Chicago Festivals: Summary of 2013 Neighborhood Festivals in Chicago

It is summertime and that means great weekend festivals in Chicago.  From food fairs to outdoor concerts, Chicago’s summer festivals leave no neighborhood uncovered. There’s something exciting going on all season: from local music to major artists, food to jazz, art to athletics, the Windy City has got it all.

 

Neighborhood Festivals2012 festivals in Chicago - june 2012

 

July
19-21: Taste of River North | River North
19-21: BenFest | North Center
19-21: Pitchfork Music Fest | Union Park
20-20: Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival | Lincoln Park
20-21: Celebrate Clark Street | Rogers Park
21-21: Chinatown Summer Fair | Chinatown
25-28: Fiesta Del Sol | Pilsen
26-28: Jeff Fest | Jefferson Park
27: Uptown Summer Festival | Uptown
27: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival | Tinley Park
27-28: Taste of Lincoln Avenue | Lincoln Park
27-28: Wicker Park Fest | Wicker Park

August
1-4: Lakefront Carnival | Uptown
2-4: Lollapalooza | Grant Park
2-4: Festival Cubano | Belmont/Cragin
3-4: Chicago Summerfest | Wrigleyville
3-4: Edge Fest |Edgewater
7-11: Tall Ships | Navy Pier
9-11: Ginza Festival | Old Town
9-11: Serb Fest | Jefferson Park
10: Bud Billiken Parade & Picnic | Bronzeville
10-11: Chicago Korean Festival | Korea Town
10-11: Retro on Roscoe | Roscoe Village
10-11: Northalsted Market Days | Boystown
16-18: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest | Edgewater
17: Notre Dame de Chicago Fest |
17-18: Chicago Air & Water Show | Gold Coast
22-25: Festa Italiana | Little Village
23-25: The Boulevard | Logan Square
23-25: Brazil Fest | Logan Square
24-25: Bucktown Arts Fest | Bucktown
24-25: Ukrainian Days Festival | Smith Park
29-Sept. 8: Chicago Fringe Festival | Pilsen
30-Sept. 1:
North Coast Music Fest | Union Park

September
6-8: German American Fest | Lincoln Square
6-8: Windy City Wine Festival | Grant Park
7: Ukrainian Village Fest | Ukrainian Village
7-8: Guinness Oyster Fest | Roscoe Village
7-8: Renegade Craft Fair | Wicker Park
7-9:
Festival de la Villita | Little Village
13-15:
Riot Fest | Humboldt Park
13-15:
North Side Irish Fest | North Center
14-15:
Lakeview East Festival of the Arts | Lakeview
21:
Logan Square Beer Fest | Logan Square
21:
City Made Fest | Andersonville
23-25:
Brazil Fest | Logan Square
27-29: Oktoberfest Chicago | Lincoln Park
28-29: Design Harvest | West Town
28-29: Hyde Park Jazz Festival | Hyde Park

 Source: metromix

 

Lill Street Craft Fair
July 27 and 28
Lill Street between Lincoln Avenue and Halsted Street

Randolph Street Outdoor Festival
July 27 and 29
1340. W. Randolph
Ticket prices vary

Wicker Park Fest
July 27 and 28
Milwaukee Avenue from North Avenue to Paulina Street
$5 suggested donation

Jeff Park Fest
July 26, 27 and 28
$5 before 5 p.m., $7 after 5 p.m.
(Read more about the Jeff Park Fest)

Chinatown Festival
Three weekends TBA in July, August 2012
10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

AUGUST
Lollapalooza
Grant Park
August 2, 3, 4
Sold out

EdgeFest
August 3 and 4
5900 N. Broadway Ave. at Thorndale

Wrigleyville Summerfest
August 4 and 5
Wrigleyville
$5 suggested donation

Ginza Holiday Festival
August 9, 10, 11
Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W
$6 suggested donation

Chicago Korean Festival
August 10 and 11
3200 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Retro on Roscoe
August 10 and 11
Roscoe from Damen to Hoyne

Market Days
August 10 and 11
North Halsted Street, between Belmont and Addison
$8 suggested donation

Edison Park Fest
August 16, 17, 18
6730 N. Olmstead Avenue
Free

Glenwood Ave Arts Fest
Aug. 16, 17, 18
Glenwood and Morse avenues
Free

Unisono Music Festival Pilsen
August 17
18th and Paulina

Taste of Randolph
Taste of Randolph takes place June 14-16.

Flickr/Sergio Goncalves

Chicago Air & Water Show
August 17 and 18
North Avenue Beach
Free

Bon Appetit 2013 — Albany Park Restaurant Crawl
August 20
4736 N. Kedzie Ave.
Tickets $40 in advance, $12 for children 5-12, children under five eat free.

Taylor Street Festa Italiana
August 22, 23, 24, 25
Taylor Street between Ashland and Racine avenues
$5 suggested donation, free for kids 12 and under

Bash on Wabash
1400 S. Wabash
End of August – date not yet set
$5 suggested donation

Taste of Latin America
August 23, 24, 25
Armitage Avenue from Central Park Avenue to Avers Street

Brazil Fest Chicago
August 23, 24, 25
Logan Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue

The Boulevard
August 23, 24, 25
Logan Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue
$5 suggested donation

Randolph Street Outdoor Festival
August 24 and 25
1340 W. Randolph
Ticket prices vary

Food Truck Social
August 24 and 25
Kendall College parking lot, 900 N. Branch
$5 suggested donation

Bucktown Arts Fest
August 24-25
Location: Senior Citizens Memorial Park (2300 North Oakley Ave/2300 West Lyndale St.)

Taste of Greektown
August 24 and 25
Halsted and Van Buren

Taste of Polonia
August 30, 31, Sept. 1, 2
Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence
$7 suggested donation

Chicago Jazz Festival
Millennium Park
Aug. 29, 30, 31, Sept. 1
Free

Chicago Fringe Festival
August 29-September 8
Various locations in Pilsen
$10 per performance

North Coast Music Festival
August 30, 31, September 1
Union Park
$135

SEPTEMBER
Chicago Jazz Festival

Millennium Park
Aug. 29, 30, 31, Sept. 1
Free

Taste of Polonia
August 30, 31, Sept. 1, 2
Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence
$7 suggested donation

German American Fest
Sept. 6, 7, 8
Leland and Lincoln avenues

Festival de la Villita
September 6, 7, 8
26th Street and Kostner Avenue
Free

Roscoe Village OysterFest
Sept. 7
Damen and Roscoe
$7 suggested donation

Renegade Craft Fair
September 7 and 8
Division Street, between Damen Avenue and Paulina Street

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
September 14 and 15
North Broadway Avenue between Belmont and Hawthorne

World Music Festival
Various locations, including Chicago Cultural Center
Sept. 12 – Sept. 22
Free

North Side Irish Fest
September 13, 14, 15
Lincoln Avenue at Irving Park Road

Riot Fest
September 13, 14, 15
Humboldt Park
Regular tickets not yet on sale, $55 three-day early bird passes are sold out

Chipotle Cultivate Fest
September 15
Lincoln Park, location TBD

Apple Fest
September 21
Lincoln Avenue, between Leland and Lawrence avenues

Logan Square Beer Festival
September 21
$45 to $55

Edgewater Fall Art Fair
September 28, 29
Granville Avenue, between North Broadway and Winthrop avenues

Oktoberfest Chicago
September 27, 28, 29
St. Alphonus Roman Catholic Church, Southport and Lincoln avenues

Randolph Street Outdoor Festival
September 28 and 29
1340 W. Randolph
Ticket prices vary

Hyde Park Jazz Festival
September 28 and 29
Throughout Hyde Park

Design Harvest
September 28 and 29
Location: Grand Ave. between Damen Ave. and Wood St.
Free

OCTOBER

Ravenswood ArtWalk Tour of Arts & Industry
October 5 and 6
Ravenswood Avenue, between Irving Park Road and Lawrence Avenue

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