Inside Scoop: Streetz Artz Alliance upcoming shows, Will County Beer & Bourbon Fest May 20, and Lincoln Park Zoo Craft Brews June 17
Streetz Artz Alliance upcoming shows
April 23 — Crafts & Drafts & Curiosities Market at Bubblehouse Brewing in Lisle, IL
12-6 p.m. Local crafters, delicious drafts and makers who have some curious wares for sale. Free to attend and all ages welcome. Plenty of free and nearby parking available.
April 29 — Artisan Market at the Brewery — Imperial Oak Brewing in Willow Springs, IL
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Outdoor and indoor. Over two dozen local makers, artists, tarot readers and unique one-of-a-kind finds. Craft beer + shopping is a great combo. Food pop-up planned. Free to attend. All ages welcome. Plenty of free and nearby parking available.
April 30 — Brother Chimp Maker’s Market at Brother Chimp Brewing in North Aurora, IL
12-5 p.m. Indoor and outdoor. Relax in the Brother Chimp taproom and shop from a fine variety of artists, crafters and makers while drinking some delicious beers. Free to attend. All ages welcome. Plenty of free and nearby parking available.
May 6 — Sip & Shop Mother’s Day Market at Noon Whistle Brewing in Naperville, IL
1-6 p.m. Bring your mother to this first ever Sip & Shop Mother’s Day Market with more than three dozen artists, a food pop-up and all the beers from the brewery. This event will be held in the back brewing area of the facility. Free to attend. All ages welcome. Plenty of free parking available.
May 7 — Wolfden’s Spring Craft Fair at Wolfden Brewing Company in Bloomingdale, IL
12-5 p.m. Enjoy the ambiance of the Wolfden beer garden and shop from more than two dozen local artists and small businesses. Enjoy some new food items from the brewery and all of the quaffable beers. Weather permitting, this will be all outdoors. Free to attend. All ages welcome. Plenty of free parking available in the area.
Will County Beer & Bourbon Fest — May 20
Come be a part of making a difference in the lives of our veterans at the Will County Beer & Bourbon Fest.
This event is sponsored by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and featuring popular bands like 7th Heaven and Simply Yacht Rock, as well as more than 100 craft beers and an array of bourbons. Proceeds benefit the Veteran Build programs for Will County Habitat for Humanity.
In addition to an added hour, VIP admission will include specialty beer and bourbon samples, food samplings and more.
Date: Saturday, May 20
Time: Noon-5 p.m., with VIP entry at 11 a.m.
Location: Outdoors on the grounds of Hollywood Casino in Joliet (777 Hollywood Blvd.)
Tickets and more info: WillCountyBeerAndBourbonFest.com
Lincoln Park Zoo Craft Brews — June 17
The eighth annual Craft Brews at Lincoln Park Zoo tasting event returns Saturday, June 17 with more than 150 craft beers, ciders and non-alcoholic beverage options, live music, lawn games, after-hours views of the zoo’s amazing animals and more. Tasting stations will be set up throughout the zoo’s beautiful gardens during this one-of-a-kind, after-hours experience just for adults.
General admission tickets include entry to Lincoln Park Zoo beginning at 7 p.m. as well as tickets for 20 three-ounce tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. Early-access tickets include an extra hour of tasting.
The Lincoln Park Zoo is located at 2400 N. Cannon Drive in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Visit LPZoo.org for ticket information.