June Chicago festival calendar

Start enjoying summer at these top Chicago festivals, with plenty of barbecue, tunes and culture for the whole family

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Spring Awakening Festival, June 14: Dance music fans descend on Soldier Field for DJs and EDM's biggest acts.

Spring Awakening Festival, June 14: Dance music fans descend on Soldier Field for DJs and EDM's biggest acts. Photograph: cousindaniel.com

The sun is shining, the mercury is rising and Chicago festivals have hit the streets. June is one of the best months to get outdoors and start enjoying all that the city has to offer, whether you're a fan of hot dogs or music festivals. From neon-clad bros at Spring Awakening to the colorful revelers at the Pride Parade, everyone can appreciate one of Chicago's hottest months. Put down your summer reading (just for a moment) and take a look at our list of the best music, food and art festivals that are happening this month.


Do Division Street Fest

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Division St between Damen Ave and Leavitt St Division St, between Damen Ave and Leavitt St
  2. Sun Jun 1
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ACTIVATE

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Chicago Theatre 175 N State St, between Randolph and Lake Sts
  2. Fri Aug 1
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  1. Printers Row Dearborn St, between Congress Pkwy and Polk St
  2. Sun Jun 8
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Adults Night Out

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Lincoln Park Zoo 2001 N Clark St, between Lake Shore Dr and Fullerton Pkwy
  2. Fri Jun 6
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Lincoln Park Greek Festival

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago 2701 N Sheffield Ave, at Schubert Ave
  2. Sun Jun 8
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Chicago Food Truck Fest

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. U.S. Cellular Field 333 W 35th St, at Wentworth Ave
  2. Sat Jun 7
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57th Street Art Fair

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. 57th St between Kenwood and Kimbark Aves 57th St, between Kenwood and Kimbark Aves
  2. Sun Jun 8
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Andersonville Midsommarfest

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Clark Street and Foster Avenue 5200 N Clark St, Foster Ave
  2. Sun Jun 8
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Ribfest Chicago

  • Critics choice
  1. Lincoln Avenue / Irving Park Road / Damen Avenue Lincoln Avenue, Irving Park Road / Damen Avenue
  2. Sun Jun 8
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26th Annual Comedy Festival

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Athenaeum Theatre 2936 N Southport Ave, at Oakdale Ave
  2. Until Sat Jun 14
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Fiesta Puertorriqueñas

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Humboldt Park 1400 N Sacramento Ave, north of Division St
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Chicago Bike Week

  • Critics choice
  1. Daley Plaza Washington and Dearborn Sts
  2. Until Fri Jun 20
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Spring Awakening Festival

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Soldier Field 1410 S Museum Campus Dr, at McFetridge Dr
  2. Until Sun Jun 15
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  1. Catigny Park Rte 38 and Winfield Rd
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Old Town Art Fair

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. Old Town Triangle Park North Park Ave, at Willow St
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Wells Street Art Festival

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Wells St between North Ave and Division St Wells St, between North Ave and Division St
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Oakley Festa Pasta Vino

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Oakley Ave and 24th St 2400 S Oakley Ave, 24th St
  2. Sun Jun 15
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6 Corners BBQ Fest

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. Six Corners 4000–4080 Milwaukee Ave, at Irving Park Rd and Cicero Ave
  2. Sun Jun 15
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Chicago Blues Fest

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Grant Park 337 E Randolph St, at Columbus Dr
  2. Until Sun Jun 15
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Taste of Randolph

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Randolph St 900 W Randolph St, between Peoria St and Racine Ave
  2. Until Sun Jun 15
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Bike to Work Rally

  • Critics choice
  1. Daley Plaza Washington and Dearborn Sts
  2. Fri Jun 20
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  1. Hamilton Lakes 333 Pierce Rd
  2. Sat Jun 21
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Two Brothers Summer Festival

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Two Brothers Roundhouse 205 N. Broadway
  2. Sun Jun 22
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Green Music Fest

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Damen Ave between North Ave and Schiller St Damen Ave, between North Ave and Schiller St
  2. Sun Jun 22
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  1. Piccolo Theatre 600 Main Street
  2. Sun Jun 22
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Make Music Chicago

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Daley Plaza Washington and Dearborn Sts
  2. Until Sat Jun 21
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Gold Coast Art Fair

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Grant Park 337 E Randolph St, at Columbus Dr
  2. Sun Jun 22
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  1. Mana Contemporary 2233 S Throop St, at Cermak Rd
  2. Sun Jun 22
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Chicago Pride Fest

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
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Wicker Park Bucktown Tap Beer Festival

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Chop Shop 2033 W North Ave.
  2. Sun Jun 22
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Randolph Street Market Festival

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Randolph Street Market 1340 W Washington Blvd
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Oct 26
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Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Old Saint Patrick's Church 700 W Adams St, between Halsted and Desplaines Sts
  2. Until Sat Jun 28
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Fountain Square Art Festival

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Church & Sherman
  2. Sun Jun 29
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Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Milwaukee Ave Milwaukee Ave at Higgins Rd
  2. Until Sun Jun 29
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Chicago Summerfest

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. Clark Street and Armitage Avenue 2016 N Clark St, Armitage Ave
  2. Sun Jun 29
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  1. Ellis Park 3600 S Cottage Grove Ave
  2. Sun Jun 29
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Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Ping Tom Memorial Park 300 W 19th St, at Wentworth Ave
  2. Sat Jun 28
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Printers Ball: Chatter

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Hubbard Street Lofts 1821 W Hubbard St, between Wood St and Wolcott Ave
  2. Sat Jun 28
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Chicago Pride Parade

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Pride Parade Route 4400 N Broadway St, Chicago, Montrose Ave
  2. Until Sun Jun 29
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Chicago SummerDance

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden 601 S Michigan Ave, at Harrison St
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Sun Sep 14
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