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
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
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
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
Pitchfork takes place at Union Park July 21-23. Visit pitchforkmusicfestival.com for more information.
Lollapalooza takes place in Grant Park August 3 – 6. Visit lollapalooza.com for more information.
6. Taste Of Randolph
Taste of Randolph is June 16-18, 2023. Visit tasteofrandolph.com for more information.
7. Summer Smash
Summer Smash is June 23 – 25, 2023. Visit thesummersmash.com for more information.
8. Chicago Pride Fest
Chicago Pride Fest takes place June 17-18, 2023. Visit chicagoevents.com for more information.
9. Miche Fest
Miche Fest takes place June 24-23, 2023. Visit michefest.live for more information.
10. Heatwave Music Festival
Heatwave Chicago takes place June 10-11, 2023. Visit heatwavemusicfestival.com for more information.
11. Logan Square Arts Fest
Logan Square Art Festival takes place June 23-25, 2023. Visit logansquareartsfestival.com for more information.
12. Millennium Art Festival
Millennium Art Festival takes place June 14 – 16. For more information visit amdurproductions.com
13. Nascar Chicago Street Race
Nascar Chicago Street Race takes place on July 1-2, 2023. Visit nascarchicagoexperiences.com for more information.
14. Manifest Festival
Manifest Art Festival is May 12, 2023. Visit colum.edu for more information
15. Fiesta Del Sol
Fiesta Del Sol will take place on July 27 -30, 2023. Visit fiestadelsol.org for more information.