SSA 27 Community Events & Placemaking Grant

Lakeview Special Service Area (SSA) 27 is pleased to offer its Community Events & Placemaking Grant Program, which provides up to $5,000 in financial assistance and technical support for unique events and projects taking place in the Lakeview neighborhood. With funding from SSA 27, the Program furthers our goals to create memorable experiences and promote the neighborhood within the boundaries of the SSA.


More info coming soon!


"Prom 4 Mom" will be a party for local moms to have a night out with friends, where they can let loose and not have to wait until 10pm to go out dancing in the city! Presented by Macaroni Kids Northside Chicago

Endless Summer

JCC Chicago Apachi Day Camps presents the 4th annual Endless Summer, a pop-up day camp experience in the fall that will offer activities, games, crafts, entertainment and camp-like festivities to take advantage of the last days of beautiful Chicago weather.


The Japanese Culture Center (JCC) and Japanese Arts Foundation (JAF), in conjunction with the Chicago Chapter of the Ikenobo Society and Ohara Ryu School of Ikebana, will be presenting the 4th annual Ikebana Walk along the Southport Corridor in Lakeview. Flower arrangements from two schools of Ikebana, as well as Origami art and Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo) will be displayed in the storefront windows of local businesses in the original Japantown of Chicago for this free event.

Native Plant Sale

Over 30 species of native wildflowers, sedges, and ferns!

The plant sale, hosted by Southport Neighbors Assoc., will feature native flowers, sedges, and ferns that are suited to our local ecosystem and especially selected for their ability to support pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. This sale aims to empower the Lakeview community to transform our neighborhood with thriving native flora. There will be a flowering perennial, sedge, or fern to fit your landscape—whether it’s sunny, shady or in between.


Story7 Inc presents "International Pop Down" at the Southport Plaza along the Lakeview Low-Line features local pop up vendors, a live painter and DJs performing along with live musicians. Come listen to the international sounds while checking out local arts and crafts vendors.

CircEsteem Around Chicago Summer Tour

CircEsteem is bringing a FREE Circus show to a park near you! They are excited to be presenting their 4th Annual "CircEsteem Around Chicago Summer Tour," bringing entertainment and education all across the city. CircEsteem strongly believes in bringing the circus into neighborhoods, providing them with opportunities to gather and build community. Bring out the whole family to enjoy a 45-minute performance featuring acts of juggling, acrobatics, unicycle, aerial silks, tightwire, and more. After the show, they'll invite the youth of the audience to step into the circus ring for a 30-minute workshop where they can try their hand at some of the skills we teach. You don't have to run away to join the circus this Summer!

Drive By Pianist

Enjoy the sounds of SSA 27 as the community joins in the share their creativity! Pianos will be moved around different locations within the SSA 27 to enjoy while being captured with mics and live feeds of the performances.

Raqs Hafla: A Middle Eastern Dance Exhibition

Enjoy an an hour-long concert of solo and group acts which highlight different dances of the Middle East, performed by a mix of diverse dancers to provide a more comprehensive experience of Chicago's variety of artists. Presented by Bellydance by Phaedra

Shakespeare in the Park

Spend time and appreciate the native gardens these neighbors have been hard at work funding and nurturing, and built community in our special space while enjoying a mini production of Shakespeare. Presented by Gross Park Neighbors Foundation

Apply for the 2024 SSA 27 Community Events & Placemaking Grant

The Community Events & Placemaking Grant Program (the “Program”) is funded by Lakeview Special Service Area 27 (“SSA 27”) and administered by the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) to serve the commercial and residential district within the SSA 27 service boundaries. The goal of the Program is to support the development of more events and public programming serving our community through grants and other technical assistance. The Program furthers the organization’s goals to create memorable experiences and promote the neighborhood, providing support and funding for organizations or individuals planning special events, ongoing public programming and creative placemaking activities.


Fill Out the Google Form to Apply HERE


Download the application HERE