Annual Events

Bite Into Bucktown

Bite into Bucktown is a tasting event bringing together Bucktown neighbors and our neighborhood eateries for an afternoon of sampling and socializing. Learn about Bucktown restaurants and connect with your neighbors.

Movies in the Park

Bring out the blanket and the lawn chairs and join your neighbors in Churchill Field Park (1825 N Damen) for monthly outdoor movies, sponsored by the BCO and our local business sponsors.   The movies starts at dusk.

Garden Walk

The annual Bucktown Garden Walk brings our community together in celebration of urban gardening and nature. Garden walkers are invited to view our urban gardens as Bucktown residents open their personal green spaces and exclusive gardens to the public to showcase our neighborhood. Local businesses and residents participate in the festivities to make this a true community-wide weekend event. Explore Bucktown’s hidden gems, enjoy live music, entertain the kids at the Children’s Fest, take a trolley tour and see what makes Bucktown special.

Education Forum

This Fall event is a must attend for the parents and parents to be of Bucktown.  We bring together representatives from each of our local schools and education related businesses in this open forum.  Over the past few years, we have been able to present valuable information on how the Chicago School System works and how you can improve the education options in the neighborhood schools by becoming involved.

Holiday Party

Our celebration of the year gives us all a chance to meet and talk with the people we pass on our streets regularly.  Featuring food, drinks, music and a silent auction of local business products and services this is a fun way to help us continue to fund activities and improvements in Bucktown.


Other events that we participate in and support:

Bucktown ArtsFest

Stop by the BCO booth to say hello, renew your membership, or purchase one of our signature BCO goat tees.  The Bucktown ArtsFest is the last weekend of August in Senior Citizens’ Park at 2200 N Oakley.  This is the longest free arts festival in Chicago.

Bucktown Apple Pie Contest

This is the premier homemade apple pie baking contest and a fundraiser for the Friends of Holstein Park.  It’s about the pie… and more.  The event is held every October at Holstein Park 2200 N Oakley.

Earth Day Celebration and Park Cleaning

Each April volunteers get together to clean our local parks.  The largest efforts have been at Ehrler Park and Churchill Field Park.  At Ehrler we have mulched the plants and cleaned and re-filled the sand box, while raking and sweeping the park. At Churchill Field Park we maintain the Damen Ave border garden, with plantings and mulching.   The Dog Park Improvement Committee of the Churchill Park Advisory Council does the monthly cleaning there and coordinates the murals.  They can be found on Facebook at Churchill Dog Park, Chicago