Spring has definitely sprung in Chicago, and with the arrival of this great season comes a slew of great outdoor and seasonal Chicago events to keep our many spring-time visitors entertained. Chicago is a multi-cultural city with some great heritage,and one of the best events to celebrate that this May is May Fest at Toyota Park Bridgeview (just 15 minutes from our BEST WESTERN Midway hotel) which was created in honor of Polish Constitution Day.
Chicago Events this Spring: Why Visit May Fest at Toyota Park Bridgeview?
This weekend-long festival which runs from May 4th to 6th features live music (including polka, rock and dance genres), traditional polish dancers, carnival rides, and of course, plenty of great traditional polish food and beer! A spin off from the annual Polish Constitution Day Parade, which has taken place in Chicago for over 120 years, the Chicago Polish Constitution Day Celebrations are some of the most popular polish events in Chicago and the nation.
What is the significance of Polish Constitution Day?
The Polish Constitution of 1791 is important to democratic history as it was the second democratic constitution in the world, after the United States, and the first in Europe. It is as important a date to Polish history as July 4th is to Americans. This year is the first that the celebrations will include a festival at Toyota Park and the event organizers hope that all those who normally attend the parade will choose to continue to celebrate later in the day at May Fest.
May Fest Information – Popular Chicago Events
The event is open to the general public and is sure to be fun for the whole family. Staring at 5pm on Friday (and continuing until 11pm) and then from 12pm to 11pm on Saturday and 12pm to 9pm on Sunday, the festival should welcome thousands of enthusiastic Chicago-natives and visitors and is free for children under 12.
For more information on the band schedules, event location and contact information, visit the May Fest website.
Attending Chicago Events at Toyota Bridgeview Park? Stay Nearby at our BEST WESTERN Midway Hotel
Our Midway Airport Hotel is conveniently located near both the Midway Airport (for guests in town for a short stay) as well as Toyota Park Bridgeview for visitors who have a bit more time to see some of the great Chicago events that our city has to offer. If you’re coming to town at the beginning of May and you’re looking for something fun to do with the whole family make sure that you give our Midway Airport hotel staff a call to ensure that you get the best rates and accommodations for your visit to Chicago!