Lakeview East Oktoberfest


Fri, September 29, 2023 | 5pm - 10pm
Sat, September 30, 2023 | 11am - 10pm
Sun, October 1, 2023 | 11am - 6pm
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Join us the last weekend in September for the 2nd annual Lakeview East Oktoberfest! Prosted and hosted at Our Lady of Mount Carmel at 708 W. Belmont Avenue, this action-packed weekend is one you won’t want to miss! Throw on your best lederhosen, this is your Wiesn to party!

Enjoy a weekend full of live music, tasty local food, and brew-tiful Oktoberfest activities! The morning will be family-friendly, with activities for the whole family! There is plenty of fun for the adults with beers and pretzels starting at 11 AM… What’s the Wurst that can happen? The night is when the party starts and you can enjoy a lively night filled with the best festive music that will make you think you’re in Munich!

Saturday festivities will include the Tapping of the Keg Celebration, Live Entertainment, Raffle Entries, and Bingo with chances to win incredible prizes!

A portion of the proceeds support the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and the Lakeview East Community Partnership.

6:15pm – Keg Tapping Ceremony
6:30pm – Stache
8:30pm – Breakfast Club

11:00am – Keg Tapping Ceremony
11:15am – Dance on Broadway
2:00pm – Four Man Band
4:00pm – Jessie’s Girl
5:30pm – Stein Holding Competitions
6:00pm – UltraBeat
8:30pm – Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute

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 are completely booked and are no longer taking vending applications.

If you have any questions please email us at [email protected]

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The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is a broad community based organization designed to represent and help merchants and other business people in the community. It is a policy of the organization to promote goodwill and a pleasant business environment for merchants, consumers, and area residents. The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is the Sole Service Provider for Special Service Areas #8 and #17. Combined, the two business districts include Sheffield Avenue from Irving Park Road to Diversey Parkway; Clark Street from Byron Street to Diversey; Broadway from Grace to Diversey; Belmont Avenue from Racine Avenue to Halsted Street and Halsted from Belmont to Diversey. This area is famous for attractions like Wrigley Field, The Briar Street Theater, a thriving dining district, exciting nightlife and a number a boutique hotels and Bed and Breakfasts.

As a not-for-profit organization of merchants and various business people, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce works to foster economic growth and development within its boundaries through the collaborative efforts of its staff, volunteer Board of Directors, and the City of Chicago Department of Community Development. The organization utilizes available government resources and programs to assist merchants in furthering their businesses through a variety of programs and promotional ventures.

The Lakeview East Chamber and Lakeview Chamber established the The Belmont Theater District, which acts as an advocate to create, promote and strengthen the diverse artistic offerings of the Lakeview neighborhood to its residents and visitors. Both Chambers also  collaborated to bring Lakeview its own mobile app called GoLakeview. GoLakeview was created in an effort to provide added exposure to local businesses and venues, along with enhancing the experience of both visitors & local residents of Lakeview.


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