Ribfest

North Center Lincoln Avenue between Irving Park Road and Berteau Avenue., Chicago, IL, United States

50,000 lbs of pork, live music, and family fun in a great neighborhood. Family-friendly entertainment is located in the Northcenter “Kids Square!” 4100 N Damen Ave: Saturday and Sunday Only: 12 PM - 8 PM$10 suggested donation at the gate for individuals or $20 for families.

$10

Taste of Des Plaines

Des Plaines 1501 Ellinwood St, Des Plaines, United States

Taste of Des Plaines is a summer street festival that appeals to all ages with two stages for live entertainment, family activities, beer tents, local food vendors and more! Come and listen to live music beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday, and don’t forget to stop by our photo op....

Free

Gold Coast Art Fair

Grant Park 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL, United States

Gold Coast Art Fair returns to Chicago’s Grant Park! This award-winning, family-friendly art fair welcomes 200 juried artists from around the country and draws thousands of art enthusiasts from Chicago and beyond. Live music stages in various locations along with delicious food, beer, wine and sangria add to the festive atmosphere. Stop in the Kids...

$10 – $15

Sundays on State

State Street State Street from Lake St. to Van Buren St., Chicago, IL, United States

The internationally acclaimed, award-winning event series, Sundays on State, transforms Chicago's most iconic street, State Street, when it closes to vehicular traffic from Lake to Adams on select dates each summer. Neighbors from every Chicago community and beyond unite for a free, interactive block party, while safely enjoying art, culture, active recreation, food, drinks, shopping,...

Free

Swedish Days in Geneva

Geneva S 3rd St, Geneva, IL, United States

Celebrates the Swedish heritage with a craft beer tent, a carnival, a Kids’ Day, nightly entertainment, and a parade are part of the festivities.

Free

Rotary Grove Fest

Downtown Downers Grove Downers Grove, IL, United States

A festival with carnival rides, music, a beer garden, and more.

$5

Long Grove Strawberry Fest

Historic Downtown Long Grove 145 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL, United States

Attendees of all ages can expect three days of strawberry-infused foods and drinks, carnival rides, family activities, and live music on three stages. As, the almighty strawberry is the star attraction at Strawberry Fest. Some of the area’s most popular restaurants, cooks, and vendors pop-up shop to serve unique strawberry-centric cuisine. A wide variety of...

$5

Taste of Highland Park

The Lot 525 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL, United States

The City of Highland Park is bringing the ultimate lineup of entertainment and dining to The Lot (525 Central Ave.) with its opening festival, the Taste of Highland Park. Internationally-touring platinum artists Dishwalla and Spin Doctors headline, globally-recognized DJ Madrid returns as The Lot’s resident DJ, and 13 premier food vendors are ready to satisfy...

Free

Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

Ping Tom Memorial Park 300 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL, United States

"The Chinese Dragon Boat Race dates back to over 2,000 years and is a popular sport among Chinese and Asian communities all over the world. Started in 2000, the Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy is a family-fun activity enjoyed by visitors from all over the city and surrounding suburbs. The Dragon Boat Race for...

Free

Chicago Pride Fest

Northalsted Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St., Chicago, IL, United States

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community at Chicago's Pride Fest! Pride Fest features live music on 3 stages, a Youth Pride Space for teens, best of Chicago drag performance, the Proud Pet Parade with prizes, dance exhibitions, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus, guest speakers, and over 150 food and merchandise vendors A $15 suggested donation for entry helps...

$15

Roaring Nights: The Fray

Brookfield Zoo 8400 W 31st St, Brookfield, IL, United States

Join us for an unforgettable nights of music, fun, and celebration as Brookfield Zoo Chicago marks its 90th anniversary with Roaring Nights. Set against the backdrop of the Zoo's landscapes and diverse wildlife

$45

Summer Block Party

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Get ready to throw it back to the 90’s at the Navy Pier Summer Block Party, a classic Chicago tradition held along the South Dock, featuring live bands, DJs, and 90’s music pumping in the Beer Garden. Participate in free family-friendly activities like arts and crafts, video games, interactive spray paint murals, and friendly games...

Free

Inferno Fest

Everts Park 111 North Ave, Highwood, IL, United States

Back by popular demand, Celebrate Highwood is fired up to bring back Inferno Fest after a five-year hiatus, on Wednesday, June 26, from 4:30-9:30 PM in Everts Park (111 North Avenue). Showcasing a plethora of the hottest and spiciest foods and beverages, Inferno Fest will test the taste buds of the most fearless food enthusiasts....

Free

HomerFest

Homer Glen 14240 W 151st St, Homer Glen, IL, United States

4 days of live music, a carnival (including sensory-friendly hours), and great food!

Logan Square Arts Festival

Logan Square Logan Blvd, Kedzie and Milwaukee, Chicago, IL, United States

Featuring 30 bands over three days and the work of 70 local artists, makers, and artisanal vendors. FREE with suggested donation that benefits local non-profits.

Free

Skokie’s Backlot Bash

Skokie Oakton and Laramie Ave., Skokie, IL, United States

Live music, a carnival, food, a 5k, bingo, entertainment and more.

Free

Lemont Food Truck Festival

The Forge Lemont Quarries 1001 Main Street, Lemont, IL, United States

Join us for the 3rd Annual Lemont Food Truck Festival, back by popular demand on Saturday, June 29th, hosted in partnership with Brew Avenue Events. Indulge in a culinary adventure as 12+ food trucks converge for a day of delicious bites, accompanied by live music, a vibrant array of vendors, and of course, adventure at...

$5 – $15

Frontier Days in Arlington Heights

Recreation Park 500 E. Miner Street, Arlington Heights, IL, United States

There will be a market, live music, carnival rides, family fun, a 4th of July parade, and more!

Free

Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest

Palatine 262 E Palatine Road, Palatine, IL, United States

The festival includes live bands, food vendors, adult beverages (beer, wine and hard seltzers), carnival, business expo and craft fair, Family Day, fireworks and many other family activities.

Free

Mount Prospect Fourth of July Festival

Melas Park 1500 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect, United States

This 4th of July festival features fireworks, music, carnival rides, and more!

Free