West Loop Bavarian Block Party
Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2023 | Washington & Sangamon, Chicago
Haymarket Center celebrated Oktoberfest with the Bavarian Block Party, which centered on an authentic celebration of German culture, complete with popular German foods such as bratwurst and pretzels along with traditional German polka music.
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 the West Loop Bavarian Block Party. Funds raised help provide comprehensive substance use and mental health treatment to Chicago’s vastly ignored and underserved populations.