Festival listings: June
* FREE Movies in the Park Mon 18–Sun 24. Various Chicago Park District locations; see website (312-742-7529, chicagoparkdistrict.com). Grant Park movies are long gone, but the Chicago Park District has since picked up the slack by beefing up its neighborhood outdoor movie series. More than 100 local parks get their own big screen for a night or two. All movies begin at dusk.
* FREE Grant Park Music Festival Wed 20, Fri 22 at 6:30pm; Sat 23 at 7:30pm. Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion, 205 E Randolph St (312-742-7638, grantparkmusicfestival.com). Pack a picnic and stretch out on the Great Lawn or grab a chair in the Seating Bowl as you listen to the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus serenade packs of Chicagoans. Food and drink, including alcohol, are permitted. (Yes!)
Bloomington Gold Corvette Show Thu 21–Sun 24, 7am–5pm. Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E Main St, St. Charles (309-888-4477, bloomingtongold.com). $15–$50. The American classic is the star at the “Granddaddy of Corvette Shows.” Seminars, auctions and a car pageant help ’Vette aficionados bond over their automobile of choice.
FREE Chicago Gospel Music Festival Thu 21 at 6pm; Fri 22, noon–2pm; Sat 23, Sun 24, 11am–8pm. Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion, 205 E Randolph St (312-742-1168, chicagogospelmusicfestival.us). •Thu 21 at 6pm; Fri 22, noon–2pm; Sat 23, Sun 24, 11am–8pm. Ellis Park, 3600 S Cottage Grove Ave. •Thu 21 at 6pm; Fri 22, noon–2pm; Sat 23, Sun 24, 11am–8pm. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St. Quit singing along to your VHS of Sister Act 2 and come out to this 27th annual inspirational fest. Headliners include Mary Mary, Fred Hammond, Blind Boys of Alabama and Take 6.
* FREE Make Music Chicago Thu 21. Various locations around Chicago (773-850-0662, makemusicchicago.com). Chicago joins more than 460 cities worldwide for its version of the global holiday Fête de la Musique. Find free public music concerts from sunup to sundown at 100 locations during the year’s longest day, the summer solstice.
Chicago Pride Fest Fri 22, 4–10pm; Sat 23, 11am–10pm. Halsted St at Waveland Ave (773-868-3010, chicagoevents.com). $7. Prep for Sunday’s annual Pride Parade with Chicago’s LGBT community at this celebration. Saturday features the Pet Pride Parade so you and your four-legged friends can perfect your parade strut.
Long Grove Strawberry Festival Fri 22, 10am–6pm; Sat 23, 10am–8pm; Sun 24, 10am–6pm. Downtown Long Grove, quarter mile northwest of Routes 53 and 83, Long Grove (longgroveonline.com). $5. See how many strawberry-inspired foods and berry puns you can stomach at the 29th annual installment.
Chicago Summerfest Sat 23, noon–10pm; Sun 24, noon–9pm. Clark St at Armitage Ave (773-665-4682, starevents.com). $5. This fest is located at the heart of Lincoln Park, so if you’ve had enough live music, local food and drink, you can just stroll on over to the Lincoln Park Zoo or the history or nature museums.
Fountain Square Art Festival Sat 23, Sun 24, 10am–6pm. Sherman Ave and Church St, Evanston (773-868-3010, chicagoevents.com). $5. The North Shore’s largest and oldest fine-arts festival returns for its 33rd year with more than 225 juried artists.
* Green Music Fest Sat 23, Sun 24, noon–10pm. Damen Ave between North Ave and Schiller St (greenmusicfestchicago.com). $5. This sustainable Wicker Park fest features the latest ecofriendly products. Biodiesel generators power headliners Dinosaur Jr. and the Raveonettes.
Randolph Street Market Festival Sat 23, 10am–6pm; Sun 24, 10am–5pm. 1350 block of W Randolph St (312-666-1200, chicagoantiquemarket.com). $10, online $8, kids under 12 free. Holding both the Chicago Antique Market and Indie Designer Market, this fest is on the last weekend of every month through September. Stop in for vintage clothes and jewelry, a vinyl swap meet, a fancy food market and a global goods bazaar. Peruse antiques or bring your own for appraisal.
FREE Wheeling International Fest Sat 23, 11am–6pm. Korean Cultural Center, 9930 S Capitol Dr, Wheeling (847-432-6000, wheelingil.gov). This northern suburb deals out food, drink, family activities and live entertainment for its inaugural fest meant to highlight local vendors as well as its diverse community.
FREE Bloody Mary Fest Sun 24, 10am–5pm. Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave, Highwood (847-432-1924, celebratehighwood.com). The purported hangover cure is honored at this North Shore ’hood, which used to boast the Guinness Book of World Records award for the most bars per square mile. Pro and amateur mixologists compete in a drink-making contest while dry festgoers enjoy brunch in the street, live entertainment and family activities.