The festive and fiery SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off promises everything a person could want in a fun day including craft beer, wine, shopping music and chili!
Chili + beer + holiday shopping + kids fun fest = one perfect Sunday in December. Mark your calendar for the annual SoNo Fest & Chili Cook Off.
This festive and fiery event, held at the confluence of two neighborhoods battling for hipster bragging rights, promises everything a person could want in a fun day out in the neighborhood:
Set in a charming North Park business district at 32nd & Thorn Streets
Featuring local restaurants competing in a chili smackdown and serving chili tastings
Local handmade vendors with the perfect holiday gifts for shoppers
Local craft beer and wine garden
Kids Fun Fest area with bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, balloon artists, hair-dos and more
Live stages featuring local bands plus kids entertainment
Food trucks and vendors to keep the culinary options varied
The event is free to attend. It's all for a good cause - proceeds benefit the McKinley Elementary School foundation. So you can drink, eat, shop and play in the name of education!
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