2019 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.


June Jump to: July | August | September

June 24-Aug.9: Family Fun Festival (Loop) | Map

June 26: Inferno Fest (Highwood) | Map

June 27-Aug. 24: Chicago SummerDance | Various locations

June 28: Chicago is a Drag Festival (Andersonville) | Map

June 28-30: Back Lot Bash | Various locations

June 28-30: Logan Square Arts Festival | Map

June 28-30: Millennium Art Festival (Loop) | Map

June 29: Pride in the Park (Loop) Map

June 29: Navy Pier Pride (Near North Side) | Map

June 29-30: Chi-Town Hot Sauce Expo (Bridgeview) | Map

June 29-30: The Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash (Douglas Park) | Map

June 29-30: Pride North Chicago (Rogers Park) | Map

June 30: Chicago Pride Parade (Uptown, Lakeview, Lincoln Park) | Map

June 30: Chicago Mariachi Festival (Loop) | Map

Ongoing:

Through Aug. 6: Concerts in the Plaza (Libertyville) | Map

Through Aug. 10: Summer Nights Concerts (Brookfield) | Map

Through Aug. 17: Grant Park Music Festival (Loop) | Map

Through Sept. 15: Ravinia Festival (Highland Park) | Map

Through Aug. 15: Millennium Park Summer Music Series | Map

Through-Aug. 29: Summer Concert Series (Lincoln Square) | Map

Through Aug. 29: Thursday Night Out (Oak Park) | Map

Through Aug. 29: Rockin’ in the Park (Rosemont) | Map

Through Aug. 31: Wave Wall Wax (Near North Side) | Map

Through Sept. 1: Live on the Lake! (Near North Side) | Map


July Jump to:  June | August | September 

Windy City Ribfest (Special Events Management)Windy City Ribfest (Special Events Management)

July 3-6: Eyes to the Skies (Lisle) | Map

July 3-6: Exchange Club of Naperville Ribfest | Map

July 3-6: Morton Grove Days | Map

July 3-7: Frontier Days Festival (Arlington Heights) | Map

July 3-7: Mount Prospect Lions Club Annual Festival | Map

July 3-7: Oak Fest (Oak Forest) | Map

July 3-7: Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest | Map

July 3-7: Oak Fest (Oak Forest) | Map

July 4: Lake Forest Festival & Fireworks | Map

July 4-7: Windy City Ribfest (Uptown) | Map

July 4-7: African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (Washington Park) | Map

July 5-7: West Fest Chicago (West Town) | Map

July 6: Chosen Few DJs Music Festival & Picnic (Woodlawn) | Map

July 6-7: Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival (Glencoe) | Map

July 6-7: Chicago Michelada Festival (Pilsen) | Map

July 10-14: Taste of Chicago (Loop) | Map

July 11-14: Railroad Days Festival (West Chicago) | Map

July 12: Uncork Barrington | Map

July 12-14: Irish American Heritage Festival (Mayfair) | Map

July 12-14: Windy City Smokeout (Near West Side) | Map

July 12-14: Square Roots Festival (Lincoln Square) | Map

July 12-Aug. 23: Water Colors (Near North Side) | Map

July 13: Naperville Ale Fest | Map

July 13: Bastille Day Chicago (Ravenswood) | Map

July 13-14: Southport Art & Music Fest (Lakeview) | Map

July 13-14: Roscoe Village Burger Fest | Map

July 13-14: Bucktown Garden Walk & Block Party | Map

July 13-14: DZ Fest 2019 (Hickory Hills) | Map

July 13-14: Barrio Arts Fest (Humboldt Park) | Map

July 13-14: Goralmania Polish American Food & Music Festival (Orland Park) | Map

July 17: Malt Row on Damen (Ravenswood) | Map

July 17-21: Kane County Fair (St. Charles) | Map

July 18-21: Highwood Days | Map

July 19: Horner Park Brew Fest | Map

July 19-20: Artfest Michigan Avenue (Near North Side) | Map

July 19-21: Pitchfork Music Festival (West Town) | Map

July 19-21: Colombian Fest  (Hermosa) | Map

July 19-21: Taste of River North | Map

July 19-21: Ben Fest (North Center) | Map

July 19-21: Tacos y Tamales Festival (Pilsen) | Map

July 19-21: Sheffield Street Fest (Lincoln Park) | Map

July 19-21: The Big Greek Food Fest of Niles | Map

July 20: Horner Fest Family Day | Map

July 20: Silver Room Block Party (Hyde Park) | Map

July 20: Volleywood Electric Beach (Lincoln Park) | Map

July 20: Taste of WVON (Roseland) | Map

July 20: Sheffield Craft BeerFest (Lincoln Park) | Map

July 20: Chalk Howard Street (Rogers Park) | Map

July 20-21: Chicago Craft Beer Festival (Lakeview) | Map

July 20-21: North Shore Taco Fest (Highwood) | Map

July 20-21: Sheffield Garden Walk (Lincoln Park) | Map

July 21: Dearborn Garden Walk (Gold Coast) | Map

July 21: Chinatown Summer Fair | Map

July 21: The Mexican Indigenous Music Festival (Loop) | Map

July 24-28: DuPage County Fair (Wheaton) | Map

July 24-28: Lake County Fair (Grayslake) | Map

July 25-28: Proud American Days (New Lenox) | Map

July 25-28: Prairie Fest (Wood Dale) Map

July 25-28: Fiesta del Sol (Pilsen) | Map

July 26-28: Wicker Park Fest | Map

July 27: South Loop Beer & Cider Fest | Map

July 27-28: Bantu Fest (Hyde Park) | Map

July 27-28: Ghana Fest (Washington Park) | Map

July 27-28: Chicago Margarita Festival (Near North Side) | Map

July 27-28: Taste of Lincoln Avenue (Lincoln Park) | Map

July 27-28: Glencoe Festival of Art | Map

July 27-28: Geneva Arts Fair | Map

July 27-28: Homegrown Arts & Music Festival (Lisle) | Map

July 28: Bloody Mary Fest (Highwood) | Map


August Jump to: June | July | September 

Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival (Amdur Productions)Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival (Amdur Productions)

Aug. 1-4: Lollapalooza (Loop) | Map

Aug. 1-4: Little Italy Fest-West (Addison) | Map

Aug. 2-4: Festa Italiana (Naperville) | Map

Aug. 2-4: Jeff Fest (Jefferson Park) | Map

Aug. 2-4: Destination Asia Festival (Lisle) | Map

Aug. 3: Wheaton Brew Fest | Map

Aug. 3: Chicago Southside Maker Faire (West Lawn) | Map

Aug. 3-4: Edge Fest (Edgewater) | Map

Aug. 3-4: Chicago Brewing District's Dancing in the Streets (West Town) | Map

Aug. 3-4: Art at the Glen (Glenview) | Map

Aug. 3-4: World of Faeries Festival (South Elgin) | Map

Aug. 3-4: Jarvis Square Music + Arts Festival (Rogers Park) | Map

Aug. 4: Taste of the Towns (Lake Zurich) | Map

Aug. 6: Art Dans La Rue (Oak Park) | Map

Aug. 9-11: Chicago Hot Dog Fest (Lincoln Park) | Map

Aug. 9-11: Ginza Holiday Festival (Old Town) | Map

Aug. 9-11: Retro on Roscoe (Roscoe Village) | Map

Aug. 9-11: Festival Cubano (Belmont Cragin) | Map

Aug. 10: Farm & Barn Fest (Mokena) | Map

Aug. 10: Bud Billiken Parade (Bronzeville) | Map

Aug. 10: Noche Caribena (Near North Side) | Map

Aug. 10: Joliet Blues Festival | Map

Aug. 10-11: Northalsted Market Days (Lakeview) | Map

Aug. 10-11: Lincolnshire Art Festival | Map

Aug. 10-11: My House Music Festival (Pilsen) | Map

Aug. 10-11: Kite Festival (Glencoe) | Map

Aug. 10-11: Thirsty Ears Festival (Ravenswood) | Map

Aug. 10-11: Veggie Fest (Lisle) | Map

Aug. 14: Garlic Fest (Highwood) | Map

Aug. 15: Clark After Dark (Near North Side) | Map

Aug. 15-18: Little Italy Festa Taylor St. | Map

Aug. 16-18: Edison Park Fest | Map

Aug. 16-18: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (Rogers Park) | Map

Aug. 16-18: Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival | Map

Aug. 17: Oak Park Micro Brew Review | Map

Aug. 17: Homewood’s Giant Block Party | Map

Aug. 17: Westside Music Festival (Douglas Park) | Map

Aug. 17: The Big North (Lincoln Square) | Map

Aug. 17-18: Chicago Air and Water Show (Near North Side) | Map

Aug. 17-18: Sangria Festival (Humboldt Park) | Map

Aug. 17-18: Pilsen Fest | Map

Aug. 17-18: Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival (Glencoe) | Map

Aug. 17-18: Vintage Days (Long Grove) | Map

Aug. 21-25: Will County Fair  (Peotone) | Map

Aug. 23-24: Mamby on the Beach (Uptown) | Map

Aug. 23-25: Logan Square Social | Map

Aug. 23-25: Corn Fest (DeKalb) | Map

Aug. 23-25: Skokie’s Backlot Bash | Map

Aug. 23-25: Taste of Greektown | Map

Aug. 23-Sept. 1: Chicago Jazz Festival (Loop) | Map

Aug. 24: Villapalooza (Little Village) | Map

Aug. 24: Edgebrook Block Party | Map

Aug. 24: Lagunitas Beer Circus Chicago (Douglas Park) | Map

Aug. 24: Greenleaf Festival (Rogers Park) | Map

Aug. 24: Chicago SummerDance Celebration (Loop) | Map

Aug. 24-25: Ukranian Days Festival (West Town) | Map

Aug. 24-25: Bucktown Art Fest | Map

Aug. 24-25: Oak Park Ave.-Lake Arts & Crafts Show (Oak Park) | Map

Aug. 24-25: Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts | Map

Aug. 24-25: Port Clinton Art Festival (Highland Park) | Map

Aug. 25: Walk in the Park (Arlington Heights) | Map

Aug. 25: Taste of Armenia (Evanston) | Map

Aug. 25-31: Chicago Onscreen Schedule | Various locations

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Nashwood (Highwood) | Map

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Great American Lobster Fest (Near North Side) | Map

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: North Coast Music Festival (South Loop) | Map

Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Naperville Jaycees’ Last Fling | Map

Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Taste of Polonia (Jefferson Park) | Map

Aug. 30-Sept. 2: African Festival of the Arts (Washington Park) | Map

Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Frankfort Fall Fest | Map

Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Schaumburg Septemberfest | Map

Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Irish Days (Long Grove) | Map


September Jump to: June | July | August 

Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest (Special Events Management)Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest (Special Events Management)

Sept. 4-8: Sandwich Fair | Map

Sept. 6-8: Throwback Music Fest (Norwood Park) | Map

Sept. 6-8: Festival de La Villita (Little Village) | Map

Sept. 6-8: German American Oktoberfest (Lincoln Square) | Map

Sept. 6-8: Windy City Blues Fest (Lyons) | Map

Sept. 6-8: Festival of the Vine (Geneva) | Map

Sept. 7: Northern Illinois Airshow (Waukegan) | Map

Sept. 7: Stems and Steins (Norwood Park) | Map

Sept. 7-8: 79th Street Renaissance Festival (Gresham) | Map

Sept. 7-8: Renegade Craft Fair (Wicker Park) | Map

Sept. 7-8: Deer Park Art Show | Map

Sept. 7-8: Revolutionary War Re-enactment and Grand Encampment (Wheaton) | Map

Sept. 7-8: World War II Days (Lockport) | Map

Sept. 7-8: Fine Art Festival (Oak Brook) | Map

Sept. 8: Scandinavian Day (South Elgin) | Map

Sept. 8: DeKalb Kite Fest | Map

Sept. 13-15 Riot Fest (Douglas Park) | Map

Sept. 13-29: World Music Festival | Various Locations

Sept. 14-15: Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Festival (Roscoe Village) | Map

Sept. 14-15: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts | Map

Sept. 14-15: Printer's Row Art Fest | Map

Sept. 14-15: Ravenswood Artwalk | Map

Sept. 15: Monarch Butterfly Festival (Palos Heights) | Map

Sept. 20-21: Oaktoberfest (Oak Park) | Map

Sept. 20-21: Goose Island Beer Co.'s 312 Block Party (West Town) | Map

Sept. 20-21: Norwood Park Fall FestMap

Sept. 20-22: Apple Fest (Long Grove) | Map

Sept. 20-22: American Craft Exposition (Glencoe) | Map

Sept. 21: Lake Forest Fall Fest | Map

Sept. 21: Fall Arts & Crafts Adventure (Park Ridge) | Map

Sept. 21: Lisle Ale Fest | Map

Sept. 21: Youth Arts Showcase Festival (Loop) | Map

Sept. 21-22: Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest | Map

Sept. 21-22: Harvest Pow Wow (Naperville) | Map

Sept. 21-22: Northshore Affordable Art Sale (Skokie) | Map

Sept. 21-22: Arboretum of South Barrington Art Festival | Map

Sept. 21-22: Andersonville Arts Fest | Map

Sept. 21-22: Chicago Food Truck Fest (Forest Glen)| 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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