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Bucktown Arts Fest Will Include Dog Parade On Sunday

Admission to the arts fest is free, but the dog parade charges a $10 fee per pup .

Last year's Barktown Dog Parade at Bucktown Arts Fest.
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BUCKTOWN — The long-running Bucktown Arts Fest will bring 190 artists to Senior Citizens Park this weekend, plus offer live music, food, beer and a dog parade.

Staffed entirely by a volunteers, the 33rd annual fest is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2238 N. Oakley Ave. in Bucktown, just east of Western Avenue. Admission to the fest is free.

View a list and map of all exhibiting artists. Check out the entertainment lineup, including a new Jazz Roots stage, here.

Credit: Bucktown Arts Fest/Facebook
A performance from a past Bucktown Arts Fest.

As an additional perk, the always dog-friendly fest will again host a dog parade after a successful inaugural parade last year.

Set for 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, the rain or shine “Barktown Dog Parade” will charge a $10 entry fee per dog (waived for fosters and locally adoptable dogs), with all proceeds going to the Bucktown Arts Fest. Each four legged attendee will receive a free fest bandana or Frisbee and there will be a dog costume contest with prizes.

All proceeds from the fest’s beer and wine sales are donated to arts programs and music classes at nearby Holstein Park and local schools.

For more info, visit the fest’s website or Facebook page.