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Chicago Blues Fest

June 12-14

Now in its 32nd year, the Grant Park staple brings together living legends and local celebrities — all for the sake of singing the blues. Willie Dixon, Billy Branch and Hozier are just some of the acts hitting the Pritzker Pavillion this year. Interested? Click here for details.

Chicago Pride Fest
June 20-21

In preparation for the following week’s annual Pride Parade, Chicago’s LGBT community comes together to celebrate all things pride. With musical entertainment, local vendors and an adorable Pet Pride Parade, there’s a little bit of fun for everyone at the pre-parade fest. For more information, click here.

Chicago Pride Parade
June 28

Celebrating Chicago’s LGBT community, the Chicago Pride Parade attracts more than one million attendees each year. Head over to the parade route early to snag a primo spot before the party starts on Montrose and heads down through Diversey. Discover more details here.

Taste of Chicago
July 8-12

Taking place in Chicago’s Grant Park, Taste of Chicago is the granddaddy of the city’s food festivals. Participants can purchase tickets for a “taste” of Chicago’s street fare, all while live music provides the soundtrack to your food journey. Learn about who’s participating here.

Fourth of July Fireworks
July 4

Celebrate our nation’s independence with a fireworks display from Chicago’s Navy Pier. Onlookers can either head down to the pier or sit in the grass at Millennium Park for an up-close view. If you’d like to avoid the crowds, hit up a lakefront beach, or head over to a friend’s rooftop. For more, click here.

Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
August 14-16

With three stages worth of music and performance acts, as well as more than 100 local arts and crafts vendors, the Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest is your ticket to far North Side’s culture and entertainment scene. Want more details? Click here.

Chicago Air and Water Show
August 15-16

Look up to the skies during this famous two-day event over Chicago’s North Beach area. The show features air and watercraft demonstrations, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Army Parachute Team, Golden Knights. Click here for more information.