Summer is in full swing and has made its move on Chicago, changing that cold nip in the air into a warm breeze! Make the most of summer before it’s over and explore Chicago like a local. Enjoy the heat along side your friends and family and squeeze out the last bits of summer fun together. From arts and antiques, to music and good grub, I’ve gathered some of Chicago’s top events and festivals for some summer fun in Chicago!
There’s nothing like an outdoor concert to celebrate summer. In chicago there’s a music festival for every kind of music lover.
North Coast Music Festival Sept. 1 – 3
Chicago Jazz Festival August 31 – Sept. 3
Riot Fest Sept. 15 – 17
Food & Drink
What brings friends together better that delicious food and drinks? Chicago has the best variety of summer food celebrations at your choice of food festivals. Grab a friend and enjoy the taste of summer in chicago.
Logan Square Food Truck Social August 25 – 27
Great American Lobster Fest September 1 – 3
Chicago Bourbon & Barbeque Fest September 9 – 10
Sam Adams’ Lakeview Taco Fest September 16 – 17
Chicago Gourmet September 19 – 24
Arts, Antiques, & Recreation
Nothing says summer like being outdoors. Enjoy summer fun in Chicago at an outdoor show. Whether it’s free concerts, family games or a little bit of a work out, outdoor activities will help you get the most out of your summer.
Chicago Air & Water Show August 19 – 20
Fulton Market Harvest Fest September 29 – October 1
Summer Workouts June 3-September 2
Millennium Park Summer Music Series June 12-August 21 (Mondays & Thursdays)
Family Fun Festival June 19-August 24
Do you know any other activities or events going on in Chicago before the end of summer? If so, let us know in the Comments section below!