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Dudefest is an annual celebration benefiting Misericordia.

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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.

 

Donate today to Aid Misericordia

Misericordia is an incredibly well-kept, well-cared-for place that provides respect and kindness to everyone who lives there. And the way to keep it going is through support. Your donation is truly appreciated!

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Dudefest is Back

*IRL*

Get Ready to Boogie Down!

Chicago's smallest, greatest street fest
DUDEFEST 2021!

 

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Saturday, August 28th @ 4:30-10:00pm CDT

Eris Brewery & Cider House

4240 West Irving Park Road

Chicago, IL 60641

The Lineup Incluuuudes...

  • the incomparable FOUR STAR BRASS BAND—kick it off with some oom-pahs!

  • wham! bam! the TITAN BAND!

  • the BANDWITH DRUMLINE & DANCE TEAM—show-stopping! jaw-dropping! 

  • the mystique of BRONTË FALL!

  • FOXY RAGAZZI—magnetism!

  • PLATFORM 29—woot! rock!

  • Of course, no Dudefest would be complete without the FAMILY BAND!

  • Emcee ADAM VOSS and his Bosserkers will give you the giggles—guaranteed!

 

With delicious food, refreshing drink, and a snazzy auction (items to be announced shortly:)

The fest, and of course—The Dude herself—Bree Creevy—have always attracted Chicago's wildest party animals, but our primary goal is to support the programs that enrich the lives of over 500 children and adults who call Misericordia home.

If you aren't able to make it this year and find yourself in a position to give a donation in any amount, it is greatly appreciated—and truly makes an impact.

Dudefest

Dear Greatest People Ever (aka Dudefesters),

 

We're sad.

We've decided to hold off on this year's Dudefest. Just too many unknowns with Delta. 

 

We love you. And we really really want to see you. And we really really really want to party like maniacs with you. When will we get to? We hope and believe—at some point in the not-so-distant future.

 

It was our hope to make this the biggest year ever, in terms of what we're able to give to Misericordia. Maybe that's still possible....

 

Dudefest is about getting funds to Misericordia. 100% of Dudefest profits go toward Misericordia’s care and support for the people who live there. 

 

To keep our pledge to Misericordia—

We’re doing a donation drive: 50k by midnight August 28th

Can we reach that goal?! 

If you’re able to make a donation—amazing.

All recent 2021 donations will count toward the drive.

AND our auction is the sweetest ever. Cocktail parties, Bears tickets, Dream cakes + more!

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We WILL fest again. Until then, keep the Dudefest dream alive!!!!!!!!

 

Thank you, with all our hearts,

The Dudefest Crew

 

Dudefest is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, EIN 47-1359628. All contributions are tax deductible

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Dudefest 2020 Cocktail

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

The Dudefest Wine Tumbler

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The Official 2021
Dudefest Wine Tumbler

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$25

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Dudefest 
Hat

The Official Dudefest Hat

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$35

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OFFICIAL DUDEFEST 2021 MERCH COMING SOON

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Photos: Kim Ryan

 

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