Festivals, Concerts, Movies and More: What to do in Chicago every day in July

This is obviously not an all-inclusive list of the going on’s in Chicago, in fact, it’s more a list for a beer, music, yoga, festival loving, sox fan like myself, but if you are looking for something to do look no further! Here are some ideas.

Free items will havItalicized items are my top recommendations! e a double asterisk behind them. There are many more free things to do in Chicago this summer.  Looking to spend a little less? Try these free activities and admissions!

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Friday, July 01, 2016
Windy City RibFest, Uptown, 12PM to 10PM

Saturday, July 02, 2016
Navy Pier Fireworks, 10:15PM**
Windy City RibFest, Uptown, 12PM to 10PM
Chosen Few DJ’s Music Festival, Jackson Park
Chicago Botanic Art Festival, Glencoe, IL

Sunday, July 03, 2016
Windy City RibFest, Uptown, 12PM to 9PM
Chosen Few DJ’s Music Festival, Jackson Park
Chicago Botanic Art Festival, Glencoe, IL

Monday, July 04, 2016
Navy Pier Fireworks, 9:30PM**
Chicago History Museum Free Day**

Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Movie in the Park: “A League of Our Own” Millennium Park 6:30PM **
Sox/Yankees, Grateful Dead Night- 7:10PM

Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Taste of Chicago
Navy Pier Fireworks, 9:30PM**

Thursday, July 07, 2016
Taste of Chicago

Friday, July 08, 2016
Taste of Chicago
Sox Game- Country Music Night/Fireworks, 7:10PM
Square Roots Festival, Lincoln Square
West Fest, West Town

Saturday, July 09, 2016
Taste of Chicago
Concert: Brantley Gilbert, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 7:00PM
Bike Ride, with Beer- Tour De Fat, Palmer Square, 10AM

Navy Pier Fireworks, 10:15PM**
Burger Fest, Roscoe Village, 11AM-10PM
Boy Band Night, Joes on Weed, 10:30PM
Square Roots Festival, Lincoln Square
West Fest, West Town

Sunday, July 10, 2016
Square Roots Festival, Lincoln Square
Sox/Braves- Family Sunday 1:10PM
Taste of Chicago
Burger Fest, Roscoe Village, 11AM-10PM
West Fest, West Town

Monday, July 11, 2016
Concert in the Park: Femi Kuti + The Positive Force + ProbCause, Millennium Park, 6:30PM**

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Movie in the Park: “Thelma and Louise” Millennium Park 6:30PM **

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Navy Pier Fireworks, 9:30PM**
Trivia at Joe’s on Weed, The Office Theme, 8:00PM

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Concert in the Park: iLe + Sidewalk Chalk, Millennium Park, 6:30PM**

Friday, July 15, 2016
Windy City Smokeout, 2PM
Navy Pier Fireworks, 9:30PM**

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Windy City Smokeout, 12PM
Navy Pier Fireworks, 10:15PM**

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Windy City Smokeout, 12PM

Monday, July 18, 2016
Concert in the Park: King Sunny Ade + Ugochi & A.S.E., Millennium Park, 6:30PM**

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Movie in the Park Double Feature: “Moonstruck” “Silence of the Lambs” Millennium Park 6:30PM **

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Yoga at Lincoln Park Zoo**
Navy Pier Fireworks, 9:30PM**
Trivia at Joe’s on Weed, Theme- ABC’s Shondaland, 8:00PM

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Concert- Love & Theft at Joe’s Live in Rosemont, 8PM
Sox/Tigers Game- Free T-Shirt Thursday/Greek Heritage Night, 7:10 PM
Concert in the Park: Heritage Blues Orchestra + Toshi Reagon, Millennium Park, 6:30PM
Adler After Dark: Jumpin’ Jupiter, Adler Planetarium, 6:30PM

Friday, July 22, 2016
Sox/Tigers- Christmas in July/ Fireworks, 7:10PM
Concert- Cassadee Pope at Joe’s Live, Rosemont, 8:45PM

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Chicago Craft Beer Festival, Sheffield Ave, 12PM to 10PM
Sox/Tigers- 1976 Navy Blue Throwback Jersey, 6:10PM
Navy Pier Fireworks, 10:15PM**
Wicker Park Fest, 12PM to 10PM
Race to Mackinaw, Navy Pier, 10:00AM **

Sunday, July 24, 2016
Chicago Craft Beer Festival, Sheffield Ave, 12PM to 10PM
Sox/Tigers Game- Family Sunday/Strikeout Stroke Day, 1:10PM
Navy Pier Craft Beer Cruise, Mystic Blue, 12:30PM
Wicker Park Fest, 12PM to 10PM

Monday, July 25, 2016
Sox/Cubs (Home), Drawstring Backpack Giveaway, 7:10PM
Concert in the Park: The Jones Family Singers + Apostolic Church of God Sanctuary Choir, Millennium Park, 6:30PM**

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Movie in the Park: Kartequin Films, Millennium Park 6:30PM **
Sox/ Cubs (Home), 6:10PM

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Sox/Cubs (Wrigley), 7:05PM
Navy Pier Fireworks, 9:30PM**
Trivia at Joe’s on Weed, Theme- Friends, 8:00PM

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Sox/Cubs (Wrigley), 7:05PM
Navy Pier Fireworks, Time TBD**

Friday, July 29, 2016
Concert- Miranda Lambert at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Navy Pier Fireworks, Time TBD**
Bites, Blooms and Bordeaux, Lincoln Park Zoo, 6:00PM

Saturday, July 30, 2016
Navy Pier Fireworks, 10:15PM**
Millennium Park Summer Workouts, 7AM to 11AM**

Sunday, July 31, 2016
Yoga at Lincoln Park Zoo**

 

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