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Windy City Ribfest in UptownWindy City Ribfest in Uptown

June 30-July 2, 2017

4700 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

Friday & Saturday, 12-10pm & Sunday, 12-9pm

$5 gate donation, Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown

Saucy fun is what this 9th annual fest is all about! Features tasty slabs from top Chicago and national ribbers, an eclectic music lineup, arts/crafts and a kids' activity area.


Live on LincolnLive on Lincoln

July 1-2, 2017

3200 N. Lincoln Ave. (Lincoln at Belmont)

Chicago, IL 60657

Saturday, 12-10pm, Sunday, 12-9pm

$10 suggested donation

StarEvents and Silver Wrapper have come together to announce a brand new street festival, ready to take Chicago by storm this summer- Live on Lincoln 2017, bringing together some of the best names in indie rock, jam band and funk music, alongside vendors from the local community.


Square Roots – Craft Brew & Music FestivalSquare Roots – Craft Brew & Music Festival

July 7-9, 2017

4400-4560 N. Lincoln Ave. (from Wilson to Montrose)

Chicago, IL 60625

Friday, 5-10pm, Saturday, 12-10pm, Sunday, 12-9pm

$10 suggested donation for Adults, $5 Seniors/kids, $20 for Families

The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce (LSRCC) and Old Town School of Folk Music (OTSFM) present the 6th Annual Square Roots craft beer and music experience in Chicago’s historic Lincoln Square neighborhood.


West FestWest Fest

July 7-9, 2017

Chicago Ave. btwn. Damen Ave. & Wood St.

Chicago, IL 60622

Friday, 5-10pm, Saturday & Sunday, 12-10pm

FREE Admission; $5 suggested donation

Hailed as one of the top festivals in the city and suburbs by the Chicago Tribune, West Fest 2017 returns to one of today’s “hottest neighborhoods” in the country July 7-9.


Roscoe Village Burger FestRoscoe Village Burger Fest

July 8-9, 2017

Belmont Ave. & Damen Ave. (200 W. Belmont)

Chicago, IL 60618


FREE Admission; $10 suggested donation benefits the Roscoe Village Chamber
of Commerce

Savory burgers and a rockin' music lineup are in the spotlight for Roscoe Village's 11th  annual food extravaganza.


Colombian Fest / El Gran Festival ColombianoColombian Fest / El Gran Festival Colombiano

July 15-16, 2017

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Chicago, IL 60659


$10 Admission, Kids 12 years and under FREE with paid adult ticket

This two-day festival is the largest event in the area that celebrates Colombian history, culture, and independence.


Southport Art FestivalSouthport Art Festival

July 15-16, 2017

W. Waveland Ave. & N. Southport Ave.

Chicago, IL 60613

Saturday, 10am-7pm, Sunday, 10am-5pm

FREE Admission; $10 suggested donation

Chicago’s iconic Southport Corridor blooms to life next summer when  Southport Art Festival takes over Waveland and Southport in July of 2017. Featured in TimeOut Chicago as one of the “Best Festivals in Town,” the event will feature an assorted mix of fine art, setting the environment for a picture-perfect Chicago neighborhood street festival.


59th Dearborn Garden WalkDearborn Garden Walk

July 16, 2017

45 W. North Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60610


$30 advance / $35 gate

Join the North Dearborn Association for a glimpse of nearly 20 rear private gardens, an architectural walking tour of historic Dearborn street along with live music and garden vignettes throughout select gardens.


Chinatown Summer FairChinatown Summer Fair

July 16, 2017

2200 S. Wentworth Ave. (at Cermak Rd.)

Chicago, IL 60616


Free Admission

This iconic and popular annual celebration of Far East culture returns for its 39th festive year.


Soulful Chicago Book FairSoulful Chicago Book Fair

July 16, 2017

Woodlawn, 501 E. 61st St. (61st St. btwn. Cottage Grove and King Dr.)

Chicago, IL 60649


FREE Admission

The Soulful Chicago Book Fair is an outdoor, 4-block long literary festival that highlights literacy and the literary arts on the south side of Chicago.


Taste of River NorthTaste of River North

July 21-23, 2017

Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury St.

Chicago, IL 60654

Friday, 5-10pm; Saturday, 12-10pm; Sunday, 11am-8pm

FREE Admission; $5 suggested donation

Presented by the River North Residents Association, ToRN 2017 returns July 21-23 with its mix of hot eats and cold drinks, great music, family fun, and morning yoga to get the body ready for the hippest feast of the summer!


Chicago Craft Beer FestivalChicago Craft Beer Festival

July 22-23, 2017

2200 N. Sheffield Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614


Daily tasting passes from $35-45

More than 70 specialty microbrews from Chicago and far beyond will be showcased at this 6th annual beer lover's paradise in the Lincoln Park/DePaul neighborhood.


Sheffield Music Festival & Garden WalkSheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk

July 22-23, 2017

2200 N. Sheffield Ave. (at Webster)

Chicago, IL 60614


$7-10 tour donations benefit the Sheffield Neighborhood Association

More than 100 of the neighborhood's lush residential gardens will be open for the public to explore at this iconic summer event that is celebrating its 49th year in 2017.


Bantu FestBantu Fest

July 29, 2017

Midway Plaisance, 60th & Ellis

Chicago, IL 60637


FREE Admission

The Bantu Fest is a one of a kind festival that promotes cultural exchange and diversity among nations. Come taste food from over 20 different countries, and experience arts, cultures & great music from around the world.


Taste of Lincoln AvenueTaste of Lincoln Avenue

July 29-30, 2017

Lincoln Ave. & Fullerton Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614


FREE Admission; $10 suggested donation benefits the Wrightwood Neighbors Association

One of the city's most iconic summer street fests celebrates its 34th year in 2017.


Wicker Park FestWicker Park Fest

July 29-30, 2017

Milwaukee Ave. btwn. North Ave. & Paulina St.

Chicago, IL 60622


FREE Admission; $10 suggested donation benefits the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce

As one of the city’s most anticipated summer events, Wicker Park Fest is annually one of Chicago’s top-draws, attracting visitors from across the Midwest with its stellar music line-up. Chicago’s longest (in terms of length) two-day neighborhood festival reflects Wicker Park’s rich musical heritage, vibrant nightlife and acclaimed restaurants.


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