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29th African/Caribbean International Festival of Life @ Washington Park

Washington Park 5531 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL

29th African/Caribbean International Festival of Life @ Washington Park, 5531 S. King Dr., 2:00pm - 10:00pm, All Ages WHAT: A fantastic festival that buts the spotlight on on  African/Caribbean culture SO WHAT: The African Caribbean International Festival of Love is bring a little bit of everything to Washington Park for four days of fun! Enjoy wonderful Afro-Caribbean food, games, crafts and amazing music from the likes of I-Octane, Mr. Killa, Al Hudson & One Way, Doc Payne & Payne Relief Blues Band, and many more. NOW WHAT: One day admission is $25 in advance ($20 for seniors), $40 day of…

$60

Tuesdays on the Terrace @ Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL

Tuesdays on the Terrace @ Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave., 5:30PM WHAT: Enjoy an evening of free music on the MCA’s Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden SO WHAT: This annual summer performance series, hosted by Al Carter-Bey from WDCB 90.9 FM  highlights artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned jazz community. With two sets of live music every night, food and beverages available for purchase, and area for you to spread out a picnic, this is a perfect way to spend your Tuesday nights this summer. Check out the lineup below and at their event page! June…

FREE

Summer Fireworks @ Navy Pier

Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL

Summer Fireworks @ Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, 9:00pm - 9:10pm 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

Rogers Park Music & Art Fest @ Sheridan Rd & Columbia

Rogers Park Music & Art Fest @ Sheridan Rd & Columbia, Friday 5:00pm - 12:00pm & Saturday Noon - 10:00pm, All ages WHAT: a fun fest in Rogers Park! SO WHAT: Head over to the Rogers Park neighborhood and celebrate the ethnic diversity and bohemian art of the Rogers Park neighborhood at the Rogers Park Music & Art Fest. This two day festival will feature art and music from current and former Rogers Park creators! NOW WHAT: You can donate to the fest here! 

Barrio Arts Festival @ The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture 3015 W Division St, Chicago, IL

Barrio Arts Festival @ The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, 3015 W Division St, Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm, All ages WHAT: Art, music, dancing, and more celebration Puerto Rican culture SO WHAT: Head over to The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture for a weekend full of amazing artists sharing their work. There will be plenty of food for you to enjoy as well as live performances and workshops for the whole family! Check out the lineup over at their event page! NOW WHAT: It's free to enter! Enjoy the awesome…

FREE

Taste of Chicago 2022 @ Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain

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

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…

FREE

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, IL

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

Taste of Chicago 2022 @ Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain

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

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…

FREE

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

West Fest 2022 @ Chicago Ave. between Damen Avenue and Wood Street

West Fest 1800-2000 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL

West Fest 2022 @ Chicago Ave. between Damen Avenue and Wood Street, Saturday & Sunday Noon – 10:00pm WHAT: This wonderful fest is back after virtual year in 2020! SO WHAT: Celebrate all of the best of West Town Chicago with a two day fest filled with plenty of food, vendors, fest areas specifically for kids and pets, and some of the best local and world renowned music. West Fest will feature a DJ stage and an Empty Bottle curated stage. The lineup includes Mark Farina , Derrick Carter, DeerHoof, Lala Lala, Choir Boy, Ganser, Protomartyr, and so many more.…

$10

DZ Fest 2022: The 10th and Final DZ Fest @ DZ Records

DZ Records 8548 S 85th Ct., Hickory Hills, IL

DZ Fest 2022: The 10th and Final DZ Fest @ DZ Records, 8548 S 85th Ct, Hickory Hills, Noon – 11:00pm, All Ages WHAT: The 10th and final DZ Fest! SO WHAT: DZ Fest is a gathering of 40 bands ripping into their instruments on two stages for two days of excellent music. The lineup is wonderfully insane as usual including the likes of Ok Cowgirl, Yadda Man, Holly, Lollygagger, Waltzer, and so many more! Check out their event page for the amazing full lineup! There will also be a merchandise tent with band merch, artists from all over selling…

$20
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