Chicago's Best Festivals & Events: Summer 2018

My favorite time of year is finally here! The city thrives on events all year round, but really brings their A-game come June-September. With events happening almost every day of the week, with many overlapping, it is best to plan out which ones are worth going to ahead of time. Below are my top recommendations for upcoming festivals and events this summer! 



11-15: Taste of Chicago

13-15: Windy City Smokeout

16: Eater x Goose Island Passport to Chicago Launch Party

16: Savor at Sunset

20-22: Taste of River North

20-22: Artfest Michigan Avenue

21-22: Chicago Craft Beer Fest

25: Chicago's Best Restaurants

26-29: Fiesta Del Sol

27: Summer Wine Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo

28-29: Taste of Lincoln Avenue

28-29: Chicago Margarita Festival

July through August 6: Happy Place Pop Up



1-25: Chicago SummerDance

2-5: Lollapalooza 

8-26: Food Bowl

9: Ducky Derby Chicago

10-11: Camp Northerly

10-12: Chicago Hot Dog Fest

10-12: Ginza Festival Chicago

11: Stan's Donuts 5k

16: River Broil

17-18: Chicago Tastemaker

18-19: Air and Water Show

18-19: Sangria Festival

24-26: Taste of Greektown

31-Sep. 2: North Coast Music Festival



7-8: Windy City Wine Festival

8: Donut Fest at the Zoo

8-9: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

9-10: Chicago Bourbon and Barbecue Fest

13: Chicago Turkish Festival

14-16: Riot Fest

15: Rosé Fest on the Beach

15-16: Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest

28-30: Chicago Gourmet

29-Oct. 1: Chicago Oktoberfest



Have a Chicago event you think should be added to the list? Email!