For the very first time, New Belgium Brewery moves its signature celebration of bikes and beer to Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. With the expanded venue comes an even bigger headliner: hip-hop outfit and Tonight Show house band the Roots. You can also expect to see an eclectic mix of circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians and comedians roaming through the beer-soaked festivities. We'll miss the traditional bike parade through Logan Square (it's not happening this year) but at least a portion of proceeds from the event will benefit local non-profit West Town Bikes.
|Venue name:||Huntington Bank Pavilion||Contact:|
1300 S Linn White Dr
|Cross street:||at Solidarity Dr|
|Transport:||Bus: 12, 146.|
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This is the quirkiest beer festival, but such a totally fun way to spend an afternoon. With a weird bike pit and interesting beers going on tap all day—just find a food truck to fit your fancy and wander around to see the sights. You won't be sorry.
Tour de Fat is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. It's in one of my favorite parks in the city—Palmer Square—and has lots and lots of awesome, quirky things to do and test rides for bike nerds like me.
This festival is so, so, so much fun. You can get great beers, watch some quirky musical acts, and take in a bit of funhouse flair. There's a really neat "bike pit" too, where anyone can try out bikes of all sizes, and really, even all shapes. It's a sight to see for sure.