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Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival

The annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival is one of the longest running neighborhood festivals in Auburn Gresham. Each year promises to be bigger and better than the last. Now with nearly 20,000 attendees coming out annually to enjoy local food, retailers, organizations, and performers from all genres from cultural to modern dance and blues to hip hop, there is literally something for everyone.

THIS YEAR AUBURN GRESHAM IS HOSTING A RenFEST "CRAWL"

The 79th Street Renaissance Festival CRAWL will be Saturday, September 11, 2021 10:00am to 8:00pm (Saturda ONLY). Due to COVID-19 impact, we'll have a smaller footprint starting at 79th Racine  and headed south on Racine. 

As always, this family friendly festival is free and open to everyone and promises to be the best end-of-summer block party you will attend. 

Remember that the Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival is an opportunity for us to not only showcase our community and have a great time, it's also an opportunity to shop responsibly and locally on the southside of chicago and to support the hard working, small businessmen and women who particpate each year. It will be jsust a little smaller this year!

If you are interested in sponsoring, vending, donating, or performing at the 79th Street Renaissance Festival please contact event coordinator,  at GAGDC  (773) 723-3557. 

FESTIVAL LINE UP


Click Below to download the 2021 Food/Retail Vendor Applications       

Food Vendor App         Retail Vendor App      Food TRUCK Vendor App 


Take a Look at Previous RenFest Recaps!

RECAP the 14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival VIDEO!

RECAP the 13th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival here

RECAP 12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival VIDEO!

12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival

                                                                     

The 12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival on Saturday, September 9, 2017 and Sunday, September 10, 2017, 10:00am to 7:00pm on 79th Street between Racine and Loomis as a HUGE SUCCESS. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT!


Take a look at our photo footage of last the 11th Annual 79th Street RenFest in 2016.
It will make you want to come, we promise!

RENFEST 2016 SLIDESHOW


Take a look at our video footage from the 10th Annual 79th Street RenFest in 2015. It will make you want to come, we promise!

RENFEST 2015 SLIDESHOW


Take a look at our video footage from the 9th Annual 79th Street RenFest in 2014. It will make you want to come, we promise!

RENFEST 2014 SLIDESHOW


Take a look at our video footage from the 8th Annual 79th Street RenFest in 2013. It will make you want to come, we promise!

Take a look at our video footage from the 7th Annual 79th Street RenFest in 2012. Great times had by all!

14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival

Take a glimpse at our 2018 Recap Video and see for yourself why you wouldn't wait to miss it this… Continue

    2021 Renfest Crawl Vendor Applications

    Click Links Below to download Vendor Applications Food Vendor App Retail Vendor App Food TRUCK… Continue

      13th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival

      Take a glimpse at our 2017 Recap Video and see for yourself why you wouldn't wait to miss it this… Continue

      12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival

      12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival VIDEO! The first time in its history, in 2017, the… Continue

      11th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival

      11th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival VIDE0! ** 11th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival… Continue

      10th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival

        9th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival

        9th Annual Auburn Gresham 79th Street Renaissance Festival was held September 6, 2014. RenFest Was… Continue

          8th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival

          The Greater-Auburn Gresham Development Corporation's annual festival has been a staple on the south… Continue

            7th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival

            The Greater-Auburn Gresham Development Corporation's annual festival has been a staple on the south… Continue

              6th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival

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                5th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival: Weather Proofed

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                  4th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Reaches New Heights on the Nine

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                    3rd Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival: A Thriller of an Event

                    South Shore Drill Team performs on the main stage at the 79th Street Festival to the sounds of… Continue

                      2nd Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival: A Huge Success

                      The ladies of GADC. Aum Mu Ra-El 9.8.2007: You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day… Continue

                        1st Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival: Hot times at Inaugural Community Event

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