Chicago Summer 2013: Festival and Events Calendar

Chicago Summer 2013: Festival and Events Calendar

Click here for a link to 2014 Summer Festivals.

It may not look like it, but summer is just around the corner.  Chicago is offering more than 400 neighborhood festivals and parades during Summer 2013--and these are just the neighborhood happenings that showcase the true grit of Chicago from our ethnic customs to great music, art, food and beverages.

We haven't forgotten Lolla, Taste, Jazz Fest, the Air and Water Show and the other big Chicago fests which we will cover in the near future.  Here's what's been confirmed from May 2013 through September 2013. Other neighborhood festivals and events will be added, once the 2013 dates are announced.

May 2013.

  • Cinco de Mayo Festival, Pilsen, May 3-5
  • Tap Beer Festival, Bucktown May 4-5
  • Polish Fest, May 4 and 5, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
  • Mayfest, May 17-19, Lakeview,, Ashland and Barry
  • Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival, May 25-26, Lakeview, Sheffield/Belmont
  • Bike the Drive, May 26, Lake Shore Drive
  • Link to more fests and Memorial Day Weekend events
  • Maifest Chicago, May 30-June 2, Lincoln Square, Lincoln & Leland
  • Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale: May 31-June 2, West Town

June 2013.

  • Maifest Chicago, through June 2, Lincoln Square, Lincoln & Leland
  • Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale: May 31-June 2, West Town
  • 57th Street Art Fair: June 1-2, Hyde Park
  • Lincoln Avenue Live, June 1-2, Lincoln Avenue between Webster and Belden
  • Pivot Multi-Arts Festival, June 6-22, Uptown and Edgewater
  • Ribfest Chicago: June 7-9, North Center
  • Andersonville Midsommarfest: June 7-9, Andersonville
  • Old Town Art Fair, June 8 & 9, Old Town
  • Wells Street Art Festival: June 8 & 9, Old Town
  • Printers Row Lit Fest, June 8-9, Printers Row neighborhood, Dearborn and Polk Streets
  • Puerto Rican Festival, June 12-16
  • Taste of Randolph Street: June 14-16, West Loop
  • Lincoln Park Greek Fest. Friday, June 14-16,  5p.m.-11p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11p.m. and Sunday, noon to 10p.m. 2701 N. Sheffield.
  • Puerto Rican Parade, June 15
  • SausageFest Chicago, June 15 & 16, Sheffield & Addison
  • Festa Pasta Vino, June 14-16, 24th and Oakley
  • Thai Fest, June 19-21, Federal Plaza, Adams & Dearborn
  • Chicago Pride Fest: June 21-23, Lakeview
  • Chicago Craft Beer Festival, June 21-23, St. Michael in Old Town (1633 N. Cleveland Ave.)
  • Chicago Green Music Fest: June 22 & 23, Wicker Park
  • Summerfest Milwaukee, June 26-30 and July 2-7
  • Old St. Pat’s World's Largest Block Party: June 28 & 29, West Loop
  • L.A.T.E. Ride, Saturday night/Sunday morning; June 29/30, Buckingham Fountain (500 S Columbus Dr)
  • Summer on Southport, June 29 & 30, Southport at Waveland
  • Chicago Country Fest, June 29 & 30, Clark at Armitage
  • Gold Coast Art Fair: June 29 & 30, Grant Park
  • Gay Pride Parade: June 30, Lakeview

July 2013.

  • International Festival of Life: July 4-7, Union Park
  • Fourth of July Fireworks, July 4, Navy Pier
  • Windy City RibFest: July 5-7, Uptown
  • Wavefront Music Festival, July 5,6, & 7, Montrose Beach
  • Taste of Lakeview, July 6 & 7, Lincoln at Belmont
  • Rock Around the Block: July 6 &7, Lakeview
  • Square Roots: July 12-14, Lincoln Square
  • Irish American Heritage Festival: July 12-14, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox
  • Windy City Smokeout, July 12-14, River North, Hubbard and Rush Streets
  • West Fest: July 13 & 14, West Town
  • Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 13 & 14, Belmont and Damen
  • Chinatown Dragon Boat Races, July 13, Ping Tom Memorial Park
  • Green City Market Chefs' BBQ Benefit, July 18, Lincoln Park
  • Pitchfork: July 19-21, Union Park
  • Taste of River North: July 19-21, River North
  • Hyde Park Music Festival, July 20-21, Hyde Park
  • Celebrate Clark Street Festival, Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, between Morse and Estes Avenues
  • Chinatown Summer Fair: July 21, Chinatown
  • Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival: July 21-22, Lincoln Park
  • Fiesta del Sol: July 25-28, Pilsen on Cermak between Morgan and Ashland
  • Wicker Park Fest: July 27 & 28, Wicker Park
  • Taste of Lincoln Avenue: July 27 & 28, Lincoln Park

August 2013

  • Uptown Lakefront Carnival, August 1-4, Montrose Harbor
  • Edge Fest: August 3 & 4, Edgewater
  • Wrigleyville Summerfest: August 3 & 4, Lakeview
  • Ginza Holiday, August 9-August 11, Midwest Buddhist Temple
  • Retro on Roscoe, August 10 & 11, Roscoe Village
  • Northalsted Market Days: August 10-11, Lakeview
  • Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest: August 16-18, Rogers Park
  • Festa Italiana, August 22-August 25, Little Italy, Taylor St.
  • The Boulevard, August 23-25,  Kedzie and Logan Boulevards and Milwaukee Avenue
  • The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival, August 23-September 2
  • Brasil Fest, August 23-25, Logan Square
  • Bucktown Arts Fest: August 24-25, Bucktown
  • Taste of Greece, August 24-25, Greektown, noon-11 p.m.
  • North Coast Music Fest, August 30-September 1, Union Park
  • Taste of Polonia, August 30 to September 2, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

September 2013

  • North Coast Music Fest, August 30-September 1, Union Park
  • Taste of Polonia, August 30 to September 2, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
  • The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival, August 23-September 2
  • Festival de la Villita, September 6-8, Little Village, 26th St. and Kostner
  • North Side Irish Fest, September 13-15,  Lincoln Ave. at Irving Park
  • Riot Fest, September 13-15, Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Sacramento Ave.
  • Hyde Park Jazz Festival, September 28 & 29, Hyde Park
  • Oktoberfest listings will appear in a separate post after Labor Day

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