June 1, 2013Dear Friends,There’s no better place than Chicago in the summer! As a Chicago native, Iunderstand the joy that comes with warmer weather!With a new summer already here, we wanted to highlight some of the great eventshappening throughout our city. I hope you use this guide as a resource to explore allChicago has to offer!Have a great summer!Sincerely,E. Thomas GimbelPresident, CEOLaSalle Network
Table of ContentsFestivals & Street Fairs.................................................................4Music & Concerts........................................................................5Sports & Rec.................................................................................6Art & Exhibitions.........................................................................7Additional Free Events................................................................8Must Do’s.......................................................................................9
Festivals & Street FairsJuneJulyAugustChicago RibfestWhen: June 7 - 9Time: All dayWhere: 3332 W. Foster Ave.What: Chicago’s #1 rankedfood festival is back! Enjoythree days of great foodand music57th Street Art FairWhen: June 1 - 2Time: All dayWhere: 57th St.What: This art fairfeatures a variety ofdifferent local artistson historic 57th streetMagnificent MileShopping FestivalWhen: August 23 -September 2Time: All dayWhere: Michigan Ave.What: The shopping event ofthe year returns with over 400stores showcasing their newmerchandiseBuck Town Arts FestWhen: August 24 - 25Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PMWhere: 2300 N. Oakley St.What: This volunteer runfestival raises money forart education in ChicagoTaste of ChicagoWhen: July 10 - 14Time: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PMWhere: Grant ParkWhat: The nation’slargest outdoor foodfestival showcases thediversity of Chicago’sdining communityChicago Farmers MarketWhen: Every Tuesdaythrough SeptemberTime: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWhere: Museum ofContemporary Art PlazaWhat: This summer marketfeatures more than 70vendors selling fruits,vegetables, flowers andmore!West FestWhen: July 13 - 14Time: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PMWhere: Chicago Ave. betweenDamen and Wood St.What: Festival reflects theunique culture of West Town,featuring live music and avariety of booths from localbusinessesWrigleyville SummerfestWhen: August 3 - 4Time: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PMWhere: Seminary & School St.What: This family-friendlystreet fair offers a variety ofbooths and live music4Fiesta del SolWhen: July 25 - 28Time: All dayWhere: 1400 W. Cermak Rd.What: Annualfundraising event held bythe Pilsen NeighborhoodCommunity Council - thelargest Latino festival in themidwest!
JuneJulyAugustDowntown SoundWhen: Every Monday inJune and JulyTime: 7:00 PMWhere: Grant ParkWhat: Free music seriesfeaturing indie rock, popand rock at the PritzkerPavilion in Grant ParkChicago Blues FestivalWhen: June 6 - 8Time: All dayWhere: Grant ParkWhat: More than 500,000fans gather to listen to greatmusic at the largest freeblues festival in the worldTaylor SwiftWhen: August 10Time: 6:30 PMWhere: Soldier FieldWhat: Join Taylor Swift atSolider Field to experienceher Red Tour - get ready tosing!Chicago Jazz FestivalWhen: August 29 -September 1Time: All dayWhere: Millennium ParkWhat: A favorite Labor Daytradition to promote Jazzmusic throughout the citywith a combination ofnational and local artistsVans Warped TourWhen: July 20Time: 11:00 AMWhere: First Midwest BankAmphitheatreWhat: Over 50 bands andartists give music lessons,as well as perform forconcert attendeesLuke BryanWhen: June 15Time: 7:00 PMWhere: Oriental TheaterWhat: One of country’sbiggest stars travels toChicago on his Dirt RoadDiaries tourPearl JamWhen: July 19Time: 7:00 PMWhere: Wrigley FieldWhat: The Cubs’ home fieldtransforms into a concert hallfeaturing Chicago native,Eddie Veder and the restof Pearl JamPitchforkWhen: July 19 - 21Time: All dayWhere: Union ParkWhat: An outdoor musicfestival featuring 40 bands,highlighting the best in newand emerging musicLollapaloozaWhen: August 2 - 4Time: All dayWhere: Grant ParkWhat: Annual outdoor musicfestival featuring the biggestnames in rock, hip hop,alternative and moreMusic & Concerts5
Sports & RecJuneJulyAugustChicago Sport & Social:Intermural LeaguesWhen: Begins first week of JuneTime: VaryingWhere: City-wideWhat: Grab your friends andsign up for an intermural sportteam from beach volleyball tosoftball to rugbyChicago Bike WeekWhen: June 10 - 14Time: All dayWhere: City-wideWhat: Ditch the bus andbike to work to celebratean eco-friendly week ofexerciseChicago TriathlonWhen: August 23 - August 25Time: All dayWhere: City-wideWhat: Three day eventwith thousands ofparticipants ready to run,bike and swimChicago Rock n’ RollHalf-MarathonWhen: July 21Time: 6:30 AMWhere: Grant ParkWhat: Chicago’s annual minimarathon features bandsthroughout the course to cheeron runners, as well as performfor spectatorsChicago Cubs vs.Milwaukee BrewersWhen: June 30Time: 7:05 PMWhere: Wrigley FieldWhat: Two of theNational Central divisionteams face off in thismidwest classicChicago Rush vs.Cleveland GladiatorsWhen: July 13Time: 7:00 PMWhere: Allstate ArenaWhat: Chicago’s indoorfootball team ralliesto beat a midwest rivalChicago White Sox vs.Detroit TigersWhen: July 24Time: 7:10 PMWhere: US Cellular FieldWhat: Two of the AmericanCentral division teams gohead-to-head at US CellularFieldChicago Match CupWhen: August 7Time: All dayWhere: Navy PierWhat: Head down to NavyPier to watch some of thefastest sailboats in theworld at this annual sailingraceChicago Fire vs.Montreal ImpactWhen: August 10Time: 7:30 PMWhere: Toyota ParkWhat: The Chicago Firetake on the Montreal Impactfor the ultimate soccer gameof the summer6
Art & ExhibitionsJuneJulyAugustReady, Pet, Go!When: Through June 30Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWhere: Chicago Children’sMuseumWhat: Exhibition pays homageto pets with creation stationsand interactive elements -something for the wholefamily!Modernism’s MessengersWhen: Through August 17Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PMWhere: Chicago CulturalCenterWhat: This exhibitionshowcases the art ofAlfonso and MargaretIannelli - best known fortheir work with Frank LloydWrightBirds of ChicagoWhen: OngoingTime: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWhere: Peggy NotebaertNature MuseumWhat: Get up close to thebirds you see in your ownbackyard and learn howto identify them by theirsoundThe Cave Paintings ofLascauxWhen: Through September 8Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWhere: Field MuseumWhat: Replicas of the famousLascaux cave paintings arebrought to life in this exhibition -the first of its kind in NorthAmericaDinosaurs Alive!When: Through SeptemberTime: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWhere: Brookfield ZooWhat: This interactive showexhibits life-size dinosaursthroughout the entirezooHomebodiesWhen: Through October 13Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWhere: Museum ofContemporary ArtWhat: This show exploresthe concept of home- literaland metaphorical - with avariety of contemporaryworksImpressionism, Fashion,and ModernityWhen: Through September 22Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWhere: Art Institute ofChicagoWhat: Paintings by Matisse,Degas and other Impressionistslook to explore the relationshipbetween clothes and artisticexpressionJelliesWhen: Through OctoberTime: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWhere: Shedd AquariumWhat: Come watch hundredsof jelly fish pulsate with brightcolors at a family favoritespotAnimals Inside & OutWhen: Through September 2Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PMWhere: Museum of Science &IndustryWhat: Explore the biologyof the most spectacularanimals from giraffes togrizzly bears7
Additional Free EventsJuneJulyAugustChicago Pride ParadeWhen: June 30Time: 12:00 PMWhere: Broadway & MontroseWhat: 44th annual PrideParade to celebrate love andsexual equality. Catch theparade as it makes its waydown Broadway StreetTuesdays on the TerraceWhen: Every Tuesdaythrough SeptemberTime: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWhere: Museum ofContemporary ArtWhat: Bring a blanket andsit outside on the museumlawn to listen to live jazz musicChicago Air & Water ShowWhen: August 18 - 19Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWhere: North Avenue BeachWhat: Largest aviation andwater show in the U.S. withspectacular tricks andperformancesChicago Outdoor FilmFestivalWhen: Every Tuesday,July 14 - August 25Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PMWhere: Monroe & LakeShore Dr.What: Grab a blanket onTuesday nights and headdown to the lake to catchan outdoor filmBike to Work RallyWhen: June 14Time: 7:00 AMWhere: End at DaleyPlazaWhat: Join thousands ofbikers as they bike to workto celebrate Chicago BikeWeekChicago Summer DanceWhen: Thursday - Saturday,July 2 - September 15Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWhere: Grant ParkWhat: The largest annualdance series bringing peopleof all ages and skill levelstogether for outdoor dancelessonsChinatown Summer FairWhen: July 21Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PMWhere: Wentworth &Cermack Rd.What: A celebration ofChinese culture, art andfood. Features classicChinese dance and martialart performancesGrant Music FestivalWhen: Through August 17Time: VaryingWhere: Grant ParkWhat: An ongoing,outdoor classical musicseries in Chicago, checkwebsite for weeklyscheduleNorth Halsted Market DaysWhen: August 10 - 11Time: All dayWhere: Halsted betweenBelmont & AddisonWhat: Largest two day streetfair in the midwest, featuringlive music, food and crafts8
Must-Do’sJuneJulyAugustJungle Book PlayWhen: June 21 - July 28Time: 2:00 PM/ 7:00 PMWhere: Goodman TheaterWhat: Disney’s classic moviecomes to life this summer atthe Goodman TheaterSecond City: Laugh OutLoud TourWhen: Through AugustTime: VaryingWhere: 1616 N. Wells St.What: Buy tickets to watch alive performance at Chicago’smost well-known improvisationalcomedy clubChicago Bike TourWhen: OngoingTime: VaryingWhere: City-wideWhat: Sign up throughBike Chicago tobike through the cityexploring beaches, parksand lagoonsNavy Pier FireworksWhen: Wednesdays & SaturdaysTime: 9:30 PMWhere: Navy Pier, Lake MichiganWhat: Watch the fireworkssynchronized with music at NavyPier or with a blanket alongthe lakefrontKayak ChicagoWhen: Through SeptemberTime: VaryingWhere: Lake MichiganWhat: Sign up online forkayak tours, lessons orrentals and see Chicagofrom the water!Jay-Z & Justin TimberlakeWhen: July 22Time: 8:00 PMWhere: Soldier FieldWhat: Two of music’sbiggest names get togetherfor a night of great musicat Soldier FieldChicago Rhythm World 2013When: July 22 - August 4Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWhere: Multiple locations indowntown ChicagoWhat: Two week festivalof contemporary danceperformances, as well aslessons for participantsChicago SymphonyOrchestraWhen: OngoingTime: VaryingWhere: 220 S. Michigan Ave.What: Attend one of theorchestra’s shows for anight of beautiful classicalmusicChicago Architecture TourWhen: OngoingTime: VaryingWhere: Chicago RiverWhat: Take a tour along theriver to learn about thebuilding and history ofChicago9
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