Chicago’s Six Corners BBQ Fest ($5) – June 18-19

Barbecue  Lovers:  This is your weekend as Chicago’s newest street festival descends upon Milwaukee Avenue this year at the historic Six Corners intersection (at Irving Park Road and Cicero Avenue). Join friends and neighbors at 6 Corners BBQ Fest for this highly anticipated two-day barbecue bash to celebrate community at Six Corners in Chicago with bands, music, family fun and more!   (click at bottom for more info)  The 6 Corners BBQ Fest will feature great food, entertainment stages with bands and presentations the whole family can enjoy. You can also browse through several vendors (Chicago BBQ Company, Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs, Bo’s BBQ, Windsor Ice Cream Shoppe and more), relax in the beer garden (21+ only with ID), among many other features the 6 Corners BBQ Fest will offer. Restaurant vendors will serve up yummy grub deliciously paired with irresistible BBQ sauce. And since dads love to grill everything from burgers to ribs, what better time to hold a BBQ fest than on the weekend of Father’s Day? Along with great live music, a vibrant marketplace and an area dedicated to fun for the children, the new 6 Corners BBQ Fest is not to be missed! Gather the family and head over to Six Corners to spend a weekend with fellow BBQ lovers! $5 Donation requested to benefit the 6 Corners community. Proceeds from the 6 Corners BBQ Fest will be utilized for the neighborhood’s ongoing beautification project.

six corners bbq fest chicagoWHEN:    Saturday, June 18, from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 19, from noon to 8 p.m.

WHERE: 4000-4080 N. Milwaukee Avenue (from Irving Park Road to Belle Plaine Ave.), Chicago, IL 60641. The festival can be easily accessed via public transportation: CTA Blue Line Montrose and Irving Park stops and Cicero bus #54, Milwaukee bus #56 and Irving Park bus #80. The nearest Metra stations are the Mayfair and Grayland stops.

WHY:    The Six Corners intersection in Portage Park has it all! Home to big businesses and those smaller and locally owned, it’s primed to host the next best BBQ-themed summer festival! Be a part of a unique experience, where Chicago’s bustling Milwaukee Avenue is shut down to vehicle traffic and opened up for you!    Proceeds from the 6 Corners BBQ Fest will be utilized for the neighborhood’s ongoing beautification project. Much of the reconstruction and rehabilitation project was completed last year with several streetscape upgrades. This year, the project continues and will fund plants and flowers to be installed and maintained.   A historically recognized locale in Chicago, Six Corners is preparing to host the best in BBQ this summer! Don’t miss a drop of sauce!

WHO: The 6 Corners BBQ Fest is hosted by the Six Corners Association. Founded in 2002 by local businesses, the association was established to contribute to the revitalization of their historic business district – an area that dates back to the early 1900s. Currently, approximately 130 businesses work in conjunction with the Six Corners Association.  For more information, contact Ed Bannon, program manager for Six Corners Association, at 773-685-9300 or

Six Corners
4000 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641


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