Chicago Summer Festivals in August 2014

Mark your calendar for August 2014 Summer Neighborhood Festivals in Chicago

Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals

 

 

 

 

Fiesta del SolFiesta del Sol

Thursday, July 31 – Sunday, August 3, 2014

1000-1600 W. Cermak (btwn. Morgan & Ashland)

Chicago, IL 60608

Thursday, July 31: 5-10 pm; Friday, Aug. 1 & Saturday, Aug. 2: 11 am-11 pm; Sunday, Aug. 3: 11 am-10 pm

FREE Admission

Fiesta del Sol is a family-friendly festival draws over 1 million visitors during the four day event, every year. Fiesta del Sol is the largest festival in the Midwest, bringing: live entertainment, local art, a variety of food, carnival rides, a children’s area, educational resources for parents and youth, soccer games and much more.

Visit www.fiestadelsol.org or call 312.666.2663 for more information.

Millennium Park in Chicago

Millennium Park in Chicago

 

Edge FestEdge Fest

Saturday, August 2 & Sunday, August 3, 2014

5925 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60660

Friday, August 2: 12 Noon-10 pm; Sunday, August 3: 12 Noon-9 pm

FREE Admission; $5 donation requested

Chicago Festivals

Edge Fest in Chicago

Edge Fest is sure to entertain the senses, from your eyes and ears to your nose and taste buds we’ve got it all. Your eyes, will be amazed at the sight of all of the FANTASTIC art from more than 40 local Edge Water artists, all while listening to music on two stages. Your nose will lead you to the sweet smell of fantastic summer fare served up by some of Edgewater’s hottest vendors, sure to satisfy your appetite.

Bacon Elvis Sandwich at Edge Fest 2012

Bacon Elvis Sandwich at Edge Fest

Visit www.StarEvents.com/festival/edge-fest or call 773.665.4682 for more information.

Edge Fest 2012 in Chicago

Edge Fest in Chicago

Chicago Art

Chicago Art

Chicago Coyote Art Festival in Bucktown 001

 

A customer and vendor holding a plate of food at the Taste of Latin AmericaTaste of Latin America

Saturday, August 2 & Sunday, August 3, 2014

3600 W. Armitage

Chicago, IL 60647

11 am-10 pm

FREE Admission

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

Crispy Potato Chips at Edge Fest 2012

Street Food in Chicago:Crispy Potato Chips

 

Wrigleyville SummerfestWrigleyville Summerfest

Saturday, August 2 & Sunday, August 3, 2014

3550 N. Seminary

Chicago, IL 60657

Saturday, August 2: 12 Noon-10 pm; Sunday, August 3: 11 am-10 pm

FREE Admission; $5 donation requested

Wrigleyville is home of the Chicago Cubs, but also known for the Wrigleyville Summerfest! The 12th annual Wrigleyville Summerfest is a grand slam festival featuring only the most sought after bands, food, and fun!

Visit www.StarEvents.com/festivals/wrigleyville-summerfest or call 773.665.4682 for more information.

Taylor Street Italian Festival 2012

Taylor Street Italian Festival

 

Kogen Taiko performing at the Ginza Holiday Festival59th Annual Ginza Holiday Festival

Friday, August 8 – Sunday, August 10, 2014

Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee

Chicago, IL 60614

Friday, August 8: 5:30-9 pm; Saturday, August 9: 11:30 am-9 pm; Sunday, August 10: 11:30 am-6 pm

$7 adults/$6 students & senior citizens; special 3-day pass $15 (Saturday after 7:00, $12 for Yoko Noge concert)

A large Japanese festival featuring stage performances, master craftspersons from Japan, merchandise and food. Yoko Noge and Japanesque will play on Saturday night.

Visit www.ginzachicago.com or call 312.943.7801 for more information.

Oyster Fest in Roscoe Village

Oyster Fest in Roscoe Village

 

Retro on RoscoeRetro on Roscoe

Saturday, August 9 & Sunday, August 10, 2014

2000-2400 W. Roscoe

Chicago, IL 60618

12 Noon-10 pm

FREE Admission; $10 donation requested

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/festivals/retro-on-roscoe or call 773.665.4682 for more information.

Taylor Street Summer Festival

Taylor Street Summer Festival

 

Festa ItalianaFesta Italiana

Thursday, August 14 – Sunday, August 17, 2014

1453 W. Taylor St.

Chicago, IL 60607

Taylor Street Italian Festival 2012

Trevi Fountain at Taylor Street in Chicago

Thursday, August 14: 5-10 pm; Friday, August 15: 5-11 pm; Saturday, August 16: 12 Noon-11 pm; Sunday, August 17: 12 Noon-10 pm

FREE Admission; $5 gate donation requested

Taylor Street in Chicago

Taylor Street in Chicago

Chicago’s popular Little Italy neighborhood will celebrate its history and heritage from August 14-17 as the annual Taylor Street Festa Italiana returns for its eighth year. More than 50,000 fest goers are expected to attend, saying “Ciao” to new neighbors, and “That’s Amore” about the authetic Italian activities, delectable (or “buono” Italian cuisine, and energetic live entertainment in three dynamic stages.

Legendary Drifters at Taylor Street Italian Festival 2012

Legendary Drifters at Taylor Street Italian Festival

Visit www.StarEvents.com/festivals/festa-italiana or call 773.665.4682 for more information.

Taylor Street Festival

Taylor Street Festival

 

Albany Park World FestAlbany Park World Fest

Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lawrence & Kimball

Chicago, IL 60625

Saturday, August 16: 12 Noon-10 pm; Sunday, August 17: 12 Noon-9 pm

FREE Admission; $5 gate donation benefits Albany Park Neighbors

The eclectic northwest side neighborhood will celebrate its melting pot diversity at this all-new festival. Features food, eclectic music, arts & crafts and activities for kids and families.

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

 

Glenwood Avenue Arts FestGlenwood Avenue Arts Fest

Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014

Glenwood and Morse Avenues

Chicago, IL 60626

11-9 pm

FREE Admission; $5 gate donation benefits Albany Park Neighbors

The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF) is a free, weekend-long arts festival that features 100+ artists, open studios, and live entertainment on three outdoor stages. Experience art of all disciplines, music, theater, food and drink on the cobblestone streets of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Chicago’s historic Rogers Park neighborhood.

Visit www.glenwoodave.org or call 773.761.4477 for more information.

 

Clark After DarkClark After Dark

Thursday, August 21, 2014

100 W. Hubbard

Chicago, IL 60604

4-10 pm

FREE Admission; $5 gate donation requested

Come out to Clark After Dark on August 21st to enjoy some great food and entertainment in the heart of River North! Support Illinois troops and their families with live music, drinks, live auction and a raffle.

Visit www.StarEvents.com/clark-dark or call 773.665.4682 for more information.

 

The BoulevardThe Boulevard

Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24, 2014

3000 W. Logan Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60647

Friday, August 22: 5-10 pm; Saturday, August 23 & Sunday, August 24: 12 Noon-10 pm

FREE Admission; $10 gate donation requested

Chicago’s bustling Logan Square neighborhood will once again be the site of one of the city’s most eclectic and engaging street festivals from August 22-24, 2014 as the Boulevard returns. Set along the beautiful tree-lined Logan Boulevard, the 2013 street festival will bring more than 30,000 fest-goers who are eager for the chance to see some of the hottest up-and-coming bands Chicago has to offer. Chicago’s favorite independent promoters, Silver Wrapper, will once again curate two unique stages of eccentric musical talent for the three-day festival.

Visit www.StarEvents.com/festivals/the-boulevard or call 773.665.4682 for more information.

 

Bash on WabashBash on Wabash

Saturday, August 23 & Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wabash between 13th and 14th Place

Chicago, IL 60605

12 Noon-10 pm

FREE Admission; $5 gate donation requested

Benefiting the Greater South Loop Association (GSLA) and a portion of proceeds to the South Loop Food Pantry, this lively, colorful festival will have something to offer everyone including a wide variety of musical acts, food and beverages (including beer and wine), arts & crafts, an elaborate children’s area, vendor booths, and so much more!

Visit greatersouthloop.org/bash/ or call 773.907.8602 for more information.

Street Food in Chicago

Festival Street Food in Chicago

 

Chicago Fashion FestChicago Fashion Fest

Saturday, August 23 & Sunday, August 24, 2014

Division St. from Wolcott to Paulina

Chicago, IL 60610

12 Noon-10 pm

FREE Admission; $5 gate donation requested

Chicago Fashion Fest invites you to two days of non-stop fashionista action celebrating Chicago’s top designers, boutiques and latest looks. The fashion-forward street fest features a bleachered-in runway stage where bands and DJs will set the tone as models tout “What’s in” for end of summer and fall 2014. Over 20 unique fashion runway shows (15-20 minutes each) will be included over the two days, including segments like: vintage, kids, teen, back-to-school, curvaceous, bridal, ‘Do-Fashion’ (with only Division Street boutiques) and more.

Visit http://www.chicagofashionfest.com or call 773.907.8602 for more information.

Fashion in Chicago

Fashion in Chicago

Food Trucks in Chicago

Food Trucks in Chicago

 

Crowd sitting at long picnic tables enjoying the Chicago Food SocialChicago Food Social

Saturday, August 23 & Sunday, August 24, 2014

Kendall College (parking lot), 900 N. North Branch St.

Chicago, IL 60642

11 am-10 pm

FREE Admission; $5 gate donation requested

The re-concepted version of 2011 and 2012’s popular Food Truck Social still includes a vast selection of Chicago’s most popular food trucks, but now also features a curated group of notable chef-driven local restaurant vendors and chef demonstrations with prominent guest celebrity chefs.

Visit chicagofoodsocial.com or call 312.850.9390 for more information.

Food Truck Social

Food Truck Social

 

 

Chicago's New Orleans FestivalChicago’s New Orleans Festival

Saturday, August 23 – Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sheffield Ave. & Wellington

Chicago, IL 60657

12 Noon-10 pm; $5 donation benefits the Central Lakeview Merchants Association

This NEW street fest in the West Lakeview neighborhood pays homage to The Big Easy with tasty Southern cuisine, an eclectic music lineup (Zydeco, jazz, blues and Dixieland bands), craft beers and wine, and more.

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

New Orleans, the Big Easy

New Orleans, the Big Easy

 

Dancer in audience at the Taste of GreektownTaste of Greektown

Saturday, August 23 & Sunday, August 24, 2014

400 S. Halsted

Chicago, IL 60607

12 Noon-11 pm; FREE Admission

Hellenic pride will take center stage when this annual culinary fest in Chicago’s West Loop returns for its 25th 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.

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

Taylor Street Italian Festival 2012

Taylor Street Italian Festival

 

Taste of Polonia Festival

Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1, 2014

Copernicus Center (Jefferson Park)

5216 W Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, IL 60630

Friday, August 29: 5-11 pm; Saturday, August 30: 12 Noon-11 pm; Sunday, August 31: 12 Noon-11 pm; Monday, Sept. 1: 12 Noon-10 pm

Admission: $7; $5 for seniors (65 & over); kids under 12 are FREE

The Taste of Polonia is the annual major fundraiser for the Copernicus Center… sponsored by the Copernicus Foundation. It enables continued support of community and performing arts events and other non-profit causes sponsored by Copernicus on an annual basis.

In addition to Polish and non-Polish food, the festival sees over 35,000 annually. Between 30 to 40 bands and musical performances entertain all music tastes; from Rock, to Classical, Jazz or Polka.

For more information, Visit copernicuscenter.org.

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

taylor street

Taylor Street Festival in Chicago

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