Posts in category "Chicago Summer Festivals"

Early Warning: 2016 dates announced for Chicago summer festivals

Early Warning: 2016 dates announced for Chicago summer festivals
If these warm November days have you thinking summer, you are not alone. Chicago’s  Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced today the dates for the 2016 city sponsored festivals and events along with highlights for each—subject to change. The 2016 city calendar kicks off May 7 with the Kids and Kites Festival and... Read more »

Taste of Chicago 2015: A Guide to Getting Around

Taste of Chicago 2015: A Guide to Getting Around
Chicago’s five-day food and entertainment festival Taste of Chicago – the world’s largest food festival – comes to Grant Park,  on the heels of 4th of July weekend, kicking off Wednesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 12th. The fest, which turns 35 this year, has made some positive changes the last few years. Although the... Read more »

Chicago Summer Festivals: Elston Avenue Sausage & Music Fest

Chicago Summer Festivals: Elston Avenue Sausage & Music Fest
Chicago has added a new summer festival to its already overflowing festival calendar. The inaugural Elston Avenue Sausage & Music Fest will be bringing hot links and hot music to the 3800 block of N. Elston Avenue on Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th. Chicago’s sausage landscape is legendary—from the iconic Chicago dog to... Read more »
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Chicago Blues Festival 2015 Lineup: Buddy Guy Headlines

Chicago Blues Festival 2015 Lineup: Buddy Guy Headlines
Robert Johnson is The Father Muddy Waters is The Son Jimi Hendrix is The Holy Spirit …This is the Holy Trinity of The Blues. Sweet home Chicago, home to the classic Chicago blues style will be navigating Muddy Waters with this year’s soul felt line-up of blues legends from the past to the present at... Read more »

Ravinia Festival Hot List for 2015

Ravinia Festival Hot List for 2015
There’s something for everyone at Ravinia Festival, Chicago’s popular summer concert extravaganza under the stars.  North America’s oldest and seemingly its most diverse music festival, that has been compared to an outdoor Carnegie Hall, kicks off its 2015 season on June 13th (through September 12th). Whether sitting on the expansive lawn, under a canopy of... Read more »

Chicago Summer 2015: Calendar of Festivals and Events

Chicago Summer 2015: Calendar of Festivals and Events
Show Me Chicago has put together our annual calendar of Chicago’s biggest and best, oldest and newest festivals and events for the summer of 2015.  It’s time to party Chicago. Put these events on your calendar and check back for more to be added as dates are announced/confirmed. Click here for updated September calendar and... Read more »
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Summer Festival Calendar for August 1-3: Spotlight on Highwood Craft Beer Festival 2014

Summer Festival Calendar for August 1-3: Spotlight on Highwood Craft Beer Festival 2014
The Highwood Craft Beer Festival is back for its second year. If you didn’t get a ticket to Lolla–or are just looking for an escape from city gridlock, try Highwood. Highwood, on Chicago’s North Shore, (but unlike other sleepy North Shore communities) rocks.  What it lacks in size (only one square mile) it makes up... Read more »

Chicago Summer Festivals 2014: Wicker Park Green Music Fest

Chicago Summer Festivals 2014: Wicker Park Green Music Fest
Green living takes center-stage at this weekend’s 6th annual Wicker Park Green Music Fest.  This environmentally-conscious Chicago Summer Festival sets itself apart from others by mixing great bands with eco-minded vendors. Two stages programmed by Wicker Park’s own Subterranean will feature non-stop live music all weekend with the sounds from cutting-edge local groups to national... Read more »

Taste of Randolph Street Festival 2014: A Mecca for Foodies and Music Fans

Taste of Randolph Street Festival 2014: A Mecca for Foodies and Music Fans
The 16th Annual Taste of Randolph Street Festival kicks off this weekend in what is arguably the hottest food corridor on the planet. That would be Randolph Street in the Windy City’s rock’n West Loop neighborhood. Over 100,000 festival-goers will be holding court along a six-block stretch of Randolph Street from Peoria to Racine that... Read more »
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Top Chicago Outdoor Events: Theatre, Movies, Arts Summer 2014

Top Chicago Outdoor Events: Theatre, Movies, Arts Summer 2014
Chicago packs a boatload of outdoor events into its summer calendar from the Millennium Park film series, to Chicago Shakespeare Festival in the parks and more. Here are some events that you may want to add to your summer calendar from downtown Chicago to Aurora. Millennium Park Film Series The 2nd annual Millennium Park summer... Read more »