'the Dude'


Dudefest is an annual celebration benefiting Misericordia.





Every year, the O'Connor Creevy Family hosts Dudefest, a benefit for Misericordia. Dudefest's primary goal is to support the place that enriches the lives of more than 500 children and adults who call Misericordia home. All proceeds from the event go directly to Misericordia.

Misericordia provides housing; meaningful jobs; physical and occupational therapy; and a genuine social life for people with mild to profound developmental disabilities from all racial, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. 

Our sister and cousin, Bree (the Dude), has been at Misericordia since 2010 and she loves her home. Misericordia is an incredibly well-kept, well-cared-for place that provides respect and kindness to everyone who lives there.


Dance party!

Dudefest Digital Dance Party!

Friday, August 7th
5:30-6:00pm CDT
on Zoom 
(link provided day of event)


Although we've been counting down the days until the 10th anniversary of Dudefest, traditionally Chicago’s smallest, greatest street fest -- out of concern for everyone's health and safety, we've hit pause on the outdoor fest, and shifted to a virtual celebration:

Dudefest Digital Dance Party on Bree's birthday
August 7th @ 5:30-6:00pm CDT
on Zoom!
(link provided day of event)

Come to get down! Or just stop by to say hi.

The party, and of course -- The Dude -- have always been a draw. But the primary goal of Dudefest is to support the programs that enrich the lives of over 500 children and adults who call Misericordia home. In 2019 we were able to raise $90,000 for the organization -- thanks to you!

Misericordia needs us more than ever. 

We understand that, for many, financial situations are in flux due to COVID. However, if you find yourself in a position to give, a donation in any amount is so appreciated -- and truly makes an impact.

We love you, Dudefesters!

Dudefest 2020 Cocktail

The "Easy Breezy"
by master mixologist Tona Palomino!
Make yours -- here's how!

The Dudefest Tee

The Official Dudefest T-Shirt



Beach Towel

The Official Dudefest Beach Towel




Photos: Kim Ryan




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