International Festival of Life (Ifol)

July 1 - 4, 2023

locator Washington Park
Chicago, IL 60637

Status: Updated 3/10/2023
International Festival of Life (Ifol)
The 30th Anniversary of the African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL), is Chicago's biggest cultural celebration, of music, food, arts, crafts, games, and more. The 30th IFOL takes place July 4th week, from Saturday‑Tuesday, July 1st to 4th, 2023. It's a festival of music, foods, arts, crafts, games, and more, with the objective of "Bringing Nations Together Through Music and Culture". 89*
  • Admission: $15 - $100
  • Days/­Hours Open: All Days 12pm‑10pm
  • Address: 5500 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60637
  • Entertainment: 2 stages - International, National, Regional, Local. Music: AL AM BL CH CR TC EL ET FU GP JZ LN RP RB RG RK RT SP Variety WL ??
  • Other Activities: rides dominoes and other games
  • Attendance: 20,000
    # Food Booths: 20
  • # of Exhi­bitors: 200
    Juried: no
    Prize Money: na
  • Deadlines: Art & Craft: 05/15/2023
    Music: 05/01/2023
    Food: 05/01/2023 
  • Promoter: Martins' International Foundation ^
  • Show Dir.: Ephraim Martin

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  • Are children free to attend International Festival of Life (Ifol)? Yes, free to kids under 12 years old.
  • Is International Festival of Life (Ifol) handicap accessible? Yes
  • Is International Festival of Life (Ifol) rain or shine? Yes

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