During the summer, one of the best aerial displays you'll find in Chicago originates from Navy Pier. The Chicago attraction hosts twice-weekly fireworks shows (on Wednesdays and Saturdays) from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, with stunning views available from across the pier's public spaces. Of course, you can also take in the show from nearby beaches or while cruising along the Lakefront Trail.
Is there anything better than June in Chicago? The days are long, summer festival season has arrived and cold weather finally feels like a distant memory, giving us ample opportunity to enjoy afternoons at Chicago beaches and evenings spent sipping frozen cocktails at the city's best rooftop bars. As always, you'll find plenty of seasonal events to keep busy, from big summer music festivals like the Hyde Park Summer Fest (formerly the Hyde Park Brew Fest) and the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash to charming neighborhood art fairs. Plus, don't miss the triumphant return of the Chicago Pride Parade, which will take to the streets of Northalsted for the first time since 2019 at the tail end of the month. Say hello to summer with our list of the best things to do in Chicago this June.
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