• Summer Happenings



    (June - August)


    Lincoln Square is the place to be for Summer events!  Browse through the many different activities that the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce will be hosting in 2011.


    3rd Thursdays

  • 3rd Thursday Logo


    The hottest summer day in Lincoln Square is now better than ever! This Summer the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce is excited to introduce "3rd Thursdays," a day where our local business community expands their shops onto the streets of N. Lincoln Avenue.

    Stroll along the business corridor on the third Thursday of June, July, and August and check out the great products tand services he Lincoln Square community has to offer. Businesses will begin to set-up at noon each Thursday and be in full swing during our Thursday evening Farmers' Market and Free Summer Concert Series! DON'T MISS OUT!

  • Event Details


    Dates: June 16, July 21, and August 18

    Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm*

    Location: 4700 Block of N. Lincoln Avenue (between W. Leland and W. Lawrence)

    *Check with participating business for exact time.

    *In case of rain or severe weather the event will be postponed to the 4th Thursday of the month.

  • Participating Businesses


    A Little Bit of Monica | Bellybum | Chicago Printmakers Collaborative | The Chopping Block | Community Christian Church | Enjoy, An Urban General Store | Fleet Feet | Friends of McPherson | Granville Picture Framing | Hilary's Cookies | Hot On 1 Salsa | Kelly Chiropractic | Leila Love INC | Lincoln Square Presbyterian Church | Merz Apothecary | Penndutchman Antiques | Pickles Playroom | Provenance Food & Wine | Ravenswood Chiropractic & Wellness Center | Stanley Brown Jewelist | Salted Caramel | State Farm Insurance - Rhea Joyer | Timeless Toys Ltd | Tori's Bitty Bows | Urban Pooch Canine Life Center | Verizon Wireless/Mobile Generations


    2011 Free Summer Concert Series
    Sponsored by Weiss Memorial Hospital

  • Summer Concert Series Logo

    The annual Summer Concert Series, Lincoln Square's favorite free summer event, begins on June 16th! The series will occur every Thursday evening from 6:30pm - 9:00pm in Giddings Plaza through September 1st. Be sure to tell your entire famlily and all of your friends! No one is going to want to miss out on this great, fun event!

  • Concert Details


    Dates: Thursdays from June 16 - September 1

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

    Location: Giddings Plaza @ N. Lincoln and W. Giddings (across from the Chicago Brauhaus)

    *In case of rain or severe weather please check our website for up-to-date information on performances.

  • Sponsored in Partnership With


    Bellybum Boutique Logo The Book Cellar Logo Cafe Selmarie Logo Chicago Brauhaus Logo City Kids Dental Logo Enjoy, An Urban General Store Logo MB Financial Logo Merz Apothecary Logo Old Town School of Folk Music Logo Pizza D.O.C. Logo Provenance Food & Wine Logo Ricochets Logo Riehn Insurance Logo Ruff Haus Pets Logo Shirts Our Business Logo Timeless Toys Logo

  • 2011 Farmers' Market

  • Farmers Market Logo


    The opening of the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce Thursday evening Farmers' Market begins on June 16th, bringing the Lincoln Square community together around the goodness of fresh fruits, vegetables, and homemade baked goods.

    The Market will be held every Thursday evening from June 16th to October 27th between the hours of 4pm to 8pm. Vendors will be set-up at the City of Chicago municipal parking lot located at the Western CTA Brown Line Station. Be sure to stop by and check out one of our 17 local farmers and vendors!

  • Market Details


    Dates: Thursdays from June 16 - October 27

    Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Municipal Parking Lot @ N. Lincoln and W. Leland (adjacent to CTA Western Station)

    *The Farmers' Market will be held rain or shine.

  • Market Vendors

  • Market Vendor Particpation Request

    Thank you for your interest in the 2011 Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce Thursday evening Farmers' Market.  Vendor demand has been extremely high this year and we already have a wait list for participants. If you would like to be added to our list please fill out the following information and fax it to our office as soon as possible!

    Fax (773) 769-4855



    Pairings in the Plaza


    Square Kegs LogoCome out and enjoy Lincoln Square's newest summer event, "Pairings in the Plaza."  On Saturday, July 16th the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce Square Kegs Home Brew Club will host an afternoon of food and craft beer pairings under the open sky in Giddings Plaza.  From 2pm tp 6pm several of Lincoln Square's finest restaurants and local breweries will provide samplings of delectable cuisine paired with the best brews in town.


    This intimate festival will give beer lovers and foodies a chance to learn about the art of pairing the right beer and food together.  Chefs and brewers will be on hand to discuss their selections for the event and how each element of the pairing enhances the other.


    If you are a beer or food lover you won't want to miss out on this event!  Tickets are limited so get yours today!

  • Pairing Event Details


    Date: Saturday, July 16, 2011

    Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Location: Giddings Plaza @ N. Lincoln and W. Giddings (across from the Chicago Brauhaus)

    Tickets: $20 Adults (Must by 21 Years of Age or Older); $30 if purchased after Friday, July 8; $35 if purchased day of the event*

    *Purchase Tickets through Brown Paper Tickets

  • Participating Restaurants and Breweries



    Bistro Campagne | Fountainhead | The Grafton | Homage Street Food | LM | Pizza D.O.C. | Prix Fixe | Provenance Food & Wine


    5 Rabbit | Finch Beer Co. | Half Acre | Metropolitan

  • Ingredients - Film Screening


    Ingredients Screening Logo

    Join the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Committee's celebration of food & film, farmers & chefs at the DANK Haus!  In a partnership with Jim Javenkoski's Local Food Wisdom we will be presenting the screening of the documentary Ingredients, a film illustrating how people around the country are working to revitalize the connection between local food, the local community, and our health.  Ingredients is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring food back to the table and health back to our communities.


    During the film our guests will enjoy a family-friendly, seasonal meal featuring foods prepared by businesses in our neighborhood (City Provisions, The Grafton Pub, and Provenance Food and Wine).  Following the food and film Jim Javenkoski will moderate a brief Q&A session with a panel of special guests who will offer their insights and perspectives on Chicago's burgeoning local food system.  Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase the Ingredients DVD for $20.

  • Screening Details


    Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Location: DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western Avenue

    Tickets: $25 Adults, $5 Children 12 and Under*

    *Purchase tickets through Brown Paper Tickets

  • Participating Businesses and Special Guests


    Food Provided By:

    City Provisions | The Grafton Pub | Provenance Food and Wine


    Question and Answer Session - Panel of Special Guests:

    Farmer - Mick Klug (Mick Klug Farms, St. Joseph, MI)

    Chef - Cleetus Friedman (City Provisions, Chicago, IL)

    Urban Gardener - LaManda Minikel (Peterson Garden Project, Chicago, IL)

    Specialty Food Retailer - Tracy Kellner (Provenance Food and Wine, Chicago, IL)