If you can’t count on the weather to tell you it’s summer in Chicago, the next best sign is the beginning of the festival season! While June hosts a number of events, July is really where it all begins. And, if we’re lucky, we can finally put away the winter gear! From the Taste of Chicago and Movies in the Park to neighborhood festivals and concerts all over the city, this month is the perfect way to celebrate summer. I don’t want you to miss a thing, so we’ve put together a list of some of the top ongoing free events and weekend festivals. Get ready to enjoy great food, sensational music, wonderful dancing, arts and crafts, and family fun.
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Ongoing Summer Events
Grant Park Music Festival – Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. This outdoor classical music series is celebrating their 85th season! Check out their website for a complete listing of free concerts.
Night Out in the Parks
Check out the Grant Park Orchestra, the Grant Park Chorus, and the Project Inclusion String Quartet and Vocal Trio as they perform in venues through the city this summer. All concerts are free.
Summer Dance – Grant Park, Spirit of the Music Garden and other Chicago Park District locations. Wednesdays – Sundays, through Aug. 24, Free Admission. Dance to the sounds of 48 different live bands + DJs and get into step with dance lessons beforehand.
Movies in the Park – celebrating its 19th season, Movies in the Park brings big-screen entertainment to local parks. Check out the full lineup on their website. All movies begin at dusk. Call (312) 742-1134 for daily listings and weather-related cancellations.
July Chicago Festivals and Events by Date
Hop here to my website blog (https://www.terribuseman.com/2019/07/01/july-chicago-festivals/) for the full list of events in Chicago that start in July and go on until September. It is amazing what our wonderful city has to offer o=us and our visitors during the Summer. Enjoy
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