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Chicago Art Exhibitions and Festivals 2013 where you can find art by the artist MendyZ

Chicago Art Exhibitions and Festivals 2013 where you can find art by the artist MendyZ

Amdur Productions:

Barrington Art Festival
Barrington, Illinois | May 25 - May 26, 2013
Millennium Art Festival
Chicago, Illinois | May 31 - Jun 2, 2013
Promenade of Art
Arlington Heights, Illinois | Jun 8 - Jun 9, 2013
New Buffalo Art Festival
New Buffalo, Michigan | Jun 15 - Jun 16, 2013
The Art Center's Festival of Fine Craft
Highland Park, Illinois | Jun 22 - Jun 23, 2013
Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park
Chicago, Illinois | Jun 29 - Jun 30, 2013
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival
Glencoe, Illinois | Jul 5 - Jul 7, 2013
Buffalo Grove Art Festival
Buffalo Grove, Illinois | Jul 13 - Jul 14, 2013
North Shore Festival of Art at Old Orchard
Skokie, Illinois | Jul 27 - Jul 28, 2013
Glencoe Festival of Art
Glencoe, Illinois | Aug 3 - Aug 4, 2013
Art at the Glen Town Center
Glenview, Illinois | Aug 10 - Aug 11, 2013
Lincolnshire Art Festival
Lincolnshire, Illinois | Aug 17 - Aug 18, 2013
Port Clinton Art Festival
Highland Park, Illinois | Aug 24 - Aug 25, 2013
Third Ward Art Festival
Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2013
Downtown Downers Grove Art Festival
Downers Grove, Illinois | Sep 7 - Sep 8, 2013
Highwood Starving Artists Festival
Highwood, Illinois | Sep 21 - Sep 22, 2013
The Inside Show
Highland Park, Illinois | Nov 22 - Nov 24, 2013
Gulfstream Park Art Festival
Hallandale Beach, Florida | Dec 14 - Dec 15, 2013

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City of Chicago Sponsored art exhibitions:

JUNE

Millennium Art Festival
Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2, 2013

Lake St. at Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60601

11am-7pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm; FREE Admission

The 5th annual Millennium Art Festival is free to the public, showcasing the original art of approximately 150 artist. Live music and food will also be featured.

Visit amdurproductions.com or call 847.926.4300 for more information.

JULY

African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL)
Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7, 2013

Union Park

1501 W. Randolph @ West Lake St. and N. Ashland Ave.

Chicago, IL 60607

12 Noon-10pm; Advance $15/$20

A July 4th Independence weekend celebration for the entire family. More than 70 Caribbean reggae, and world music acts, 3 stages and 200 exhibitors/vendors.

Visit www.festivaloflife.biz or call 312.427.0266 for more information.



Festival of Life Health Awareness (FOLHA)
Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7, 2013

Union Park

1501 W. Randolph @ West Lake St. and N. Ashland Ave.

Chicago, IL 60607

12 Noon-10pm; Advance $15/$20

The Festival of Life Health Awareness (FOLHA) is combined with the International Festival of Life (IFOL), July 4th- 7th, 2013 Independence weekend in Union park, Chicago. Its objective is for the mobilization of victims of Cancer, Diabetes, HIV/AIDs and other diseases in a united force for the eradication of all diseases that affecting the human bodies.

Visit www.festivaloflifehealthawareness.com or call 312.427.0266 for more information.



Windy City Ribfest in Uptown
Friday, July 5 - Saturday, July 7, 2013

4700 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

Friday: 5-10pm, Saturday: 12 Noon-10pm, Sunday: 12 Noon-9pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation

The 11th Annual Community Gospel Festival consists of one full day of family fun, food, information booths, activities for kids and adults, and a phenomenal gospel concert featuring Chicago’s own talent.

Visit www.chicagoevents.com or call 773.868.3010 for more information.



11th Annual “I Have A Vision” Community Gospel Festival
Saturday, July 6, 2013

Grand Crossing Park

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.

Chicago, IL 60619

7am-6:30pm; FREE Admission

The 11th Annual Community Gospel Festival consists of one full day of family fun, food, information booths, activities for kids and adults, and a phenomenal gospel concert featuring Chicago’s own talent.



Taste of Lakeview
Saturday, July 6 - Sunday, July 7, 2013

3200-3400 N. Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

Saturday: 12 Noon-10pm, Sunday: 12 Noon-9pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation

Join us as we experience Chicago’s ultimate music and culinary fare. If you like to enjoy delicious food and listen to music, then this event is a must see! Artisans and crafts vendors, a wide variety of great food, and an array of street performers add to this incredible weekend.

Visit www.starevents.com or call 773.665.4682 for more information.



Roscoe Village Burger Fest
Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14, 2013

Belmont and Damen (2000 W. Belmont)

Chicago, IL 606187

11am-10pm; FREE Admission, $7 gate donation

The savory patty and a rockin' music lineup are in the spotlight for Roscoe Village's 4th annual burger extravaganza. In addition to flippin' good food and music, arts/crafts and a "Kids' Zone" for children and families are on the weekend's menu. Among the nearly 15 burger vendors are Butcher & The Burger, Hamburger Mary's, Rockit Burger Bar, Cortland's Garage and newcomers Indie Burger, Etno Village Grill and Yoshi's Cafe. Music headliners include Cowboy Mouth and Sister Hazel.

Visit www.chicagoevents.com or call 773.868.3010 for more information.



West Fest
Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14, 2013

Chicago Ave. between Damen and Wood

Chicago, IL 60612

12 Noon-10pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation

There is something for everyone at West Fest, the street fair that reflects the eclectic persona of the booming West Town neighborhood. This annual fest features top notch live music – from local cutting edge bands to national touring acts to the best DJs – on three stages (lineups TBA), plus Kid Fest, Pup Fest and an extraordinary array of vendor booths from neighborhood retailers, restaurants, artists. West Fest gives the estimated 60,000-plus attendees each year a taste of what makes West Town one of the hottest destination corridors in Chicago!

A great way to explore exciting West Town is with the ‘Discover West Town’ mobile app, which includes a complete business directory as well as a ‘hot deals’ feature. To view the app online, visit westfestchicago.com.



Taste of River North
Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21, 2013

630 N. Kingsbury (at Kingsbury and Erie)

Chicago, IL 60654

Friday: 5-10pm, Saturday: 12 Noon-10pm, Sunday: 11am-8pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation

More so than the other cookie-cutter street fests this summer, the Taste of River North (ToRN) truly reflects the identity of its booming neighborhood – one of the fastest growing in the country. ToRN continues to get bigger each season, with a record 40,000-plus attending in 2012, by giving a taste of the culture that makes River North so distinct. Now in its 12th year, ToRN takes place July 19 – 21 again in the picturesque riverfront setting of Ward Park. Along with a multitude of great restaurants and world-class galleries from the hood, ToRN also features non-stop live music, headlined by Chicago’s own Lucky Boys Confusion and breakout Canadian rockers The Sheepdogs.

Visit tasterivernorth.com for more information.





45th Annual Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival
Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sheffield Ave. btwn. Webster St. and Belden Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

Festival: 12 Noon-10:15pm, Gardens 12 Noon- 5:30pm, Kids’ Corner 12 Noon-5pm; FREE Admission, Requested Donation $7-$10

Summer’s Best Festival! Celebrating 45 years of beautiful gardens, rocking music, great kids’ activities, and delicious food. Visitors are invited to tour 100 traditional and innovative residential gardens along the landmarked streets. Guided architectural and garden tours are available and Master Gardeners offer gardening advice at the Garden Center. Nationally acclaimed bands will headline the Garden Walk’s always stellar music lineup. Youngsters can enjoy a wide variety of activities at the Kids’ Corner including a petting zoo, pony rides, amusement rides, face painting, storytelling, sing-a-longs and crafts. Neighborhood restaurants will be dishing up terrific food and cold beverages.

Visit www.sheffieldgardenwalk.com for more information.



Celebrate Clark Street Festival
Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21, 2013

On Clark St. between Morse and Estes

Chicago, IL 60626

Saturday: 1-11pm, Sunday: 1-10pm; FREE; Requested Donation $5/person $10/family

The Rogers Park Business Alliance will host the 8th Annual “Celebrate Clark Street Festival.” The Rogers Park festival has grown from a community celebration into one of Chicago’s most renowned and unique street festivals, attracting over 25,000 people annually. The festival will feature world music, local bands, food and arts and crafts and a children’s section.

Visit www.celebrateclarkstreet.com or call 773.508.5885 for more information.



54th Chicago Venetian Night
Saturday, July 27, 2013

31st Street Harbor

Chicago, IL 60616

At Dusk; FREE

Come be a part of one of the favorite Chicago lakefront traditions at the Chicago Yachting Association’s 54th Venetian Night at 31st Street Harbor! Now at it’s fabulous new venue, bring your friends and family to see the best lighted boat parade on Lake Michigan as boats compete for awards. Live music, food, and good times are sure to be had. You don’t want to miss this great tradition!



Taste of Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28, 2013

Lincoln Ave. and Fullerton

Chicago, IL 60614

12 Noon-10pm; $10 gate donation

One of the city's most iconic summer street happenings celebrates its BIG 30 in 2013! The popular (and sprawling) fest takes place over several city blocks in the heart of Lincoln Park. Features 250-plus vendors, food and nearly 40 acts on four music stages. Every music genre is represented: from blues and country to rock, folk and dance.

Visit www.chicagoevents.com or call 773.868.3010 for more information.



Wicker Park Fest
Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28, 2013

Milwaukee Ave between North and Paulina

Chicago, IL 60622

12 Noon-10pm; FREE Admission, Requested Donation $5

Don’t have the coin for Pitchfork for Lollapalooza this summer? Driven by dozens of burgeoning musicians, Wicker Park Fest gives other Chicago music fest big guns a run for their money. Not only does the annual street bash present an enviable lineup that reflects the neighborhood’s hip personality, but it also only cost $5 (suggested donation) for admittance. On July 27 and 28, the music fest that ranks with music critics and fans alike as one of the best of the season includes: a dedicated children’s fun area, arts area with installation and performance art, dozens of local vendors and environmentally-friendly production efforts.

Visit wickerparkfest.com for more information.

AUGUST

Wrigleyville Summerfest
Saturday, August 3 - Sunday, August 4, 2013

3300 N. Seminary (Seminary at School)

Chicago, IL 60657

Saturday: 12 Noon-10pm, Sunday: 11-9pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation

Wrigleyville Summerfest offers plenty of tasty food and beverages to be enjoyed, plus many local vendors showcasing their products and services. Not your average festival, Wrigleyville Summerfest features a Kids Zone with interactive games and family-friendly activities during the day in addition to the live music, beer, and savory flavors that Chicagoans know and love. Make sure you and your family check out this out of the park celebration beginning August 3rd at Noon sharp.

Visit www.starevents.com or call 773.665.4682 for more information.



58th Annual Ginza Holiday
Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11, 2013

Midwest Buddhist Temple

435 W. Menomonee St.

Chicago, IL 60614

Friday: 5:30-9pm, Saturday: 11:30am-9pm, Sunday: 11:30am-7pm

Donation of $6 for adults, and $5 for students and senior citizens

The 58th Annual Ginza Holiday, a large Japanese cultural festival, will be presented by the Midwest Buddhist Temple (MBT) on Aug. 9, 10 and 11 at 435 W. Menomonee Street in Chicago’s historic Old Town.

Flown in from Tokyo for this event, four master craftsmen (Waza) will demonstrate their generation sold skills creating unique crafts. The public will have the opportunity to meet the Waza and purchase their crafts. Several other exhibits and booths will be filled with Japanese dry goods, snacks, kimonos and jewelry.

For more information, visit www.ginzachicago.com



Retro on Roscoe
Saturday, August 10 & Sunday, August 11, 2013

2000-2400 W. Roscoe

Chicago, IL 60618

Saturday & Sunday: 12 Noon-10pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation

Retro On Roscoe features Chicago’s top talent and entertainment on 3 main stages and six full blocks of artisans, antique vendors, and cool merchants that provide a shopping experience that is second to none. Local restaurants and regional favorites fill the venue with summertime samplings and tasty treats

Visit www.starevents.com or call 773.665.4682 for more information.



Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF)
Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18, 2013

Glenwood Avenue Arts District, Rogers Park

6900-7030 N. Glenwood, 1400 W. Morse

Chicago, IL 60626

12 Noon-10pm; FREE Admission

The 12th annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF) is a free, weekend long street fair that features 100 outdoor artist exhibits and live entertainment on three outdoor stages.

Experience art, music, dance, theater as well as food and drink, on the brick-laid streets of the Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest in Chicago's historic Rogers Park neighborhood.

For more information , visit www.GlenwoodAve.org



Brazil Fest Chicago
Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25, 2013

3000-3200 W Logan Blvd. (near Milwaukee Ave.)

Chicago, IL 60647

Friday: 5-10pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12 Noon-10pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation

Our festival is scheduled to take place in the heart of Logan Square – a trendy, multicultural neighborhood that is home to a growing number of professionals and young families. The festival aims to educate and entertain by sharing Brazil’s diversity and the richness of its culture through food, music, dance, folk art, and other art forms.

Visit www.starevents.com or call 773.665.4682 for more information.



Taste of Latin America
Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25, 2013

3600 W. Armitage

Chicago, IL 60647

Friday: 5-9pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am-9pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation

This second annual culinary happening in the Logan Square neighborhood showcases the unique foods of nearly 15 Latin American countries including Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba. There are also cooking demonstrations, an eclectic world music lineup and arts & crafts.

Visit www.chicagoevents.com or call 773.868.3010 for more information.



The Boulevard
Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25, 2013

3000-3200 W. Logan Blvd. (near Milwaukee Ave.)

Chicago, IL 60647

Friday: 5-10pm, Saturday: 12 Noon-10pm, Sunday: 12 Noon-9pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation

Logan Square has well over 100 restaurants, cafes, bakeries and bistros, packed into this comparatively small area, serving just about every kind of cuisine one could want. This theme is carried throughout The Boulevard, which features local fare, vendors and some of the greatest bands out there.

Visit www.starevents.com or call 773.665.4682 for more information.



Chicago Food Social
Saturday, August 24, 2013

900 N. Branch St. (Kendall College Parking Lot)

Chicago, IL 60642

11am-10pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation

The re-concepted version of 2011 and 2012’s popular Food Truck Social will now include a selection of Chicago food trucks AND a curated group of notable chef-driven local restaurant vendors and chef demonstrations. Prominent special guest celebrity chefs will provide live preparation demonstrations and sell selections of their culinary creations. The restaurant vendors here will not be you’re A-typical “fest” variety. Each will be hand-picked by the restaurateur from the recently Michelin-Starred Longman and Eagle, Will Duncan. A live music stage programmed by Empty Bottle Presents will help set the scene.

Visit chicagofoodsocial.com for more information.



Taste of Greektown
Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25, 2013

400 S. Halsted

Chicago, IL 60607

12 Noon-11pm; FREE Admission

Hellenic pride will take center stage when this annual culinary fest in Chicago's West Loop returns for its 24th year. Blending old and new world traditions, food and spirits from neighborhood eateries will again be the main attraction. There will also be music and entertainment including Greek bands, belly dancers and games for both kids and families. A NEW fest highlight in 2013 will be the debut of a fine arts area.

Visit www.chicagoevents.com or call 773.868.3010 for more information.

SEPTEMBER
8th Annual
79th Street Renaissance Festival and Family Jam for Peace
Saturday, September 7, 2013

79th St. (between Racine and Loomis)

Chicago, IL 60620

10am-7pm; FREE Admission

The 79th Street Renaissance Festival and Family Jam for Peace is a free, open, community festival with something for everyone. If you are on a tight budget, but still want to treat your family to wonderful, cultural events this summer - this event is for you. We showcase local and national acts on the main stage, have a free luncheon for seniors in their own special area, showcase 79th St food vendors, have an amateur basketball tournament and championship, and have a huge kids corner complete with clowns, bounce houses, live animals, and a Ferris Wheel! Admission is free. Food and handmade items sold at very reasonable prices. We welcome you to Auburn Gresham - one of Chicago's official 77 neighborhoods and definitely one of its best kept secrets!



Northside Irish Fest
Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15, 2013

3900-4000 N. Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL 60613

Friday: 5-10pm, Saturday: 12 Noon-10pm, Sunday: 12 Noon-9pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation

North Side Irish Fest will celebrate the rich Irish heritage of our Chicago neighborhood. We will offer food and bring the Irish cuisine to a new level, with local sports dishing out their best interpretation of the classics. For those of you with a bigger appetite, there will be an eating contest each day, so don’t forget your elastic pants!

Visit www.starevents.com or call 773.665.4682 for more information.



Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
Saturday, September 14 & Sunday, September 15, 2013

3200-3450 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60657

Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation suggested

The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts showcases more than 150 juried artists featuring world class original paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. In addition to the art on sale, the Festival features live demonstrations and entertainment stages where some of Chicago’s favorite musicians play throughout the weekend.

The festival is rated one of the top festivals in the Midwest with unique attractions and features an urban City landscape oasis, local music, cuisine, children’s activities and performing artists.

Visit www.lakevieweastfestivalofthearts.com or call 773.348.8608 for more information.



Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29, 2013

1130 Midway between Ellis and Woodlawn

Chicago, IL 60637

Saturday: 12 Noon-10pm, Sunday: 12 Noon-9pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation

The 6th Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival will feature a line up of some of Chicago’s most critically acclaimed artists as well as nationally and internationally recognized jazz talents. Presented on 17 stages across Hyde Park, this one-of–a-kind two-day free festival showcases collaboration between academic, cultural and community institutions, and local businesses to present 40 free live jazz performances in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings.

Visit www.starevents.com or call 773.665.4682 for more information.



Design Harvest
Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29, 2013

Grand Ave. between Damen & Wood

Chicago, IL 60612

11am-8pm; FREE Admission

Contemporary and sustainable design thrives in Grand Avenue's Design District, where on one weekend the best local makers and collectors of design objects pop-up shop in an aesthetic marketplace. At its core, the annual Design Harvest is a creative celebration of design. Specifically, it's a showcase of the wide spectrum of home & garden disciplines, brought together in a stylish and accessible manner. This one-of-a-kind street fest also features original live music (lineups TBA), unique food vendors, hay rides, and more. Attendance each of the first three years has continued to grow by leaps and bounds - a sign that this fest is a summer mainstay!

Visit design-harvest.com for more information.



West Town Art Walk
Friday, October 4 - Saturday, October 5, 2013

On Chicago Ave. between Damen and Ogden / Milwaukee

Chicago, IL 60612

11-9pm; FREE Admission

For a third consecutive year, West Town’s large artist community boasts its talents at this pop-up gallery / Art Walk. Stroll along Chicago Avenue checking out original art in local participating boutiques, salons, restaurants and galleries. West Town is quickly shooting to the forefront of destination neighborhoods, with the artsy West Chicago Avenue corridor paving the way. If you're familiar with the area, or are just West Town-curious, don’t miss this event!

Visit westtownchamber.org more information.



Chicago Arts Festivals and Events 2013

Chicago Cultural Center Presents
Various Music, Visual Arts, Theater, Dance, Film and Lectures Series

Year-round

www.chicagoculturalcenter.org

Discover the free visual art and performance programs presented at the Cultural Center by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and its partners.

Creative Chicago Expo
March 1 & 2
Chicago Cultural Center

www.creativechicagoexpo.org

The 10th Creative Chicago Expo is an annual resource fair that connects Chicago's creative community - Workshops, Resources, Information and Networks for Chicago’s creative community. Professional development for music, dance, theater, design, visual arts, film, fashion and more.

Chicago's 176th Birthday Celebration
March 4
Chicago History Museum


Mark your calendar and join us in celebration of the City of Chicago’s 176th Birthday with a special event hosted at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Street on March 4, 2013.

Chicago Neighborhood Festivals
May - September

www.chicagoneighborhoodfestivals.u

More than 400 neighborhood festivals take place in Chicago each year, showcasing the city's ethnic customs, music and food.

Chicago Farmers Markets
May - October

www.chicagofarmersmarkets.us

Chicago's Farmers Markets bring more than 70 vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers to neighborhoods throughout the City of Chicago.

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
May 4
Montrose Harbor in Lincoln Park

www.chicagokidsandkites.us

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival is a fun-filled day to celebrate the joys of being a kid.

Chicago Memorial Day Parade
May 25
State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren

www.chicagoparades.us

The Chicago Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

Millennium Park Music Series
Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays - May 27-July 29
Loops and Variations - June 13-July 18
Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz - July 25-August 29
www.millenniumpark.org

Free music taking place at Millennium Park all summer long starting with the cutting-edge indie rock and pop music series Downtown Sound, followed by Loops and Variations, a series of six concerts that mix new music with electronica and closing out the summer is the acclaimed Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series, which showcases jazz with a distinctively Chicago flavor on six separate nights, culminating in the 35th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival.

Chicago Blues Festival
June 6-9
Grant Park

www.chicagobluesfestival.us

The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals.
Chicago Bike Week
June 10-14

www.bikechicago.us

A celebration of Chicago’s commitment to become more bicycle friendly and environmentally conscious.
Bike to Work Rally
June 14
Daley Plaza

www.bikechicago.us

Ditch the car and choose the economic and healthy alternative by becoming a bike commuter. Join fellow cyclists, local media, cycling groups, Goose Island Beer Company and the City of Chicago on Daley Plaza (Washington and Dearborn Streets).
Chicago Gospel Music Festival
June 20-23
Multiple Locations including the Chicago Cultural Center

www.chicagogospelmusicfestival.us

The Chicago Gospel Music Festival will return in 2013 with performances taking place in multiple locations throughout Chicago.
Chicago SummerDance
June 27 - September 15
(Thur., Fri., Sat. & Sun.)
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden

www.chicagosummerdance.org

For eleven weeks each summer, the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park blossoms into an urban dance space. The series offers an introductory one-hour dance lesson by professional instructors followed by two hours of live music and dancing.
Taste of Chicago
July 10-14
Grant Park

www.tasteofchicago.us

Taste of Chicago is the nation's premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining community. The delicious array of food served at Taste of Chicago is complemented by music and exciting activities for the entire family.
Chicago Air and Water Show
August 17 & 18
North Avenue Beach

www.chicagoairandwatershow.us

The Chicago Air & Water Show is the largest spectator event in the United States and the longest ongoing show of its kind in North America.

Chicago Jazz Festival
August 29 -September 1
Cultural Center, Millennium Park & Grant Park

www.chicagojazzfestival.us
The longest running of the city's lakefront music festivals. For the past 35 year's, the Chicago Jazz Festival has been a Labor Day weekend tradition.

World Music Festival
September 12-22
Multiple Venues

www.worldmusicfestivalchicago.org

This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 600,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 600 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999.

Chicago Music Summit
September 20
Chicago Cultural Center and multiple venues throughout the City

www.chicagomusicsummit.org

The Chicago Music Summit is a NEW program presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to shine a spotlight on Chicago’s vibrant music scene and connects musicians and entrepreneurs with local, national, and international industry professionals. Featuring panels, networking events, and concerts, the Chicago Music Summit provides free professional development and showcase opportunities for professionals working in all sectors and genres.

Click Here for More Information

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