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Chicago's Summer Events

Posted in Life in Chicago by Greg on 24 Jun 2014

Chicago is a great place to be in the summer. Why? Not just because of the beautiful weather and the lake, but because of the great summer events that take place throughout the city.

Below are some of Chicago's events in the summer 2014.

1. Summer Concerts
Millenium Park
May 25-September 6, select dates only

Millenium Park offers free summer concerts in the Jay Pritzker Pavillion on some Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays. To check the concert schedule, click here: bit.ly/1lLsMBB

2. Summer Film Series
Millenium Park,
Every Tuesday, June 24-August 29

Come to the Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Millennium Park for a free movie with many other Chicagoans. Bring your friends!

3. Chicago Gospel Music Festival
Chicago Cultural Center and other locations
June 27-29

If you like gospel music, then this is the place to be!

4. Chicago Summer Dance
Grant Park
June 27-September 14

Every summer, the music garden in Grant park is used as a venue for Chicago’s Summer Dance. Come on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday for live performances and even dance lessons before the performance starts!

5. Taste of Chicago
Grant Park
July 9-13

Many Chicago restaurants set up booths in Grant park so everyone can try their food. When you go to the Taste of Chicago, you won’t leave hungry!

6. Chicago Air and Water Show
North Avenue Beach
August 16-17

Enjoy some of the best fighter jet pilots’ incredible routines and maneuvers near downtown Chicago.


7. Chicago Jazz Festival
Grant Park
August 28-31

The Chicago Jazz Festival is the longest-running festival in Chicago. It started 35 years ago. Ever since then, on Labor Day weekend, some famous Jazz artists have played for Chicagoans during this festival.



8. Fireworks
Navy Pier
Every Wednesday and Saturday

On Wednesdays at 9:30PM and Fridays at 10:15PM, come to Navy Pier for some beautiful fireworks! There will also be special Independence Day fireworks on Friday, July 4 at 9:30PM.