July 20th - 22nd, 2018

The Chicago Tribune named BenFest "one of the Best Family Fests"! 

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This year’s BenFest has something for every age! Come join us for three days of family fun including great bands, cuisine from local restaurants and tons of activities for the kids!

Get started supporting BenFest 2018 now! Become a BFF - A BenFest Friend, volunteer or purchase your entry and activity wristbands ahead of time through advanced purchasing.  Click here to get started! 

St. Benedict Parish BenFest is conveniently located on the northside of Chicago in the North Center neighborhood and can be reached via CTA buses (Irving Park or Western Avenue Routes) and the Brown Line El.

The Main Entrance to BenFest is located at 2215 West Irving Park Road. There are also additional entrances located at the 3900 blocks of North Bell Street and Leavitt Street.

Admission to BenFest

  • $5 donation; Kids 5 and under are free
  • Weekend Entry Wristband– purchase an entry wristband for all 3 days for $15!  The entry wristband gets you entry into the festival for all 3 days.  Purchase your weekend entry wristband here.

  • Kids’ Activities Wristband: $15 (daily) or $30 (weekend) 
  • Wristbands include:  Inflatables - Waterslide, Basketball Challenge, Blackhawks Hockey Hot Shot, Super Giant Tic Tac Toe and Connect 4, Skee Ball Alley, Football Challenge, Grand Slam Baseball and Baseball Bat Ring Toss.  *subject to change
  • Purchase your kids' activity wristband here

BenFest Hours

  • Friday, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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