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12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival

12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival VIDEO!

12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival


The first time in its history, in 2017, the 79th Street Renaissance Festival, will be multiple days of family fun!

The12th 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. You heard the talk of multiple days in 2017, it is true!

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.

Take a glimpse at our 2016 Recap Video, and see for yourself why you wouldn't want to miss the opportunity for exposure this year! 


Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation owns all photos by the services of Ty Watts 

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 to 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

Or, Click this link to download RenFest Vendor Package



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