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Sound of Silent Film Festival, 4/20, Davis Theater

Afro Fusion Easter Day Party, 4/21, The Promontory

CineYouth Festival, 4/26-28, Music Box Theatre

Windy City Horrorama, 4/26-28, Davis Theater

Chicago Wine Fest, 4/27, Lincoln Park Zoo

Randolph Street Market, 4/27-28, West Loop


Kids and Kites Festival, 5/4, various locations

MoonRunners Music Festival, 5/4-5, Reggies

James Beard Awards Gala, 5/6, Lyric Opera

Hyde Park Food Truck Fest, 5/11

Renegade Craft Fair, 5/11-12, Pilsen

Chicago Riverwalk Season Celebration, 5/13-19

Día del Niño, 5/18, Pilsen

Open Air Music Festival, 5/18-19, Seatgeek Stadium

Hyde Park Handmade, 5/19, The Promontory

Sweets and Snacks Expo, 5/21-23, McCormick Place

House Music Conference and Festival, 5/23-25, various locations

International Mr. Leather, 5/23-27, Congress Plaza Hotel

Mole de Mayo Festival, 5/24-26, Pilsen

Live on the Lake!, 5/24-9/1, Navy Pier

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival, 5/25-26, Lakeview

Navy Pier Fireworks, 5/25-9/31, Navy Pier

Bike the Drive, 5/26, Lake Shore Drive

Maifest Chicago, 5/30-6/2, Lincoln Square

Chicago Gospel Music Festival, 5/31-6/1, Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park

Do Division Street Fest, 5/31-6/2, West Town


Gold Coast Art Fair, 6/1-2

Hyde Park Community Art Fair, 6/1-2

57th Art Street Fair, 6/1-2, Hyde Park

Millennium Park Summer Film Series, 6/5-8/14

Harper Court Music Series, 6/5, Hyde Park

Chicago Blues Festival, 6/7-9, Millennium Park

Spring Awakening, 6/7-9, Poplar Creek

Andersonville Midsommarfest, 6/7-9

Old Town Art Fair, 6/8-9

Wells Street Art Festival, 6/8-9, Old Town

Printers Row Lit Fest, 6/8-9

LatiNxt, 6/14-15, Navy Pier

Taste of Randolph, 6/14-16, West Loop

Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest, 6/15, Lincoln Park

Punk Black Chicago Fest Edition, 6/15-16, Beat Kitchen

Hyde Park Handmade, 6/16, The Promontory

Puerto Rican People's Parade, 6/16, Humboldt Park

Pilsen Taco Fest 2019, 6/16-17

World's Largest Block Party, 6/21-22, Greektown

Chi-Soul Fest, 6/21-22, Navy Pier

Gold Coast Greek Fest, 6/21-23, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Chicago

Ruido Fest, 6/21-23, Union Park

Country Lakeshake, 6/21-23, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Chicago Food Truck Festival in the South Loop, 6/22-23

Chicago Pride Fest, 6/22-23 Lakeview

Ravenswood on Tap, 6/22-23

Mamby on the Beach, 6/23-24, Oakwood Beach

Chicago Summerdance, 6/27-8/24, various locations

Back Lot Bash, 6/28-30, Andersonville

Logan Square Arts Festival, 6/28-30

Dyke March, 6/29, Little Village

Navy Pier Pride, 6/29

Pride in the Park, 6/29, Grant Park

Beverly Art Walk, 6/29

Lyrical Lemonade Festival, 6/29-30, Douglas Park

Chi Town Hot Sauce Expo, 6/29-30, Seatgeek Stadium

TRQPiTECA Queer Pride Chicago, 6/30, Chinatown

Chicago Pride Parade, 6/30, Lakeview


Windy City Ribfest, 7/4-6, Uptown

Windy City Black Pride, 7/4-7, various locations

Harper Court Music Series, 7/5, Hyde Park

West Fest, 7/5-7, West Town

Chosen Few DJs Picnic & Festival, 7/6, Jackson Park

Chicago Michelada Fest 2019, 7/6-7, Pilsen

Taste of Chicago, 7/10-14, Grant Park

Square Roots Craft Brew & Music Festival, 7/12-14, Lincoln Square

Irish Festival, 7/12-14, Irving Park

Roscoe Village Burger Fest, 7/13-15

Chinatown Summer Fair, 7/15

Wicker Park Fest, 7/26-28

Pitchfork Music Festival, 7/19-21, Union Park

Silver Room Block Party, 7/20, Hyde Park

Water Lantern Festival, 7/20, Humboldt Park

Dearborn Garden Walk, 7/21, Old Town

Fiesta del Sol, 7/25-28, Pilsen

Wakandacon, 7/26-28, Hyatt Regency McCormick

Ghana Fest, 7/27, Washington Park

Chicago Margarita Festival, 7/27-28, Navy Pier

South Loop Beer and Cider Fest, 7/27

Bantu Fest, 7/27-28, Hyde Park


Harper Court Music Series, 8/1, Hyde Park

Lollapolooza, 8/1-4, Grant Park

Soulful Chicago Book Fair, 8/3, Woodlawn

Belize Day in the Park, 8/4, Burnham Park

Out of Space Festival, 8/8-11, Evanston

Chicago Hot Dog Fest, 8/9-11, Lincoln Park

Retro on Roscoe, 8/9-11, Roscoe Village

Bud Billiken Parade, 8/10, Bronzeville

My House Music Festival, 8/10-11, Pilsen

Chicago's Little Italy Festa, 8/16

Edison Park Fest, 8/16-18

Windy City West Indian Carnival, 8/17, Harvey

Sangria Festival, 8/17-18, Humboldt Park

Chicago Air and Water Show, 8/17-18, North Avenue Beach

South Shore Summer Festival, 8/21

Taste of Greektown, 8/23-25

Chicago Jazz Festival, 8/23-9/1, Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park

Villapalooza, 8/24, Little Village

Out at Wrigley, 8/25

México en el Corazón, 8/30, Millennium Park

African Festival of the Arts, 8/30-9/2, Washington Park

North Coast Music Festival, 8/30-9/2, Northerly Island

Taste of Polonia Festival, 8/30-9/2, Jefferson Park


Chicago Lowrider Festival, 9/2, Pilsen

Throwback Music Festival, 9/6-8, Gladstone Park

Renegade Craft Fair, 9/7-8, Wicker Park

Ride for Life Chicago, 9/7-8, Chicago-Michigan

Jerk, Seafood, and Vegan Festival, 9/7-8, South Loop

Out in the Park, 9/8, Six Flags Great America

Riot Fest, 9/13-15, Douglas Park

World Music Festival, 9/13-29, various locations

Fulton Market Harvest Fest, 9/14-16

West Loop Art Fest, 9/16-17

Expo Chicago, 9/19-22,Navy Pier

Edgewater Arts Festival, 9/28-29

Hyde Park Jazz Festival, 9/28-29

Oktoberfest, 9/28-30, Lakeview v

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