July 2013 events calendar for Chicago
Plan your July in Chicago with our events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do and our picks from theater, the arts and music.
July means fireworks at Navy Pier, as well as the Taste of Chicago, which brings with it this year a welcome addition—food trucks. The month also finds the pop gods smiling upon Chicago: Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake. Onetime Evanston resident and Cubs fanatic Eddie Vedder lives out a dream as Pearl Jam brings its jelly to Wrigley Field. There's also the opportunity to hit two of the summer's better streets fests—Wicker Park Fest and West Fest—and check out a multi-part survey of AFRICOBRA, the radical (and absolutely rad) '60s Chicago art collective.