The City of Chicago is happy to announce its 17th annual Chicago Mayfest. This three day community celebration begins on Friday May 20th at 5 p.m. and runs through Sunday, May 22nd at 10 p.m. If you live in Lakeview, you can easily join in the fun centered around the 3100 block of North Ashland. Admission is only $5. Attendance is typically about 15,000 people over the three day period. Activities include live band entertainment, Maypole dancing, the 7th annual Chicago’s Pet Parade and Dog Expo, and a Kid’s Day Celebration. The Dog Expo features everything you could ever want or imagine for your best friend and your dog-friendly Lakeview home, and the Pet Parade allows your pet (all pets accepted) to be showcased. Saturday’s Kid’s Day Celebration includes interactive games and entertainment, free health screenings (from 10 .m. to 2 p.m.), and hours of directed fun! You can also get information on how to keep your child safe. For a schedule of the planned events, click here.