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Ed’s throws a ’50s fest

Ed Debevic's

Ed Debevic's.

Get out your poodle skirt, pack up the kids this weeekend and head to Ed Debevic’s in River North for the third annual Ed’s Fest, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. The indoor and outdoor event features 1950s inspired activities from a DJ to games including hula-hoop, a dunk tank and Mitchell’s Ice Cream eating contests. Costumed characters and classic cars will be on display. Food options include root-beer floats and burgers hot off the grill.

Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Through August, Ed’s is also collecting school supplies for for a Back to School Drive in partnership with The Israel Idonije Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to connecting children and families in underserved communities by investing in social and emotional development.