Chicago Summer Festival Guide 2019

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Summer has finally arrived, and some of the hottest festivals in the country are right here in Chicago!

More than 70 festivals and events are taking place across the city, and thousands of people will come together every weekend to celebrate the highly-anticipated "Summertime Chi." Chicago has something for everyone this summer, from culinary festivals for the major foodie to a variety of music, art and culture festivals for people looking to have a good time in the sun with family and friends.

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Don't worry, we've got you covered! Check out our full Chicago Summer Festival Guide below to start planning your ultimate "Summertime Chi" experience.

CHICAGO SUMMER FESTIVAL GUIDE:

JUNE
GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 12 - August 17, various times
Grant Park
Click here for more info on the schedule

CINEPOCALYPSE
June 13 - 20
Music Box Theater, 3733 North Southport Ave.

RIBFEST CHICAGO
June 14 (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
15 - 16 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Lincoln/Irving Park/Damen
$10 per person or $20 per family suggested donation upon entry

CRAFT BREWS AT LINCOLN PARK ZOO
June 14 - 15 (6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)
2001 N Clark St.
Ticket prices vary
Must be 21 or older to enter

CHICAGO TACO AND TEQUILA FEST
June 15 (11 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
Lincoln Park, 2491 N Cannon Dr.

WORLD'S LARGEST BLOCK PARTY
June 21 (5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)
June 22 (2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.)
Entrances located at Monroe & Des Plaines Streets, Monroe & Jefferson, and Adams & DesPlaines
$10 general admission tickets

RUIDO FEST
June 21 - 23
Union Park

CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM
June 22 (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
The Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL

RAVENSWOOD ON TAP
June 22 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
June 23 (12 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
Ravenswood Ave. and Bertreau Ave.
$5 donation requested upon entry

PRIDE FEST CHICAGO
June 22 - 23 (11 a.m. - 10 p.m.)
Boystown on Halsted St. from Addison to Grace St.
$10 donation suggested upon entry

FOUNTAIN SQUARE ARTISAN SUMMERFEST
June 22 - 23 (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Church St. and Sherman Ave., Downtown Evanston
Free admission

MILLENNIUM ART FESTIVAL
June 28 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
June 29 (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
June 30 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Lake St. at Michigan Ave.
Free admission

PRIDE IN THE PARK
June 29 (2 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Grant Park
Prices vary

RANDOLPH STREET MARKET: RED, WHITE & COOL
June 29 - 30 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
1341 W Randolph St.

CHICAGO PRIDE PARADE
June 30 (12 p.m.)
Starts at Broadway and Montrose
Free admission

CHICAGO SUMMERDANCE
June 27 - August 24
Grant Park, Spirit of the Music Garden and other Chicago Park District locations
Free Admission

JULY
GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 12 - August 17 (times vary)
Grant Park

CHICAGO SUMMERDANCE
June 27 - August 24 (times vary)
Grant Park, Spirit of the Music Garden and other Chicago Park District locations
Free admission

WINDY CITY RIBFEST IN UPTOWN
July 4 - 6 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Lawrence and Broadway
Donations suggested upon entry

AFRICAN/CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE
July 4 - 7
Washington Park, 55th and Cottage Grove
Free admission for children under 12

WEST FEST CHICAGO
July 5 (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
July 6 - 7 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
1800W - 2000W Chicago Ave. Chicago IL 60622
$5 donation requested upon entry

CHOSEN FEW DJs PICNIC AND FESTIVAL
July 6 (8 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
Jackson Park at 63rd Street and Hayes Dr.

TASTE OF CHICAGO
July 10-12 ( 11 a.m. - 9 p.m)
July 13-14 (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
Grant Park
Free Admission

SQUARE ROOTS CRAFT BREW AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
July 12 (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

July 13 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
July 14 (12 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Lincoln Ave. between Montrose and Wilson
Suggested donations upon entry: $10 for adults, $5 seniors/kids, and $20 for families.

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL
July 12 (6 p.m. - 12 a.m.)
July 13 (12 p.m. - 12 a.m.)
July 14 (12 p.m. - 11 p.m.)
Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Ave.

WINDY CITY SMOKEOUT
July 12 (gates open at 2 p.m.)
July 13-14 (gates open at 12 p.m.)
United Center parking lot, 1801 W Madison St.

BASTILLE DAY CHICAGO
July 13 (6 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Navy Pier (Polk Bros Park)

OUTSIDE EXPERIENCE
July 13 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
July 14 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Lakeside Center at McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore Dr.

SOUTHPORT ART FESTIVAL
July 13 - 14 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Wrigleyville, W. Waveland Ave. & N. Southport Ave.

ROSCOE VILLAGE BURGER FEST
July 13 - 14 (11 a.m. - 10 p.m.)
Belmont & Damen (2000 W. Belmont Ave.)
$10 donation upon entry

DEARBORN GARDEN WALK
July 21 (12 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
Begins at The Latin School, 45 W. North Ave.

RHYTHM WORLD
July 22 - 28
American Rhythm Center, 410 S. Michigan Ave.

PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL
July 19 - 21
Union Park

TASTE OF RIVER NORTH
July 19 (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
July 20 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
July 21 (11 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
Ward Park, corner of N. Kingsbury and W. Erie

ARTFEST MICHIGAN AVENUE
July 19 - 20 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
435 N. Michigan Ave.
Free admission

CHALK HOWARD STREET
July 20 (11 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
Rogers Park on Howard St., east of the Howard 'L' stop
Free admission

CHICAGO CRAFT BEER AND PIZZA FEST
July 20 - 21 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Lincoln Ave. between Addison and Roscoe

CHINATOWN SUMMER FAIR
July 21 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Wentworth Ave., from Cermak Ave. to 24th Pl.

SUMMER WINE FEST
July 26 (6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)
Lincoln Park Zoo
Must be 21 and older to enter

WICKER PARK FEST
July 26 (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
July 27-28 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Milwaukee Ave., from North Ave. to Paulina St.
$10 donation requested upon entry

NATIONAL TACO CHAMPIONSHIP
July 27 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Soldier Field
Tickets on sale soon

LINCOLN SQUARE GREEK FEST
July 27-29
2727 W. Winona St.
$5 donation requested upon entry

RANDOLPH STREET MARKET: TROPICAL PUNCH
JuLY 27 - 28 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
1341 W Randolph St.

TASTE OF LINCOLN AVE
July 28 - 29 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
N. Lincoln Ave. between Fullerton and Wrightwood
$10 at the gate for all-day entry

CHICAGO MARGARITA FESTIVAL
July 27 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.)
July 28 (12 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
Navy Pier

FIESTA DEL SOL
July 25 - 28
Pilsen neighborhood, on Cermak
Free admission

AUGUST

LOLLAPALOOZA
August 1 - 4
Grant Park

JEFF FEST ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 2 (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
August 3 (2 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
August 4 (2 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave.
$5 admission per day

EDGE FEST
August 3 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

August 4 (12 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Edgewater, N. Broadway St. and W. Thorndale Ave.

GINZA FESTIVAL CHICAGO
Aug. 9 (5:50 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
August 10 (11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
August 11 (11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
435 W. Menomonee St.
$5 donation requested upon entry
Free admission for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult

RETRO ON ROSCOE
August 9 (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
August 10 - 11 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Roscoe Village, 2000 W. Roscoe St.
$10 donation suggested upon entry

CHICAGO HOT DOG FEST
August 9-10 (11 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
August 11 (11 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
Lincoln Park at Stockton and LaSalle
$5 donation suggested upon entry, food tickets available here

BUD BILLIKEN PARADE
August 10
Free admission

NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS
August 10 - 11 (11 a.m. - 10 p.m.)
Boystown, on Halsted St. from Belmont to Addison
$10 suggested donation upon entry

MY HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 10-11 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Pilsen

CLARK AFTER DARK
August 15 (4 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
River North, 420 N. Clark St.
$10 general admission

TASTEMAKER CHICAGO
August 16 - 18
Revel Fulton Market

EDISON PARK FEST
August 16 (5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)
August 17 (11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.)
August 18 (11 a.m. - 10 p.m.)
Edison Park
$5 donation requested upon entry

GLENWOOD AVENUE ART FEST
August 16 (6 p.mp - 10 p.m.)
August 17 (11 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
August 18 (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Rogers Park, 6900N/1400W Glenwood Ave.
Free admission

WINDY CITY CARNIVAL
August 17
Midway Plaisance

OAK PARK MICROBREW REVIEW
August 17 (3 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
Downtown Oak Park, 100 North Marion St.
$55 general admission at gate

CHICAGO AIR & WATER SHOW
August 17 - 18 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
North Ave. Beach
Free Admission

PILSEN FEST
August 17 - 18 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
18 Street and Blue Island Avenue

SANGRIA FESTIVAL
August 17 - 18 (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Humboldt Park
Must be 21 and older to enter

CHICAGO WOMEN'S FUNNY FESTIVAL
August 23 - 26
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.

TASTE OF GREEKTOWN
August 23 (4 p.m. - 11 p.m.) August 24 - 25 (12 p.m. - 11 p.m.)
On Halsted, between Van Buren and Jackson

GREENLEAF FESTIVAL
August 24 (begins at 12 p.m)
Greenleaf Ave. between Clark St. and Ravenswood Ave.
Admission price tbd

RANDOLPH STREET MARKET FESTIVAL: BACK TO COOL
August 24 - 25 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
1341 W Randolph Street
$12 general admission at gate

TRANSAMERICA CHICAGO TRIATHLON
August 24 - 25
Foster Beach, 5200 N. Lake Shore Dr.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL
August 29 - September 1
Times and locations vary
Free admission

NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 30 - 31
Huntington Bank Pavillion at Northerly Island
1300 S. Linn White Dr.

GREAT AMERICAN LOBSTER FEST
August 30 - September 1
Navy Pier

TASTE OF POLONIA
August 30 - September 2 (times vary)
Jefferson Park
$5 admission before 3 p.m., $10 after 3 p.m.

AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
August 30 - September 2
Washington Park, 5100 S. Cottage Grove Ave
Tickets launch June 15
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