Summer is the festival season in Chicago.. after surviving another looong Chicago winter.. Chicagoans revel in and savor every day of summer. This year particularly we seem to have skipped right into summer from Winter.. barely having a few days of Spring.. or so it seems.
Here’s a list of some of the festivals you don’t want to miss..

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June

a guitar player

Millennium Park Music Series Select Mondays & Thursdays, June – August 2020

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks June 13 – Sept. 5, 2020

Hyde Park Brew Fest June 2020

Millennium Art Festival June 26 – 28, 2020

Chicago Summerdance June 25 – Aug. 22, 2020

Chicago Pride Parade Postponed 

Chicago Pride Fest Postponed to September 2020

Logan Square Arts Fest Canceled for 2020

57th Street Art Fair Canceled for 2020

Ribfest Chicago Canceled for 2020

Pride in the Park Canceled for 2020

Chicago Blues Festival Canceled for 2020

Taste of Randolph Canceled for 2020

Grant Park Music Festival Canceled for 2020

July

Rainbow Ice cream at Taste of Chicago

Millennium Park Music Series Select Mondays & Thursdays, June – August 2020

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks June 13 – Sept. 5, 2020

Rhythm World June 15 – July 26, 2020

Chicago Summerdance June 25 – Aug. 22, 2020

Fourth Of July Fireworks At Navy Pier July 4, 2020

Windy City Ribfest In Uptown July 3 – 5, 2020

African/Caribbean International Festival Of Life July 3 – 5, 2020

Taste of Chicago July 8–12, 2020

Windy City Smokeout July 10 – 12, 2020

Bastille Day Chicago July 2020

Southport Art & Music Fest July 11 – 12, 2020

Roscoe Village Burger Fest July 11 – 12, 2020

Dearborn Garden Walk July 2020

Taste of River North July 17 – 19, 2020

Sheffield Street Fest July 17 – 19, 2020

Artfest Michigan Avenue July 18 – 19, 2020

Wicker Park Fest July 24 – 26, 2020

Lincoln Square Greek Fest July 2020

Randolph Street Market Festival July 25 – 26, 2020

Taste Of Lincoln Avenue July 25 – 26, 2020

Chicago Margarita Festival July 2020

Fiesta Del Sol July 30 – Aug. 2, 2020

Jeff Fest July 31 – Aug. 2, 2020

Lollapalooza July 30 – Aug. 2, 2020

Chalk Howard Street Canceled for 2020

4th of 53rd Parade Canceled for 2020

Pitchfork Music Festival Canceled for 2020

Grant Park Music Festival Canceled for 2020

Irish American Heritage Festival Canceled for 2020

West Fest Canceled for 2020

Chosen Few DJs Picnic & Music Festival Canceled for 2020

August

DJ on stage at Lollapalooza facing the crowd
Lollapalooza

Millennium Park Music Series Select Mondays & Thursdays, June – August 2020

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks June 13 – Sept. 5, 2020

Fiesta Del Sol July 30 – Aug. 2, 2020

Edge Fest Aug. 1 – 2, 2020

Chicago Summerdance June 25 – Aug. 22, 2020

Lollapalooza July 30 – Aug. 2, 2020

Jeff Fest July 31 – Aug. 2, 2020

Ginza Festival Aug. 7 – 9, 2020

Retro On Roscoe Aug. 7 – 9, 2020

Festival Cubano Aug. 7 – 9, 2020

Chicago Hot Dog Fest August 2020

Bud Billiken Parade August 2020

Northalsted Market Days Aug. 8 – 9, 2020

My House Music Festival August 2020

Edison Park Fest Aug. 14 – 16, 2020

Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest Aug. 14 – 16, 2020

Chicago Air & Water Show Aug. 15 – 16, 2020

Pilsen Fest Aug. 17 – 18, 2020

Sangria Festival Aug. 15 – 16. 2020

Chicago Women’s Funny Festival Aug. 20 – 23, 2020

Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest Aug. 22 – 23, 2020

Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest Aug. 29 – 30, 2020

Ruido Fest Aug. 21 – 23, 2020

Ukrainian Days Festival Aug. 22 – 23, 2020

Taste Of Greektown Aug. 21 – 23, 2020

Square Roots Music Festival Aug. 28 – 30, 2020

Chicago Triathlon Aug. 29 – 30, 2020

Chicago Jazz Festival Aug. 28 – Sept. 6, 2020

Great American Lobster Fest August/September 2020

Grant Park Music Festival Canceled for 2020

Oak Park Microbrew Review Canceled for 2020

South Shore Summer Festival Canceled for 2020

 

Note: A stay-at-home order is in effect for the state of Illinois through May 30, 2020. All events are subject to change and cancellation. We strongly recommend confirming the status of upcoming events by reaching out directly to the venue or ticket provider.

 

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