June 8, 2017
Break out the white pants & sunscreen!
It’s almost summertime and we’re excited to announce the outdoor events that we are participating in this year! Since Green Sheep Water is based in Chicago, we love supporting local events. We also like partnering with events and festivals that support the super, duper important cause of sustainability.
Bottled water consumption continues to increase globally, and with that: plastic pollution. Summer events and festivals are a blast, but they also entail hours outside in the sunshine, slowly dehydrating your body... which means an uptick in bottled water consumption. We get it, folks need to stay hydrated while basking in the sun (and consuming a string of beers and sparkling rosé), but adding to the already massive amount of plastic bottles we use just makes us cringe.
Refillable water stations are a great eco-friendly option, but we’ve noticed that attendees often forget to bring their own reusable bottle. Banning bottled water entirely can be dangerous. If only there was a way to offer convenient on-the-go water in a bottle with a highly reduced environmental impact!
Here’s our spiel (surprisingly, that is how it’s spelled!): Green Sheep Water is the best way to stay hydrated during long days at summer festivals. Our bottles get recycled more often than any other, are infinitely recyclable, and as a bonus, get colder faster—perfect for those hot summer months! You can click here to learn more about why Green Sheep Water is a match-made-in-heaven for your next event or festival.
And without further ado, here are some Chicagoland events you should 100% check out this summer!
Green Music Fest
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Tickets: $10 suggested donation
At its 9th annual festival, Green Music Fest continues its mission of “making sure Wicker Park gets its party on while leading by example to consider our environmental impact”. The festival features original live music, social activism efforts, and sustainable local retail, arts, crafts, and food. The festival has been a leader in reducing waste, water consumption, and energy use.
Green City Chef BBQ
Location: Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
Tickets: $25 (kids), $125 (adults), VIP tickets available
Chef BBQ is an event organized by Green City Market, a not for profit organization in Chicago known for its sustainable farmer’s markets. This is Green Sheep’s third year working with Green City Market and their highly anticipated Chef BBQ event in heart of Lincoln Park. Chef BBQ is a showcase of local restaurants, produce, and yummy craft beverages. Attendees will be able to try food and beverage from over 100 of Chicago’s best retailers. We seriously cannot recommend this enough. It’s Incredible with a capital ‘I’!
Naperville Wine Festival
Location: Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St, Naperville, IL
Tickets: Between $35-$50 per day, VIP tickets available
The Naperville Wine Festival is back for its 15th year to celebrate wine, beer, food, music, and friends. With over 300 wines from around the world, the festival lets you sample the wines, attend learning seminars and cooking demos, and enjoy the live music entertainment!
Windy City Wine Festival
Location: Buckingham Fountain, Chicago, IL
Tickets: Between $40-$60 per day, VIP tickets available
On its 13th year and organized by the same team behind the Naperville Wine Festival, the Windy City Wine Festival offers a relaxed setting in the center of Grant Park. With hundreds of exhibiting wineries offering samples, live music, and several cooking demos from local chefs, the Windy City Wine Festival looks to celebrate the best of the Chicago summers downtown.
All Summer Long
Green City Market
Location: Lincoln Park, West Loop, and Wrigleyville
Started 18 years ago, Green City Market is Chicago's most well-known marketplace for sustainably grown food. With over 3 locations weekly and several events, the market connects local farmers and producers with Chicago residents, chefs, and restaurants. The markets are super family friendly with kids classes, live music, yoga, and more! We LOVE Green City Market and know you will too! Check the calendar on their website for dates and times for each location.
If you would like to see us at event near you, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!