Events & Festivals

Your guide to the best upcoming festivals and events in Chicago

Things to do

Chicago summer festivals guide

From May through September, we've got your weekend covered

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Music

Your guide to Lollapalooza

Get ready to rock out in Grant Park with our guide to the city's biggest music festival

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Blog

Great Chicago Fire Festival moves to Northerly Island

This year, the fiery festival moves from the river to dry land

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Bars

The best Chicago beer festivals

Taste new suds and meet the brewers behind them at these boozy celebrations

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Blog

The 7 worst Lollapalooza conflicts

If you want to see everything, you're gonna have to run around Grant Park

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Month-by-month calendars

Things to do

July 2015

Enjoy warm weather and hot days at outdoor events across the city

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Things to do

August 2015

Chill out at Lollapalooza, the State Fair and more awesome things happening in August

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Things to do

September 2015

Have a case of the summertime blues? Cheer up, because fall is just as great

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October 2015

Find parades, events and more during the spookiest month of the year

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Full events calendar for Chicago

The top Chicago music festivals

Music

Lollapalooza

Chicago's largest summer music festival takes over Grant Park with big acts and even bigger porta-potty lines

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Music

Pitchfork Music Festival

Union Park turns into a hipster paradise at this indie-leaning summer festival

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Spring Awakening

A sea of bros in neon tank tops flock to this massive EDM festival in Soldier Field

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Riot Fest

The punks invade Humboldt Park at this sprawling rock festival on the city's Northwest Side

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North Coast

Do your Labor Day plans include jam bands, hip-hop acts, DJs and glow sticks? You're probably a Coastie

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