(Courtesy of Chicago Loop Alliance)

Everyone’s favorite downtown block party is back. Chicago Loop Alliance organizes Sundays on State with the goal of cultivating community and amplifying art and culture within the Loop.

Buddy Guy will close out the Chicago Blues Festival in June. (Casey Mitchell)

The blues legend will close out the festival, set for June 6-9.

Isaiah Collier plays the piano. He will perform at the Englewood Jazz Festival. (WTTW News)

The Englewood Jazz Festival runs through Saturday, Sept. 16. In its 24 years, the festival has worked to cultivate a musical community at what’s said to be the “Ravinia of South Side.”

The 79th Street Renaissance Festival. (Courtesy of Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation)

The 18th annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival returns to Auburn Gresham on Saturday, Sept. 9, with entertainment, food, community resources and a carnival including a 50-foot-tall Ferris wheel.

(Courtesy of Tammy McCann)

Labor Day weekend will once again be filled with the sounds of jazz at the Chicago Jazz Festival, a four-day showcase of all forms of jazz including a lineup of local, national and international artists.

(Courtesy of Future Rootz)

The LatiNxt Music Festival returns to Navy Pier this weekend with two full days and nights of performances showcasing up-and-coming Latino artists.

(Courtesy of Villapalooza)

The pandemic put 26th Street’s annual Villapalooza music festival on hold for a few years — but on Saturday, it’s back with more space than ever for young local artists to showcase their community and culture.

(Courtesy of the My House Music Festival)

Pilsen residents can find a dancefloor in their backyard this weekend. The My House Music Festival is hosting house DJs for its eighth year.

Festival of Life dancers. (Felicia K. Apprey)

Organizers said the four-day festival will be a “grand celebration” to bring community together. The event celebrates African and Caribbean art, cuisine, dance and music.

The Humboldt Park neighborhood in Chicago. (WTTW News)

The celebration kicks off with a Community Day on June 8 and continues through the weekend with a parade, carnival, musical and dance performances, arts, workshops, and of course, plenty of good food.

(WTTW News)

According to an economic impact study, the 2022 Sueños Festival contributed $120.9 million to Chicago’s economy, and Chicago workers earned an extra $5 million in additional labor income. The festival returns this year May 27-28 at Grant Park.

(Jonathan Borba / Unsplash)

Faces of Fitness will feature a variety of classes including Pure Barre, Orange Theory, Barry’s Bootcamp, and SoulCycle on different stages. Attendees can try out classes for boxing, dance, HIIT (high intensity interval training) cardio, and more.

(Courtesy Riot Fest)

This summer hundreds of thousands of music lovers will descend on the city for its annual music festivals. And that impact on public land is a point of contention for some neighbors who live near the parks.

(Courtesy Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas)

Festival season is in full swing, and two upcoming fiestas are back in full force next weekend.

The human body is the focus of Bodies of Work  -- an arts festival that surprises as it challenges notions of disability.

Chicago is getting some big names in the music industry coming to perform this summer. Who is worth the money, and which shows are must-sees? Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot has the scoop.