Frugal Fun at Summer Festivals!

Frugal Fun at Summer Festivals!

Check out Chicago’s extensive festival schedule!  There’s something new and fun every week this summer!  And where there’s festivals….there’s something free to find!!  

I shared some of my freebie-finding secrets with Time Out Chicago earlier this spring…check it out!  
Here’s a rundown of the best FREE festivals this summer….
IN CHICAGO

MAY

28 – Free Memorial Day Parade with new mayor Rahm… 

ALL MONDAYS this summer….free concerts at Millennium Park!  

JUNE

2-5: Mayfest (Lincoln Square) (FREE)

3-5: Eastside Millennium Art
Festival
 (FREE)

4-5: Printer’s
Row Lit Fest
 (FREE)

4-5: 57th Street Art Fair (FREE)

10-12: Chicago Blues Festival (FREE)

14-19: Fiesta Puertorriquenas (FREE)

15-Aug. 20: Grant Park Music Festival (FREE)

17-19: Peace Fest (FREE)

24-July 3: Taste of Chicago (FREE)

JULY

24-July 3: Taste of Chicago (FREE)

9-10: Gold Coast Art Fair (FREE)

16: Edgewater Arts Festival (FREE)

17: Chinatown Summer Fair (FREE)

28-31: Fiesta del Sol Festival (FREE)

AUGUST

20-21 Chicago Air + Water Show 

23-28 Chicago Tall Ships Festival 

Not a festival, but hot August days are GREAT for hanging out on Chicago’s
free beaches!!!
 

SEPTEMBER

2-4: Chicago Jazz Festival (FREE)

9-11: Festival de la Villita (FREE)

9-11: German-American Festival (FREE)

10-11: Renegade Craft Fair (FREE)

24: Humboldt Park Art Fair (FREE)

24: Hyde Park Jazz Festival (FREE)


IN EVANSTON….

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