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)
12 pm – 10 pm at 4800 N Broadway Street
Roscoe Village Burger Fest (Roscoe Village)
11 am – 10 pm at the intersection of Belmont and Damen Avenue
Sheffield Street Fest
11 am – 10 pm on Sheffield Avenue from Belmont to Roscoe Street
Summer Wine Fest at the Lincoln Park Zoo
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
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
Located near the Magnificent Mile