Windy City Ribfest
Fest features live music, lots of ribs, arts crafts and kids' area. Located in Uptown, this festival has become a Fourth of July tradition.
Event Times: Noon-10 p.m. daily, July 2-4, 2021
Southport Art Festival
The two-day festival will showcase some of the city’s best and most diverse artists. Southport Art Fest will put numerous art forms including oil, acrylic, watercolor, jewelry, sculpture, photography, wood, fiber, glass, paper, metal, and mixed media at center stage all weekend long. A kids' area has been designated with interactive games and activities.
Event Cost: $5 donation
Event times: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. July 10-11, 2021
Roscoe Village Burger Fest
The savory patty and a rockin' music lineup are in the spotlight for Roscoe Village's burger bash. In addition to food and music, arts/crafts and a "Kids' Zone" for children and families are on the weekend's menu.
Cost: $10 donation.
Event times: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 10-11, 2021
Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest
This festival, held at the busy Lakeview intersection is teeming with top local tribute bands on the main stage, a second community entertainment stage, food and drinks. Families enjoy arts and craft vendors and a kids' play area.
Cost: $5 donation.
Event Times: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., July 17-18, 2021
The northwest side's cozy Jefferson Park neighborhood throws its annual community party with food, music, arts/crafts and activities for kids. Look for the Kids Zone on the north side of the park.
Event Times: 5-10 p.m. Friday, 2-10 p.m. Saturday, 2-9 p.m. Sunday, July 30-Aug. 1, 2021
Gold Coast Art Fair
Cost: $10, Free 12 and under, advanced ticketing available
Event Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 21-22, 2021
Lakeview Taco Fest
The taco gets the spotlight treatment at this fest in the heart of the Southport Corridor. In addition to tacos and music, features beer and taco pairings, Mexican wrestlers, a kids' activity area and arts/crafts.
Event Cost: $10 donation
Event Times: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 18-19, 2021
Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Event Cost: $5 donation requested
Event times: 1 pm-midnight Saturday, 1-9:15 p.m. Sunday.
Highland Park Festival of Fine Arts
Features the works of nearly 100 juried artists, music, food, art workshops and kids' activities. Also, check out the Youth Art Division of the fair.
Cost: $5 donation benefits The Art Center Highland Park.
Event Times: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, June 26-27, 2021