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Mark your calendars for these events coming up in Ravenswood in the month of July: 

2nd Annual Malt Row on Damen July 17: 

The Ravenswood community comes together for the 2nd Annual ‘Malt Row on Damen’ craft beer stroll on Wednesday, July 17, from 5:30-8:30 pm. The Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce partners together with Malt Row breweries and distilleries to give Chicagoans a taste of what Malt Row has to offer at local shops and restaurants along Damen Avenue.

Fun fact: all the beer produced at Malt Row on Damen comes from within 1 mile of the event.

Located along Damen Avenue between Leland and Argyle, strollers will have a diverse selection of beer tastings while visiting a variety of local small businesses. Participating breweries and distilleries include Band of Bohemia, Dovetail Brewery, Empirical Brewery, Half Acre Beer Company, KOVAL Distillery, and Spiteful Brewing. 

“Malt Row on Damen is a smaller, more concentrated community event so people can really get to know our local businesses,” says Gene Wagendrof III, Associate Director of the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a great way to enjoy a mid-week evening with friends after work. Grab a beer, walk around exploring Damen Avenue, Malt Row, and finish the night listening to live music at the farmers market.”

Besides the breweries, additional Ravenswood businesses participating in the stroll include Amy’s Candy Bar, District, Eye See Ravenswood, Gallery Studio Oh!, One Key Yoga, Ravensgoods, Rock n’ Roll Vintage Guitar, and more. Once strollers have finished exploring, they can visit the Ravenswood Farmers Market for an evening with live music, food, and a plethora of special guest vendors. More information on participating vendors coming soon.

Malt Row on Damen is Wednesday, July 17th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 day-of if there is still availability. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended as this event tends to sell out. Information regarding check-in and wristband pick-up for Malt Row on Damen will be released soon. 

Participants will receive a RAVENSWOOD tote bag featuring goodies from DEFY, Erwin Law, Lena Rose Beauty, maternal Child Connection, My Buddy’s, Rogers Park Montessori School, Tytin Jewelry, and more!

Frozen Summer Treats at Amy’s Candy BarAll Summer Long

Ballroom Dance Chicago | 4039B North Ravenswood Avenue

Looking for a sweet treat to cool you down this summer? Amy’s Candy Bar will have homemade ice cream sandwiches and frozen treats available all summer long.

Ice Cream Sandwich Flavors include:

-       Birthday Cake: birthday cake ice cream sandwiched between homemade sugar cookies

-       Fudgy Brownie: old-fashioned vanilla ice cream sandwiched between Amy’s fudgy brownie

-       Yippee Skippee: peanut butter ice cream with a salted caramel swirl, brownie bits and chocolate pretzels all sandwiched between Amy’s homemade chocolate chip cookies

-       Ginger Lemon: lemon meringue ice cream sandwiched between Amy’s homemade ginger molasses cookies

Additional Frozen Treats made by Zarlengo include:

-       Frozen Chocolate Bananas

-       Italian Ice Pops

-       Gelato Bars

Special Picnic Basket for #NationalPicnicMonth at Steingold’s of ChicagoAll Month Long

1840 West Irving Park Road

Celebrate National Picnic Month with a special picnic basket from Steingold’s of Chicago. Choose from one of the below deals through July 31st:

-       2 cold sandwiches +1 side for $20

-       1 salad + 2 bagels with cream cheese for $14

-       1 sandwich + 2 sides for $14 (perfect for those looking for a shareable, light snack)

Kultureküche Cooking Class - Pretzel Blitz! at DANK HausFriday, July 19th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm

4740 North Western Avenue

Pretzel chef, Reinhard Richter, is teaching not one, but three pretzel making classes in July. Pretzel Meister Reinhard teaches this hands-on lesson in German Pretzel making.  Course includes tastings and one free drink. $24 per person / $20 for “Friends of the DANK Haus” members.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Beverages will be available for purchase at the bar. 

For more information and tickets, visit

Ravenswood Farmer's Market

Shop and eat local at this year’s Ravenswood Farmers Market. Taking place on Wednesdays, the open-air market provides a place for patrons to purchase fresh, local food while connecting with farmers and food producers. The market is located at 4900 N. Damen Avenue and goes through October 16.

In addition to a variety of vendors, the farmers market features live music every week, plus a bouncy castle (weather permitting), sensory bins and playground for the little ones (opens at 6pm). Pet parents can also participate with their furbabies! The market is dog-friendly featuring on-site water bowls to keep the pups hydrated. 

Vendors Include:

  • Benton Harbor Fruit & Bee Company 

  • Butterclaw Brands (lobster rolls)

  • Chicago Marshmallow

  • Domaci Bakery

  • Eight Hands LLC (soap)

  • Elsie Mae’s Canning & Pies

  • Empanada Bike

  • Higher Healing (hemp products)

  • Hilary’s Cookies

  • Kernel Dan’s Kettle Corn

  • La Boulangerie

  • Nathan St. Martin (vegan comfort food)

  • Patyk Farms

  • Percolator Coffee

  • Red Apple Rest (Polish & European dishes)

  • Rogers Park Montessori

  • Savour the Dates (little pizzas)

  • Tamales Express

  • Waste Not Compost

July 2019 Musician, Food Truck & Event Schedule:

July 17th:

  • Musicians: Teel Short from 4pm - 8pm

  • Food Trucks: Mediterranean Express and Five Square Pizza & Bakery

  • Activities: Marble Maze; Hammer & Nail Project; Vintage Rainbow Bright; Painting with Beet Stems

July 24th: 

  • Musicians: Michael’s Music Machine Kids Dance Party from 4pm - 6pm; Anna Ingerson from 6pm - 8pm 

  • Food Trucks: Chicago Pizza Boss and Ms. Tittles Cupcakes

  • Activities: Vintage Polly Pockets; Ninja Drops; and Stamping with Carrots

July 31st: 

  • Musicians: Javier Payano from 4pm - 6pm; an unnamed band from 6pm - 8pm 

  • Food Trucks: Piko Kitchen and Stans Donuts

  • Activities: Disappearing Orbs and Light Refraction; Vintage She Ra with Castle; Stamping with Potatoes

Full calendar of events through October available at:

The Ravenswood Farmers Market is held every Wednesday (except the week of July 4th) from 4pm - 8pm at 4900 North Damen Avenue. 


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