From June to September, the city goes through many activities of all cultural fields– to enjoy with family, friends, your partner or even… alone!
There are countless activities not to miss for any reason if you are in Chicago during the summer!
Among these multitudinous activities, you can have a good time enjoying comedy and dance events, earn a few extra pounds on the many food festivals or enjoy a good homemade beer to enjoy the four sunniest months of the year. Let’s look at a few of the most important festivals that illuminate the city in those days!
Chicago Blues Festival
Chicago and blues always go hand in hand. It was in this city where the foundations of rock and roll were created to forget the blues acoustic instruments and start using electric ones! An ideal space to delight the ears! and the best! This event is the world’s largest FREE blues concert!!!!
Taste of Chicago
This time Grant Park lends itself as one of the most “delicious” spaces throughout the city, as it is occupied by the Taste of Chicago, a tasty food festival that is usually made around June 10 and lasting 4 days.
Despite the high temperatures and flies hovering around food, Taste of Chicago is one of the most beloved and iconic events of chicagoans summer. In addition to pamper the palate with delicious flavors offered by the festival, you can enjoy live music … and to digest better .. yes! It’s free!
Just For Laughs
While not free, worth attending! … Located in different parts of the city, Just for laughs, the largest company of comedy in the country seeks to provoke happiness and the wildest laughter in their events! .. Those events are extremely funny and are of those you can not miss if you love laughter.
Grant Park Music Festival
Every year, the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park hosts free performances of classical music and world music. It is a free festival where your senses can fly at hearing the beauty in every musical note played. It’s just beautiful! This festival is a worthy synonymous with “drench the soul with art, sensitivity and culture”
Wavefront Music Fest in Montrose Beach
There is no better way to start the month of July than enjoying live music on the beach. Wavefront Music Festival is a giant electronic party, ideal to spend a very good time and meet people at the pace of this extroverted musical style. Its entrance is not free, but I assure you you will not regret your investment!
Lincoln Square is the host this time with a good outdoor event AT NO COST where in addition to traditional American music and world music you can enjoy delicious craft beer and restaurants around!
And Summer in Chicago is not summer without Lollapalooza. This massive festival has been held since 2005 in Grant Park and thanks to him, you can enjoy the most famous artists of world class today. Unfortunately I can not say it’s free, but worths every penny it costs! Magnificent!
Chicago Jazz Fest
And finally (although there are many other activities remained to talk about them later), I must say that the Chicago Jazz Fest is one of the greatest festivals I’ve ever been to. And it makes me happy to tell you that it’s also FREE!
With different outdoor stages, it assigns a space for breathing and basking in the coolest cultural environment.
So I hope that this summer you get motivated to participate in these (among others) fantastic activities that only “Chicago – Wonderland” brings with the arrival of the sun!