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Randolph Street Market Festival @ 1341 W Randolph St.

Plumbers Hall 1340 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago

Randolph Street Market Festival @ 1341 W Randolph St., 10:00am - 5:00pm WHAT: This fun street market is back after a few years away! SO WHAT: Celebrate the return of the Randolph Street Market Festival where you can experience over 175 vendors with a wide variety of items perfect for the summer season! Shop for vintaage and antique items while enjoying a drink and the live music playing throughout the market! NOW WHAT: Tickets start at $10, which are good for both day and go up with a nice selection of tiers including drink packages, totes, and more!

$10 – $100

The 2022 Newberry Book Fair @ The Newberry

The Newberry 60 West Walton Street, Chicago

The 2022 Newberry Book Fair @ Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St, Thursday & Friday Noon – 8:00pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, All Ages WHAT: A huge book fair supporting the Newberry Library, finally back after a long hiatus! SO WHAT: There is no such thing as too many books. Newberry Library knows this and their annual book fair is a great place to add one, two, or a dozen new books to your growing library. Whether it’s cookbooks, biographies, children’s literature or heartbreaking works of staggering literary genius; with over 120,000 books for sale there’s a good…

FREE

50th Annual Fiesta del Sol @ Pilsen

Fiesta del Sol 1400 Cermak, Chicago

50th Annual Fiesta del Sol @ Pilsen, Cermak from Ashland to Morgan St., WHAT: Join the Pilsen Community for the 49th annual Fiesta del Sol! SO WHAT: Fiesta del Sol celebrates the Pilsen neighborhood’s culture with live entertainment featuring a full music lineup, local art, a variety of food, carnival rides, a children’s area, educational resources for parents and youth, soccer games, and much more. This event spans an eight-block space down Cermak Road from Ashland to Morgan St. and can be seen from miles around thanks to the carnival’s huge Ferris Wheel! NOW WHAT: Admission is free for these…

FREE

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park & Streaming on Hulu

Grant Park Lolla 601 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park & Streaming on Hulu, 601 South Michigan Avenue WHAT: The over the top, too many days of music, is back at Grant Park and streaming safely at home on Hulu SO WHAT:  Lollapalooza is back in Grant Park with a lineup featuring the likes of Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Green Day and TONS more! If you don’t feel like getting into the usually massive crowds, you can sit back at home and watch selected sets over on Hulu, which is Lollapalooza’s official digital home this year! NOW WHAT: Tickets are still available. If you’re opting to…

$125 – $700

Chinatown Summer Fair @ Chinatown

Chinatown Summer Fair S Wentworth Ave & 23rd street, Chicago

Chinatown Summer Fair @ Chinatown, S Wentworth Ave & 23rd street, 11:00am, all ages WHAT: An iconic event celebrating the beauty of Chinese culture SO WHAT: Visitors to the event will be able to see the revered Dragon and Lion Dance Procession! There will be plenty of food from fantastic neighborhood restaurants, activities for families and children, and more!  It a nice mesh of ancient and modern Chinese culture. Check out the packed lineup of events happening during the fair at their event page! NOW WHAT: The event is free and a nice way to end your weekend

FREE

Jefferson Park Arts & Music Festival aka Jeff Fest @ Jefferson Park

Jefferson Park 4822 N Long Ave, Chicago

Jefferson Park Arts & Music Festival aka Jeff Fest @ Jefferson Park, 4822 N Long Ave WHAT: The 21th annual Jefferson Park Arts & Music Festival aka JEFF FEST! SO WHAT: Enjoy all the fun activities and ambiance of Jefferson Park in this three-day festival! You’ll get the chance to enjoy some great bands, tasty foods, and tons of family fun while enjoying the warm Chicago weather! NOW WHAT: Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door for this great neighborhood fest! Children 12 and under are free with an adult!

$6 – $7

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

Summer Fireworks @ Navy Pier

Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

Summer Fireworks @ Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, 10:00pm - 10:10pm WHAT: Enjoy the spectacle of fireworks all summer long SO WHAT: Take a trip to Navy Pier and check out their dazzling display of fireworks!. Each show features dramatic and popular music soundtracks with some special occasion soundtracks sprinkled throughout the season. NOW WHAT: It's free!  Just make your way to Navy Pier, find a spot, and enjoy the show !

FREE
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