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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.

Save the date for the 14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival on Saturday, September 7, 2019 and Sunday, September 8, 2019, 10:00am to 7:00pm (Saturday) and 10:00am - 7:00pm (Sunday), right on 79th Street between Racine and Loomis.

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. So, while you're enjoying the games, the music, and the fun - don't forget you can buy a few things from the local southside vendors. As part of the festival, in partnership with SSA #32 and the City of Chicago, we are encouraging all to support a local business and "Shop South!"

If you are interested in sponsoring, vending, donating, or performing at the 79th Street Renaissance Festival and Peace Jam, please contact event coordinator, C Johnson and Associates, at (773) 723-3557 or email cheryl@cjohnsonandassociates.com.

FESTIVAL LINE UP

       

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!

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