Join us for West Loop Bavarian Block Party!

Saturday, September 16, 12-10 P.M.
Sunday, September 17, 12-8 P.M.
Washington Blvd. at Sangamon St.
$10 Suggested Donation

Haymarket Center’s Associate Board will host the West Loop Bavarian Block Party, a weekend-long event that will offer guests a terrific time and raise funds to support Haymarket Center’s work in treating substance use disorders. The Bavarian Block Party will center on an authentic celebration of German culture, complete with popular German foods such as bratwurst and pretzels along with traditional American fare. The Bavarian Block Party will similarly feature live music, including a mix of German polka bands as well as local rock and pop groups.

West Loop Fest grew from an annual birthday celebration for our founder, the late Monsignor Ignatius McDermott as a way to bring the community together and create goodwill among our neighbors. We continue to honor this tradition with our annual West Loop Fest fundraiser. Funds raised will help provide comprehensive substance use and mental health treatment to Chicago’s vastly ignored and underserved populations.

Entertainment Lineup

12PM – Mr. Dave
1PM – Roma Strings
3:30PM – Bumpus
6PM – Jagged Little Pill
8PM – 7th Heaven

12PM – Justin Roberts Duo
2PM – The Happy Wanderers
4PM – The Boy Band Night
6PM – Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press

Can’t make it to the event, but still want to support?


Vendor applications are now open! Apply to be an artisan, merchant, non-profit, or food vendor.

Volunteer Opportunities

We need your help to make this event a success! Volunteers will provide support in several areas, including the beverage tents, gates, kids’ activities and raffle ticket sales. For more information and questions, contact Maggie Burke at (312) 226-7984, ext. 442 or

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Sarah English at or (312) 226-7984 x485.

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Past West Loop Fest Events