The Biggest Chicago Summer Events in 2018

Here in Chicago we wait 7 months for warm weather because the fun begins when the sun shines. Check out the top Chicago summer events happening in 2018 and mark your calendars!

Chicago Summer 2018 Events to Get Excited For:

May 2018 Chicago Summer Events

  • May 4 – May 10: Chicago Critics Film Festival (Music Box Theatre)
  • May 5: Chicago Beer Classic (Soldier Field)
  • May 5: Kids and Kites Festival (Montrose Harbor)
  • May 18: Beer Under Glass (Garfield Park Conservatory)
  • May 18: Chicago Zine Fest (Plumbers Hall)
  • May 18 – May 20: Anime Central (Hyatt Regency O’Hare)
  • May 18 – May 20: Mayfest (3100 N Ashland Ave)
  • May 19 – Food Truck Social (Lincoln Park Zoo)
  • May 19 – Night Nation Run Chicago EDM 5k concert (Soldier Field)
  • May 19 – May 20: Lincoln Park Wine Fest (Jonquil Park)
  • May 26: Soldier Field 10-mile (Soldier Field)
  • May 26: Memorial Day Plaza (Daley Plaza)
  • May 27: Bike the Drive (Edgewater)

June 2018 Chicago Summer Events

  • June 1 – June 3: Do Division Street Fest (Division Street between Damen Ave and Wood St)
  • June 2 – June 3: CAKE: Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (Center on Halsted)
  • June 2 – June 3: Hyde Park Brew Fest (53rd and Harper Ave)
  • June 8 – June 10: Chicago Blues Fest (Millennium Park)
  • June 8 – June 10: Ribfest Chicago (Lincoln Ave/Irving Park Road/Damen Ave)
  • June 8 – June 10: Spring Awakening (Addams/Medill Park)
  • June 9 – World Naked Bike Ride (Loop)
  • June 15 – June 17: Taste of Randolph (West Loop)
  • June 22 – June 24: Country LakeShake Fest (Huntington Bank Pavilion)
  • June 23 – June 24: Mamby on the Beach (Oakwood Beach)
  • June 22 – June 24: Rudio Latin American Fest (Addams/Medill Park)
  • June 24: Pride Parade (Uptown)

July 2018 Chicago Summer Events

  • July 4: Fourth of July Fireworks (Navy Pier)

August 2018 Chicago Summer Events

  • August 2 – August 5: Lollapalooza (Grant Park)
  • August 18 – August 19: Chicago Air and Water Show (North Avenue Beach)
  • August 23 – August 26: Wizard World Chicago Comic Con (Donald E. Stephens Convention Center)

September 2018 Chicago Summer Events

  • August 31 – September 2: North Coast Music Fest (Union Park)
  • September 14 – September 16: Riot Fest
Samantha Lebbos
Samantha Lebbos

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