Black Chicago Summer Events (July 2018)

Black Chicago Summer Events (July 2018)

Summer in Chicago offers an array of festivals, concerts, events, parties, and outings in every neighborhood. I created the Red Cup Adventures (RCA) blog as my platform to highlight and discuss the Sounds and Sights of Black Chicago. My RCA blog covers everything from Chicago politics, my random thoughts, to hot events. This is my fourth year publishing the Black Chicago Summer Events list. Each year I tweak the format to make it more user friendly. This year, I'm going to make a big change by putting each month in its own blog post and include links for each month at the bottom for easy navigation. The summer list gets longer and longer each year so I hope this will help with the endless scrolling especially on your mobile devices.

Now without further ado, here's my list for Summer 2018 hot happenings which I highly recommend for Black Chicago. The ultimate Red Cup Adventure is hitting 5 spots in one day...use this list as a guide. Grab your red cups and get ready some amazing adventures in #SummerTimeChi #FollowTheRedCup. Click the "LIKE" button above and share with your network.

July 2018

Jun 30-Jul 1 (Sat-Sun): Hip Hop Camp Out 2018 @ various Cook County Forest Preserves
Jul 1-15 (Fri-Fri): Juneteenth Street @ ETA Creative Arts
Jul 1-29 (Fri-Fri): Support Group For Men @ Goodman Theatre
Jul 3 (Tue): 4th Annual House Club Tour/Pub Crawl @ various locations
Jul 4 (Wed): Summer Breeze Jazz Concert Series Special 4th of July Edition @ Pier 31
Jul 4 (Wed): Summer Fireworks @ Navy Pier
Jul 4-7 (Wed-Sun): Naperville’s Ribfest @ Knock Park
Jul 5 (Thu): Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer Tour @ The Chicago Theatre
Jul 6 (Fri): Chicago SummerDance presents House @ the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
Jul 6-8 (Fri-Sun): 26th Annual African/Caribbean International Festival of Life @ Union Park
Jul 7 (Sat) 28th Annual Chosen Few Picnic & Festival @ Jackson Park
Jul 8 (Sun): Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang @ Ravinia Festival

Jul 11 (Wed): Summer Breeze Jazz Concert Series @ The Promontory
Jul 11-15 (Wed-Sun): Majestic Gents’ Ultimate White Party @ Tinley Park Convention Center
Jul 11-15 (Wed-Sun): 38th Annual Taste of Chicago @ Grant Park
Jul 11 (Wed): Chicago SummerDance presents Steppin’ @ Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park
Jul 13 (Fri): Talib Kwali and Yaslin Bey as Black Star with Madame Gandhi @ Taste of Chicago
Jul 13 (Fri): Chicago SummerDance presents House @ Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park
Jul 14 (Sat): Javanpolooza @ Midway Plaisance
Jul 14-15 (Sat-Sun): Natural Hair Fest Chicago @ W Hotel City Center
Jul 14-15 (Sat-Sun): V103 Summer Block party @ Northerly Island
Jul 14-Aug 26: Rick Stone: The Blues Man @ Black Ensemble Theater
Jul 15 (Sun): Soulful Chicago Bookfair @ 61st between Cottage Grove and King Drive
Jul 15 (Sun) George Clinton & P-Funk with BJ the Chicago Kid and Boy Illinois @ Taste of Chicago
Jul 15 (Sun): Woodlawn Food Truck Festival @ 61st & Cottage Grove
Jul 15 (Sun): Chicago SummerDance presents Salsa @ Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park

Jul 18 (Wed): Summer Breeze Jazz Concert Series @ The Promontory
Jul 18 (Wed): 2018 Sounds of History Jazz Series @ the DuSable Museum
Jul 19 (Thu): Chicago SummerDance presents Afrobeat @ the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
Jul 19 (Thu): Grown Folks Stories @ The Silver Room
Jul 15 (Fri): Bronzeville Arts District 3rd Friday Trolley Tour 2018 @ Gallery Guichard
Jul 20 (Fri): Chicago SummerDance presents Steppin’ and Kizomba @ the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
Jul 20 (Fri): Mary J. Blige @ Ravinia Festival
Jul 20 (Fri): Bronzeville Summer Nights @ 43rd Street
Jul 21 (Sat): Sundress Day @ Montrose Beach
Jul 21 (Sat): Movies in the Park: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle @ the DuSable Museum
Jul 21 (Sat): Chicago SummerDance presents Salsa @ the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
Jul 21 (Sat): 15th Annual Silver Room Sound System Black Party @ Downtown Hyde Park

Jul 25 (Wed): Summer Breeze Jazz Concert Series @ The Promontory
Jul 25 (Wed): Chicago SummerDance presents Motown & R&B @ Jackson Park Grove 6b
Jul 26 (Thu): Chicago SummerDance presents African Highlife & Soukous @ the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
Jul 26 (Thu): Bring It! Live @ The Chicago Theatre
Jul 27 (Fri): Chicago SummerDance presents Blues, West Coast Swing & Hustle @ the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
Jul 28 (Sat): A Chill Day – The Day Party for Cigar Aficionados @ Truth Italian Restaurant
Jul 28 (Sat): Bantu Fest @ Midway Plaisance with an afterparty @ Room 43
Jul 28 (Sat): Chicago SummerDance presents Steppin’ @ the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
Jul 28-29 (Sat-Sun): Randolph Street Market Festival @ 1341 W. Randolph Street
Jul 29 (Sun): Chicago SummerDance presents Swing @ the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park

 

Click below to check out these related posts:
Black Chicago Summer Events (May 2018)
Black Chicago Summer Events (June 2018)
Black Chicago Summer Events (August 2018) - coming soon
Black Chicago Summer Events (September 2018) - coming soon
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