DCASE Spring/Summer Festival and Special Event Dates

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2024 Spring/Summer Festival and Special Event Dates:

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


Chicago Farmers Markets (citywide including Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St.): May – October, ChicagoFarmersMarkets.us


Maxwell Street Market (Maxwell Street between S. Halsted St. and S. Union Ave. & On S. Union Ave. between W. Rochford St. and W. Liberty St.): Sundays: May 26, June 30, July 28, September 1 & 29, October 27, MaxwellStreetMarket.us


Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony & Parade (Daley Plaza and State Street): Saturday, May 25, Chicago.gov/DCASE


Millennium Park Summer Workouts (Great Lawn): Saturdays, May 18 – August 31, MillenniumPark.org


Chicago Gospel Music Festival (Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Saturday, June 1, MillenniumPark.org, ChicagoGospelMusicFestival.us


Chicago House Music Festival (Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Sunday, June 2

Chicago House Conference to take place at Chicago Cultural Center, Friday, May 31, ChicagoHouseMusicFestival.us


Millennium Park Residency Program (Jay Pritzker Pavilion): July 13 & Aug. 15, Experimental Sound Studio / Aug. 23, Collaboraction and Teatro Vista / Aug. 24, Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project / September 20, Vocalo Presents, MillenniumPark.org


Chicago Blues Festival (Jay Pritzker Pavilion and throughout Millennium Park): Thursday, June 6, Ramova Theatre, 3520 S. Halsted St.; Friday–Sunday, June 7–9, MillenniumPark.org and ChicagoBluesFestival.us


Millennium Park Summer Music Series (Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Mondays & Thursdays, July 1 – August 8, MillenniumPark.org


Millennium Park Summer Film Series (Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Tuesdays, July 16 – August 20, 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): select dates TBA June – September, ChicagoSummerDance.org


Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Celebration (Jay Pritzker Pavilion and throughout Millennium Park): Thursday–Sunday, July 18–21, MillenniumPark.org


Chicago Air and Water Show (North Avenue Beach and along the Lakefront): Saturday & Sunday, August 10 & 11; rehearsal runs on Friday, August 9, ChicagoAirandWaterShow.us


Chicago Jazz Festival (citywide and in Millennium Park): Thursday–Sunday, August 29–September 1, MillenniumPark.org and ChicagoJazzFestival.us


Taste of Chicago (Grant Park and neighborhoods): Friday–Sunday, September 6–8 (Grant Park), TasteofChicago.us

Neighborhood Pop-Ups: Saturday, June 15 (Rogers Park), Saturday, July 27 (Marquette Park), Saturday, August 17 (Pullman Park)


World Music Festival Chicago (citywide): Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 29, WorldMusicFestivalChicago.org

2024 Event Date Card (English and Spanish)