August 11-13 

Stockton & LaSalle Drive

Let's be frank.

Chicago Hot Dog Fest hits the core of our food-loving city’s love affair with the ubiquitous, multi-faceted, encased meat—the hot dog. Held just steps from, and benefitting, the Chicago History Museum, it has all the ingredients of an exceptional summer event.

4:30PM | Polkaholics

Friday | 6:30PM

2:15PM | The Astronomer

Saturday | 7:00PM

11:30PM | Wiggleworms with Lisa Joy DeRosia

Sunday | 5:30PM

2:45PM | Frozen Ground Band



1:00PM | Hurricane Reggae Band

Prince Tribute by

Robert Cornelius & Friends 

Meat the Headliners


& Joe

11:00AM | Laura Doherty & the Heartbeats

3:00PM | Four Star Brass Band

3:45PM | Funkadesi

4:45PM | Yoko & the Oh No's

Full-day Lineup

11:00AM | School of Rock Highwood

6:00PM | Prince Produced Music via DJ Numinous Radio

1:15PM | Crimson Octopus Society

12:30PM | ShooBooty


Countdown to the

2017 Chicago Hot Dog Fest

Food and drink are available for purchase using Dog Dollars. Purchase Hot Dog Dollars in advance and save up to 20%! 

What is a dog dollar? 

Treat Dog Dollars as you would normal currency, $20USD = $20 Dog Dollars. Hot dogs range in price from $4 - $8 dog dollars. 

Can I purchase dog dollars at the festival? 

Of course, but the discount is only available before the fest begins. Relish these savings and stock up today! 

So, just how does this work?


where can I find all this deliciousness?

The festival is held at Stockton and LaSalle Drive. Limited public parking is located one block north of the Museum at Stockton and LaSalle Street. 

The festival is easily accessed via CTA bus routes 22, 36, 73, 72, 151 and 156. Visit the CTA website for public transportation information and directions using 1701 N. Stockton Drive, 60614 as your destination. 

"Chicago History Museum knows how to throw a party."

"This was my first time at the Chicago Hot Dog Festival, and I'm so glad to have checked it out!"

- Reviews from Yelp

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