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A group of friends eating ribs at the Windy City Ribfest in UptownWindy City Ribfest in Uptown

Friday, July 4 - Sunday, July 6, 2014

4700 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

Friday, July 4 & Saturday, July 5: 12 Noon-10 pm; Sunday, July 6: 12 Noon-9 pm

FREE Admission, $5 gate donation benefits Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown

Saucy good fun is what this 6th annual fest is all about! There will tasty slabs from top Chicago and national ribbers, an eclectic music mix with both local and national performers, arts/crafts, and a kids' activity area each afternoon.

Visit www.WindyCityRibFest.com or call 773.868.3010 for more information.

 

Taste of Lakeview

Saturday, July 5 & Sunday, July 6, 2014

3200 N. Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

12 Noon-10 pm

FREE Admission, $5 gate donation requested

Join us as 40,000 people experience Chicago’s ultimate music and culinary fare. If you like to enjoy delicious food and listen to music, then this event is a must see! Artisans and crafts vendors, a wide variety of great food, and an array of street performers add to this incredible weekend.

Visit www.StarEvents.com/festivals/taste-of-lakeview or call 773.665.4682 for more information.

 

Square Roots – 2014 Craft Brew & Music Experience

Friday, July 11 - Sunday, July 13, 2014

4400 N. Lincoln Ave. (from Montrose to Wilson)

Chicago, IL 60625

Friday, July 11: 5-10 pm; Saturday, July 12: 12 Noon-10 pm; Sunday, July 13: 12 Noon-9 pm

FREE Admission, gate donation requested benefits the Old Town School scholarship program funding and small business workshops and community place-making efforts

The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce (LSRCC) and Old Town School of Folk Music (OTSFM) present the 3rd Annual Square Roots craft beer and music experience in Chicago’s Lincoln Square. 35,000 fans attendSquare Roots to enjoy more than 30 local craft brews, great food and the diverse genres of entertainment that only the Old Town School of Folk Music can provide.

Visit www.squareroots.org or call 847.677.8273 for more information.

 

Two girls eating burgers at the Roscoe Village Burger FestRoscoe Village Burger Fest

Saturday, July 12 & Sunday, July 13, 2014

Belmont and Damen (2000 W. Belmont)

Chicago, IL 60618

11 am-10 pm

FREE Admission, $8 donation benefits the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce

The savory patty and a rockin' music lineup are in the spotlight for Roscoe Village's 5th annual burger extravaganza. In addition to flippin' good burgers from 15 restaurants, there's music on two stages, arts/crafts and a popular "Kids' Zone" activity area.

Visit www.chicagoevents.com or call 773.868.3010 for more information.

 

Summer on Southport

Saturday, July 12 & Sunday, July 13, 2014

3700 N. Southport

Chicago, IL 60613

10 am-10 pm

FREE Admission, $5 donation requested

Chicago’s iconic Southport Corridor springs to life this summer when Summer on Southport takes over Waveland and Southport July 12-13. The event will feature an eclectic mix of fine art by day and rockin’ music at night, setting the tone for a picture-perfect Chicago neighborhood street festival.

Visit www.StarEvents.com/festivals/summer-southport or call 773.665.4682 for more information.

 

Crowd shot from the stage at West Fest (Photo Credit: REP3 Photography)West Fest

Saturday, July 12 & Sunday, July 13, 2014

Chicago Ave. btwn. Damen and Wood

Chicago, IL 60622

12 Noon-10 pm

FREE Admission, $5 gate donation requested

There is something for everyone at West Fest, the street fair that reflects the eclectic persona of the booming West Town neighborhood. In 2013, the Chicago Tribune singled out West Fest for being one of the “best” overall summer fests in Chicagoland, and music critic Greg Kot called the lineup one of the best of the summer too! The annual fest features top notch live tunes – from local cutting edge bands to national touring acts to the best DJs – on three stages (lineups TBA), plus Kid Fest (benefitting Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy), Pup Fest (benefitting local animal shelters) and an extraordinary array of vendor booths from neighborhood retailers, restaurants, and artists.

Visit westfestchicago.com for more information.

 

BenFest

Friday, July 18 - Sunday, July 20, 2014

St. Benedict Parish, 3900 N. Leavitt (Byron to Irving Park Rd.)

Chicago, IL 60618

Friday, July 18: 4-10 pm; Saturday, July 19: 1-10 pm; Sunday, July 20: 1-7 pm

FREE Admission, $5 gate donation requested

St. Benedict’s annual BenFest is one of the north side’s longest-running family festivals and is quite unique compared to other community events. More than 5,000 people attend the neighborhood celebration that offers live entertainment from great bands, a mouthwatering menu, craft beer and fabulous family fun for every age group! BenFest is legendary for its children’s element and there’s a variety of activities and entertainment suitable to all.

Visit www.BenFest.com or call 847.677.8273 for more information.

 

Crowd enjoying a concert at the Taste of River NorthTaste of River North

Friday, July 18 - Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ward Park (Kingsbury & Erie)

Chicago, IL 60654

Friday, July 18: 5-10 pm; Saturday, July 19: 12 Noon-10 pm; Sunday, July 20: 11 am-8 pm

FREE Admission, $5 gate donation requested

The Taste of River North (ToRN) continues to get bigger each year, with a record 40,000-plus attending in 2013. Now in its 13th season, ToRN still takes place in the picturesque riverfront setting of Ward Park. Along with a vast selection of notable restaurants and world-class galleries from the neighborhood, ToRN also features non-stop live music, boasting great Chicago party bands like Second Hand Smoke (Sublime tribute), Funky Monks (Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute) and Sixteen Candles (80s tribute) – among many others.

Visit www.tasteofrivernorth.com or call 312.961.2293 for more information.

 

A woman showing two customers a bottle of beer at the Chicago Craft Beer FestivalChicago Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, July 19 & Sunday, July 20, 2014

2200 N. Sheffield

Chicago, IL 60614

12 Noon-10 pm

FREE Admission to the fest, $40 for a one-day beer tent "tasting pass;" $45 if purchased on-site

More than 100 specialty microbrews from Chicago, the region and the nation will be showcased at this third annual beer lover's paradise that, in 2014, moves to its new location in the Lincoln Park/DePaul neighborhood. In addition to tastings tents, the fest also features music, food and beer sales. This year's fest will be held in conjunction with the Sheffield Garden Walk.

Visit www.chicagoevents.com or call 773.868.3010 for more information.

 

People enjoying the Sheffield Garden WalkSheffield Garden Walk

Saturday, July 19 & Sunday, July 20, 2014

2200 N. Sheffield (at Webster)

Chicago, IL 60614

12 Noon-10 pm

FREE Admission, $7-10 tour donations benefit the Sheffield Neighborhood Association

Nearly 70 of the neighborhood's lush residential gardens will be open for the public to explore at this iconic event that is celebrating its 46th year in 2014. There are both self-guided garden tours and guided architecture tours. The weekend also includes music, food, and the Kids' Corner with entertainment and activities.

This year's event will be held in tandem with Chicago Craft Beer Festival.

Visit www.sheffieldgardenwalk.com or call 773.868.3010 for more information.

 

Crowd shot of the Chinatown Summer FairChinatown Summer Fair

Sunday, July 20, 2014

2200 S. Wentworth (at Cermak Rd.)

Chicago, IL 60616

10 am-8 pm

FREE Admission

This iconic and popular annual celebration of Far East Culture returns for its 36th festive year. It features the Dragon & Lion Dance Procession, artisans, plenty of great cuisine, activities for families and children, and more.

Visit www.chicagodragons.com or call 312.326.5320 for more information.

 

Taste of Lincoln AvenueTaste of Lincoln Avenue

Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lincoln and Fullerton

Chicago, IL 60614

12 Noon-10 pm

FREE Admission, $10 gate donation benefits the Wrightwood Neighbors Association

One of the city's most iconic summer street happenings celebrates its 31st year in 2014. The sprawling fest takes place over several city blocks in the heart of Lincoln Park. Features 250-plus vendors, food, nearly 40 acts on three music stages, a popular Kids' Carnival with tons of activities, and the Lill Street Craft Fair.

Visit www.chicagoevents.com or call 773.868.3010 for more information.

 

Crowd cheering at the Wicker Park FestWicker Park Fest

Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27, 2014

Milwaukee Ave. btwn. North and Paulina

Chicago, IL 60647

12 Noon-10 pm

FREE Admission, $5 gate donation requested

Can’t afford Lollapalooza or Pitchfork? Wicker Park Fest is your next best ticket (and at only a fraction of the cost)! Described as the “best street fest all summer” by Chicago magazine in 2013, Wicker Park Fest’s reputation has grown into epic proportions. In addition to a stellar live music bill that encompasses three stages and a kid’s stage (lineups TBA), Wicker Park Fest is a showcase of its diverse neighborhood.

Visit wickerparkfest.com or call 773.384.2672 for more information.

 

Fiesta del SolFiesta del Sol

Thursday, July 31 - Sunday, August 3, 2014

1000-1600 W. Cermak (btwn. Morgan & Ashland)

Chicago, IL 60608

Thursday, July 31: 5-10 pm; Friday, Aug. 1 & Saturday, August 2: 11 am-11 pm; Sunday, August 3: 11 am-10 pm

FREE Admission

Fiesta del Sol is a family-friendly festival draws over 1 million visitors during the four day event, every year. Fiesta del Sol is the largest festival in the Midwest, bringing: live entertainment, local art, a variety of food, carnival rides, a children’s area, educational resources for parents and youth, soccer games and much more.

Visit www.fiestadelsol.org or call 312.666.2663 for more information.