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Chicago’s Street Festivals

Written By: Jessie White

With warm weather and sunny skies gracing the beautiful city of Chicago’s streets, locals and travelers alike have had no shortage of stuff to do in the city to soak up as much of the summer fun as possible. Lake Michigan’s beaches are full, patio season is in full effect, and there are of course many street festivals that are back this summer to celebrate food, drinks, and the fun that the warmer weather brings.

Summer is the time when street festivals finally have their time to shine. Street festivals take place almost every day in the summer in all corners of the city, all with the same goal in mind: Let’s have fun while listening to live music and enjoying some amazing food. With so many festivals happening around the city, it may be difficult for you to choose which festival you should attend. Want a burger so good you’ll be drooling all the way home? How about a wine tasting surrounded by adorable zoo animals? Don’t fret, we have a list of some of our favorite local festivals that we believe anyone in the family can enjoy. Chicago has a street festival for just about anyone so check out our choices below to find out which festival you’ll be attending this summer.

Windy City Ribfest (Uptown)

July 4th-6th

12 pm – 10 pm at 4800 N Broadway Street

 Roscoe Village Burger Fest (Roscoe Village)

July 13th-14th

11 am – 10 pm at the intersection of Belmont and Damen Avenue

Sheffield Street Fest

July 19th-21st

11 am – 10 pm on Sheffield Avenue from Belmont to Roscoe Street

Summer Wine Fest at the Lincoln Park Zoo

July 26th

6:30 pm- 9:30 pm at the Lincoln Park Zoo

This is a ticketed event for ages 21+. Grab tickets here before they run out!

Taste of Lincoln Avenue

July 27th-28th

12 pm – 10 pm at North Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton and Wrightwood Avenue.

Where to Stay?

The Willows Hotel

Located at the edge of Lakeview and Lincoln Park, accessible via Brown Line train

The Majestic Hotel

Located in the heart of Wrigleyville, accessible via Red Line train

The City Suites Hotel

Located in the heart of Northalsted (formerly Boystown), accessible via Red Line train

Ivy Hotel

Located near the Magnificent Mile



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