Summer Festivals Are Here!!

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I have been cooped up all winter long and cannot wait to get out and enjoy summer. School is out (or almost for some) and it is time to enjoy everything that Chicago has to offer this summer. There is never a dull moment in the city during the summertime.

Summer is finally here and so are all of the festivals that you have been waiting for. That means it is time to get outside and enjoy the sun, while eating delicious food and listening to some great music. 

Chicago is known for having some of the best festivals around. So here is a schedule (by neighborhood) of this summer's best festivals. Mark your calendar! You will not want to miss out!



Grant Park

June 10-12: Chicago Blues Festival (FREE)

June 15-Aug. 20: Grant Park Music Festival (FREE)

June 24-July 3: Taste of Chicago (FREE)

July 9-10: Gold Coast Art Fair (FREE)

August 5-7: Lollapalooza

August 23-27: Chicago Dancing Festival

September 1-4: Chicago Jazz Festival (FREE)

September 9-10: Windy City Wine Festival


Hyde Park

June 4-5: 57th Street Art Fair (FREE)

September 24-25: Hyde Park Jazz Festival (FREE)


Lakeview (including Wrigleyville, Boystown)

May 28-29: Belmont/Sheffield Music Festival

June 4-5: SausageFest (NEW FEST! Formerly Lake View Music Fest)

June 24-25: Chicago Pride Fest

July 9-10: Rock Around the Block

July 30-31: Summer on Southport

August 13-14: Wrigleyville SummerFest

August 13-14: Northalsted Market Days

September 23-25: Oktoberfest Chicago


Lincoln Park

June 10-12: Party at St. Mike's

June 11-12: Old Town Art Fair

June 17: Peace Fest (FREE)

June 25-26: Chicago Summerfest

July 14: Bastille Day 5K Run, Walk and Block Party

July 16-17: Lincoln Park Arts and Music Festival

August 20-21: Chicago Air & Water Show



June 3-5: Eastside Millennium Art Festival (FREE)

August 8-12: Chicago Sister Cities International Festival


Near North/Old Town

June 11-12: Wells Street Art Festival

September 10-11: Wells Street Fall Fest


West Loop

May 28-29, June 25-26, July 30-31, August 27-28, September 24-25: Randolph Street Market Festival

June 17-19: Taste of Randolph Street

July 15-16: Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party

July 15-17: Pitchfork Music Festival

September 2-4: North Coast Music Festival


West Town (including Ukrainian Village, Noble Square)

June 4-5: Do Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale

June 25-26: Green Music Fest

July 9-10: West Fest

September 10-11: Renegade Craft Fair (FREE)

September 10-11: Ukrainian Village Fest


Wicker Park/Bucktown

July 23-24: Wicker Park Fest

August 27-28: Bucktown Arts Fest


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