Summertime things to do in our neighborhoods


By: Hailey Watson, Geneva Gage and Numair Umrani 

Are you looking for things to do this summer? Rogers Park and Edgewater are perfect places to find local events happening soon. Here are a few you might check out. (And if you have events that aren’t listed here, let us know. We’ll spread the word!)

Food Trucks at Berwyn Red Line Station

Food enthusiasts are in for a weekly feast as the Berwyn Red Line stop prepares to fill the location with food trucks Mondays.

Being held at the soon-to-be-closed Berwyn Red Line station — a result of a planned three-year-long reconstruction — the first-ever “Food Trucks at Berwyn Station” will feature a variety of food trucks. Changing each week, past trucks included Da Pizza Dude, Raheem’s Chicken and Waffles and Sam’s Ice Cream Truck. 

Live music from local musicians will also be featured at the event. 

The “Food Trucks at Berwyn Station” is sponsored by the Rewind Cafe, the 48th Ward and the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled to be held every Monday through Aug. 26. 

Chalk Howard St Festival

The Chalk Howard Street festival is a free annual event on Saturday, July 20. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Howard St is turned into a canvas for both local and professional 3D and 2D artists. Anyone can join in by purchasing a 4×4 sidewalk square for $25. There will also be live music and local cuisine. The event features local artists Anat Ronen, Nate Baranowski, and Jennifer Chapparo. 

Argyle Night Market 

The Argyle Night Market is a perfect place to explore South Asian culture in the neighborhood. Held from Thursday, July 11 through Aug. 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the event features local restaurants, live performances, and retail goods. 

Bands on Broadway 

The Bands on Broadway is a music festival being held July 26, 7-9 p.m., Friday night. There will be food platters and theater themed drinks to indulge in while rocking out to local bands. 


EdgeFest is an all day adventure! With family fun, food trucks, pet friendly activities, and music from local musicians. There will also be pop up tents/stands all over. Bring your furry friends and enjoy the pet parade which will also hold the pet mayor election! Being held Aug. 3 from 12-10 p.m. , and Aug. 4 from 12-9 p.m.

Movie Nights

Be entertained by popular films every Tuesday night! Through Aug. 20 all over Edgewater and Rogers Park there will be movie nights held in parks from 8:30-10 p.m. Dates and Locations: 

July 16 Pierce School

July 23 Senn Park

 July 30 Cedar Park

August 6 Alamo Shoes Parking Lot

August 13 Patio Beef Parking Lot

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