Chicago festivals 2022: See list of summer events in city, suburbs

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Friday, July 8, 2022
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- After an eventful June, Chicago will continue to celebrate the summer with various food, music, art and culture festivals every weekend throughout July, August and September.

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ABC7 Chicago has compiled a Chicago Summer Festival Guide for prospective patrons to stay up-to-date on admission costs, dates, times and locations.

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Various summer dates

Grant Park Music Festival

Various dates June 15 to Aug. 20

Various times

Starting at $26

Grant Park

337 E. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL

Millennium Park Summer Music Series

Various dates June 20 to Aug. 18

Various times

Free admission

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park

201 E. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL

Chicago SummerDance

Various dates July 6 to Sept. 17

Various times

Free admission

Grant Park and other various parks

Chicago, IL

July

Rhythm World 32: Chicago's International Festival of American Tap

Various dates July 8-24

Various times

Free admission (except $15 admission at Jazz Showcase, July 13)

Various venues

Chicago, IL

Square Roots Craft Brew and Music Festival

July 8-10

Friday 5 to 10 p.m, Saturday Noon to 10 p.m., Sunday Noon to 9 p.m.

$10 suggested donation

Lincoln Square

Between Montrose and Wilson avenues

Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL

Taste of Chicago Grant Park

July 8-10

11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Free admission

Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain

Jackson and Columbus drives

Chicago, IL

West Fest Chicago

July 8-10

Friday 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday/Sunday Noon to 10 p.m.

$10 suggested donation

Between Wood Street and Damen Avenue

1800-2000 W. Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL

Barrio Arts Fest

July 9-10

Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free admission

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

3015 W. Division St.

Chicago, IL

Southport Art Fest

July 9-10

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Free admission

Wrigleyville

West Waveland and North Southport avenues

Chicago, IL

West Loop Summer Fest

July 9-10

Noon to 10 p.m.

Free admission, $25 Taste the Tropics Seltzer Tasting

West Loop

120 N. Sangamon St.

Chicago, IL

Bastille Day Chicago

July 13

Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Free admission

Navy Pier

Polk Bros Park Lake Stage

Chicago, IL

Millennium Art Festival

July 15-17

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free admission

Michigan Avenue and East Lake Street

Chicago, IL

Pitchfork Music Festival

July 15-17

Opens noon each day

$99 one-day general admission, $200 three-day general admission

Union Park

1501 W. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

July 15-17

Friday 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

$10 suggested donation

Roscoe Village

2000 W. Belmont Ave.

Chicago, IL

Dearborn Garden Walk

July 17

Noon to 5 p.m.

$30 general admission

Latin Middle School

45 W. North Ave.

Chicago, IL

Taste of Lincoln Avenue

July 22-24

Friday 3 to 10 p.m., Saturday/Sunday Noon to 10 p.m.

Free admission

Between Fullerton and Wrightwood avenues

2500 N. Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL

Chicago Margarita Festival

July 23-24

$20 general admission

Navy Pier, Miller Lite Beer Garden

600 E. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL

Pizza City Fest Chicago

July 23-24

Starting at $59 one-day general admission

Plumber's Union Hall, West Loop

1340 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago, IL

Fiesta Del Sol

July 28-31

Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Free admission

Between Ashland Avenue and Morgan Street

1400 W. Cermak Road

Chicago, IL

Lollapalooza

July 28-31

Starting at $125 one-day general admission

Grant Park, nine stages

Chicago, IL

Lincolnwood Fest

July 28-31

Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Free admission

Henry A. Proesel Park

6915 Kostner Ave.

Lincolnwood, IL

Jeff Fest: Jefferson Park Arts & Music Festival

July 29-31

Friday 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 2 to 10 p.m.

Free admission

Jefferson Memorial Park

4822 N. Long Ave.

Chicago, IL

Summer Wine Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo

July 29

6 to 9 p.m.

Starting at $55 general admission

Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL

Chinatown Summer Fair

July 30-31

Saturday Noon to 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Free admission

Chinatown

2200 S. Wentworth Ave.

Chicago, IL

Randolph Street Market

July 30-31

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

$10 general admission

1341 W. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL

Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Festival

July 31

1 to 9 p.m.

Free admission

Downtown Parking Lot B

65 S. Water St.

Aurora, IL

August

Windy City Smokeout

Aug. 4-7

Opens 2 p.m. Thursday/Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday/Sunday

$64.95 one-day general admission, $184.95 four-day general admission

United Center

1901 W. Madison St.

Chicago, IL

Northalsted Market Days

Aug. 6-7

11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Free admission

Between Belmont Avenue and Addison Street

3400 N. Halsted St.

Chicago, IL

Edison Park Fest

Aug. 12-14

Friday 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday/Sunday Noon to 10 p.m.

$5 suggested donation

Edison Park

6730 N. Olmsted Ave.

Chicago, IL

Retro on Roscoe

Aug. 12-14

Friday 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday/Sunday Noon to 10 p.m.

$10 suggested donation

Roscoe Village

2000 W. Roscoe St.

Chicago, IL

Bud Billiken Parade

Aug. 13

Two-mile parade begins at 10 a.m.

Bronzeville to Washington Park

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Chicago, IL

Chicago Fried Chicken Fest

Aug. 13-14

Cannon Drive and Fullerton Parkway

2600 N. Cannon Dr.

Chicago, IL

My House Music Festival

Aug. 13-14

3 to 10 p.m.

$30 one-day general admission

Harrison Park

1824 S. Wood St.

Chicago, IL

Clark After Dark: USO of Illinois

Aug. 18

4 o 10 p.m.

$10 general admission

River North

420 N. Clark St. on Hubbard Street

Chicago, IL

Glenwood Ave Arts Fest

Aug. 19-21

Free admission

Rogers Park

Glenwood Avenue Arts District

Chicago, IL

Ribfest Chicago

Aug. 19-21

Friday 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Free admission

Lincoln Avenue and Irving Park Road

Park/Damen

4000 N. Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL

Ruido Fest

Aug. 19-21

Opens 3 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday/Sunday

$100 single day, $200 three-day

Union Park

1501 W. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL

Oak Park Microbrew Review

Aug. 20

2 to 6 p.m.

Various admission costs

Between Lake Street and Pleasant Avenue

Marion Street

Oak Park, IL

Chicago Air and Water Show

Aug. 20-21

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free admission

Viewable along lakefront from Fullerton Avenue to Oak Street

North Avenue Beach

1600 N. Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL

Sangria Festival

Aug. 20-21

Noon to 10 p.m.

Starting at $15 general admission

Humboldt Park

3021 W. Division St.

Chicago, IL

Taste of Greektown

Aug. 26-28

Friday 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday/Sunday moon to 10 p.m.

Free admission

Between Van Buren and Adams streets

315 S. Halsted St.

Chicago, IL

Chalk Howard Street

Aug. 27

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Free admission

Between Pauline Street and Ashland Avenue

Howard Street

Chicago, IL

Life Time Chicago Triathlon

Aug. 27-28

Foster Beach

5200 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Chicago, IL

Pilsen Fest

Aug. 27-28

Noon to 10 p.m.

Free admission

18th Street and Blue Island Avenue

Chicago, IL

September

Chicago Jazz Festival

Sept. 1-4

Free admission

Millennium Park

201 E. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL

African Festival of the Arts

Sept. 2-5

Africa International House

6200 S. Drexel Ave.

Chicago, IL

Lincoln Square Greek Fest

Sept. 2-5

Friday 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday to 10 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Free admission

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

2727 W. Winona St.

Chicago, IL

North Coast Music Festival

Sept. 2-4

Opens 2 p.m. each day

Starting at $78.57 one-day general admission

SeatGeek Stadium

7000 S. Harlem Ave.

Bridgeview, IL

Taste of Polonia

Sept. 2-5

Friday 5 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday/Sunday noon to 10:30 p.m., Monday noon to 9 p.m.

$15 general admission

Copernicus Center

5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, IL

The Great American Lobster Fest

Sept. 2-4

Noon to 9 p.m.

Starting at $69 one-day general admission and lobster meal

Navy Pier

600 E. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL

Lincoln Park Gyros Fest

Sept. 9-11

Free admission

St. George Greek Orthodox Church

2701 N. Sheffield Ave.

Chicago, IL

Naper Pride Fest

Sept. 10

Noon to 10 p.m.

$15 general admission

Naper Settlement

523 S. Webster St.

Naperville, IL

Chicago House Music Festival

Sept. 16

Free admission

Millennium Park

201 E. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL

Riot Fest

Sept. 16-18

Opens 11 a.m. each day

Starting at $99.98 one-day general admission

Douglass Park

1401 S. Sacramento Dr.

Chicago, IL

Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest

Sept. 17-18

11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

$10 suggested donation

Between Addison and Roscoe streets

3500 N. Southport Ave.

Chicago, IL

Oktoberfest Chicago

Sept. 23-25

Friday 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday noon to 10 p.m., Sunday noon to 7 p.m.

$10 Friday and Saturday

St. Alphonsus

Southport Avenue and Wellington Street and Lincoln Avenue

1429 W. Wellington Ave.

Chicago, IL

Randolph Street Market

Sept. 24-25

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

$10 general admission

1341 W. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL