Posts in category "Chicago Summer Festivals"

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 »

Chicago's Best Summer Food Festivals

Chicago's Best Summer Food Festivals
It’s summertime in Chicago and the eating is easy with the city’s jam-packed calendar of food festivals from now until the snow flies–or you know what freezes over (that would be Chicago). Explore the real Chicago through its stomach at the free admission Taste of Chicago, the many ethnic neighborhood festivals or the brand new... Read more »

Festival del Taco: Chicago’s New Summer Fest Celebrates the Stuffed Tortilla

Festival del Taco: Chicago’s New Summer Fest Celebrates the Stuffed Tortilla
Savor the flavor of Mexico at Chicago’s newest neighborhood festival, Festival del Taco, kicking off in Little Village at 26th Street and Kostner this Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1. Festival del Taco joins some of Chicago’s favorite returning fests this weekend including Maifest Chicago in Lincoln Square, Do Division, on where else but... Read more »
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Randolph Street Market: Win Free Tickets on Show Me Chicago

Randolph Street Market: Win Free Tickets on Show Me Chicago
Randolph Street Market, the country’s largest urban antiques market, kicks off summer this weekend (May 24 and 25) at their outdoor market/festival at 1340 W. Washington Street. Unlike some other season openers this one promises to be a winner. The market, that has been going strong for 11 years, offers great shopping in a festival-like... Read more »

Cinco de Mayo: Two Ways to Celebrate

Cinco de Mayo: Two Ways to Celebrate
Although the Cinco de Mayo parties, festivals and parades have been going on all weekend it’s not too late to celebrate. Today, May 5th, is the official day of Cinco de Mayo that pays tribute to the 1862 military victory known as the Battle of Puebla where the outnumbered Mexican military dealt a disastrous blow... Read more »

Summer Festival Calendar: A Guide to Chicago’s Popular Street Fests for 2014

The first sign of summer in Chicago has arrived with the Summer Festival Calendar busting out all over.  Here’s the skinny on some of the best of the fests…with more to come. Click here for Show Me Chicago’s annual list of more than 100 summer festivals and events for 2014. Do-Division May 30 – June... Read more »
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Grant Park Music Festival Announces its 2014 Summer Season

Grant Park Music Festival Announces its 2014 Summer Season
A sure sign that there will be a summer, Grant Park Music Festival has just announced its summer season. Grant Park Music Festival Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar and Chorus Director Christopher Bell unveiled an adventurous schedule of programming filled with thirty spectacular concerts including two world premiere commissions for the Festival’s 80th... Read more »
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