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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

Millennium Art Festival @ Michigan Avenue & E Lake St.

Millennium Art Festival Michigan Avenue & E Lake St., Chicago, IL

Millennium Art Festival @ Michigan Avenue & E Lake St., 10:00am – 5:00pm WHAT: Three days of great art in the middle of downtown SO WHAT: Millennium Art Festival will have an wide range of artwork on display including paintings, ceramics, photography, and furniture from over 130 juried artists! There will also be plenty of festival food, live music by French singer, Michelet, and artist demonstrations throughout the fest! Several artists from this show are participating in Amdur Productions’ Green Ribbon Project, so if you see a green ribbon on a piece of art, 10% of the sale will be…

FREE

Pitchfork Music Festival 2022 @ Union Park

Union Park 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Pitchfork Music Festival @ Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Noon – 10:00pm WHAT: A music festival focused on some of the best music you can find today SO WHAT: Pitchfork have been the taste-makers in the just-under-the-mainstream community for a while and they know how to put on a good festival. This year is no different with a stellar lineup including headliners like The National, Mitski, and the Roots! Check out the full lineup here! NOW WHAT: Tickets go on sale Friday, March 11 at 10am! Single day passes are $99 ($199 for plus) and 3-day passes for $200…

$99 – $399

Tacos y Tamales Festival @ Pilsen at S Peoria St & W 16th St.

Tacos y Tamales Festival @ Pilsen S Peoria St & W 16th St., Chicago, IL

Tacos y Tamales Festival @ Pilsen, S Peoria St & W 16th St.,Friday 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday Noon – 10:00pm, All Ages WHAT: Some Latin American staples highlighted in this fun fest SO WHAT: Discover authentic and delicious tacos and tamales from several regions of Latin America at this great looking street festival. In addition to all the great food you’ll get a chance to experience local art installations, buy some good from vendors, and enjoy some Latin music and Dance performances! And let’s not forget a nice beer garden from Modelo! NOW WHAT: Entry is free but…

FREE

Roscoe Village Burger Fest @ Belmont and Damen

Roscoe Village Burger Fest @ Belmont and Damen 2000 W Belmont Ave,, Chicago, IL

Roscoe Village Burger Fest @ Belmont and Damen, 2000 W Belmont Ave, Friday 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00am – 10:00pm, all ages WHAT: Fire up the grills for a good ole burger party! SO WHAT: Roscoe Village Burger Fest returns for its 15th mouth-watering year of delicious burgers! This year’s vendors include Byron’s Hot Dogs, Epic Burger, Fatso’s Last Stand, Lola's Coney Island, Lush Food & Drink, Reggies Chicago, Select Cut Steakhouse, Tandoor Char House, and  The StopAlong. Add in two stages of music, arts and crafts, and the action-packed “Kids Zone” area, and you got yourself a…

$10

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

Horner Brew Fest 2022 @ Horner Park

Horner Park 2741 W Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL

Horner Brew Fest 2022 @ Horner Park, 2741 W Montrose Ave., 6:00pm - 10:00pm WHAT: Brews for a good cause SO WHAT: Horner Brew Fest is back!  This beer-centric fest is bringing tons of incredible breweries, food trucks and live music from Expo'76 to support the sustainability initiatives of the Horner Park Advisory Council! Enjoy the warm weather, over 40 varieties for beer, and great festivities as they raise sufficient funds to treat and preserve 79 critically endangered ash trees! NOW WHAT: Tickets are $45 and include a tasting glass and samples from all the breweries! There are also $10…

$10 – $45

Millennium Art Festival @ Michigan Avenue & E Lake St.

Millennium Art Festival Michigan Avenue & E Lake St., Chicago, IL

Millennium Art Festival @ Michigan Avenue & E Lake St., 10:00am – 5:00pm WHAT: Three days of great art in the middle of downtown SO WHAT: Millennium Art Festival will have an wide range of artwork on display including paintings, ceramics, photography, and furniture from over 130 juried artists! There will also be plenty of festival food, live music by French singer, Michelet, and artist demonstrations throughout the fest! Several artists from this show are participating in Amdur Productions’ Green Ribbon Project, so if you see a green ribbon on a piece of art, 10% of the sale will be…

FREE

Volleywood featuring Corona Electric Beach @ North Avenue Beach

North Avenue Beach 1600 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL

Volleywood featuring Corona Electric Beach @ North Avenue Beach, 1600 North Lake Shore Drive, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, 21+ WHAT: Billed as Chicago’s only 2-day beachfront music festival, it’s Volleywood featuring Corona Electric Beach SO WHAT: Immerse yourself in Volleywood, a day full of Chicago’s skyline views, breezy beats, full-service bars, and local food. The festival will feature music from Basura Boys, Flipside, Flux Pavilion, Cash Cash, San Holo (DJ set) and more! NOW WHAT: Tickets start at $60 for single day passes, $100 for two day, for this fun beach affair!

$60

Roscoe Village Burger Fest @ Belmont and Damen

Roscoe Village Burger Fest @ Belmont and Damen 2000 W Belmont Ave,, Chicago, IL

Roscoe Village Burger Fest @ Belmont and Damen, 2000 W Belmont Ave, Friday 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00am – 10:00pm, all ages WHAT: Fire up the grills for a good ole burger party! SO WHAT: Roscoe Village Burger Fest returns for its 15th mouth-watering year of delicious burgers! This year’s vendors include Byron’s Hot Dogs, Epic Burger, Fatso’s Last Stand, Lola's Coney Island, Lush Food & Drink, Reggies Chicago, Select Cut Steakhouse, Tandoor Char House, and  The StopAlong. Add in two stages of music, arts and crafts, and the action-packed “Kids Zone” area, and you got yourself a…

$10

Pitchfork Music Festival 2022 @ Union Park

Union Park 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Pitchfork Music Festival @ Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Noon – 10:00pm WHAT: A music festival focused on some of the best music you can find today SO WHAT: Pitchfork have been the taste-makers in the just-under-the-mainstream community for a while and they know how to put on a good festival. This year is no different with a stellar lineup including headliners like The National, Mitski, and the Roots! Check out the full lineup here! NOW WHAT: Tickets go on sale Friday, March 11 at 10am! Single day passes are $99 ($199 for plus) and 3-day passes for $200…

$99 – $399
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