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Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023

Chicago is going to be hot this festival season
Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Top 5 Chicago Music Festivals (Collage by Eddy “Precise” Lamarre)

Festival season is a highly anticipated time in Chicago. Summertime Chi kicks into gear while locals and tourists alike come and enjoy all of the festivities. The festival season typically runs from May to September and features a diverse range of events and activities that showcase the culture, music, food and art. It’s a vibrant time of year in the city and there is always something to do. If you are in Chicago or visiting anytime soon here are the top 15 festivals to attend.


 1. Hyde Park Summerfest


Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Hyde Park Summerfest (photo source instagram @hydeparksummerfest)

The two-day festival takes place June 17-18 at Midway Plaisance on the campus of the University of Chicago. Visit hydeparksummerfest.com for more details.

 2. The Chosen Few Picnic and Festival


Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Chosen Few Picnic (Photo source instagram @chosenfewdjs)

The Chosen Few Picnic and Festival takes place at Jackson Park on July 8, 2023. Visit chosenfewdjs.com for more information.

3. The Silver Room Sound System Block Party

Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Silver Room Block Party (Photo source instagram @thesilverroom)

The Silver Room Sound System Block Party is July 29 and  July 30 at Oakwood Beach. For more information visit silverroomblockparty.com

 4. Pitchfork Music Festival

Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023

Pitchfork takes place at Union Park July 21-23. Visit pitchforkmusicfestival.com for more information.

5. Lollapalooza

Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Lollapalooza (Photo source instagram @lollapalooza)

Lollapalooza takes place in Grant Park August 3 – 6. Visit lollapalooza.com for more information.

6. Taste Of Randolph

Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Taste of Randolph (Photo source instagram @tasteofrandolph)

Taste of Randolph is June 16-18, 2023. Visit tasteofrandolph.com for more information.

 7. Summer Smash

Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Summer Smash (Photo source instagram @thesummersmash)

Summer Smash is June 23 – 25, 2023. Visit thesummersmash.com for more information.

 8. Chicago Pride Fest

Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Pride Fest Chicago (Photo source instagram @pridefestchicago)

Chicago Pride Fest takes place June 17-18, 2023. Visit chicagoevents.com for more information.

 9. Miche Fest

Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Miche Fest 2023 (Photo source instagram @chimicheladafest.com)

Miche Fest takes place June 24-23, 2023. Visit michefest.live for more information.

10. Heatwave Music Festival

Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Heatwave Music Festival (Photo source instagram @heatwavechicago)

Heatwave Chicago takes place June 10-11, 2023. Visit heatwavemusicfestival.com for more information.

11. Logan Square Arts Fest

Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Logan Square Art Fest (Photo source instagram @logansquareartsfest)

Logan Square Art Festival takes place June 23-25, 2023. Visit logansquareartsfestival.com for more information.

12. Millennium Art Festival

Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Millennium Art Festival (Photo source instagram @amdurproductions)

Millennium Art Festival takes place June 14 – 16. For more information visit amdurproductions.com

13. Nascar Chicago Street Race

Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Nascar Chicago Street Race (Photo Source instagram @nascarchicago)

Nascar Chicago Street Race takes place on July 1-2, 2023. Visit nascarchicagoexperiences.com for more information.

14. Manifest Festival

Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Manifest Arts Festival (Photo source screenshot instagram @columbiachi)

Manifest Art Festival is May 12, 2023. Visit colum.edu for more information

15. Fiesta Del Sol

Here are the top 15 festivals for Summertime Chi 2023
Fiesta Del Sol (Photo source instagram @fiestadelsolchicago)

Fiesta Del Sol will take place on July 27 -30, 2023. Visit fiestadelsol.org for more information.

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