Wicker Park is basically the mecca of the Chicago art scene. There is an intense night life, a bohemian vibe, and many annual music festivals when summer hits. Wicker Park is filled with struggling artists and musicians so don’t be surprised if you see people on the streets with guitars and harmonics looking for some extra change.
There is meditation in the park, burlesque shows, cheeseburger Fridays, an antique sale, and so much more. All you have to do is just on the blue line and get off at Damen and these experiences can be yours! http://www.wickerparkbucktown.info/events/full-list
Last summer I went to Wicker Park Fest and it was a blast!!!! It is free but they suggest a $5 donation which is a small price to pay for all of the entertainment. This year at Wicker Park Green Fest there will be thousands of eco-friendly people enjoying the festivities and food….the stage is bicycle powered…nuff said. So far the lineup includes: Guided By Voices, The Features, The Soil & The Sun, Viet Cong, Cheap Girls, Meat Wave, Geronimo!, Chicago Farmer and Charlie Parr. If you are ready to bask in the sun, make sure to book your calendar for June 21-22.