 p.m. - If I Forget performance

Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

Enjoy a fun Egyptian Mint Tea Party & Travel Talk while learning hieroglyphs & sampling traditional Egyptian sweets. 

Tuesday, June 18
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
1400 N. Lake Shore
Explore the World
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Treat Dad to free mini golf, corn hole, Jenga and other games as well as treats from Mon Ami Gabi and Summer House Santa Monica.

Sunday, June 16
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Common
2345 N. Lincoln

Treat day to a special Recovery Package from The CryoBar! Options include:

  • Father's Day Recovery Pack
  • Ultimate Recovery Package
  • Cryoskin Deluxe Package

Treat Dad to a feast at King Crab Chicago, Chicago's oldest crab house! Specials include:

  • Crab & Slab - $32.95
  • 1/2 King Crab & Filet - $39.95
  • Lobster Tail & Filet - $45.95

Treat Dad to a special brunch in Lincoln Park! Check out our Brunch Guide for ideas.


Enjoy a 10% discount on lunch at Casati's Pizza Vino. Offer available for pick-up and in-room dining.

Casati's Pizza Vino
444 W. Fullerton

Summer has come early at Gaslight. They’re open at 12:00 p.m. every Friday.

2450 N. Clark

Enjoy 11 wines from the Riboli Family of San Antonio including 2 house wines created exclusively for Geja's Cafe.

Sunday, June 9
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Geja's Cafe
340 W. Armitage

Sunday, June 9
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Old Grounds Social
950 W. Wrightwood

Tuesday, June 11
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Geja's Cafe
340 W. Armitage

Every Monday beginning May 13
1925 N. Lincoln

Friday, June 14
Saturday, June 15
6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

Every Tuesday
June 18 - July 30
7:00 p.m.
Sidebar Grille
221 N. LaSalle

Friday, June 21
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
1510 N. Wells

Sunday, June 23
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
2075 N. Lincoln

Tuesday, June 11
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Goose Island Clybourn
1800 N. Clybourn

Tuesday, June 18
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Tapster Lincoln Park
1059 W. Wrightwood

Tuesday, June 25
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Goose Island
1800 N. Clybourn

Every Monday
Starting at 8:00 p.m.
2934 N. Sheffield

Check out our latest adventure with Vamonde featuring some of Lincoln Park's favorite spots to grab a glass of wine.

Check out some of the hottest, emerging and seasoned comedic acts in stand-up, sketch and improv.

June 6 - 9
UP Comedy Club
230 W. North

Saturday, June 8
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 9
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lincoln Avenue & Wisconsin Street

Saturday, June 8
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 9
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wells Street & North Avenue
Events at Lincoln Common Plaza

Enjoy a concert and outdoor screening of Frozen at the Lincoln Common Plaza.

Thursday, June 20
6:00 p.m. - Bubbles Academy
6:45 p.m. -  Frozen
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - The first 25 movie goers receive complimentary gelato from Black Dog Gelato.

Lincoln Common Plaza
2345 N. Lincoln

Join Lincoln Common for a free, family-friendly Open House to kick off a summer full of children's programming on the plaza. The open house will feature previews of ongoing events that will be available all summer long, including a concert with Bubbles Academy, a performance from Mr. Dave’s Music, a yoga activity with Buddha Belly Kids Yoga and more.

Saturday, June 29
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Lincoln Common Plaza
2345 N. Lincoln

Every Monday and Wednesday
June 17 - August 28
7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Common
2345 N. Lincoln

Every Tuesday at 6:00 a.m.
Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
June 18 - August 31
Lincoln Common
2345 N. Lincoln

Stop by one of Lincoln Park’s festivals or grab dinner and see a movie – whatever you’re looking to do, Lincoln Park has fun ways to enjoy the weather this weekend with family and friends!

Saturday, June 8
8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Located in the heart of Lincoln Park next to the Fullerton station, DePaul Art Museum presents rotating modern and contemporary art exhibitions and engaging public events. Stop in this summer to see four Bob Ross paintings, on view for the first time ever! Always free, for everyone. 

See and be a part of this Netflix taping featuring Jeff Garlin!

Tuesday, June 11
Wednesday, June 12
7:00 p.m.
Park West
322 W. Armitage

Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your friends and head on over for History Happy Hour!

Tuesday, June 11
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark

Wednesday, June 19
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Goose Island Brewhouse
1800 N. Clybourn

Thursday, June 20
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Room 1520
1520 W. Fulton

Sunday, June 23
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The Paintbrush
2646 N. Halsted

Lincoln Park artist Dennis Jose is offering original oil paintings from his Garden Series at no charge for long term display at schools, libraries, health centers and other public places. Contact Dennis Jose at 312-371-4301 or DAJstudio@aol.com

Friday, June 7
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
1320 W. Fullerton

Wednesday, June 12
Reception at 6:30 p.m.
Program at 7:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield

Tuesday, June 18
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Lincoln Common
2345 N. Lincoln

Tuesday, June 18
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lagunitas Chicago TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary
2607 W. 17th