Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Free Festival Guide

One of the best things about Chicago are all the amazing festivals throughout the city during the summer here is a list of some of fests to take advantage of!

15-20:  Free! Fiestas Puertorriquenas
17-Aug. 29:  Free! Chicago SummerDance Festival 
18:  Free! Season opener: Movies in the Parks
18-20:  Free! Chicago Peace Fest
18-20:  Festa Pasta Vino
18-20:  New! MidSummer Festival
18-20:  Taste of Randolph Street
18-20:  The Raven
19:  Free! Takin' it to the Streets: Urban International Festival
19-20:  Randolph Street Market Festival  
24-26:  Free! Chicago Arabesque
25-July 4:  Free! Taste of Chicago
25-26:  Chicago Pride Fest
25-27:  St. Josaphat Summerfest
26:  Free! Tour de Fat
26-27:  Back Lot Bash
26-27:  Chicago Summerfest
26-27:  Green Music Fest 27:  Free! Chicago Pride Parade  

2-5:  African-Caribbean International Festival of Life 
7:  Bastille Day 5K Run, Walk and Block Party
9-10:  BenFest
9-10:  Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party 
9-11:  Boulevard Bash
9-11:  Irish American Heritage Festival
10:  L.A.T.E. Ride
10-11: Chicago Folk and Roots Fest   10-11:  Rock Around the Block  10-11:  New! Roscoe Village Burger Fest
10-11:  Free! Taste of Little Village
10-11:  West Fest
16-18:  Pitchfork Music Festival  16-18:  Free! Windy City Ribfest
17:  Free! Southside Neighborhood Gospel Fest
17-18:  Free! Edgewater Arts Festival
17-18:  Sheffield Garden Walk and Festival
17-18:  New! Streeterville Venetian Fest
17-18:  Taste of River North
18:  Free! Chinatown Summer Fair 
23-25:  Free! Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival
24:   Free! The Silver Room's Sound System Block Party  
24-25:  Celebrate Clark Street Festival
24-25:  Randolph Street Market Festival 
24-25:  Taste of Lincoln Avenue   29-Aug. 1:  Free! Fiesta del Sol
31-Aug. 1: Free! Gold Coast Art Fair
31-Aug. 1:  Lincoln Park Arts and Music Festival
31-Aug. 1:  Summer on Southport  
31-Aug. 1:  Wicker Park Fest