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Navy Pier Polk Bros Park
Photograph: Heidi Zeiger Photography

July 2021 events calendar for Chicago

Plan your July in Chicago with our calendar of events and things to do, including theater, music and movie screenings.

By Zach Long

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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Featured events in July 2021

The Neo-Futurists
Photograph: Ricky Kluge

The Infinite Wrench Goes Viral

Theater Experimental Various locations throughout Chicago,

The Neo-Futurists’ flagship show adapts to a world where social gatherings are restricted, launching new works with the funding of subscribers. Pledge a monthly donation to the The Infinite Wrench Goes Viral Patreon campaign and you'll have weekly access to recordings of 30 plays performed in 60 minutes (larger donations give you access to even more content from the Neo-Futurists). It's a creative way of keeping the longrunning show alive—and now you can watch it on demand!


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