Chicago Summer Festival Guide

Get ready for fun with this guide to neighborhood street fests, art shows, outdoor concerts and cultural celebrations of all sizes across Chicago and the suburbs.

Chicago Summer Festival Guide


June 8-July 27: Summer Concerts (Arlington Heights)

June 8-Aug. 24: Highwood Evening Gourmet Market

June 9-12: Chicago Blues Festival (Loop)

June 9-12: Fiestas Patronales Puertorriquenas (Humboldt Park)

June 9-12: Kick off to Summer ‘Grads & Grease’ Carnival

June 9-12: Old Canal Days Craft and Art Fair (Lockport)

June 10: Hard Seltzer Fest on the Beach (Lincoln Park)

June 10-12: Andersonville Midsommarfest

June 10-12: Fiesta Back of the Yards

June 11: Chicago Vegandale Festival (Loop)

June 11: Draw Together As Community As Friends (Highland Park)

June 11-12: Chi-Soul Fest (Near North Side)

June 11-12: Hyde Park Summer Fest

June 11-12: Riverside Arts Weekend

June 12: Greater Chicago Jewish Festival (Niles)

June 11-12: Ravenswood on Tap

June 11-12: Wells Street Art Festival (Old Town)

June 15-Aug. 20: Grant Park Music Festival (Loop)

June 17: Sangria Fest on the Beach (Lincoln Park)

June 17-18: Blues on the Fox (Aurora)

June 17-18: Taste of Des Plaines

June 17-18: The Scottish Festival & Highland Games (Itasca)

June 17-19: Summer Smash (Douglas Park)

June 17-19: Taste of Randolph Street (West Town)

June 17-20: Exchange Club of Naperville Ribfest (Wheaton) 

June 18-Sept. 4: Summer Under the Stars Concert Series (Country Club Hills)

June 18: Winnetka Music Festival

June 18-19: Artists of the Wall Festival (Rogers Park)

June 18-19: Chicago Pride Fest (Lakeview)

June 18-19: Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park (Loop)

June 19: Festival on the Square (Bridgeport)

June 20-Aug. 18: Millennium Park Summer Music Series

June 22-26: Swedish Days (Geneva)

June 22-Aug. 3: Concerts in the Plaza (Libertyville)

June 23-26: HomerFest (Homer Glen)

June 23-26: Rotary GroveFest (Downers Grove)

June 24: Rosé Fest on the Beach (Lincoln Park)

June 24-25: Taste of Highland Park

June 24-26: Logan Square Arts Festival

June 24-26: Chicago Michelada Festival (Pilsen)

June 24-26: Pride North Chicago (Rogers Park)

June 24-26: River North Live – A Riverfront Music Festival

June 24-26: Strawberry Festival (Long Grove)

June 24-Aug 26: Wiggleworms (Near North Side)

June 25: Célébrez en Rosé Wine & Music Festival (Oakland)

June 25: Dragon Boat Race for Literacy (Chinatown)

June 25: Navy Pier Pride (Near North Side)

June 25-26: Deer Park Art Show

June 25-26: Chicago Food Truck Fest (South Loop)  

June 25-26: Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair

June 26: Arlington Heights Unique Boutique & Garden Walk

June 26: Chicago Pride Parade (Uptown, Lakeview, Lincoln Park)

June 27: Northcenter Neighborhood Garden Walk

June 30-July 4: Frontier Days Festival (Arlington Heights)

Through Sept. 18: Ravinia Festival (Highland Park)

Chicago Summer Festival Guide


July 1-4: Morton Grove Days

July 1-30: Twilight Tunes at Brookfield Zoo

July 2: Chosen Few DJs Music Festival & Picnic (Woodlawn)

July 2-4: International Festival of Life (Washington Park)

July 3: Taste of Oak Brook

July 4: Celebrate America Craft and Art Fair (Hinsdale)

July 4: Lake Forest Festival & Fireworks

July 6-Aug. 10: Northcenter Summer Concert Series | Map

July 6-Sept. 17: Chicago SummerDance

July 8-9: Flatts & Sharpe Music Festival (Rogers Park)

July 8-10: Spring Awakening (Near West Side)

July 8-10: Square Roots Festival (Lincoln Square)

July 8-10: Taste of Chicago (Loop)

July 8-10: West Fest Chicago (West Town)

July 9: Freedom Fest 2022 (Avondale)

July 9: Kids’ Fest (Thornton)

July 9: Naperville Ale Fest

July 9-10: DZ Fest (Hickory Hills)

July 9-10: Southport Art Fest (Lakeview)

July 13: Bastille Day (Near North Side)

July 13-17: Kane County Fair (St. Charles)

July 15: Horner Brew Fest (Horner Park)

July 15-17: Mas Flow Reggaeton Festival (East Side)

July 15-17: Millennium Art Festival (Loop)

July 15-17: Pitchfork Music Festival (West Town)

July 15-17: Plainfield Fest

July 15-17: Roscoe Village Burger Fest

July 15-17: Tacos y Tamales Festival (Pilsen)

July 15-Aug. 26: Water Colors (Near North Side)

July 16: Jazz Up Glen Ellyn

July 16: World Music Fest (Highland Park)

July 16-17: Naper Nights (Naperville)

July 16-17: Silver Room Block Party (Oakland)

July 16-17: Volleywood Electric Beach (Lincoln Park)

July 20: Rhythm World (Near North Side)

July 21-24: Highwood Days & Taco Fest

July 22-24: Colombian Fest (Humboldt Park)

July 22-24: Taste of Lincoln Avenue (Lincoln Park)

July 22-24: Wicker Park Fest

July 23-24: Bantu Fest (Hyde Park)

July 23-24: Chicago Pizza Festival (West Loop)

July 23-24: Chicago Margarita Festival (Near North Side)

July 23-24: Peotone Hot Air Balloon Festival

July 24-Sept. 4: Sundays on State (Loop)

July 28-31: Lollapalooza (Loop)

July 29-30: Lincoln Square Greek Fest

July 29-31: Jeff Fest (Jefferson Park)

July 30-31: Chinatown Summer Fair

Chicago Summer Festival Guide


Aug. 3: Margarita Night (Highwood)

Aug. 4-7: Out Of Space (Evanston)

Aug. 4-7: Windy City Smokeout (Near West Side)

Aug. 5-6: Naperville Irish Fest

Aug. 5-7: Chicago Brewing District’s Dancing in the Streets (West Town)

Aug. 5-7: Festa Italiana (Naperville)

Aug. 5-7: Northalsted Market Days (Lakeview)

Aug. 6: Chalk Howard Street Festival (Rogers Park)

Aug. 6: Heroes, Hogs and Hot Rods (Manteno)

Aug. 6: Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge

Aug. 6: Vintage Car Show (Highland Park)

Aug. 6: Wheaton Brew Fest

Aug. 6-7: Vintage Days (Long Grove)

Aug. 11-Aug. 21: Illinois State Fair (Springfield)

Aug. 12-14: Edison Park Fest

Aug. 12-14: Retro on Roscoe (Roscoe Village)

Aug. 13: Bud Billiken Parade (Bronzeville)

Aug. 13: Joliet Blues Festival

Aug. 13-14: Naper Nights (Naperville)

Aug. 13-14: Thirsty Ears Festival (Ravenswood)

Aug. 17: Garlic Fest (Highwood)

Aug. 18: Clark After Dark (Near North Side)

Aug. 19-21: Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival

Aug. 19-21: Ribfest Chicago  (North Center)

Aug. 20: Chicago Caribbean Carnivale (Hyde Park)

Aug. 20: Micro Brew Review (Oak Park

Aug. 20: Vegetarian Fest (Highland Park)

Aug. 20-21: Chicago Air and Water Show (Near North Side)

Aug. 20-21: Pilsen Fest

Aug. 20-21: Sangria Festival (Humboldt Park)

Aug. 24-28: Will County Fair  (Peotone)

Aug. 26-28: Corn Fest (DeKalb)

Aug. 26-28: Palatine Street Fest

Aug. 26-28: Taste of Greektown

Aug. 27: West Chicago Food Festival

Aug. 27: ZooBrew (Brookfield)

Aug. 27-28: Bucktown Art Fest

Aug. 27-28: Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

Aug. 27-28: Port Clinton Art Festival (Highland Park)

Chicago Summer Festival Guide

Chicago Summer Festival Guide
Part of the fleet of nearly 300 sailboats ready themselves for the start of their class in the “Chicago to Mackinac Island Yacht Club Race” in Lake Michigan against the backdrop of the The Sears Tower building 12 July, 2003, in Chicago. The 2003 race to Mackinac marks the 105th anniversary of the Race’s founding in 1898 and the 97th running of the world’s longest annual freshwater race. AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)