2022 Chicago Summer Festival Guide

Northbrook Art in the Park (Courtesy of Amdur Productions)Northbrook Art in the Park (Courtesy of Amdur Productions)

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Summer and the return of festival season will be here before you know it.

Get ready for fun with this guide to neighborhood street fests, art shows, outdoor concerts and cultural celebrations of all sizes across Chicago and the suburbs.

Learn more about each event from organizers themselves by clicking the links below.


May Jump to June | July | August | September 

May 19: Free Family Day (Near North Side) | Map

May 20-July 4: Bitter Jest Music Festival (Highland Park) | Map

May 20-22: Chocolate Fest (Long Grove) | Map

May 20-22: Mayfest (Lincoln Park) | Map

May 20-Sept. 18: Ravinia Festival (Highland Park) | Map

May 21: Bark in the Park (Museum Campus) | Map

May 21: Blooming Fest (West Chicago) | Map

May 21: Chicago Beer Classic (Museum Campus) | Map

May 21: What's Blooming on Harrison (Oak Park) | Map

May 21-22: Northbrook Art in the Park | Map

May 21-22: Renegade Craft Fair (Andersonville) | Map

May 21-22: Skokie Festival of Cultures | Map

May 21-22: Spring Lincoln Roscoe Art + Craft Fair (Lakeview) | Map

May 22: Rhubarb Festival (Kankakee) | Map

May 27: Wine Fest on the Beach (Lincoln Park) | Map

May 27-29: Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest (Lakeview) | Map

May 27-29: Mole de Mayo (Pilsen) | Map

May 27-29: Summer Camp Music Festival (Chillicothe) | Map

May 27-Sept. 16: Chicago Friday Night Flights | Various locations

May 28: Chicago Memorial Day Parade (Loop) | Map

May 28: DuPage Community Arts Festival (Wheaton) | Map

May 28-29: Barrington Art Festival | Map

May 28-29: El Festival Latino Sueños Chicago (Loop) | Map

May 28-29: St. Charles Fine Art Show | Map

May 28-29: Sueños Chicago (Loop) | Map

May 28- Aug. 27: Wave Wall Moves (Near North Side) | Map

May 28-Sept. 3: Wave Wall Wax (Near North Side) | Map

May 28-Sept. 4: Live on the Lake! (Near North Side) | Map


June Jump to: May | July | August | September

Pride in the Park (Photo by Allie Mischen)Pride in the Park (Photo by Allie Mischen)

June 1-Aug. 24: Arbor Evenings (Lisle) | Map

June 2-5: Cream of Wheaton | Map

June 2-5: Maifest Chicago (Lincoln Square) | Map

June 2-30: Pier Dance Lessons (Near North Side) | Map

June 2-Aug. 25: Thursday Night Out (Oak Park) | Map

June 3-4: Homewood Artisan Street Fair | Map

June 3-5: Do Division Street Fest (Wicker Park) | Map

June 3-5: Harvard Milk Days | Map

June 3-5: Lincoln Park Greek Fest | Map

June 3-Aug. 26: Skyline Sessions (Near North Side) | Map

June 4: Blue Island Dragon Boat Festival | Map

June 4: Chicago Gospel Music Experience (Loop) | Map

June 4: Highwood Pride Fest | Map

June 4-5: Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival | Map

June 4-5: Lincolnshire Art Festival | Map

June 4-5: Windy City Hot Dog Fest (Portage Park) | Map

June 4-5: 57th Street Art Fair (Hyde Park) | Map

June 5: PorchFest Lakeview | Various locations

June 8-July 27: Summer Concerts (Arlington Heights) | Map

June 8-Aug. 24: Highwood Evening Gourmet Market | Map

June 9-12: Chicago Blues Festival (Loop) | Map

June 9-12: Fiestas Patronales Puertorriquenas (Humboldt Park) | Map

June 9-12: Kick off to Summer ‘Grads & Grease’ Carnival | Map

June 9-12: Old Canal Days Craft and Art Fair (Lockport) | Map

June 10: Hard Seltzer Fest on the Beach (Lincoln Park) | Map

June 10-12: Andersonville Midsommarfest | Map

June 10-12: Fiesta Back of the Yards | Map

June 11: Chicago Vegandale Festival (Loop) | Map

June 11: Draw Together As Community As Friends (Highland Park) | Map

June 11-12: Chi-Soul Fest (Near North Side) | Map

June 11-12: Hyde Summer Fest | Map

June 11-12: Old Town Art Fair | Map

June 11-12: Riverside Arts Weekend | Map

June 12: Greater Chicago Jewish Festival (Niles) | Map

June 11-12: Wells Street Art Festival (Old Town) | Map

June 15-Aug. 20: Grant Park Music Festival (Loop) | Map

June 17: Sangria Fest on the Beach (Lincoln Park) | Map

June 17-18: Blues on the Fox (Aurora) | Map

June 17-18: The Scottish Festival & Highland Games (Itasca) | Map

June 17-19: Summer Smash (Douglas Park) | Map

June 17-19: Taste of Randolph Street (West Town) | Map

June 17-20: Exchange Club of Naperville Ribfest (Wheaton)Map

June 18: Winnetka Music Festival | Map

June 18-19: Artists of the Wall Festival (Rogers Park) | Map

June 18-19: Chicago Pride Fest (Lakeview) | Map

June 18-19: Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park (Loop) | Map

June 18-19: Ravenswood on Tap | Map

June 19: Festival on the Square (Bridgeport) | Map

June 20-Aug. 18: Millennium Park Summer Music Series | Map

June 21: Make Music Chicago | Various locations

June 22-26: Swedish Days (Geneva) | Map

June 22-Aug. 3: Concerts in the Plaza (Libertyville) | Map

June 23-26: HomerFest (Homer Glen) | Map

June 23-26: Rotary GroveFest (Downers Grove) | Map

June 24: Rosé Fest on the Beach (Lincoln Park) | Map

June 24-25: Taste of Highland Park | Map

June 24-26: Back Lot Bash | Various locations

June 24-26: Logan Square Arts Festival | Map

June 24-26: Chicago Michelada Festival (Pilsen) | Map

June 24-26: Pride North Chicago (Rogers Park) | Map

June 24-26: River North Live - A Riverfront Music Festival | Map

June 24-26: Strawberry Festival (Long Grove) | Map

June 24-Aug 26: Wiggleworms (Near North Side) | Map

June 25: Célébrez en Rosé Wine & Music Festival (Oakland) | Map

June 25: Dragon Boat Race for Literacy (Chinatown) | Map

June 25: Navy Pier Pride (Near North Side) | Map

June 25-26: Deer Park Art Show | Map

June 25-26: Chicago Food Truck Fest (South Loop) | Map 

June 25-26: Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair | Map

June 25-26: Pride in the Park (Loop) | Map

June 26: Arlington Heights Unique Boutique & Garden Walk | Map

June 26: Chicago Pride Parade (Uptown, Lakeview, Lincoln Park) | Map

June 27: Northcenter Neighborhood Garden Walk | Map

June 30-July 4: Frontier Days Festival (Arlington Heights) | Map

June 30-July 4: Mount Prospect Lions Club Annual Festival | Map

June 30-July 4: Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest | Map


July Jump to: May | June | August | September

Jeff Fest (Credit: Special Events Management)Jeff Fest (Credit: Special Events Management)

July 1-4: Morton Grove Days | Map

July 1-30: Twilight Tunes at Brookfield Zoo | Map

July 2: Chosen Few DJs Music Festival & Picnic (Woodlawn) | Map

July 2-4: International Festival of Life (Washington Park) | Map

July 3: Taste of Oak Brook | Map

July 4: Celebrate America Craft and Art Fair (Hinsdale) | Map

July 4: Lake Forest Festival & Fireworks | Map

July 6-Aug. 10: Northcenter Summer Concert Series | Map

July 6-Sept. 17: Chicago SummerDance | Various locations

July 8-9: Flatts & Sharpe Music Festival (Rogers Park) | Map

July 8-10: Spring Awakening (Near West Side) | Map

July 8-10: Square Roots Festival (Lincoln Square) | Map

July 8-10: Taste of Chicago (Loop) | Map

July 8-10: West Fest Chicago (West Town) | Map

July 9: Freedom Fest 2022 (Avondale) | Map

July 9: Kids’ Fest (Thornton) | Map

July 9: Naperville Ale Fest | Map

July 9-10: Bucktown Garden Walk | Map

July 9-10: DZ Fest (Hickory Hills) | Map

July 9-10: Southport Art Fest (Lakeview) | Map

July 9-10: West Loop Fest | Map

July 13: Bastille Day (Near North Side) | Map

July 13-17: Kane County Fair (St. Charles) | Map

July 14-15: Fresh Fest (Near North Side) | Map

July 15: Horner Brew Fest (Horner Park) | Map

July 15-17: La Grange Craft Fair | Map

July 15-17: Mas Flow Reggaeton Festival (East Side) | Map

July 15-17: Millennium Art Festival (Loop) | Map

July 15-17: Pitchfork Music Festival (West Town) | Map

July 15-17: Plainfield Fest | Map

July 15-17: Roscoe Village Burger Fest | Map

July 15-17: Tacos y Tamales Festival (Pilsen) | Map

July 15-Aug. 26: Water Colors (Near North Side) | Map

July 16: Jazz Up Glen Ellyn | Map

July 16: World Music Fest (Highland Park) | Map

July 16-17: Heatwave (Douglas Park) | Map

July 16-17: Naper Nights (Naperville) | Map

July 16-17: Sheffield Garden Walk (Lincoln Park) | Map

July 16-17: Silver Room Block Party (Oakland) | Map

July 16-17: Volleywood Electric Beach (Lincoln Park) | Map

July 20: Rhythm World (Near North Side) | Map

July 21: Taco Crawl (Rogers Park) | Map

July 21-24: Highwood Days & Taco Fest | Map

July 22-24: Colombian Fest (Humboldt Park) | Map

July 22-24: Taste of Lincoln Avenue (Lincoln Park) | Map

July 22-24: Wicker Park Fest | Map

July 23-24: Bantu Fest (Hyde Park) | Map

July 23-24: Chicago Pizza Festival (West Loop) | Map

July 23-24: Geneva Arts Fair | Map

July 23-24: Glencoe Festival of Art | Map

July 23-24: Illinois Hot Sauce Expo (Joliet) | Map

July 23-24: Chicago Margarita Festival (Near North Side) | Map

July 23-24: Peotone Hot Air Balloon Festival | Map

July 24-Sept. 4: Sundays on State (Loop) | Map

July 27-31: DuPage County Fair (Wheaton) | Map

July 27-31: Lake County Fair (Grayslake) | Map

July 28-31: Fiesta del Sol (Pilsen) | Map

July 28-31: Lollapalooza (Loop) | Map

July 29-30: Lincoln Square Greek Fest | Map

July 29-31: Jeff Fest (Jefferson Park) | Map

July 30: Homegrown Arts & Music Festival (Lisle) | Map

July 30-31: Art at the Glen (Glenview) | Map

July 30-31: Chinatown Summer Fair | Map


August Jump to: May | June | July | September 

Garlic Fest (Courtesy of Celebrate Highwood)Garlic Fest (Courtesy of Celebrate Highwood)

Aug. 3: Margarita Night (Highwood) | Map

Aug. 4-7: Out Of Space (Evanston) | Map

Aug. 4-7: Windy City Smokeout (Near West Side) | Map

Aug. 5-6: Naperville Irish Fest | Map

Aug. 5-7: Chicago Brewing District's Dancing in the Streets (West Town) | Map

Aug. 5-7: Festa Italiana (Naperville) | Map

Aug. 5-7: Northalsted Market Days (Lakeview) | Map

Aug. 6: Chalk Howard Street Festival (Rogers Park) | Map

Aug. 6: Heroes, Hogs and Hot Rods (Manteno) | Map

Aug. 6: Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge | Map

Aug. 6: Vintage Car Show (Highland Park) | Map

Aug. 6: Wheaton Brew Fest | Map

Aug. 6-7: LatiNxt Music Festival (Near North Side) | Map

Aug. 6-7: Vintage Days (Long Grove) | Map

Aug. 6-7: Wheaton Art Walk | Map

Aug. 6-7: World of Faeries Festival (South Elgin) | Map

Aug. 11-Aug. 21: Illinois State Fair (Springfield) | Map

Aug. 12-14: Edison Park Fest | Map

Aug. 12-14: Retro on Roscoe (Roscoe Village) | Map

Aug. 13: Bud Billiken Parade (Bronzeville) | Map

Aug. 13: Farm & Barn Fest (Mokena) | Map

Aug. 13: Joliet Blues Festival | Map

Aug. 13: Noche Caribeña (Near North Side) | Map

Aug. 13-14: Lambs Farm Summertime Craft Fest (Elgin) | Map

Aug. 13-14: My House Music Festival (Pilsen) | Map

Aug. 13-14: Naper Nights (Naperville) | Map

Aug. 13-14: Printer’s Row Art Fest | Map

Aug. 13-14: Thirsty Ears Festival (Ravenswood) | Map

Aug. 17: Garlic Fest (Highwood) | Map

Aug. 18: Clark After Dark (Near North Side) | Map

Aug. 19-21: Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival | Map

Aug. 19-21: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (Rogers Park) | Map

Aug. 19-21: Ribfest Chicago  (North Center) | Map

Aug. 19-21: Ruidofest (West Town) | Map

Aug. 20: Chicago Caribbean Carnivale (Hyde Park) | Map

Aug. 20: Micro Brew Review (Oak Park) Map

Aug. 20: Vegetarian Fest (Highland Park) | Map

Aug. 20-21: Chicago Air and Water Show (Near North Side) | Map

Aug. 20-21: Pilsen Fest | Map

Aug. 20-21: Sangria Festival (Humboldt Park) | Map

Aug. 24-28: Will County Fair  (Peotone) | Map

Aug. 26-28: Corn Fest (DeKalb) | Map

Aug. 26-28: Palatine Street Fest | Map

Aug. 26-28: Sacred Rose Fest (Bridgeview) | Map

Aug. 26-28: Skokie’s Backlot Bash | Map

Aug. 26-28: Taste of Greektown | Map

Aug. 27: West Chicago Food Festival | Map

Aug. 27: ZooBrew (Brookfield) | Map

Aug. 27-28: Bucktown Art Fest | Map

Aug. 27-28: Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts | Map

Aug. 27-28: Port Clinton Art Festival (Highland Park) | Map


September Jump to: May | June | July | August

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

Sept. 1-4: Chicago Jazz Festival (Loop) | Map

Sept. 1-4: Out Of Space (Evanston) | Map

Sept. 2-4: ARC Music Festival (West Town) | Map

Sept. 2-4: Great American Lobster Fest (Near North Side) | Map

Sept. 2-4: Nashwood (Highwood) | Map

Sept. 2-4: North Coast Music Festival (Bridgeview) | Map

Sept. 2-5: Naperville Jaycees’ Last Fling | Map

Sept. 2-5: Taste of Polonia (Jefferson Park) | Map

Sept. 3-4: Chicago Food Truck Fest (Forest Glen) | Map

Sept. 3-4: West Loop Art Fest | Map

Sept. 3-5: Frankfort Fall Fest | Map

Sept. 3-5: Irish Days (Long Grove) | Map

Sept. 3-5: Schaumburg Septemberfest | Map

Sept. 5: Bitter Jest Music Festival (Near North Side) | Map

Sept. 7-11: Sandwich Fair | Map

Sept. 9-11: Festival of the Vine (Geneva) | Map

Sept. 9-11: German American Oktoberfest (Lincoln Square) | Map

Sept. 9-11: Throwback Music Fest (Norwood Park) | Map

Sept. 9-11: Winfield Good Old Days | Map

Sept. 10: Everyday Edgebrook Bee Stroll | Map

Sept. 10: Literary Fest (Highland Park) | Map

Sept. 10: 79th Street Renaissance Festival (Gresham) | Map

Sept. 10-11: Art on the Fox (Algonquin) | Map

Sept. 10-11: Edgewater Arts Festival | Map

Sept. 10-11: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts | Map

Sept. 10-11: Military History Weekend (Lockport) | Map

Sept. 10-11: Naper Pride Fest (Naperville) Map

Sept. 10-11: Printers Row Lit Fest | Map

Sept. 10-11: Ravenswood Artwalk | Map

Sept. 10-11: Renegade Craft Fair (Wicker Park) | Map

Sept. 11: Revolutionary War Re-enactment and Grand Encampment (Wheaton) | Map

Sept. 11: Scandinavian Day (South Elgin) | Map

Sept. 15-25: Glendale Heights Oktoberfest | Map

Sept. 16: Chicago House Music Experience (Loop) | Map

Sept. 16-17: Norwood Park Fall Fest | Map

Sept. 16-17: Oktoberfest (Highland Park) | Map

Sept. 16-18: Riot Fest (Douglas Park) | Map

Sept. 17: Beverly Art Walk | Map

Sept. 17-18: Naper Nights (Naperville) | Map

Sept. 17-18: Riverwalk Fine Art Fair (Naperville) | Map

Sept. 17-18: Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest | Map

Sept. 18: Bloody Mary Fest (Highwood) | 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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