It’s never too early to start planning your summertime in Chicago! Events celebrating food, music, culture, art, and history are almost here. This year, many of the festivals will be in person, and many will return to pre-pandemic levels.
The beginning of warm weather calls for city-wide opening of farmers markets! Bring your reusable tote bag and grab some fresh locally grown produce. Each market holds different dates + times, so be sure to check out the full list here.
Taste of Chicago
The Taste of Chicago returns this year filled with tons of food and music events in Grant Park + offer three neighborhood Taste pop-ups! Each year, hundreds of thousands of people attend the festival, which has been around for more than 40 years. A special series of neighborhood pop-ups will be held on June 11, 18 + 25 showcasing dozens of Chicago’s best eateries and live music performances. Plus, enjoy the classic lakefront extravaganza over three days in Chicago’s Grant Park from July 8-10. Click here for more information on the vendors, musical acts, and locations.
Chicago Pride Fest
The weekend before the long-awaited Pride parade returns after two years (June 26), the Chicago pride fest returns for two days: June 18-19 from 11 a.m to 10 p.m each day! Northalsted is transformed into a massive two-day pride celebration with thousands attending the annual festivities. The event includes three music stages with popular performers, over 100 arts and crafts vendors, food from local restaurants, drag shows, DJs, dancing, and more.
Experience live acts from Green Day, Metallic, Dua Lipa, and so many amazing artists/bands in Chicago’s very own Grant Park! Every year, thousands of fans arrive from around the world to experience it. The annual four-day music festival will be held from July 28-31, with tickets still available, this is one event you won’t want to miss.
If you love art, history, architecture or are just looking for a fun afternoon activity, Chicago’s museums are some of the best. The award-winning museums feature some of the world’s premiere collections, and even offer free days to Illinois residents! To learn more about the museums check them out here.
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