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2023 Spring/Summer Festival and Special Event Dates:

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


Chicago City Markets (citywide including Daley Plaza on Thursdays, Maxwell Street on Sundays TBA): May – October, ChicagoCityMarkets.us


Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony & Parade (Daley Plaza and State Street): Saturday, May 27, Chicago.gov/DCASE


Millennium Park Summer Workouts (Great Lawn): Most Saturdays, May 27 – September 2, MillenniumPark.org


Chicago Gospel Music Festival (Millennium Park): Saturday, June 3, MillenniumPark.org, ChicagoGospelMusicFestival.us


Chicago Blues Festival (citywide and in Millennium Park including Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Thursday – Sunday, June 8–11, MillenniumPark.org and ChicagoBluesFestival.us


Taste of Chicago (Grant Park and neighborhoods): Taste neighborhood events to take place June 24 (Humboldt Park), July 15 (Pullman Park), and August 5 (Marquette Park), culminating with the downtown Taste, Friday – Sunday, September 8–10 (Grant Park), TasteofChicago.us


Chicago House Music Festival and Conference (Humboldt Park Boathouse Lawn, festival portion presented in conjunction with neighborhood Taste pop-up): Saturday, June 24; House Conference portion to take place at Chicago Cultural Center, June 23, ChicagoHouseMusicFestival.us


Millennium Park Summer Music Series (Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Mondays & Thursdays, June 22 – August 21, MillenniumPark.org


Millennium Park Summer Film Series (Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Tuesdays, July 11 – August 29, 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 July 15 – September 10, ChicagoSummerDance.org


Chicago Air and Water Show (North Avenue Beach and along the Lakefront): Saturday & Sunday, August 19 & 20; practice runs on Friday, August 18, ChicagoAirandWaterShow.us


Chicago Jazz Festival (citywide and in Millennium Park): Thursday – Sunday, August 31–September 3, MillenniumPark.org and ChicagoJazzFestival.us


World Music Festival Chicago (citywide): Friday, September 22 – Sunday, October 1, WorldMusicFestivalChicago.org