2017 Chicago Summer Festival Guide


Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to enjoy all that Chicago has to offer. When living in downtown Chicago apartments, there are many festivals and events happening in every neighborhood. From River North, to Gold Coast, to Wicker Park, we’ve put together a list of the best events in downtown Chicago this summer!


  • Mai Fest: June 1 Lincoln Square
  • Lincoln Park Greek Fest: June 2-4 Lincoln Park
  • Ribfest: June 9-11 – Uptown
  • Blues Festival: June 9-11 Millennium Park
  • Spring Awakening: June 9-11 Medill Park
  • Wells Street Art Festival: June 10-11  Old Town
  • Gold Coast Art Fair: 17th- 18th Grant Park
  • Whiskey, Wine, & Spirits Beach Festival: June 24 North Avenue Beach
  • Chicago Taco and Tequila Fest: June 24-25  Jackson Park
  • Food Truck Festival: June 24- 25 1600 S Wabash


  • Fourth of July Fireworks at Navy Pier: July 4 Navy Pier
  • Taste of Chicago: July 5-9 Grant Park
  • Adult Zoo Night: July 6 Lincoln Park
  • Chicago Margarita Festival: July 8-9  South Shore Cultural Center
  • Burger Fest: July 8-9 Roscoe Village
  • Windy City Smokeout: July 14-16 560 W Grand
  • Southport Art and Music Fest: July 18-19  Southport and Waveland
  • Craft Beer Festival: July 22-23  Sheffield Ave and Webster Ave
  • Wicker Park Music Festival: July 29-30  Wicker Park


  • Lollapalooza: August 3-6  Grant Park
  • Chicago Hot Dog Fest: August 8-9  Lincoln Park
  • Italian Festival: August 18-20 Lakeview
  • Chicago Air and Water Show: August 19-20  North Avenue Beach
  • Logan Square Food Truck Festival: August 25-27 Humboldt Blvd
  • Jazz Festival: August 31- September 3  Millennium Park

Whether you are into art, drinks, or music, there is no shortage of events in Chicago. Mark your calendars for your favorite events in the city this summer!

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