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.


July Jump to:  August | September 

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

Ongoing:

Through Aug. 1: Electric Nights: Music in the Park (Berkeley) | Map

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

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

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

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

Through Aug. 23: Water Colors (Near North Side) | Map

Through Aug. 28: Arbor Evenings (Lisle) | 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

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


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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 (Canceled)

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: 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


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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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