Large gatherings may be out of the question at the moment, but you can still have an amazing summer in Chicago at a handful of July events, most of which are happening online this year. In place of parties on the street, festivals like West Fest and Taste of Chicago are hosting virtual editions with streaming performances and cooking demonstrations. And while the lawn at Millennium Park now sports social distancing circles, the park's programming (including the summer concerts series and Chicago SummerDance) has moved online. If you're craving an in-person experience, head to Navy Pier, where a lineup of outdoor film screenings and concerts is still happening. Check out some of the best July events in Chicago—and please stay safe out there!
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