Chicago Summer Festival Guide 2019

CHICAGO SUMMER FESTIVAL GUIDE:

JUNE

GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

June 12 - August 17, various times

Grant Park

Click here for more info on the schedule

CINEPOCALYPSE

June 13 - 20

Music Box Theater, 3733 North Southport Ave.

Tickets availablehere

WORLD'S LARGEST BLOCK PARTY

June 21 (5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)

June 22 (2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.)

Entrances located at Monroe & Des Plaines Streets, Monroe & Jefferson, and Adams & DesPlaines

$10 general admission tickets availabehere

RUIDO FEST

June 21 - 23

Union Park

Tickets availablehere

CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

June 22 (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL

Tickets availablehere

RAVENSWOOD ON TAP

June 22 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

June 23 (12 p.m. - 6 p.m.)

Ravenswood Ave. and Bertreau Ave.

$5 donation requested upon entry

PRIDE FEST CHICAGO

June 22 - 23 (11 a.m. - 10 p.m.)

Boystown on Halsted St. from Addison to Grace St.

$10 donation suggested upon entry

FOUNTAIN SQUARE ARTISAN SUMMERFEST

June 22 - 23 (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

Church St. and Sherman Ave., Downtown Evanston

Free admission

MILLENNIUM ART FESTIVAL

June 28 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

June 29 (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

June 30 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Lake St. at Michigan Ave.

Free admission

PRIDE IN THE PARK

June 29 (2 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Grant Park

Prices vary and are availablehere

RANDOLPH STREET MARKET: RED, WHITE & COOL

June 29 - 30 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

1341 W Randolph St.

Tickets availablehere

CHICAGO PRIDE PARADE

June 30 (12 p.m.)

Starts at Broadway and Montrose

Free admission

CHICAGO SUMMERDANCE

June 27 - August 24

Grant Park, Spirit of the Music Garden and other Chicago Park District locations

Free Admission

Full list of classes, times and locations availablehere

JULY

GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

June 12 - August 17 (times vary)

Grant Park

Tickets and full schedule availablehere

CHICAGO SUMMERDANCE

June 27 - August 24 (times vary)

Grant Park, Spirit of the Music Garden and other Chicago Park District locations

Free admission

Full list of classes, times and locations availablehere

WINDY CITY RIBFEST IN UPTOWN

July 4 - 6 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Lawrence and Broadway

Donations suggested upon entry

AFRICAN/CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE

July 4 - 7

Washington Park, 55th and Cottage Grove

Tickets availablehere

Free admission for children under 12

WEST FEST CHICAGO

July 5 (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

July 6 - 7 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

1800W - 2000W Chicago Ave. Chicago IL 60622

$5 donation requested upon entry

CHOSEN FEW DJs PICNIC AND FESTIVAL

July 6 (8 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

Jackson Park at 63rd Street and Hayes Dr.

Tickets availablehere

TASTE OF CHICAGO

July 10-12 ( 11 a.m. - 9 p.m)

July 13-14 (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

Grant Park

Free Admission, food and beverage tickets availablehere

SQUARE ROOTS CRAFT BREW AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

July 12 (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

July 13 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

July 14 (12 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Lincoln Ave. between Montrose and Wilson

Suggested donations upon entry: $10 for adults, $5 seniors/kids, and $20 for families.

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

July 12 (6 p.m. - 12 a.m.)

July 13 (12 p.m. - 12 a.m.)

July 14 (12 p.m. - 11 p.m.)

Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Ave.

Tickets availablehere

WINDY CITY SMOKEOUT

July 12 (gates open at 2 p.m.)

July 13-14 (gates open at 12 p.m.)

United Center parking lot, 1801 W Madison St.

Tickets availablehere

BASTILLE DAY CHICAGO

July 13 (6 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Navy Pier (Polk Bros Park)

OUTSIDE EXPERIENCE

July 13 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

July 14 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Lakeside Center at McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore Dr.

Tickets availablehere

SOUTHPORT ART FESTIVAL

July 13 - 14 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

Wrigleyville, W. Waveland Ave. & N. Southport Ave.

ROSCOE VILLAGE BURGER FEST

July 13 - 14 (11 a.m. - 10 p.m.)

Belmont & Damen (2000 W. Belmont Ave.)

$10 donation upon entry

DEARBORN GARDEN WALK

July 21 (12 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Begins at The Latin School, 45 W. North Ave.

RHYTHM WORLD

July 22 - 28

American Rhythm Center, 410 S. Michigan Ave.

Registration availablehere

PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL

July 19 - 21

Union Park

Tickets availablehere

TASTE OF RIVER NORTH

July 19 (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

July 20 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

July 21 (11 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

Ward Park, corner of N. Kingsbury and W. Erie

ARTFEST MICHIGAN AVENUE

July 19 - 20 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

435 N. Michigan Ave.

Free admission

CHALK HOWARD STREET

July 20 (11 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

Rogers Park on Howard St., east of the Howard 'L' stop

Free admission

CHICAGO CRAFT BEER AND PIZZA FEST

July 20 - 21 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Lincoln Ave. between Addison and Roscoe

Tickets availablehere

CHINATOWN SUMMER FAIR

July 21 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

Wentworth Ave., from Cermak Ave. to 24th Pl.

SUMMER WINE FEST

July 26 (6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

Lincoln Park Zoo

Tickets availablehere

Must be 21 and older to enter

WICKER PARK FEST

July 26 (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

July 27-28 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Milwaukee Ave., from North Ave. to Paulina St.

$10 donation requested upon entry

NATIONAL TACO CHAMPIONSHIP

July 27 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

Soldier Field

Tickets on sale soon

LINCOLN SQUARE GREEK FEST

July 27-29

2727 W. Winona St.

$5 donation requested upon entry

RANDOLPH STREET MARKET: TROPICAL PUNCH

July 27 - 28 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

1341 W Randolph St.

Tickets availablehere

TASTE OF LINCOLN AVE

July 28 - 29 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

N. Lincoln Ave. between Fullerton and Wrightwood

$10 at the gate for all-day entry

CHICAGO MARGARITA FESTIVAL

July 27 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.)

July 28 (12 p.m. - 7 p.m.)

Navy Pier

Tickets availablehere

FIESTA DEL SOL

July 25 - 28

Pilsen neighborhood, on Cermak

Free admission, Mega Passes availablehere

AUGUST

LOLLAPALOOZA

August 1 - 4

Grant Park

Ticktes availablehere

JEFF FEST ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

August 2 (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

August 3 (2 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

August 4 (2 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave.

$5 admission per day

EDGE FEST

August 3 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

August 4 (12 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Edgewater, N. Broadway St. and W. Thorndale Ave.

GINZA FESTIVAL CHICAGO

Aug. 9 (5:50 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

August 10 (11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

August 11 (11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

435 W. Menomonee St.

$5 donation requested upon entry

Free admission for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult

RETRO ON ROSCOE

August 9 (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

August 10 - 11 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Roscoe Village, 2000 W. Roscoe St.

$10 donation suggested upon entry

CHICAGO HOT DOG FEST

August 9-10 (11 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

August 11 (11 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

Lincoln Park at Stockton and LaSalle

$5 donation suggested upon entry, food tickets availablehere

BUD BILLIKEN PARADE

August 10

Free admission

NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS

August 10 - 11 (11 a.m. - 10 p.m.)

Boystown, on Halsted St. from Belmont to Addison

$10 suggested donation upon entry

MY HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL

August 10-11 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Pilsen

Tickets availablehere

CLARK AFTER DARK

August 15 (4 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

River North, 420 N. Clark St.

$10 general admission

TASTEMAKER CHICAGO

August 16 - 18

Revel Fulton Market

Tickets availablehere

EDISON PARK FEST

August 16 (5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)

August 17 (11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.)

August 18 (11 a.m. - 10 p.m.)

Edison Park

$5 donation requested upon entry

GLENWOOD AVENUE ART FEST

August 16 (6 p.mp - 10 p.m.)

August 17 (11 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

August 18 (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

Rogers Park, 6900N/1400W Glenwood Ave.

Free admission

WINDY CITY CARNIVAL

August 17

Midway Plaisance

OAK PARK MICROBREW REVIEW

August 17 (3 p.m. - 7 p.m.)

Downtown Oak Park, 100 North Marion St.

$55 general admission at gate, tickets availablehere

CHICAGO AIR & WATER SHOW

August 17 - 18 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

North Ave. Beach

Free Admission

PILSEN FEST

August 17 - 18 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

18 Street and Blue Island Avenue

SANGRIA FESTIVAL

August 17 - 18 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Humboldt Park

Tickets availablehere

Must be 21 and older to enter

CHICAGO WOMEN'S FUNNY FESTIVAL

August 23 - 26

Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.

Tickets availablehere

TASTE OF GREEKTOWN

August 23 (4 p.m. - 11 p.m.) August 24 - 25 (12 p.m. - 11 p.m.)

On Halsted, between Van Buren and Jackson

GREENLEAF FESTIVAL

August 24 (begins at 12 p.m)

Greenleaf Ave. between Clark St. and Ravenswood Ave.

MAMBY ON THE BEACH

August 24 - 25 (1 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Montrose Beach

Ticket prices vary - visitmambybeach.comfor more info

RANDOLPH STREET MARKET FESTIVAL: BACK TO COOL

August 24 - 25 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

1341 W Randolph Street

$12 general admission at gate

$10 online tickets availablehere

TRANSAMERICA CHICAGO TRIATHLON

August 24 - 25

Foster Beach, 5200 N. Lake Shore Dr.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL

August 29 - September 1

Times and locations vary

Free admission

NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL

August 30 - 31

Huntington Bank Pavillion at Northerly Island

1300 S. Linn White Dr.

Tickets availablehere

GREAT AMERICAN LOBSTER FEST

August 30 - September 1

Navy Pier

Tickets availablehere

TASTE OF POLONIA

August 30 - September 2 (times vary)

Jefferson Park

$5 admission before 3 p.m., $10 after 3 p.m.

Tickets availablehere

AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

August 30 - September 2

Washington Park, 5100 S. Cottage Grove Ave

Tickets launch June 15

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