Chicago SummerDance

Fridays-Sundays, June 23-September 10, 2017  •  Grant Park, Spirit of the Music Garden

Saturdays & Thursdays, July 13-September 14, 2017  •  Eight Neighborhood Parks throughout the City

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Come join us this summer as the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park blossoms into an urban dance space. Dance to the sounds of 48 different live bands + DJs and get into step with dance lessons beforehand. Glide across the restored 4,900-square-foot, 100 percent recycled, open-air dance floor designed by Chicago artist Dan Peterman.

Swing, waltz, cha-cha…or simply enjoy the music. All FREE!


Chicago SummerDance Calendar


Complete calender of the 2017 Chicago SummerDance.

SummerDance Celebration

SummerDance Celebration

The new dance festival presents a full day of dance competitions, social dancing and performances.

Chicago SummerDance June Schedule

June Schedule

Chicago SummerDance kicks-off in June with The Outcast Jazz Band, Lynne Jordan + The Shivers, Alma Afrobeat Ensemble and more.

Chicago SummerDance July Schedule

July Schedule

Chicago SummerDance continues in July with Luis Palermo + Brasa All Stars, DJ Eric "ET" Taylor, Orquesta El Macabeo, Newpoli and more.

Chicago SummerDance August Schedule


Don't miss performances include,
Carpacho y Su Super Combo, Tyree Cooper, National Steppers Society, The Revelers and DJ Naveen Kumar.

Chicago SummerDance September Schedule

September Schedule

Chicago SummerDance comes to a close on September 10th with a Feufollet (Cajun), part of the World Music Festival Chicago.



The new SummerDance-Off invites residents to show off their footwork and steppin’ skills at a series of city-wide amateur competitions on July 8, 15, 22 and 29 at Chicago Park District locations.

Chicago SummerDance - Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information when planning your visit to Chicago SummerDance.


Information and Resources

Chicago SummerDance

Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden

601 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Free Admission

Chicago SummerDance Image Gallery

Chicago SummerDance Image Gallery
Images are available in high resolution
for press purposes only.

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Chicago SummerDance is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Additional support provided by Chicago Park District, Chicago Police Department -1st District, 42nd Ward Aldermanic Office, Ald. Brendan Reilly, Chicago Department of Transportation and the Department of Fleet and Facility Management.



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