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Chicago Festivals to Enjoy This Summer


From food festivals to art fairs, there is something for everyone to enjoy during Chicago’s festival season. Start planning your weekends now.

JUNE

7 – 9 ANDERSONVILLE MIDSOMMARFEST
Clark St., Foster to Catalpa

7 – 9 CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL
Millennium Park

7 – 9 SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL
Poplar Creek, Hoffman Estates

8 – 9 WELLS STREET ART FESTIVAL
Wells St., North to Division

8 – 9 OLD TOWN ART FAIR
Old Town Triangle Historic Dist.

14 – 15 RIBFEST CHICAGO
Lincoln/Damen/Irving Park

21 – 23 COUNTRY LAKESHAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Northerly Island

22 – 23 RAVENSWOOD ON TAP
Ravenswood & Berteau

22 – 23 CHICAGO PRIDE FEST
Boystown, Chicago

28 – 30 MILLENNIUM ART FESTIVAL
Lake St. at Michigan Ave.

30 PRIDE PARADE
Broadway/Halsted/Belmont

JULY

4 – 6 WINDY CITY RIBFEST
Lawrence & Broadway

4 – 7 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE
Washington Park

5 – 7 WEST FEST
Chicago Ave., Damen & Wood

10 – 14 TASTE OF CHICAGO
Grant Park

12 – 14 SQUARE ROOTS FESTIVAL
Lincoln Ave., Montrose to Wilson

12 – 14 IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Irish American Heritage Center

12 – 14 WINDY CITY SMOKEOUT
United Center Parking Lot C

13 – 14 ROSCOE VILLAGE BURGER FEST
Belmont & Damen

19 – 20 ARTFEST MICHIGAN AVENUE
Michigan Ave., Tribune Building

19 – 21 PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL
Union Park

19 – 21 BENFEST
2215 W. Irving Park Rd.

19 – 21 TASTE OF RIVER NORTH
Kingsbury & Erie

19 – 21 SHEFFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL & GARDEN WALK
Sheffield & Webster

20 – 21 CHICAGO CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Lincoln Ave., Addison to Roscoe

21 CHINATOWN SUMMER FAIR
2200 S. Wentworth Ave.

26 – 28 WICKER PARK FEST
North & Milwaukee

27 – 28 TASTE OF LINCOLN AVENUE
Lincoln Ave., Fullerton to Wrightwood

AUGUST

1 – 4 LOLLAPALOOZA
Grant Park

2 – 4 JEFF FEST
Jefferson Memorial Park

10 – 12 GINZA HOLIDAY FEST
435 W. Menomonee St.

10 BUD BILLIKEN PARADE
Martin Luther King Dr, 39th – 55th

10 – 11 NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS
Halsted St., Belmont to Addison

16 – 18 GLENWOOD AVENUE ARTS FEST
Glenwood & Morse, Rogers Park

17 – 18 CHICAGO AIR & WATER SHOW
North Avenue Beach

23 – 25 TASTE OF GREEKTOWN
Halsted & Van Buren

23 – 1 CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL
Millennium Park & venues throughout Chicago

30 – 31 NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Northerly Island

31 – SEPT 2 AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Washington Park

SEPTEMBER

13 – 15 RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL
Douglas Park

14 – 15 CHICAGO BOURBON & BARBECUE FESTIVAL
Damen & Roscoe

21 – 22 SAM ADAMS LAKEVIEW TACO FEST
Southport Ave., Addison to Roscoe

28 – 29 HYDE PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL
Multiple venues throughout Hyde Park