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Chicago 2015 Festival Dates

Spring is here and festivals are right around the corner! Here’s a list of all upcoming festivals in Chicago. May to September we got you covered and you have no excuse to stay home this summer!

MAY 2015

Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 2-4, 26th Street & Kostner (Little Village)
American Beer Classic, May 9, Soldier Field
Mayfest, May 15–17, Lakeview, Ashland and Barry
Chicago Craft Beer Week, May 14-24, various locations
Randolph Street Market Festival, May 23, 24, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival, May 23, 24
Maifest Chicago, May 28-May 31, Lincoln Square at Lincoln Ave. and Leland Ave.
Millennium Art Festival, May 29–31, Lake Street at Michigan Avenue
Chicago Gospel Music Festival, May 29–31
Do Division Fest, Saturday and Sunday, May 30, 3, 12-6pm on Hoyne between Crystal and Potomac and on Crystal between Hoyne and Admen
Fiesta del Taco, May 29 – 31, Little Village, 2600 S. Kostner (at 26th St.)
JUNE 2015
57th Street Art Fair: June 6-7, Hyde Park
Remix Chicago: Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair, June 6 – 7
Andersonville Midsommarfest, June 12–14, Andersonville
Ribfest Chicago, June 12-14, Lincoln/Irving Park/Damen
Spring Awakening, June 12-14, Soldier Field
Chicago Blues Fest, June 12-14, Grant Park, Millennium Park
Old Town Art Fair, June 13, 14, Old Town
Wells Street Art Festival, June 13, 14, Wells Street, between North Avenue and Division Street
Grant Park Music Festival, June 17 – August 22, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, free
Fiestas Puertorriqueñas and Puerto Rican Parade, June 18-21, Humboldt Park, Division Street
Taste of Randolph, June 19-21, Randolph and Peoria St., West Loop
Oakley Festa Pasta Vino, June 19-21, 2400 S. Oakley
Millennium Park movies, June 23 – Aug. 25, 2015 (Tuesdays)
6 Corners BBQ Fest, June 20-21, 4000 N. Milwaukee Ave. (at Irving Park Rd./Cicero Ave. to Belle Plaine)
Wicker Park’s Green Music Fest, June 20, 21, Damen betw North and Schiller
Gold Coast Art Festival, June 20, 21, Grant Park’s Butler Field at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago Pride Fest, June 20 – 21, Halsted and Waveland
Make Music Chicago, June 21, various locations
World’s Largest Block Party, June 27, 28, Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams
Randolph Street Market Festival, June 27, 28, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden
Pride Parade, June 28, North Broadway, Boystown
JULY 2015
African/Caribbean International Festival of Life, July 3-5, Union Park
Windy City RibFest: July 3-5, Uptown, Lawrence and Broadway
Chosen Few Picnic, July 4 in Jackson Park, 63rd and Hayes Drive
Taste of Chicago, July 8-12, Grant Park
Square Roots Music Festival, July 10-12, Lincoln Square
Michigan Avenue Art Festival, July 10-12, Pioneer Court
Irish American Heritage Festival, July, 10-12 , Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox
Taste of Lakeview, July 11, 12, Lincoln at Belmont
Windy City Smokeout, July 10-12, at Grand Avenue and the Chicago River
Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 11,12, Belmont and Damen
West Fest: July 11,12, West Town, Chicago Ave. from Damen to Wood
Taste of River North: July 17-19, River North, Kingsbury and Erie Street
BenFest 2015, July 17-19, St. Benedict’s, 2215 E Irving Park Rd
Pitchfork Music Festival: July 17-19, Union Park
Summer on Southport, July 18, 19, Southport and Waveland
Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival: July 18,-19, Lincoln Park, Sheffield and Webster
Chicago Craft Beer Festival, July 18-19, Sheffield and Webster
Celebrate Clark Street Festival, Saturday, July 18, 19, between Morse and Estes Avenue
Chinatown Summer Fair, July 19, Wentworth Ave from Cermak Road to 24th Place
North Dearborn Street Garden Walk, July 19, starts Latin School, 45 W. North
Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival, July 24-26, Jefferson Park, Lawrence and Long Avenues
Chicago Hot Sauce Fest (new) July 25, 26, Avondale neighborhood (Belmont & Elston)
Taste of Lincoln Avenue, July 25 – 26, N. Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton & Wrightwood
Randolph Street Market Festival, July 25, 26, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden
Wicker Park Fest, July 25-26, Milwaukee Avenue Between North Avenue and Paulina Street
Fiesta del Sol: July 30-August 2, Pilsen on Cermak between Morgan and Ashland
Lollapalooza, July 31 – August 2, Grant Park
Navy Pier Summer Fireworks, Wednesdays & Saturdays, all month

Fiesta del Sol: July 30-August 2, Pilsen on Cermak between Morgan and Ashland
Lollapalooza, July 31 – August 2, Grant Park
Taste of Latin America, August 1, 2, 3600 to 3828 W Armitage
Edge Fest: August 1, 2, Edgewater, 5900 N. Broadway at Thorndale Ave.
Chicago Hot Dog Fest, TBD, Chicago History Museum, Clark and LaSalle
Ginza Holiday, August 7-9, Midwest Buddhist Temple, Old Town ¿ Retro on Roscoe, August 7- 9, Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street
Bud Billiken Parade (and related activities), August 8, 35-55th & Martin Luther King Drive, 10 a.m.
Wrigleyville Summerfest, August 8, 9, School Street and Seminary Avenue
Northalsted Market Days, August 8, 9, Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue
Taste of Andersonville, August 12, dinner crawl
Festa Italiana, August 13-August 16, Little Italy, Taylor St.
Edison Park Fest, August 14-16, Chicago’s northwest side, Oshkosh and Olmsted
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest: August 14-16, Rogers Park
Chicago Air & Water Show, August 15, 16 (rehearsal August 14) North Avenue Beach
Great American Lobster Fest, August 15–16, Navy Pier
Reggae Fest Chicago, August 15 – 16
Clark After Dark, Thursday, August 20, on Hubbard Street between Clark and LaSalle, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Albany Park World Fest, August 22, 23, Lawrence & Kimball
Chicago Food Social, August 22, 23, Kendall College parking lot
West Loop Arts Fest ,August 22, 23, Washington St., West Loop
Taste of Greektown, August 22, 23, 400 S. Halsted St. at Van Buren
Chicago Dancing Festival, August 25 – 29, various locations
SausageFest Chicago, August 28-30, Old Town
Bucktown Arts Festival, August 29, 30, Bucktown
Chicago Fashion Fest, August 29-30, Division St. from Wolcott to Paulina
Randolph Street Market Festival, August 29, 30, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden
Festival Cubano, Riis Park, Fullerton and Narragansett, August, TBA
Bash on Wabash, Wabash between 13th and 14, August, TBA
Chicago Jazz Festival, September 3-6, Grant Park
Englewood Jazz Festival, September 3-6, Hamilton Park Cultural Center
Taste of Polonia, September 4-7, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
African Festival of the Arts, September 4-7, Washington Park ¿ Navy Pier Summer Fireworks, final day, September 5
Riot Fest, September 11-13, Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Sacramento Avenue
Roscoe Village Oyster Fest (Shock Top), September 11-12, Damen Avenue & Roscoe St.
Windy City Wine Festival, September 11, 12, Buckingham Fountain.
German American Fest and Von Steuben Parade, September 11-13, Lincoln and Leland Avenues
Festival de la Villita, September 11-13, 26th Street and Kostner Avenue
World Music Festival Chicago *16th annual* September 11 – 22, various locations including Millennium Park
Venetian Night, September 12, dusk, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave
Ravenswood ArtWalk, September 19, 20, Ravenswood between Leland and Grace
Lakeview Taco Fest, September 19, 20, on Southport between Addison & Roscoe
Renegade Craft Fair: September Market, September 19, 20, Wicker Park
Andersonville City Made Fest, September 19, 20, Clark and Argyle
Chicago Gourmet, September 25 – 27, Harris Theatre and Millennium Park
Oktoberfest Chicago, September 25-27, Southport and Lincoln Avenue
Edgewater Fall Art Fair, September 26, 27, Broadway and Granville
Design Harvest, September 26, 27, Grand Ave between Wood Street and Western Ave.
Hyde Park Jazz Festival, September 26, 27, Hyde Park, various locations
Chicago Half Marathon, September 27, Jackson Park
Ukrainian Days Festival, Smith Park (Grand/Campbell), September, TBA
North Coast Music Festival, Union Park, September TBA