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2018 Chicago Summer Festival Guide

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Gear up for fun with this guide to neighborhood street fests, outdoor concerts, art shows and cultural celebrations big and small across Chicago and the suburbs.

New: Check out our fall festival guide to the season’s best outdoor events.


September 

Sept. 21-22: 312 Block Party (West Town) | Map

Sept. 21-23: Apple Fest (Long Grove) | Map

Sept. 21-23: Rocktober Beerfest (Plainfield) | Map

Through Sept. 23: World Music Festival | Various Locations

Sept. 22: Youth Arts Showcase (Loop) | Map

Sept. 22: Elim Dutch Fest (Crestwood) | Map

Sept. 22: Fiesta Familiar (Lincoln Park) | Map

Sept. 22-23: Windy City Blues Fest (Lyons) | Map

Sept. 22-23: Harvest Pow Wow (Naperville) | Map

Sept. 22-23: Chicago Food Truck Fest (Forest Glen)| Map

Sept. 23: Fall Fest at Rehm Park & Oak Park Conservatory | Map

Sept. 23: World Dumpling Fest (Near North Side) | Map

Sept. 27-30: Manteno Oktoberfest | Map

Sept. 28-30: Oktoberfest Chicago (Lakeview) | Map

Sept. 28-30: Chicago Gourmet (Loop) | Map

Sept. 28-30: St. Joseph’s Annual Oktoberfest (Lockport) | Map

Sept. 28-30: St. Benedict’s Oktoberfest (North Center) | Map

Sept. 28-Oct. 28: Fall Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo | Map

Sept. 28-29: Revolution Oktoberfest (Logan Square) | Map

Sept. 29: Fall Fest: An Explosion of Colors (Bolingbrook) | Map

Sept. 29: Beer in the Woods (Forest Glen) | Map

Sept. 29: Villa Park Brewfest | Map

Sept. 29: Lisle Ale Fest | Map

Sept. 29: Homewood Fall Fest | Map

Sept. 29-30: Hyde Park Jazz Festival | Map

Sept. 29-30: Edgewater Arts Festival | Map

Sept. 29-30: The Highwood Starving Artists Show | Map

Sept. 29-30: Chicago Japanese Matsuri (Near North Side) | Map

Sept. 29-30: Oktoberfest (Roselle) | Map

Sept. 30: Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour | Map

Sept. 30: Indian Summer Festival (Woodridge) | Map

Sept. 30: Dusek’s Blocktoberfest (Pilsen) | Map


Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before you head out the door. Do you know of a festival that we missed?  Send us an email.


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