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

6: Chicago Kids & Kites Festival – Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park

19-21: Mayfest – 3100 N. Ashland Ave.

20-21: Lincoln Park Wine Festival – Jonquil Park

27-28: Randolph St. Market Festival – 1340 W. Washington

27-28: Greek & Mediterranean Wine Festival – Halsted St. between Van Buren and Jackson

27-28: Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival – Sheffield Ave.; Belmont to Roscoe St.

 

June

2-4: Do-Division Street Fest – Division St.; Ashland to Leavitt

2-4: Lincoln Park Greek Fest – Sheffield Ave.; between Diversey & Schubert

3-4: 57th Street Art Fair – 57th St.; Kenwood & Woodlawn

9-11: Andersonville Midsommarfest – Clark St.; Foster to Catalpa

9-11: Ribfest Chicago – Lincoln/Damen/Irving Park

9-11: Chicago Blues Festival – Millennium Park

9-11: Spring Awakening Music Festival – Addams/Medill Park

10-11: Old Town Art Fair – Old Town Triangle Historic District

10-11: Wells Street Art Festival – Wells St.; North to Division

16-17: Craft Brews at the Zoo – Lincoln Park Zoo

17-18: Chicago Pride Fest – Boystown

17-18: Gold Coast Art Fair – Grant Park

23-24: Chicago Ale Fest – Butler Field @ Grant Park

23-25: Country LakeShake Music Festival – Northerly Island

24-25: Ravenswood on Tap – Ravenswood & Berteau

25: Pride Parade – Broadway/Halsted/Belmont

30-July 2: Windy City Ribfest Uptown – Lawrence & Broadway

 

July

1-4: International Festival of Life – Union Park

5-9: Taste of Chicago – Grant Park

7-9: Millennium Art Festival – Lake St. at Michigan Ave.

7-9: Ruido Fest – Addams/Medill Park

7-9: West Fest – Chicago Ave.; between Damen & Wood

7-9: Irish American Heritage Festival – Irish American Heritage Center

8-9: Chicago Margarita Festival – South Shore Beach

8-9: Roscoe Village Burger Fest – Clybourn & Diversey

14-16: Windy City Smokeout – 560 W. Grand Ave.

14-16: BenFest – 2215 W. Irving Park Rd.

14-16: Pitchfork Music Festival – Union Park

14-16: Chicago Open Air – Toyota Park

16: Chinatown Summer Fair – 2200 S. Wentworth Ave.

21-23: artfest Michigan Avenue – Michigan Ave.; base of the Tribune building

21-23: Taste of River North – Kingsbury & Erie

21-23: Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk – Webster & Sheffield

22-23: Chicago Craft Beer Festival – Sheffield & Webster

27-30: Fiesta del Sol – 1400 W. Cermak Rd.

29-30: Wicker Park Fest – Milwaukee & North

29-30: Taste of Lincoln Avenue – N. Lincoln between Fullerton & Wrightwood

 

August 

3-6: Lollapalooza – Grant Park

4-6: Jeff Fest – Jefferson Memorial Park

11-13: Reggae Fest Chicago – Addams/Medill Park

11-13: Ginza Holiday Festival – 435 W. Menomonee St.

12-13: Northalsted Market Days – Halsted St.; Belmont & Addison

19-20: Chicago Air & Water Show – North Avenue Beach

31-Sept. 3: Chicago Jazz Festival – Millennium Park

 

September

1-3: North Coast Music Festival – Union Park

1-4: African Festival of the Arts – Washington Park

1-4: Taste of Polonia – Copernicus Center

8-9: Windy City Wine Festival – Buckingham Fountain

 

Written by Mark Grossi
Marketing Associate, @properties