Jeff Fest

Dates: August 2-4, 2024, Friday – Sunday
Location: Jefferson Park
Hours:  Fri: 5PM-10PM; Sat 2PM-10PM; Sun 2PM-9PM
Demographics: A25-54
Admission: This is a ticketed event.

  • Two Stages.
  • Top name rock & roll bands and theater arts performances.
  • Kids Zone.
  • Fine arts exhibitions and vendors.
  • 100+ merchandise vendors.
  • Wide variety of food and beverages.


For three days in early August, Jefferson Park, one of Chicago’s oldest and largest neighborhoods, puts on a festival to rival any in the Chicagoland area.

This culture-rich, solid middle class community welcomes visitors from all over Chicagoland to enjoy three days of art, theater performances, music including big name rock and roll bands, family activities, great food, wine and cold beer. 

The uniqueness of Jeff Fest is fueled by the community’s long tradition of visual and performing arts. Highlights of the festival can include afternoon performances by the local theater groups, dance and music groups featured on the Community Stage.  Each night, the Mainstage is headlined by a top name, cutting edge rock & roll band. 

Living up to its reputation as a family community, Jefferson Park’s Jeff Fest puts on a fantastic lineup of children’s entertainment that all takes place in the ‘Kid’s Zone’. 

The Food Court’s wide variety of food from local restaurants and festival vendors ensures that there is something delicious to suit every palette.

All of Jeff Fest’s unique components reflect the area’s culture -rich tradition, and explains why this event is packed from the moment it opens until the last notes are played by the last headlining band.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Align your company or brand with one of Chicago’s most popular neighborhood festivals, while making a direct connection with this crowd of young, educated, solid middle class families, Millennials, Gen X Foodies.

A wide range of sponsorship benefits includes naming rights, Social Media messaging, traditional media inclusion, on-site banner placement, customized promotions, on-site marketing activation space, sampling rights and more.

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