Put away your hat and mittens because summer is just around the corner! With miles of beaches and beatiful green spaces like Millenium Park stretching along the lakefront, there is no better time to get outside and enjoy Chicago!Get ready for summer in Chicago with this handy listing of festivals via Chicago Tribune. For more information on each event click the link or contact Best Western Plus River North to make your summer getaway reservations!
7: Kids and Kites Festival Free!
7: Lurie Garden Spring Festival Free!
21-22: Chill and Grill
23: Downtown Sound at Millennium Park through July 25 Free!
28: Memorial Day Parade Free!
29: Bike the Drive
2-5: Mayfest Chicago Free!
4-5: SausageFest Chicago
4-5: Printers Row Lit Fest Free!
9: Music Without Borders at Millennium Park through July 21 Free!
10-12: Blues Fest Free!
11-12: Wells Street Art Festival
17-19: Peace Fest Chicago Free!
21: Make Music Chicago Free!
24-25: Pride Fest
24-July 3: Taste of Chicago Free!
26: Pride Parade Free!
7-10: SummerDance opening weekend (through Sept. 18) Free!
8-10: North Michigan Avenue Art Festival Free!
9-10: Gold Coast Art Fair Free!
15-17: Pitchfork Music Fest
15-17: Taste of River North
17: Chinatown Summer Fair Free!
28-31: Fiesta del Sol Free!
8-12: Chicago Sister Cities International Festival Free!
12-14: Ginza Holiday
13-14: Northalsted Market Days
13-14: Wrigleyville Summerfest
20-21: Air & Water Show Free!
1-2: Jazz Fest, Millennium Park Free!
2-4: Jazz Fest, Grant Park Free!
9-10: Windy City Wine Festival
10-11: Renegade Craft Fair Free!
16-17: Oyster Fest
23-25: Oktoberfest Chicago