Chicago Craft Beer Fest


Fri, July 5, 2024 | 5pm to 10pm (2 hour session)
Sat, July 6, 2024 | 11am to 10pm (2 hour session)
Sun, July 7, 2024 | 11am to 7pm (2 hour session)
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From brewery-focused pubs and taprooms to bars and even the local supermarket, the popularity of craft beers remains as strong as ever. Illinois alone is home to more than 200 of the nation’s 4,000-plus microbreweries.

Windy City beer lovers will again be in hops heaven when Chicago Craft Beer Fest returns for its 11th flavor-packed year to Jonquil Park!



Session Times
Friday: 5pm to 7pm ; 8pm to 10pm
Saturday: 11am to 1pm; 2pm to 4pm; 5pm to 7pm; 8pm to 10pm
Sunday: 11am to 1pm; 2pm to 4pm; 5pm to 7pm

How it Works

  • Choose a session time and purchase a ticket
  • Arrive at the beginning of your session to gain access
  • Sip, swirl and celebrate your way through Jonquil Park for 2 hours
  • Your time ends at the park when the two-hour session is over
  • Head to a local restaurant or bar to keep the party going!

General Admission
GA – Starting at $35
Limited to 600 people per session.
– (12) standard tastings
– Commemorative glass
– Tasting access

VIP Admission 
VIP – Starting at $75
Limited to 200 people per session.  
– (12) standard tasting + (5) additional specialty beer tastings
– Commemorative glass
– Private seating area and restrooms
– Exclusive VIP entrance for easy access to event

Proceeds benefit the Wrightwood Neighbors Conversation Program including care of Jonquil Park.

*** Must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter. All sales are final (rain or shine). Admission and tickets are DAY AND SESSION SPECIFIC, and are non-refundable or transferable. Tickets may not be shared. Unused tickets may not be returned. ***



Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

We have teamed up with Eventeny to make your exhibitor registration easier than ever! Please note that you will have to create a new profile and register on this new platform if you haven’t done so yet.

Vending Applications

Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

We do not provide guaranteed exclusivity to any participant/exhibitor or category. We work on a first come first serve basis when approving vendors. We would highly recommend everyone apply as early as possible. Do not wait until the last minute as sometimes the event will be completely booked and applications will close earlier than the deadline.


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