2017 Chicago Summer Festivals

Summer has returned to Chicago, which means so has summer festival season. Whether you’re looking for food and drink, live music, a taste of the great outdoors or anything in between, there’s a festival that’s just right for you!

Here are some of our top picks and where to find them:

June

Millennium Park Summer Film Series

  • Millennium Park | Tuesdays, June 13-August 29

Chicago Ale Fest

  • Butler Field, Grant Park | June 23-25

Country LakeShake Music Festival

  • Huntington Bank Pavilion, Northerly Island | June 23-25

Chicago Summer Dance

  • Grant Park, Spirit of the Music Garden | June 23- September 10

 

Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest

  • Jackson Park | June 24-25

July

Fourth of July Fireworks at Navy Pier

  • Navy Pier | July 4

Taste of Chicago

  • Grant Park | July 5-9

Millennium Art Festival

  • Millennium Park | July 7-9

Chicago Margarita Festival

  • Navy Pier | July 8-9

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

  • Belmont & Damen | July 8-9

Windy City Smokeout

  • 560 W. Grand Ave | July 14-16

Taste of River North

  • Kingsbury & Erie | July 21-23

Chicago Craft Beer Festival

  • Sheffield & Webster | July 22-23

August Lollapalooza

  • Grant Park | August 3-6

Chicago Hot Dog Fest

  • Stockton & LaSalle | August 11-13

Bud Billiken Parade

  • King Drive at Oakwood Blvd | August 12

Northalsted Market Days

  • Halstead & Roscoe | August 12-13

Chicago Air & Water Show

  • North Ave. Beach | August 19-20

Taste of Greektown

  • S. Halstead & Van Buren | August 25-27

Chicago Fringe Festival

  • Jefferson Park | August 30- September 10

Chicago Jazz Festival

  • Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park | August 31- September 3

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