Category: Chicago Summer Festivals

Chicago Summer Festival calendar 2020: latest updates and cancellations

Chicago Summer Festival calendar 2020: latest updates and cancellations
Please note: The City has cancelled all festivals, parades and most events through Labor Day 2020 With the landscape changing daily, due to the coronavirus, it is hard to predict the future for Summer 2020. But we can hope for the best. With many events and festivals already cancelled, one thing we can say for... Read more »

Will Lollapalooza be cancelled & what about the rest of the fests?

Will Lollapalooza be cancelled & what about the rest of the fests?
It’s hard to believe that it was only 5 weeks ago that Show Me Chicago published our annual list of Summer Festivals. Even through COVID-19 was making small waves in the U.S. with the first cases being announced, summer seemed far off. At the time it seemed inconceivable that any festivals would be cancelled. Although... Read more »

Chicago Summer Festivals 2020: Calendar of summer festivals and events

Chicago Summer Festivals 2020: Calendar of summer festivals and events
COVID-19: CHANGES ARE IN THE WORKS FOR THE SUMMER FESTIVAL CALENDAR. STAY TUNED. It’s time to think summer, Chicago. Show Me Chicago’s annual calendar of Chicago’s biggest and best festivals and events for the summer of 2020 is up and running.  Make sure to put your favorites on your calendar and check back for more... Read more »
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Randolph Street Market kicks off 2018 outdoor season

Randolph Street Market kicks off 2018 outdoor season
Randolph Street Market, the country’s largest urban antiques market, kicks off its summer season this weekend (May 26 and 27) with a “garden party”  at their outdoor market/festival at 1340 W. Washington Street. Named USA Today’s “Top 10 American Flea Markets” and an “An authority on Stylish Living” by Sophisticated Living Magazine, the Randolph Street Market has been featured in... Read more »

Art Festival summer calendar of events for 2018

Art Festival summer calendar of events for 2018
With 22 major art festivals throughout Chicagoland (and one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 2018 promises a reason to get out and enjoy the summer season while viewing the exciting scope of original works from world-class artists along with the festival atmosphere. Daley Plaza Art Markets, Fridays, May 11, June 22, July 13, and August 10, 8 am. to... Read more »

Millennium Park summer events calendar 2018

Millennium Park summer events calendar 2018
Get your calendars ready for a summer full of fun and special events including city festivals, SummerDance, the Grant Park Music Festival, the summer film series and more taking place in Millennium Park. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and its partners are pleased to present a diverse lineup of Chicago artists... Read more »
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Insider's guide to Chicago Tall Ships Festival

Insider's guide to Chicago Tall Ships Festival
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by …English Poet Laureate John Masefield. Tall Ships have a mystery, a glamour—they appear in literature in Joseph Conrad’s The Mirror of the Sea and Henry... Read more »

Navy Pier turns 100: a look back and ahead

Navy Pier turns 100: a look back and ahead
Chicago’s Navy Pier officially hits the century mark on Friday, July 15, 2016. The 100-year celebration will kick off at 10 am. featuring a day filled with fun events, special activities and free giant slices of Eli’s cheesecake. At 6:30 pm. Chicago Shakespeare Theater will perform the Bard’s romantic comedy, “Twelfth Night,” for free, on... Read more »

Chicago Summer 2016 Film Series at Millennium Park

Chicago Summer 2016 Film Series at Millennium Park
Year four of Chicago’s highly popular Summer Film Series at Millennium Park kicks off the season at 6:30 pm. Tuesday, June 21 with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The 1986 John Hughes classic staring Matthew Broderick follows the misadventures of a high school student who skips school to take his girlfriend and reluctant best friend on... Read more »
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Chicago Summer Festivals 2016: Calendar of summer festivals and events

Chicago Summer Festivals 2016: Calendar of summer festivals and events
Click here for Show Me Chicago’s Summer Festivals and events for 2017. It’s time to think summer, Chicago. Show Me Chicago’s annual calendar of Chicago’s biggest and best festivals and events for the summer of 2016 is up and running.  Make sure to put your favorites on your calendar and check back for more as... Read more »