Top 50 Chicago Summer Festivals of 2014

Top 50 Chicago Summer Festivals

Food fests. Art fairs. Cool music. Chicago’s hotly anticipated festival season is back, and it’s packed with tons of can’t-miss neighborhood events.


May:
16-18: Mayfest – 3100 N. Ashland Ave.
24-25: Randolph Street Market Fest– 1350 W. Randolph St. & 1340 W. Washington Blvd.
30-June 1: Do-Division Street Fest– Division Street between Ashland Avenue & Leavitt Street
30-June 1: Millennium Art Festival – Lake Street & Michigan Avenue

June:
6-8: Ribfest Chicago – 4000-4185 N. Lincoln Ave.
6-8: Andersonville Midsommarfest – 5200-5500 N. Clark St.
7-8: 57th Street Art Fair – 57th Street between Kenwood Avenue & Woodlawn Avenue
7-8: Belmont/Sheffield Music Festival – 3200 N. Sheffield Ave.
7-8: Printers Row Lit Fest – Dearborn Street & Congress Parkway
13-15: Chicago Blues Festival – Grant Park
13-15: Taste of Randolph Street – 900-1200 W. Randolph St.
13-15: Spring Awakening Music Festival – Soldier Field
14-15: Wells Street Art Festival – Wells St. and North Ave.
14-15: 6 Corners BBQ Fest – 4000 N. Milwaukee Ave.
19-20: Chicago Craft Beer Fest – Sheffield Avenue between Webster Ave. & Fullerton Ave.
21-22 Chicago Pride Fest – Waveland Avenue & Halsted Street
21-22: Green Music Fest – Damen Avenue between North Avenue & Schiller Street
27-28: Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party – 700 W. Adams St.
27-29: Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival – 2800 N. Kimball Ave.
28-29: Chicago SummerFest – Clark Street & Armitage Avenue

July:
5-6: Rock Around the Block – Lincoln Avenue and Belmont Avenue
9-13: Taste of Chicago – Grant Park
10: Bastille Day 5K and Block Party – Cannon Drive & Fullerton Parkway
12-13: West Fest – Chicago Avenue between Damen Avenue & Wood Street
12-13: Roscoe Village Burger Fest – 2000 W. Belmont Ave.
12-13: Summer on Southport – 3700 N. Southport Ave.
18-20: Pitchfork Music Festival – Union Park
18-20: BenFest – St. Benedict Parish, 3900 N. Leavitt St.
19-20: Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival – 2200 N. Sheffield Ave.
20: Chinatown Summer Fair – 2200 S. Wentworth Ave.
26-27: Wicker Park Fest – Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue & Paulina Street
26-27: Taste of Lincoln Avenue – Lincoln Avenue & Fullerton Avenue
26-27: Taste of River North –Montgomery Ward Park

August:
1-3: Lollapalooza – Grant Park
2-3: EdgeFest – 5925 North Broadway
2-3: Wrigleyville Summerfest – 3550 N. Seminary Ave.
8-10: Ginza Holiday Festival – Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee St.
9-10: Northalsted Market Days – Halsted Street between Belmont Ave. & Addison Ave.
9-10: Retro on Roscoe – 2000-2400 W. Roscoe St.
15-17: North Side Summerfest – 4000 N. Lincoln Ave.
16-17: Chicago Air & Water Show – North Avenue Beach
21: Clark After Dark – 100 W. Hubbard St.
22-24: The Boulevard – 3000 W. Logan Blvd.
28-31: Chicago Jazz Festival – Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park
29-31: North Coast Music Festival – 1501 W. Randolph St.
30-31: Ravenswood Remix – Milwaukee Avenue between Fullerton Ave. & California Ave.

September:
6: Guinness Oyster Fest – 2000 W. Roscoe St.
6-7: Ukrainian Village Fest – Superior Street & Oakley Boulevard
26-28: Oktoberfest Chicago – Southport Avenue & Lincoln Avenue

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