Chicago Summer Events 2015

Posted: 5/30/2015

We have endured long, blustery icy months of winter and now we can say it was all worth it: Summer in Chicago is magnificent! Other than the obvious fun we all look forward to having on our patios, decks and balconies with friends and family, the city also offers great events to enjoy this season:


Chicago Blues Festival
The greatest free blues festival in the world, this event is a fitting legacy for the city that takes credit for the genre. 

Dates: June 12th -14th, 2015
Location: Grant Park
Admissions: Free

Grant Park Music Festival
Top musicians from around the world come to perform at the Pritzker Pavilion while Chicagoan's enjoy picnics in wonderful weather listening to classical music.

Dates: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
June 17th - August 22nd
Location: Grant Park
Admissions: Free

Chicago Summer Dance
Put on your comfortable shoes and join the crowd at the Chicago Summer Dance events where instructors lead lessons in samba, tango, rumba and other styles. Once the group masters the dance, the band arrives to play music and round up the party. 

Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
June 26th - September 15th
Location: Grant Park
Admissions: Free

Taste of Chicago
A maze of approximately 60 different vendors and food trucks where you can find....while listening to great live music amid the sizzling grills. 

Dates: July 8th - 12th, 2015
Location: Grant Park
Admissions: Free 

Lollapalooza
This rock festival amps up like no other, with 130 bands playing on eight stages for three full days.

Dates: July 31st - August 2nd, 2015
Location: Grant Park
Admissions: 1-/3 day pass $110/275

Chicago Air and Water Show
This awesome show will leave you speechless with military planes buzzing over the lakefront where over two million people gather to see the daredevil jets circle up in the sky.

Dates: August 15th - 16th, 2015
Location: North Avenue Beach
Admissions: Free