As fans of the Celebrate Hyde Park Summer Music Festival prepare to enjoy this year’s event, several businesses along 53rd Street are preparing specials to make the weekend more enjoyable.
Ice cream and candy retailer Kilwins plans to give away 1,000 single scoops of Hyde Park Mud ice cream and free fudge samples to the first 500 customers on each festival day, Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21.
“This is our way of celebrating Hyde Park and welcoming the community to our store,” said Kilwin’s Hyde Park owner Jackie Jackson.
Other local restaurants offering discounts and specials include Boston Market, Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen, and Chant. Here is a sampling of the deals:
Boston Market: Buy any meal with a soft drink and get your second meal free.
Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen: 10% off when you mention the Celebrate Hyde Park Summer Music Festival
Chant: Multiple menu specials and $7 mixed drinks; the David Kinney Band will play from 9 p.m. - midnight
Nathan’s Famous: Jerk Chicken with rice and beans and a side of plantain’s for $5.50
PePe’s: 5 Beef or Chicken Tacos for $7.99; 5 Steak Tacos for $8.99; 2 Beef or Chicken Tacos with fries for $4.35; 3 Beef or Chicken Tacos with fries for $6.05
Pockets: Caesar Salad for $5.00; Frozen Yogurt with three toppings for $3.49
Non-food businesses will offer enticements too. Hyde Park Bank plans to display a brand new Mini Cooper S Convertible and offer a chance to win a 2-year lease on the car as part of an ongoing promotion.
There will also be plenty of other arts and entertainment to go along with the retail specials and on-stage musical performances. Festival attendees can watch local artists create a mural and try their hand at winning an array of prizes from carnival games.