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The following festival and special event dates are subject to change.


Download the 2022 Date Card (PDF)


2022 Spring/Summer Festival and Special Event Dates:


Maxwell Street Market (800 S. Desplaines St.): Sundays, April 3 – December 18, MaxwellStreetMarket.us


Chicago City Markets (citywide including Daley Plaza): May – October, ChicagoCityMarkets.us


Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony & Parade (Daley Plaza and State Street): Saturday, May 28, Chicago.gov/DCASE


Millennium Park Summer Workouts (Great Lawn): Saturdays, May 28 – September 3, MillenniumPark.org


Millennium Park Summer Film Series (Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Tuesdays, July 12 – August 30, MillenniumPark.org


Chicago Gospel Music Festival (Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park): Saturday, June 4, MillenniumPark.org


Chicago Blues Festival (citywide and in Millennium Park including Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Thursday – Sunday, June 9–12, MillenniumPark.org and ChicagoBluesFestival.us


Taste of Chicago (citywide including Grant Park): Saturdays, June 11, 18 & 25 (neighborhood Taste pop-ups) and Friday – Sunday, July 8–10 (a bite-sized Taste in Grant Park), TasteofChicago.us


Millennium Park Summer Music Series (Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Mondays & Thursdays, June 20 – August 18, MillenniumPark.org


Chicago SummerDance (citywide including pop-ups and special events, Night Out in the Parks events, programs at the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park — and the SummerDance Celebration in Millennium Park): select dates July 6 – September 17, ChicagoSummerDance.org


Chicago Air and Water Show (North Avenue Beach and along the Lakefront): Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21 at 10am – 2pm; practice runs on Friday, August 19, ChicagoAirandWaterShow.us


Year of Chicago Dance Showcase (Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park): Saturday, August 27, MillenniumPark.org


Chicago Jazz Festival (citywide and in Millennium Park including Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Thursday – Sunday, September 1–4, MillenniumPark.org and ChicagoJazzFestival.us


Chicago House Music Festival and Conference (Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park): Thursday, September 15–18 — plus Community Events Citywide, MillenniumPark.org


SummerDance Celebration (Jay Pritzker Pavilion and throughout Millennium Park): Saturday, September 17, MillenniumPark.org and ChicagoSummerDance.org


World Music Festival Chicago (citywide): Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 9, WorldMusicFestivalChicago.org


2022 programming will also include Millennium Park special events, exhibitions, and pop-up performances; Chicago Cultural Center tours, talks, films, exhibitions, and more; Clarke House Museum tours — and other programs to be announced as part of the DCASE Fall/Holiday season. Additionally, DCASE will permit hundreds of neighborhood festivals and special events throughout Chicago.