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Windy City Ribfest in UptownWindy City Ribfest in Uptown

June 29-July 1, 2018

4700 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

Friday & Saturday: 12-10pm; Sunday: 12-9pm

Admission: $5 suggested donation benefits Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown

Saucy fun is what this 10th annual fest is all about! Features tasty slabs from top Chicago and national ribbers, an eclectic music lineup, arts/crafts and a kids' activity area.


Live in Lincoln ParkLive in Lincoln Park

July 6-8, 2018

Lincoln Park, 1701 N. Stockton Drive (Stockton & LaSalle)

Chicago, IL 60614

Friday: 5-10pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12-10pm

Admission: $10

On the weekend of July 6th, 7th and 8th, the second annual Live in Lincoln Park will bring together some of the best names in indie rock, jam band and funk music, alongside vendors from the local community.


The African Caribbean International Festival of LifeThe African Caribbean International Festival of Life

July 6-8, 2018

Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL 60606


Admission: $10-25

The International Festival of Life is a family festival of music, food arts, crafts, games and more.


Roscoe Village Burger FestRoscoe Village Burger Fest

July 14-15, 2018

Belmont Ave. & Damen Ave.

Chicago, IL 60618


Admission: $10 gate donation benefits the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce

Savory burgers and a rockin' music lineup are in the spotlight for Roscoe Village's 12th annual food extravaganza.


Southport Art FestivalSouthport Art Festival

July 14-15, 2018

Lakeview, W. Waveland Ave. & N. Southport Ave.

Chicago, IL 60613

Saturday: 10am-7pm; Sunday: 10am-5pm

Free Admission

Chicago’s iconic Southport Corridor blooms to life next summer when Southport Art Festival takes over Waveland and Southport in July of 2018. Featured in TimeOut Chicago as one of the “Best Festivals in Town,” the event will feature an assorted mix of fine art, setting the environment for a picture-perfect Chicago neighborhood street festival.


60th Annual Dearborn Garden WalkDearborn Garden Walk

July 15, 2018

45 W. North Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60610


Admission: $30 advance / $35 gate

The 60th Annual Dearborn Garden Walk is a one-day event featuring tours, seminars, music and the beautiful gardens of the Near North and Gold Coast neighborhoods.


Chinatown Summer FairChinatown Summer Fair

July 15, 2018

2200 S. Wentworth Ave. (at Cermak Rd.)

Chicago, IL 60616


Free Admission

This popular annual celebration of Far East culture returns for its 40th festive year. Highlights include the Dragon & Lion Dance Procession, artisans, plenty of neighborhood cuisine, activities for families and children, and more.



July 20-22, 2018

Northcenter, Northcenter Leavitt Street from Irving Park Rd. to Byron St.

Chicago, IL 60618

Friday: 4-10pm; Saturday: 1-10pm; Sunday: 1-7pm

Free Admission; $5 donation requested at the gate

Hosted during the weekend of July 20-22, this renowned Northcenter neighborhood celebration offers live entertainment, craft beer, a mouthwatering menu and fabulous family fun for every age group!


Taste of River NorthTaste of River North

July 20-22, 2018

Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury St.

Chicago, IL 60654

Friday: 5-10pm; Saturday: 12-10pm; Sunday: 11am-8pm

Admission: Friday: $10; Saturday: $5 before 3pm, $10 after 3pm; Sunday: $5

Every season, 35,000-plus gather to taste some of River North’s most dynamic restaurants, sip on cold sudsy beer, and listen to the best party jams playout live on stage.  


Chicago Craft Beer FestivalChicago Craft Beer Festival

July 21-22, 2018

DePaul/Lincoln Park, 2200 N. Sheffield Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614


Admission: Daily tasting passes from $35-45

More than 70 specialty microbrews from Chicago and far beyond will be showcased at this 7th annual beer lover's paradise in the Lincoln Park/DePaul neighborhood.


Sheffield Music Fest & Garden WalkSheffield Music Fest & Garden Walk

July 21-22, 2018

Lincoln Park, 2200 N. Sheffield Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614


Admission: $7-10 tour donations benefit the Sheffield Neighborhood Association

More than 100 of the neighborhood's lush residential gardens will be open for the public to explore at this iconic summer event that is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018.


Fiesta del SolFiesta del Sol

July 26-29, 2018

1000-1600 W. Cermak

Chicago, IL 60608

Thursday: 5-10pm; Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm; Sunday: 11am-10pm

Free Admission

Fiesta del Sol is a family-friendly festival draws over 1 million visitors during the four day event, every year. Fiesta del Sol is the largest festival in the Midwest, bringing: live entertainment, local art, a variety of food, carnival rides, a children’s area, educational resources for parents and youth, soccer games and much more.


Wicker Park FestWicker Park Fest

July 27-29, 2018

Milwaukee Ave. btw. Ashland & North

Chicago, IL 60622

Friday: 5-10pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12-10pm

Admission: $10 donation

Wicker Park Fest attracts visitors from across the Midwest with its stellar music line-up and diverse selection of participants. Chicago’s longest (in terms of length) neighborhood festival reflects Wicker Park’s rich musical heritage, eclectic artistry and acclaimed dining scenes.


Bantu FestBantu Fest

July 28, 2018

Midway Plaisance, 60th Street & Ellis Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637


Free Admission

The Bantu Fest is a one of a kind festival that promotes cultural exchange and diversity among nations. Come taste food from over 20 different countries, and experience arts, cultures & great music from around the world.


Peruvian FestivalPeruvian Festival

July 28, 2018

Kosciuszko Park, 2732 N. Avers Ave.

Chicago, IL 60647


Admission: $10 regular - $50 VIP

The Peruvian Festival was born of the wish and the desire to show and share to Chicago our culture, cuisine, our music and sparks of our lifestyle.


Taste of Lincoln AvenueTaste of Lincoln Avenue

July 28-29, 2018

Lincoln Park, Lincoln Ave. & Fullerton Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614


FREE Admission, $10 gate donation benefits the Wrightwood Neighbors Association

One of the city's most iconic summer street fests celebrates its 35th year in 2018.


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