West Fest

West Town 1800-2000 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

West Fest Chicago reflects the eclectic West Town community, and is also renowned for cutting edge live music programmed by Empty Bottle Presents, plus the ever popular Bass By The Pound DJ Stage. ​West Fest Chicago is unique due to its presentation of neighborhood retailers and restaurants, local fine artists and makers, as well as Kid Fest and...

Free

Square Roots in Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square 4700 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Live music, family fun, local restaurants and vendors, and the best craft beer showcase of any Chicago street fest, a Kids Zone & interactive workshops in the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Free

Southport Art Fest

Wrigleyville W. Waveland Ave. & N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

"Just steps away from the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, the two-day festival will showcase some of the city’s best and most diverse artists. Southport Art Fest will highlight a wide range art mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, jewelry, sculpture, photography, wood, glass, paper, metal, and mixed media at center stage all weekend long."-From the Southport...

Free

Tacos y Tamales Festival

Pilsen Ashland Ave. & W. 18th St., Chicago, IL, United States

The Best (and most authentic) Tacos y Tamales Chicago has to offer Wide Variety of Tamales from several regions of Latin America Handmade Tortillas Local Art Installations Merchant Vendors Authentic Mexican Chefs Strong Presence of Latin Music and Dance Performances Amazing Arts & Entertainment Beer Garden featuring Modelo’s portfolio of products Suggested Donation benefiting local...

Free

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

Roscoe Village 2000 W Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Local burger restaurants will be competing for Chicago's best burger, and you decide! There will also be two stages with music, arts & crafts, a Kids Zone, and more!   Suggested $10 donation

Free

Colombian Fest

North Park 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Celebrate Colombia with food, music, drinks, and fun!

$5

Voyage En France

Cantigny Park 1 S, 151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL, United States

Join us for a day filled with French-inspired delights and cultural experiences at Voyage en France! On Saturday, immerse yourself in the charm of France with partners including Alliance Français, the French Chamber of Commerce, and the French Consulate. Throughout the park, enjoy photo stations and iconic sights including an Eiffel Tower replica. Indulge in...

$15

Glencoe Festival of Art

Glencoe 700 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe, IL, United States

The festival, which covers Glencoe’s downtown, features more than 90 juried artists showing and selling paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry and more! Family-friendly (and dog-friendly, too!), there are activities just for kids and live artist demonstrations, as well as non-stop live music along with restaurants and cafes on the festival route offering delicious meals and...

Free

Family Studio: Drawing with Scissors

Art Institute of Chicago 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, United States

Drop by the Ryan Learning Center to explore line, shape and color using only scissors, glue sticks, and assorted paper—no pencils allowed! Inspired by Henri Matisse’s paper cutouts, artist d. Wright will lead participants as they make colorful collages of their own.

Included in Museum Entry

Fiesta Del Sol

Pilsen Ashland Ave. & W. 18th St., Chicago, IL, United States

"Fiesta Del Sol is a free four-day family friendly Latino festival, located in the heart of one of Chicago’s most attractive communities – Pilsen. This event spans an eight-block space down Cermak Road and can be seen from miles around because of the carnival’s Ferris Wheel and the bright lights of over 100 booths showcasing...

Free

Taste of Lincoln Avenue

Taste of Lincoln 2500 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

One of Chicago's best street fests! An amazing line-up from bands all over the Midwest. Local food favorites Arts & crafts Kids’ Carnival is BACK with non-stop activities for your littles including inflatables, arts/crafts and performances.  

Free

Wicker Park Fest

Wicker Park 1425 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

"As one of Chicago’s most anticipated summer festivals, and dubbed "Chicago's Best Street Festival of the Summer " by the Chicago Tribune, Wicker Park Fest is one of Chicago’s top-drawing festivals, attracting visitors from across Chicagoland and the country with its fantastic music line-up. Wicker Park Fest reflects the neighborhood’s rich musical heritage, vibrant nightlife...

Free

Back to School Bonanza

DuPage Children's Museum 301 N Washington St, Naperville, IL, United States

Celebrate the start of the school year with hands-on activities that highlight everyone’s favorite subjects from A-Z. Explore your creative side with professional artists and musicians, flex your mind and muscles at recess, and step up onto a school bus! DCM is here to make sure everyone’s back-to-school season is a delight. Special Activities  Art | Express...

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Family Studio: Color Play

Art Institute of Chicago 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, United States

Drop by the Ryan Learning Center for an art activity inspired by Ellsworth Kelly: Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance. Led by artist Mayra Cecilia Palafox, you and your family can experiment with color and shape as you create playful grid art.

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