Summer festivals: 2013 festival calendar for events in Chicago
Summer music festivals, Just for Laughs, Taste of Chicago and more of the best summer festivals in Chicago.
Fests by month
TOC's favorite fests
Dress for the fests
Lincoln Park Arts and Music Fest, Spring Awakening and more.
The summer festival season in Chicago is, well, a bit overwhelming. And we’re not just referring to all of those fried calories on sticks that threaten our cholesterol levels—and our waistlines. The heart of the matter: the sweat-inducing pressure to maximize the outdoor good times during the precious few warm-weather months. With hundreds of festivals happening during the summer—not to mention all the beaches, pools and outdoor drinking spots that compete for our time—how to choose? Check out our comprehensive guide to all of Chicago’s summer festivals. You’ll find it’s as essential as sunglasses and a bottle of SPF 30.
Summer festival photos
The best comedy events for summer 2013, including stand-up, sketch and improv.
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