Chicago Summer Festival Calendar in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and the Gold Coast

The perks of summer living in Chicago are endless, and one of the biggest, hands-down, is the multitude of outdoor festivals and street fests.  There are so many that there is at least one awesome fest in PPM Chicago apartments’ neighborhoods every weekend, all summer long.
Here is a list of street festivals in PPM neighborhoods (Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and the Gold Coast) so you can get your party on all summer without having to leave the ‘hood.  They are sorted by date, and we promise to update the list as new fests and events pop up throughout the season.


26-27 Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest – Sheffield from Belmont to School St – Rock out to some of Chicago’s favorite cover bands at this unofficial start to summer.


2-3 Sausage Fest Chicago – Sheffield and Addison – Utilizing Wrigley Field as a backdrop, this wiener-ific fest showcases any and all cased meats, along with arts and crafts, and an eclectic selection of music from local bands.
8th Wells St. Art Fest – Wells between North Ave. and Division – Artwork from over 250 artists using various mediums, including, paint, glass, sculpture, and more.  Plus food from local restaurants and music.
8-10 Ribfest – Lincoln, Damen, and Irving – Get sauced with a plethora of ribs, a couple eating contests, and over 20 bands.
22-23: Chicago Pride Fest – Halsted and Waveland – A 2-day fest celebrating GBLT, including Chicago’s iconic Pride Parade on 23rd.
23-24: Chicago Summerfest – Clark and Armitage – Rock out in Lincoln Park at this event that showcases local food and merchants.
29-July 1: Craft Beer Festival – 1633 N. Cleveland – Beer!  Beer.  And, fancy beer!


7-8: Lincoln Park Arts and Music Festival – Racine between Fullerton and Webster
7-8: Rock Around the Block – Lincoln Ave. and Belmont – A music and food event, Rock Around the Block also has games and entertainment “for the little rockers in the house”.
12: Bastille Day 5K Run, Walk and Block Party – Cannon and Fullerton – A celebration of all things French, that includes a run/walk and a free block party by the nature museum.
21-22: Sheffield Garden Walk and Festival – Webster and Sheffield – Many residential gardens, normally closed to the public, are open for exploration, along with live entertainment, food and drink.
21-22: Summer on Southport – Southport and Waveland – “A delicious, eclectic mixture of the culinary, visual, and performing arts”, Summer on Southport has something for everyone.
28-29: Taste of Lincoln Avenue – Lincoln Ave. between Fullerton and Wrightwood – This fest runs the gamut, including 5 stages of music, beer, wine, arts and crafts, and a kids carnival.


4-5: Wrigleyville Summerfest – School St. and Seminary Ave. – In their own words, “a grand slam festival featuring only the most sought after bands, food, and fun!”
11-12; Northalsted Market Days – Halsted between Belmont and Addison – One of the most eclectic street fests, Market Days boasts world-famous musical acts, such as the Pointer Sisters and Olivia Newton John.
18-19: Chicago Air & Water Show – North Ave. Beach – Boats, and planes, and parachutes, oh my!  Plus, it coincides with one of our favorite parties of the year…
If you are looking for a Chicago apartment hat is steps from where the party’s at in one of Chicago’s best neighborhoods (Lakeview, Lincoln Park, or the Gold Coast), book an appointment online or call us at (773) 570-3744.  One of our expert leasing agents will give you a tour of the properties and neighborhoods you are interested in, or if you cannot be there in person we are happy to walk you through an online tour.

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