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Tour De Fat Coming To Humboldt Park This Weekend

It's the fest's first year at the sprawling West Side park.

This year's Tour de Fat is being held in Humboldt Park.
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HUMBOLDT PARK — Tour de Fat is bringing its zany bike and beer party to Humboldt Park this weekend.

The one-day fest sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, now in its 19th year, kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Fest-goers can expect a costumed bike parade, vaudeville acts, locally-made food, beer galore and all sorts of live entertainment. Indie rock band Best Coast is this year’s headliner.

It’s Tour de Fat’s first year at the sprawling West Side park.

The fest was historically held in Logan Square’s Palmer Square. But last year, in an effort to provide more space, organizers ditched the Logan Square park in favor of Northerly Island. Now, after just one year near Museum Campus, the fest is back in the area — this time, in a much larger park.

This year, proceeds from beer sales will benefit the nonprofit West Town Bikes.

Admission costs $15 for adults. Children ages 12 and under get in free. 

Here’s an event schedule:

10:00 a.m. – Bike parade registration (at the Humboldt Park Boat House parking lot)
11:00 a.m. – Bike parade begins
Noon – Humboldt Park doors open
Noon – 3:35 p.m. – Live entertainment and revelry
3:45 p.m. – Best Coast takes the stage
5:00 p.m. – Show ends