• One Globe. Many Cultures.

  • A summer event series along Chicago's magnificent riverwalk.
     
    Presented by Chicago Sister Cities International, Unifest celebrates the cultures of Chicago's 28 sister cities with food, drink, and music.

    Thursdays, July 13 - August 17, 2017

    4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m

    @ The Jetty on the Riverwalk, between Wells and Franklin

  • 2017 Schedule

    July 13

     

    MUSIC

     

    Paris, France

    DJ Sadie Woods & DJ Madrid

     

    SPIRIT

     

    Warsaw, Poland

    Cosmopolitan

    Sobieski Vodka

     

    BEER

     

    Shanghai, China

    Tsingtao

     

    Chicago

    Revolution Brewing:
    Fist City, Rev Pils, Cross of Gold

     

    RED WINE

     

    Durban, South Africa

    Rupert & Rothschild Classique, 2014

     

    WHITE WINE

     

    Petach Tikva, Israel

    Mount Hermon White, 2016

     

    FOOD

     

    Athens, Greece

    Baklava:

    honey, chopped nuts, cinnamon

     

    Hamburg, Germany

    Fischbrötchen:

    poached shrimp, dill remoulade, pickled red onion on a kaiser bun

     

    Chicago

    Chicago-Style Popcorn:

    caramel and cheddar cheese mix

    July 20

     

    MUSIC

     

    Bogota, Colombia

    DJ Kenneth

     

    SPIRIT

     

    Osaka, Japan

    Whisky Sour

    Suntory Whisky Toki

     

    BEER

     

    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Newcastle Brown Ale

     

    Chicago

    Revolution Brewing:

    Fist City, Rev Pils, Cross of Gold

     

    RED WINE

     

    Milan, Italy

    Vitiano Red, 2014

     

    WHITE WINE

     

    Toronto, Canada

    Cave Spring Cellars Riesling, 2014

     

    FOOD

     

    Amman, Jordan

    Tea Sandwich

    pita, labneh, persian cucumber, pickled red onion, za’atar

     

    Kyiv, Ukraine

    Potato Varenyky:

    sour cream and chives

     

    Chicago

    Chicago-Style Popcorn:

    caramel and cheddar cheese mix

    July 27

     

    MUSIC

     

    Durban, South Africa

    DJ Mwelwa & DJ Maliq

     

    SPIRIT

     

    Bogota, Colombia

    Daiquiri

    Parce Rum

     

    BEER

     

    Hamburg, Germany

    Hacker-Pschorr Weisse

     

    Chicago

    Revolution Brewing:

    Fist City, Rev Pils, Cross of Gold

     

    RED WINE

     

    Paris, France

    Château Motte Maucourt Bordeaux Supérieur, 2014

     

    WHITE WINE

    Athens, Greece

    Santo Winery Assyrtiko Santorini, 2016

     

    FOOD

     

    Accra, Ghana

    Jollof Rice Salad:

    cherry tomatoes, scotch bonnet, baby bell peppers

     

    Mexico City, Mexico

    Mini Torta Milanese:

    avocado, chipotle aioli, cotija cheese, marinated cabbage

     

    Chicago

    Chicago-Style Popcorn:

    caramel and cheddar cheese mix

    August 3

     

    MUSIC

     

    Busan, South Korea

    DJ Virgil 7

     

    SPIRIT

     

    Moscow, Russia

    Greyhound

    Russian Standard Vodka

     

    BEER

     

    Vilnius, Lithuania

    Švyturys

     

    Chicago

    Revolution Brewing:

    Fist City, Rev Pils, Cross of Gold

     

    RED WINE

     

    Toronto, Canada

    Cave Spring Cellars Pinot Noir, 2015

     

    WHITE WINE

     

    Durban, South Africa

    Creation Chardonnay, 2014

     

    FOOD

     

    Gothenburg, Sweden

    Swedish Meatballs:

    with dill

     

    Casablanca, Morocco

    Couscous salad:

    raisins, parsley, pine nuts

     

    Chicago

    Chicago-Style Popcorn:

    caramel and cheddar cheese mix

    August 10

     

    MUSIC

     

    Warsaw, Poland

    State Of Mind and DJ Kw

     

    SPIRIT

     

    Mexico City, Mexico

    Classic Margarita

    Hornitos Plata Tequila

     

    BEER

     

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Pilsner Urquell

     

    Chicago

    Revolution Brewing:

    Fist City, Rev Pils, Cross of Gold

     

    RED WINE

     

    Athens, Greece

    Domaine Skouras St. George Nemea, 2014

     

    WHITE WINE

     

    Milan, Italy

    Bibi Graetz Casamatta Toscano Bianco, 2015

     

    FOOD

     

    Lahore, Pakistan

    Potato and Pea Samosas: with mint chutney

     

    Shenyang, China

    Chilled Noodles:

    scallions, chili oil, snow peas, baby bell peppers

     

    Chicago

    Chicago-Style Popcorn:

    caramel and cheddar cheese mix

    August 17

     

    MUSIC

     

    Delhi, India

    DJ Sohbash (Bollywood Celebrity DJ)

     

    SPIRIT

     

    Galway, Ireland

    Manhattan

    Connemara Peated Irish Whiskey

     

    BEER

     

    Belgrade, Serbia

    LAV Lager​

     

    Chicago

    Revolution Brewing:

    Fist City, Rev Pils, Cross of Gold

     

    RED WINE

     

    Petach Tikva, Israel

    Mount Hermon Red, 2014​

     

    WHITE WINE

     

    Paris, France

    Domaine de Pouy Gascogne Blanc, 2015​

     

    FOOD

     

    Lucerne, Switzerland

    Rosti:

    grated potato, bacon, scallions​

     

    Milan, Italy

    Mortadella Sandwich:

    stracchino cheese, apple mostarda, focaccia

     

    Chicago

    Chicago-Style Popcorn:

    caramel and cheddar cheese mix

  • Pricing

    Bottled Water and Soda: $2

    Beer: $6

    Wine: $8

    Cocktails: $10

    Food: $4

  • 2017 Sponsors

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Presented by

  • Chicago's Sister Cities

    Chicago Sister Cities International provides every Chicagoan the opportunity to celebrate citizen diplomacy by facilitating exchanges in culture, education, and business; building bridges that bring the world to Chicago and Chicago to the world. Unifest is one example of this work.

    ACCRA

    GHANA

    AMMAN

    JORDAN

    ATHENS

    GREECE

    BELGRADE

    SERBIA

    BIRMINGHAM

    UNITED KINGDOM

    BOGOTA

    COLOMBIA

    BUSAN

    REPUBLIC OF KOREA

    CASABLANCA

    MOROCCO

    DELHI

    INDIA

    DURBAN

    SOUTH AFRICA

    GALWAY

    IRELAND

    GOTHENBURG

    SWEDEN

    HAMBURG

    GERMANY

    KYIV

    UKRAINE

    LAHORE

    PAKISTAN

    LUCERNE

    SWITZERLAND

    MEXICO CITY

    MEXICO

    MILAN

    ITALY

    MOSCOW

    RUSSIA

    OSAKA

    JAPAN

    PARIS

    FRANCE

    PETACH TIKVA

    ISRAEL

    PRAGUE

    CZECH REPUBLIC

    SHANGHAI

    CHINA

    SHENYANG

    CHINA

    TORONTO

    CANADA

    VILNIUS

    LITHUANIA

    WARSAW

    POLAND

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