2024 Chicago Festivals and Events: A Guide
15 May

2024 Chicago Festivals and Events: A Guide

  • By: Deidra Pierson
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Get ready to dive into the city’s vibrant scene! From music festivals to cultural celebrations, Chicago offers a smorgasbord of fun activities for everyone. Weather your looking for Chicago festivals this weekend or planning out your summer, here is Mighty Moving’s guide to Chicago’s festivals and events. font forget to Get a FREE quote! 

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🏳️‍🌈 Chicago Pride Parade & Fest (June 26-27): Join one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world, showcasing love, diversity, and inclusivity in the historic Northalsted neighborhood.

🎥 Sundance Institute x Chicago 2024 (June 15-17): Experience three days of cutting-edge film screenings and innovative programming as the Sundance Institute comes to Chicago for the first time.

🎵 Chicago House Music Festival (June 2): Dance to the infectious beats of house music at this day-long event in Millennium Park, celebrating the genre’s roots in the city.

🎤 Chicago Gospel Music Festival (June 1): Lift your spirits with soulful performances celebrating the rich tradition of gospel music at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.

🌭 Windy City Hot Dog Fest (June 18-19): Savor Chicago’s iconic hot dogs at this mouthwatering festival in Portage Park.

🍻 Craft Brews At Lincoln Park Zoo (June 12): Enjoy a cold beer while exploring one of the oldest zoos in the country during this outdoor tasting event.

🎶 Heatwave Music Festival (June 25-26): Get ready to dance as top artists, including Tiësto and deadmau5, take over Northerly Island for two days of non-stop music.

🎨 Old Town Art Fair (June 11-12): Browse and shop for unique artworks from over 200 artists at this long-standing event in the charming Old Town neighborhood.

🍖 Ribfest Chicago (June 10-12): Indulge in mouthwatering ribs, rock out to live music, and enjoy bourbon/whiskey tastings at this family-friendly street fest in North Center.


🎆Summer Fireworks (July 1): Navy Pier will celebrate Independence Day with the dazzling “Independence Weekend Fireworks Sponsored by Choose Chicago” at 9 p.m., Saturday, July 1.

🏎️NASCAR Street Race Weekend: Rev up for two days of thrilling NASCAR races, live performances by top-tier musical artists, family-friendly fun, and more at iconic Grant Park.

🎬 Millennium Park Summer Film Series (July 16 – August 20): Watch free movies under the stars at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, showcasing family favorites and cult classics.

🍔 Roscoe Village Burger Fest (July 9-10): Discover the best burgers in the city while enjoying live music and refreshing drinks in Roscoe Village.

🌮Tacos y Tamales Festival: (July 19- 21)Enjoy authentic Mexican vibes in Pilsen with tasty food, art, and lively music all weekend long!

🎨 Southport Art & Music Fest (July 16-17): Experience the vibrant art scene of Southport Corridor with a fine art show, live music, and more.


🎶 Lollapalooza (August 4-7): Dive into one of the largest music festivals in the world, featuring top artists and local bands in Grant Park.

🛩️ Chicago Air and Water Show (August 10-11): Marvel at stunning aerial displays above Lake Michigan during the largest free show of its kind in the country.

🦞 The Great American Lobster Fest (August 26-28): Treat yourself to live lobsters flown in from the East Coast at Navy Pier’s seafood extravaganza.

🎷 Chicago Jazz Festival (August 29 – September 1): Immerse yourself in the rich sounds of jazz during this citywide celebration, featuring performances in Millennium Park.

Now with so much to see and do, your summer in Chicago is sure to be unforgettable! Keep an eye out for these events and more as you settle into your new home with Mighty Moving. Let the adventures begin!

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