What ignited in the summer of 1999 as a community block party has exploded into
Chicago’s most anticipated street festival—averaging 50,000 pounds of pork and
50,000+ attendees who love to kickoff summer at this three-day event.
As featured in local and national media, Ribfest Chicago invites all Chicagoland restaurant
BBQ masters to compete for the title of “Best Ribs” and “People’s Choice.” RibMania, a
sanctioned rib-eating contest, returns for a third round in 2012. Ribfest is a nationally
recognized Indie music festival hosting two stages that feature top local and national
acts. And the now-famous “Kids Square” provides hours of family fun allowing children to
slide, climb, jump, ride, dance and enjoy live entertainment all weekend long.