Music floods Union Park as dozens of performers rock out at the annual Pitchfork Music Festival. Headliners include The National and Parquet Courts (Friday), Mitski and Japanese Breakfast (Saturday), and The Roots and Toro y Moi (Sunday).
Details: Noon-midnight Friday-Sunday at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. $99 single-day general admission; $200 three-day general admission / MAP
Find more fests: 2022 Summer Festival Guide
2. Listen up
Performers, musicians and dancers bring the Bard’s words to life in ShakesFest: A Chicago Shakespeare Community Cabaret. The musical revue riffs on Shakespeare’s most familiar lines in unexpected ways.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at West Pullman Park, 401 W. 123rd St. Free (Map); 6:30 p.m. Friday at Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave. Free (Map); 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St. Free (Map)
3. Go thrifting
Hunt for unique finds at Vintage Garage Chicago from 75 vendors, featuring home décor, vintage threads, furniture, jewelry, toys and more.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at 1800 Maple Ave., Evanston. $6 / MAP
Settle in for an evening of groovy tunes at the Chicago Latin Jazz Festival. Organizers encourage BYO lawn chairs and picnics to the al fresco fest.
Details: 6-9 p.m. Friday; 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the Humboldt Park Fieldhouse, 1440 N. Humboldt Blvd. Free / MAP
5. Pig out
Handmade tortillas filled with pork, steak, chorizo and chile rellenos (drool.) are among the mouthwatering dishes on the menu at Tacos y Tamales Festival. Mariachi music, Latin pop rock, dance performances and local art installations are also on tap.
Details: 5-10 p.m. Friday; noon-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 16th and Peoria streets. $7 suggested donation / MAP
Described by organizers as the oldest and most comprehensive festival of tap, Chicago’s International Festival of American Tap returns with performances by Jumaane Taylor, Ali Bradley and more.
Details: Various dates and locations through July 24, including 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Free / MAP
Colorful winged lemurs, two-headed dogs and rabbit kangaroos are among the giant pieces you’ll see on the guided Alebrijes Art Walks. Wanna know more before you go? Check out “Latino Voices” story about the fantastical artworks.
Details: 2-2:45 p.m. Saturday with additional dates through Sept. 24 at Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free with paid parking ($5-$10) / MAP
Celebrate the centennial anniversary of legendary Italian soprano Renata Tebaldi at “Renata Tebaldi @100” as part of the Opera Festival of Chicago. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Tebaldi’s life and enjoy musical selections by Verdi, Puccini, Cilea and Giordano.
Details: Various dates and locations through July 24, including 7:30 p.m. Friday at Roosevelt University Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Ave. $50 / MAP
Move to the beat at the Mas Flow Reggaeton Festival, featuring performances by Zion & Lennox (Friday), Don Omar (Saturday) and Tego Calderon (Sunday) and dozens of other artists.
Details: Noon-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday at Calumet Park Beach, 9801 S. Ave. G. $100 single-day general admission; $225 three-day general admission / MAP
Local eateries fire up the grills at Roscoe Village Burger Fest, where they’ll be serving up their finest patties and competing to be named best burger. Cast your vote once you’ve had your fill. Live music, arts and crafts, and kids activities round things out.
Details: 5-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Belmont and Damen avenues. $10 suggested donation / MAP
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