Summer Festivals in Magnificent Vino con Vista Chicago 2014

Composite image of four views of Jay Pritzker ...

Composite image of four views of Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lurie Garden in Millennium Park, Chicago, Illi...

Lurie Garden in Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA (with Randolph Street skyscrapers in background) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chicago north from John Hancock 2004-11 img 2618

Chicago north from John Hancock 2004-11 img 2618 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium P...

English: Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cloud Gate Chicago (Explore)

Cloud Gate Chicago (Explore) (Photo credit: Bert Kaufmann)

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago...

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago as seen from the Chicago river (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you follow my posts, you know that I LOVE CHICAGO!!!

In this post, you will find a list of my favorite Chicago Festivals and pictures of

The Gothic Revival Tribune Tower in Chicago

The Gothic Revival Tribune Tower in Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

my favorite Chicago Landmarks.

The Art Institute of Chicago - Pae White's &qu...

The Art Institute of Chicago – Pae White’s “Restless Rainbow” overlooking The Lurie Garden and Millennium Park (Photo credit: UGArdener)

Buckingham Fountain at night. Kelvin Kay, user...

Buckingham Fountain at night. Kelvin Kay, user:kkmd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork Music Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sears Tower through the Pritzker Pavillion

Sears Tower through the Pritzker Pavillion (Photo credit: fidothe)

English: Buckingham Fountain

English: Chicago Lakefront Trail near Gold Coast

English: Chicago Lakefront Trail near Gold Coast (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lovingly called “The Third Coast”, Chicago is a magnificent Vino con Vista destination. In the summer, there are plenty of summer festivals to keep you busy. Take some time to visit and admire some of my favorite landmarks: John Hancock Center, Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, the Art Institute, Grant Park, the Palmolive Building, Sears Tower (now Willis) and AON Center. Ride along the bike path on Lake Michigan. Get some tickets ofor Ravinnia.

Mark your calendars for:

Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, Illinois.

Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

art fairs, street fairs, food festivals and music festivals in my spectacular hometown.

Jay Pritzker Pavillion

Jay Pritzker Pavillion (Photo credit: David Cornwell)

Soak up the incredible architecture for a  fun-filled summer in 2014!

The Lindbergh Beacon atop the Palmolive Buildi...

The Lindbergh Beacon atop the Palmolive Building can be clearly seen at night. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

A photograph taken of the buildings lining the...

A photograph taken of the buildings lining the Chicago River. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Buckingham Fountain in the foreground...

English: Buckingham Fountain in the foreground with one of the Prudential Buildings at the far left and the AON Center (the tallest building) in the background. The top of the John Hancock Center is also visible (the one with two antennae at the top). I took this photo 11 Jul 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Looking north from Chicago 'L' station Adams a...

Looking north from Chicago ‘L’ station Adams and Wabash Français : Vue depuis la station Adams and Wabash du métro aérien de Chicago vers le nord. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The riverfront pavilion in Ping Tom M...

English: The riverfront pavilion in Ping Tom Memorial Park. Français : Le Ping Tom Memorial Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chicago Sanctuary

Chicago Sanctuary (Photo credit: Chris Smith/Out of Chicago)

English: Trump International Hotel & Tower in ...

English: Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, IL, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Trump International Hotel and Tower (...

English: Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago) Category:Images of Chicago, Illinois (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Fountain and garden in Grant Park Chicago

English: Fountain and garden in Grant Park Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wherever you go, there you are.

Wherever you go, there you are. (Photo credit: jellybeanjill13)

English: General John A. Logan statue at Grant...

English: General John A. Logan statue at Grant Park in Chicago, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Downtown Chicago, Illinois at night. ...

English: Downtown Chicago, Illinois at night. The small building on the left was demolished for Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Uno

Uno (Photo credit: WillyFeng)

Cover of "Chicago Gourmet (A Fireside Boo...

Cover of Chicago Gourmet (A Fireside Book)

English: Source: http://www.chicagob2b.net/lin...

English: Source: http://www.chicagob2b.net/links/pages/CitySeal1.gif This image is a copy of the official seal of the City of Chicago, Illinois, as designed and adopted by the City in 1905. As such, it is a work authored before 1922, and is therefore in the public domain. A 1895 edition of the seal can be seen here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

English: in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Wrig...

Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Wrigley Building, left; Tribune Tower, right (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

chicago

chicago (Photo credit: MPBecker)

The Hancock Tower, at Michigan Avenue, Chicago.

The Hancock Tower, at Michigan Avenue, Chicago. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chicago River at night

Chicago River at night (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Show Me Chicago has put together their annual calendar of Chicago’s Festivals. Here they are:

May 2014

  • Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 2-4, 26th Street & Kostner (Little Village)
  • Chicago Kids and Kites Festival, May 3, Montrose Harbor in Lincoln Park
  • Mayfest and Polish Fest, May 3-4, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave
  • American Beer Classic, May 10, Soldier Field.
  • Beer Under Glass, May 15, Garfield Park Conservatory
  • Chicago Craft Beer Week for May 15 – 25, various locations
  • Manifest Urban Arts Festival, May 16, South Loop, Columbia College
  • Mayfest, May 16-18, Lakeview, Ashland and Barry
  • Riverfront Mayfest, (NEW) May 16-18, banks of the Chicago River at Grand
  • Chicago Memorial Day Parade. May 24, noon, State Street from Lake to Van Buren
  • Randolph Street Market Festival, May 24, 25, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden
  • Bike the Drive, May 25, Lake Shore Drive
  • Do Division, Division Street festival, May 30 – June 1, 2014
  • Chicago Veggie Pride Parade, May 31, noon, Grant Park
  • New Orleans festival, (NEW) May 31-June 1, West Lakeview at Lincoln Ave. and Addison

June 2014

  • Maifest, May 29-June 1, Lincoln Square at Lincoln Ave. and Leland Ave.
  • Festival del Taco, (NEW), May 30 – June 1, Little Village, 2600 S. Kostner (at 26th St.)
  • Do Division Street festival, May 30 – June 1, West Town
  • New Orleans festival, (NEW) May 31-June 1, West Lakeview at Lincoln Ave. and Addison
  • Chicago Food Truck Fest, June 7, outside U.S. Cellular Field
  • Bacon Chase (NEW) June 7, Montrose Beach
  • Ravinia Festival, June 5 through September 14, Highland Park
  • Ribfest Chicago, June 6-8, Lincoln/Irving Park/Damen
  • Andersonville Midsommarfest, June 6-8, Andersonville
  • Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival, June 7-8, Lakeview, Sheffield/Belmont
  • 57th Street Art Fair: June 7-8, Hyde Park
  • Printers Row Lit Fest, June 7, 8, Printers Row neighborhood, Dearborn and Polk Streets
  • Grant Park Music Festival, June 11 – August 16
  • Spring Awakening, June 13-15, Soldier Field
  • Old Town Art Fair, June 14, 15, Old Town
  • Wells Street Art Festival, June 14, 15, Wells Street, between North Avenue and Division Street
  • Fiestas Puertorriqueñas and Puerto Rican Parade, June 12-15, Humboldt Park, Division Street
  • Taste of Randolph Street, June 13-15
  • Chicago Blues Fest, June 13-15, Grant Park, Millennium Park
  • 6 Corners BBQ Fest, June 14-15, 4000 N. Milwaukee Ave. (at Irving Park Rd./Cicero Ave. to Belle Plaine)
  • Long Grove Strawberry Festival, June 20-22, downtown Long Grove
  • L.A.T.E. Ride, June 21, overnight ride starts at Buckingham Fountain (500 S Columbus Dr)
  • Gold Coast Art Festival, June 21, 22, Grant Park’s Butler Field at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive
  • Pride Fest, June 21, 22, Halsted and Waveland
  • Wicker Park’s Green Music Fest, June 21, 22, Damen between North and Schiller
  • Milwaukee Summerfest, June 25-29 and July 1-6, Summerfest Grounds along Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI.
  • World’s Largest Block Party, June 27, 28, Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams
  • Gospel Music Festival, June 27-29,  Ellis Park in Bronzeville
  • Chive Fest (NEW) June 28, Soldier Field, Stadium Green South
  • 2014 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy, June 28, Ping Tom Memorial Park,  300 W. 19th Street
  • Chicago Summerfest (formerly Chicago Country Fest), June 28, 29, Clark Street and Armitage
  • Randolph Street Market Festival, June 28, 29, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden
  • Pride Parade, June 29, North Broadway, Boystown

July 2014

  • International Festival of Life: July 3-6, Union Park
  • Chosen Few Picnic, July 3-6,  in Jackson Park, 63rd and Hayes Drive
  • Fourth of July Fireworks, July 4, Navy Pier, 9:30 p.m.
  • Wavefront Music Festival, July 4-6, Montrose Beach
  • Summer on Southport, July 12, 13, Southport and Waveland
  • Windy City RibFest: July 4-6, Uptown, Lawrence and Broadway
  • Taste of Lakeview, July 5, 6, Lincoln at Belmont
  • Rock Around the Block, July 5, 6, Belmont and Lincoln Avenue
  • Taste of Chicago, July 9-13, Grant Park
  • Windy City Smokeout, July 11-13, River North, Hubbard and Rush Streets
  • Michigan Avenue Art Festival, July 11-13, Pioneer Court
  • Square Roots Music Festival, July 11-13, Lincoln Square
  • Irish American Heritage Festival: July 11-13, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox
  • West Fest: July 12,13, West Town, Chicago Ave. from Damen to Wood
  • Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 12,13, Belmont and Damen
  • Pitchfork Music Festival: July 18-20, Union Park
  • BenFest 2014, (St. Benedict’s ) July 18-20
  • Chinatown Summer Fair, July 20, Wentworth Ave from Cermak Road to 24th Place
  • Taste of River North: July 18-20, River North, Kingsbury and Erie Street
  • Celebrate Clark Street Festival, Saturday, July 19, 20, between Morse and Estes Avenue
  • Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival: July 19,-20, Lincoln Park, Sheffield and Webster
  • North Dearborn Street Garden Walk, July 20, starts Latin School, 45 W. North
  • Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival, July 25-27, Jefferson Park, Lawrence and Long Avenues
  • Wicker Park Fest, July 26 – 27, Milwaukee and North
  • Taste of Lincoln Avenue, July 26 – 27, N. Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton & Wrightwood
  • Randolph Street Market Festival, July 26, 27, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden
  • Wicker Park Fest, July 26-27, Milwaukee Avenue Between North Avenue and Paulina Street
  • Taste of Lincoln Avenue: July 26, 27, Lincoln Park, Fullerton and Wrightwood
  • Fiesta del Sol: July 31-August 3, Pilsen on Cermak between Morgan and Ashland

August 2014

  • Fiesta del Sol: July 31-August 3, Pilsen on Cermak between Morgan and Ashland
  • Lollapalooza, August 1-3, Grant Park
  • Edge Fest: August 2, 3, Edgewater, 5900 N. Broadway at Thorndale Ave.
  • Wrigleyville Summerfest, August 2, 3, School Street and Seminary Avenue
  • Taste of Latin America, August 2 – 3, 3600 to 3828 W Armitage
  • Ginza Holiday, August 8-10, Midwest Buddhist Temple, Old Town
  • Northalsted Market Days, August 9, 10, Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue
  • Retro on Roscoe, August 9, 10, Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street
  • Festa Italiana, August 14-August 17, Little Italy, Taylor St.
  • Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest: August 15-17, Rogers Park
  • Edison Park Fest, August 15-17, Chicago’s northwest side, Oshkosh and Olmsted
  • Chicago Westside Music Festival – August 16,  Garfield Park
  • Chicago Air & Water Show, August 16, 17 (rehearsal August 15) North Avenue Beach
  • Albany Park World Fest (New) August 16 – 17, Lawrence & Kimball
  • Chicago Dancing Festival, August 20 – 23, various locations
  • Clark After Dark, August 21, Clark and Hubbard Streets
  • The Boulevard, August 22-24, Logan Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue
  • The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival, August 21-September 1, North Michigan Avenue
  • Chicago Fashion Fest, Saturday, August 23-24, Division St. from Wolcott to Paulina
  • Taste of Greektown, August 23 – 24, 400 S. Halsted St. at Van Buren
  • Chicago New Orleans Fest (NEW) August 23 – 24, Sheffield and Wellington
  • Bucktown Arts Festival, August 23 – 24, Bucktown
  • Chicago Fringe Festival, August 28 – September 7, Jefferson Park
  • Chicago Jazz Festival, August 28 – 31, Grant Park
  • African Festival of the Arts, August 29 – September 1
  • North Coast Music Festival, August 29 – 31, Union Park
  • Taste of Polonia, August 29 to September 1, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
  • Remix Chicago: Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair, August 30 – 31,  Milwaukee Avenue between Fullerton and California Avenues
  • Randolph Street Market Festival, August 30 – 31, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden

September 2014

  • Taste of Polonia, August 29 to September 1, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
  • German American Fest, September 5-7, Lincoln and Leland Avenues
  • Roscoe Village Oyster Fest, September 6, Damen Avenue & Roscoe St.
  • Fulton Fest, September 12,13, Fulton Avenue between Damen and Hoyne
  • Festival de la Villita, September 12-14, 26th Street and Kostner Avenue
  • Riot Fest, September 12-14, Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Sacramento Avenue
  • Crush in Old Town (previously Wells Street Fall Festival), September 13 – 14, Wells and North
  • Andersonville City Made Fest, September 20, 21, Clark and Argyle
  • Oktoberfest Chicago, September 26-28, Southport and Lincoln Avenue (a complete list  of Oktoberfest happenings will appear in a separate post in early September).
  • Chicago Gourmet, September 26 – 28, Harris Theatre and Millennium Park
  • Hyde Park Jazz Festival, September 27 – 28, Hyde Park, various locations
  • Randolph Street Market Festival, September 27, 28, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden

Here’s a list of Chicago Landmarks for your Bucket List:

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

 

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  1. Thanks for the extensive festival list!

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