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Fan Expo Chicago 2022 @ Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont

Fan Expo Chicago 2022 @ Donald E. Stephens Convention Center,  5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, Friday 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm , All Ages WHAT: What was once Wizard World is now Fan Expo! SO WHAT: Fan Expo has taken the reigns and is celebrating 50 years of cons with their first in Chicago! It’s three days and one preview night of everything you ever wanted to know about nerd culture and geek stuff. There will be plenty of guests signing autographs, panels featuring interesting talks on the ins and outs of every creative…


Taste of Chicago 2022 @ Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain

Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain 301 S Columbus Dr,, Chicago

Taste of Chicago 2022 @ Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, Jackson & Columbus, 11:00am – 9:00pm, All Ages WHAT: The big, over-the-top mainstay food celebration of Chicago SO WHAT: It may happen every year to mixed results, but you can still find some great things at the Taste of Chicago. There is a hefty list of 30+ food vendors participating this year's return to Grant Park.  Plus there are tons of musical acts playing for free including Girl K, Local H, Drive by Truckers, and Nelly! Take a look at their map for an idea of the scope of this annual…


Square Roots Festival 2022 @ Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square Lincoln Avenue between Montrose and Wilson, IL

Square Roots Festival 2022 @ Lincoln Square, on Lincoln Avenue between Montrose and Wilson, Friday 5:00pm -10:00pm, Saturday Noon – 10:00pm, Sunday Noon – 9:00pm, All Ages WHAT: Lincoln Square’s excellent summer party! SO WHAT:  Join this bustling neighborhood for the Square Roots Festival featuring great food and regional craft beer, as well as unique and exciting market vendors. There will also be over 50 bands and artists from around the world entertaining the crowd on four stages throughout the fest! Artists include Bob Mould, Guided By Voices, DEHD Tabcoo City, BNNY, and more! NOW WHAT: Square Roots’ suggested donation…

$5 – $20

Twilight Tunes @ Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo 8400 W 31st St, Brookfield

Twilight Tunes @ Brookfield Zoo, 8400 W 31st St, 6:00pm - 9:30pm WHAT: Music and animals SO WHAT: Twilight Tunes, Brookfield Zoo's summer concert series will be taking over the ground on Fridays and Saturdays in July! Enjoy 10 night of live music while having access to afterhours exhibits like the big cats, Pinniped Point and underwater viewing, Seven Seas' dolphin underwater viewing, Ice Age Giants (East Trail), and Wild Encounters (no Aviary) until 8:30pm. Each night will end with a laser light show at 9:00pm! Check out the music lineup below and more info on each act over at…

$8 – $15