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Windy City Ribfest in UptownWindy City Ribfest in Uptown

July 4–6, 2019

4700 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

Thursday & Friday: 12–10pm, Saturday: 12–9pm

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

Saucy fun is what this 11th annual fest in the heart of the Uptown entertainment district is all about!

 

West Fest ChicagoWest Fest Chicago

July 5–7, 2019

West Town, Chicago Ave. & Damen Ave.

Chicago, IL 60622

Friday: 5–10pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12–10pm

Free Admission, $5 suggested donation

West Fest Chicago is a three-day street festival featuring local food, beer, retail, and art vendors. The event reflects the eclectic West Town community, and is known for cutting edge live music by Empty Bottle Presents and the Chicago House DJ Stage. West Fest has something for everyone with Kid Fest and Pet Fest.

 

Edgewater Greek FestEdgewater Greek Fest

July 12–14, 2019

St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60660

Friday: 5–10pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12–10pm

Admission: $5

The music, foods and friendliness of Greece will be on proud display when this popular Hellenic celebration returns for its 58th year to the grounds of St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church.

 

Roscoe Village Burger FestRoscoe Village Burger Fest

July 13–14, 2019

Belmont Ave. & Damen Ave.

Chicago, IL 60618

11am–10pm

$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 13th annual food extravaganza.

 
Artfest Michigan Avenue

Artfest Michigan Avenue

July 19–20, 2019

Streeterville, 435 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

10am–5pm

Free Admission

This two-day fine art festival, celebrating its 4th year, takes place on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue at the base of the iconic Chicago Tribune building overlooking the Chicago River.

 

BenFestBenFest

July 19–21, 2019

Northcenter, 2215 W. Irving Park Rd.

Chicago, IL 60618

Friday: 4–10pm, Saturday: 1–10pm, Sunday: 1–7pm

Free Admission

Three days of family fun including great bands, cuisine from local restaurants and tons of activities for kids!

 

Colombian Fest / El Gran Festival ColombianoColombian Fest / El Gran Festival Colombiano

July 19–21, 2019

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Chicago, IL 60639

Friday: 4–10pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12–10pm

General Admission: 3 day passes $25 in advance, $15 per day for adult, Kids 12 years of age and under free with paid adult ticket at gate box office day of event.

Friday, July 19th General Admission: $10 / Free Admission to area 31st ward residents with complementary ticket available at Kelvyn Park Field House and 31st. Ward Office and Colombian Consulate Office 500 N. Michigan Ave.

The 5th Annual Colombian Fest al Parque/ El Gran Festival Colombiano is a three-day family friendly event that showcases amazing aspects of Colombian culture.

 

Taste of River NorthTaste of River North

July 19–21, 2019

Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury St.

Chicago, IL 60654

Friday: 5–10pm, Saturday: 12–10pm, Sunday: 11am–8pm

Admission: $5 donation

This season, over 35,000 are expected to turn out to taste some of River North’s most dynamic restaurants, sip on cold beers, and listen to the best party jams playout live on stage.

 

Chalk Howard StreetChalk Howard Street

July 20, 2019

Rogers Park, Howard St. & Paulina Ave.

Chicago, IL 60626

12–8pm

Free Admission

Chalk Howard Street features internationally-renowned 3D street artists and local 2D chalk artists, as well as amateur artists and kids’ art. The family-friendly festival on Chicago’s northern-most edge will promote the street's shops, restaurants and global cuisine.

 

Chicago Craft Beer FestivalChicago Craft Beer Festival

July 20–21, 2019

West Lakeview, 3500 N. Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

12–10pm

Admission: Daily tasting passes from $35-40

More than 70 specialty microbrews from Chicago and far beyond will be showcased at this 8th annual beer lover's paradise that, in 2019, moves to the West Lakeview neighborhood.

 

Chinatown Summer FairChinatown Summer Fair

July 21, 2019

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

Chicago, IL 60616

10am–8pm

Free Admission

This popular annual celebration of Far East culture returns for its 41st festive year.

 

Fiesta del SolFiesta del Sol

July 25–28, 2019

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.

 

Wicker Park FestWicker Park Fest

July 26–28, 2019

Milwaukee Ave. btwn. Ashland & North Ave.

Chicago, IL 60622

Friday: 5–10pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12–10pm

Free Admission, $10 suggested donation

One of Chicago’s most anticipated summer events, Wicker Park Fest, is returning for its Sweet 16 party!

 

Bantu FestBantu Fest

July 27–28, 2019

Hyde Park, Midway Plaisance, 60th Street & Ellis Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637

10am–10pm

Free Admission, $5 suggested donation

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 and great music from around the world.

 

Taste of Lincoln AvenueTaste of Lincoln Avenue

July 27–28, 2019

Lincoln Park, Lincoln Ave. & Fullerton Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

12–10pm

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

The iconic and sprawling fest, now in its 36th year, takes place over several city blocks in the heart of the Lincoln Park/DePaul neighborhood.

 

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