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Chicago Pride Fest @ Halsted St. and Waveland Ave.

Chicago Pride Fest 800 W. Waveland Ave., Chicago, IL

Chicago Pride Fest @ Northalsted on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St., 11:00am – 10:00pm, All Ages WHAT: The official Chicago Pride Fest SO WHAT: No one celebrates Pride better than Northalsted! Chicago Pride Fest, held during National Pride Month, celebrates the LGBTQ+ achievements as a community in their annual two-day street festival leading up to Chicago’s world famous Pride Parade the following week. The event features tons of food and drinks, 150+ arts/crafts vendors, DJ’s and dancing, drag shows, pet parade, sponsored presence, games, giveaways and more. There is also three stages of artists performing throughout the fest…

$15

The Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash @ Douglass Park

Douglass Park 1401 S Sacramento Dr, Chicago, IL

The Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash @ Douglass Park, 1401 S Sacramento Dr, Noon – 9:45pm, All Ages WHAT: Pretty much every hip hop act you need to see SO WHAT: The Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash is coming to Douglass Park with some of the most cutting edge and celebrated hip hop artists around. Seriously, look at this lineup! Nearly every slice of the hip hop genre is represented, so don’t miss out on this incredible festival! Headliners Lil Uzi Vert, Post Malone, and Playboy Carti are top-notch and the undercard features the likes of Rico Nasty, Ski Mask the Slump…

Taste of Randolph @ Randolph at Peoria

Taste of Randolph 900 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Taste of Randolph @ Randolph at Peoria, 900 W Randolph St, Friday 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday Noon – 10:00pm, All Ages WHAT: Another year of this iconic street festival SO WHAT: Taste of Randolph brings together some excellent names in Chicago dining, featuring over 16 restaurants exemplary for delectable menus and irresistibly unique flavors, for this delicious event! There will also be a curated a list of bands and musicians (including the biggest names in Chicago house music) performing on two stages and a DJ stage to entertain guests on their culinary trip down Randolph. Some of the…

$15

Summer Fireworks @ Navy Pier

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

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

Gold Coast Art Fair @ Butler Field in Grant Park

Butler Field in Grant Park S Lake Shore Dr & E Monroe St ,, Chicago, IL

Gold Coast Art Fair @ Butler Field in Grant Park, S Lake Shore Dr & E Monroe St , 10:00am – 5:00pm WHAT: 64th year of Gold Coast Art Fair SO WHAT: Head out to Butler Field in Grant Park to see the work of over 200 juried artists from across the country. Artists will be displaying beautiful pieces in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, ceramics, furniture, jewelry, and more. There will also be plenty of art demonstrations, art talks, live music, delicious food and drinks, and more throughout the fair! NOW WHAT: Tickets are $10 for this…

Chicago Pride Fest @ Halsted St. and Waveland Ave.

Chicago Pride Fest 800 W. Waveland Ave., Chicago, IL

Chicago Pride Fest @ Northalsted on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St., 11:00am – 10:00pm, All Ages WHAT: The official Chicago Pride Fest SO WHAT: No one celebrates Pride better than Northalsted! Chicago Pride Fest, held during National Pride Month, celebrates the LGBTQ+ achievements as a community in their annual two-day street festival leading up to Chicago’s world famous Pride Parade the following week. The event features tons of food and drinks, 150+ arts/crafts vendors, DJ’s and dancing, drag shows, pet parade, sponsored presence, games, giveaways and more. There is also three stages of artists performing throughout the fest…

$15

The Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash @ Douglass Park

Douglass Park 1401 S Sacramento Dr, Chicago, IL

The Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash @ Douglass Park, 1401 S Sacramento Dr, Noon – 9:45pm, All Ages WHAT: Pretty much every hip hop act you need to see SO WHAT: The Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash is coming to Douglass Park with some of the most cutting edge and celebrated hip hop artists around. Seriously, look at this lineup! Nearly every slice of the hip hop genre is represented, so don’t miss out on this incredible festival! Headliners Lil Uzi Vert, Post Malone, and Playboy Carti are top-notch and the undercard features the likes of Rico Nasty, Ski Mask the Slump…

Taste of Randolph @ Randolph at Peoria

Taste of Randolph 900 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Taste of Randolph @ Randolph at Peoria, 900 W Randolph St, Friday 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday Noon – 10:00pm, All Ages WHAT: Another year of this iconic street festival SO WHAT: Taste of Randolph brings together some excellent names in Chicago dining, featuring over 16 restaurants exemplary for delectable menus and irresistibly unique flavors, for this delicious event! There will also be a curated a list of bands and musicians (including the biggest names in Chicago house music) performing on two stages and a DJ stage to entertain guests on their culinary trip down Randolph. Some of the…

$15

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

Pier Dance @ Polk Bros Performance Lawn City Stage (Navy Pier)

Polk Bros Performance Lawn City Stage (Navy Pier) 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL

Pier Dance @ Polk Bros Performance Lawn City Stage (Navy Pier), 600 E. Grand Avenue, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, All Ages WHAT: Learn to dance in a beautiful outdoor stage SO WHAT: Navy Pier will be giving guests a little help on the dance floor this year with a  series of free dance lessons on the Polk Bros Performance Lawn City Stage.  Each week a different style of dance will be taught by some incredible instructors. After the focused lessons, the floor will be opened to free dance. NOW WHAT: Head over to Navy Pier and show off some newly acquired…

FREE

The Billboard by WBEZ’s Natalie Y. Moore @ Abbott Hall at Northwestern University

Abbott Hall at Northwestern University 710 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL

The Billboard by WBEZ’s Natalie Y. Moore @ Abbott Hall at Northwestern University, 710 N. Lakeshore Dr. , June 23-July 17, 2022 WHAT: Reproductive justice on Chicago’s South Side. SO WHAT: On the precipice of SCOTUS likely overturning Roe, The Billboard presents an in-depth look at reproductive rights set at a fictional women’s clinic in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, where politicians weaponize women’s bodily autonomy to forward their careers. The Vagina Monologues creator V (formerly Eve Ensler), said “The Billboard is a provocative and timely play ripe with the political complexities and nuances of our times.” #TrustBlackWomen NOW WHAT: Tickets are $25 and available at 16thStreetTheater.org and 708-795-6704. Vaccination proof and masks are…

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