Chicago Fest Comes to Mesa in time for Spring Training

March 4, 2014
AZ Spring Training Experience
Robert Johnson

Chicago Fest welcomes Valley of the Sun residents and visitors alike as they embrace their ‘inner Chicago,’ Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 16 at Mesa Riverview, adjacent to the new Cubs Park, training home of the Chicago Cubs.

The 2014 Chicago Fest is presented by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Mesa Riverview. Guests can anticipate live rock, blues, polka and Irish musical entertainment, mixed with a deliciously authentic Chicago food tradition right in the heart of Mesa. The event is produced by R Entertainment Company and will benefit the Mesa Chamber of Commerce.

In honor of Chicago’s strong St. Patrick’s Day tradition, Chicago Fest goes Irish on Sunday, March 16, featuring Irish rock bands and traditional Irish bites.

Chicago Fest is open for fun from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 14, from Noon until 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 16.

Chicago Fest also features an exhibit of Cactus League history presented by the Arizona Spring Training Experience, a History of Chicago Exhibit and the Chicago Neighborhood Map Display where guests are invited to pinpoint their origins or that of their friends and relatives in Chicagoland. A Sports Heroes Stage invites guests to hear sports personalities and others share their all-time favorite Second City experiences and more.

TICKETS. Chicago Fest tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Admission is FREE for guests staying at participating hotels (Super 8 Motel Mesa, Quality Inn & Suites, Clarion Inn, Days Hotel, Dobson Ranch Inn and Best Western Plus), and for those who provide a ticket stub from a Chicago Cubs Spring Training game for the corresponding day. Tickets can be purchased at