Calling All Gardens! Big and Small; 2019 Garden Walk

2019 Sheffield Street Festival






The Sheffield Street Festival will host
different live bands throughout the
weekend, with a big selection of talents,
styles, and genres. Come and rock out
with  some of Chicago’s favorite cover
bands and original artists playing your
favorite tunes!

This year we will have an acoustic band,
a Beatles tribute band playing all their top
hits, a Tom Petty tribute, a Yacht Rock
cover band, and much more!


Visit more than 100 beautiful
neighborhood gardens on a self-guided
tour. Guidebooks, which contain the map
and textual descriptions of the gardens,
are available at the Garden Center on the
lawn in front of St. Vincent de Paul
Church with a $10 donation.


2019 Sheffield Street Festival website

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 6:30pm

New Festival. Same Weekend. Same Location. New Fresh Gardens in 2019


Planning is underway for this year’s 51st Annual Sheffield Street Festival and Garden Walkto be held the weekend of July 19, 20 and 21. We are hoping that our Sheffield neighbors will support this annual  event and display their gardens.  This event has affected the gentrification and growth of our fabulous neighborhood. Since then, the proceeds from this festival have been reinvested in the Sheffield neighborhood helping our schools, parks, beautification and other social service organizations. Additionally, the proceeds also have supported the efforts of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association through its work in planning and zoning, community safety, concerts and movies in the park, the Sheffield Neighborhood News publication, schools and many other neighborhood activities and  its continuing interaction with the Aldermen that serve our neighborhood.

There are many beautiful gardens in Sheffield and it is very important  to show off and support the Sheffield neighborhood and why it is a great place to liveIf you are a prior exhibitor or are planning to show off your garden for the first time, we would enjoy having your participation. 

The last 2 years have not been kind to our festival and garden walk. Weather and competition have hurt our festival as well as a lack of interest from the many beautiful gardens in Sheffield. As a result, SNA has not been able to donate money as in previous years.  PLEASE  consider showing your garden to the visitors inside and outside our neighborhood.

You can display all or either the front, back, side or any part of your garden. You can be a multi-unit building or single family home. It is not necessary to be home,  however it would be nice for you to visit with the garden guests. The variety of garden settings that people create and share are part of what makes this neighborhood so attractive. It is free and easy to be part of the Festival.

The net proceeds from this event are used for beautification, publication of the “Sheffield Neighborhood News” and contributions to our parks, schools and neighborhood charities and social service organizations.

Please take a minute now to include your garden by completing  the enclosed registration form or on-line at


 If you need help with your description or with ideas for your garden, please contact us here

We are pleased to announce that this year’s sponsor for the garden exhibitors is Jennifer Mills Klatt and the Home Discovery Team at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.

The gardens will be open for visitors from noon to 5:30 PM both Saturday and SundayDuring the week of  the Garden Walk you will receive a garden walk poster for display in your window, a free guidebook and garden number signs.


Laury Lewis, Garden Search Chairman