Things to do in Chicago: Festivals, events happening around city

Best things to do in Chicago 2021

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Saturday, July 10, 2021
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The reimagined Taste of Chicago starts Wednesday and will be going on all weekend long.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- As COVID numbers continue to decrease across the Chicago area, here are some festivals and events that are still on.

This is not a complete list of Chicago events and is subject to change.

Chicago City Markets

What it is: Farmers markets across Chicago

When it is: Select dates, April to November

Where it is: Various locations

Millennium Park Special Events

What it is: Various performances at Jay Pritzker Pavilion

When it is: Select dates, July to September

Where it is: Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Millennium Park Pop-Up Performances

What it is: Various performances throughout Millennium Park

When it is: July

Where it is: Millennium Park

House City

What it is: House City is a new, 10-part series of free events popping-up throughout the summer in the neighborhoods that helped create the House music genre over 35 years ago.

When it is: Select dates, July 4-Sept. 19

Where it is: Citywide

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

What it is: Summer workouts

When it is: Saturdays, July 3-Aug. 28, 8:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

Where it is: Millennium Park Great Lawn

Taste of Chicago To Go

What it is: Taste of Chicago To-Go will return this summer with special events around the city - including pop-up cooking demonstrations, the return of the "Community Eats" community meals program, and other special events promoting Chicago's amazing restaurant industry.

When it is: July 7-11

Where it is: Various neighborhoods

Chicago SummerDance

What it is: The beloved Chicago SummerDance series returns this summer at parks throughout the city, during August and September. Dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in introductory dance lessons by professional instructors followed by live music and dancing.

When it is: August, September

Where it is: Parks Throughout the City

Millennium Park Summer Music Series

What it is: Various musical acts

When it is: Mondays, Aug. 2-Sept. 13 and Thursdays, Sept. 2-16, 6-8:30 p.m.

Where it is: Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Chicago In Tune

What it is: Gospel, Jazz, House and Blues at Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

When it is: Aug. 19 to Sept. 19

Where it is: Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Chicago Air and Water Show

What it is: City of Chicago presents the U.S. Navy Blue Angels

When it is: 12 to 1 p.m., Aug. 21 and 22

Where it is: Along the Lakefront between Oak Street and Fullerton Avenue

Millennium Park Summer Film Series

What it is: This summer, DCASE is pleased to present two films in Millennium Park, on its state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen.

When it is: Tuesdays, Aug. 24 and 31, 6 p.m.

Where it is: Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Latinx and World Music celebrations

What it is: This summer, DCASE is proud to present two very special Latinx and World Music celebrations.

When it is: September

Where it is: Citywide