Enjoy These 4 Summer Festivals Near Downtown Chicago

Group of people shopping at festivals near Downtown Chicago

We have finally reached the dog days of summer. What better way to celebrate the warm weather than with a local festival? Here’s a look at four summer festivals near Downtown Chicago this July. 

Square Roots

Start the month off with the Square Roots Festival at Lincoln Square from July 12th to 14th. Support Chicago’s local musicians and artists while you try out neighborhood food and craft beer. Whether it’s Japanese food from Miku Sushi or a unique meal from Taco in a Bag, this festival will represent our city’s diverse heritage! 

Artfest Michigan Avenue

Head over to Michigan Avenue on July 19th and 20th for the fourth annual artfest. This is a free community event that highlights artists from around the country. Check out David Abrahamson’s color melt pieces featuring various hues of red and blue. Or stop by to view Todd Babb’s intricately designed metal dancers. 

Tacos y Tamales 

From the 19th to the 21st, try out the Tacos y Tamales Festival taking place at the corner of 16th Street and Peoria. Hosted by Modelo, the Frida Kahlo Community Organization, and Green Curtain Events, this annual fest will imitate a traditional Mexican market known as Tianguis. Try some regional tamales, handmade tortillas, the Beer Garden, and tequila tastings while enjoying the sounds and art of Mexico.  

Taste of River North 

Finally, take a short trip up to Ward Park for the Taste of River North festival, also taking place between the 19th and 21st. From fried chicken to steaks and chops, classic Mexican cantina foods to pizzerias, River North has an option for every taste bud. Be sure to check out music from Space Mafia, Gravity, Catfight, and Pheromones. 

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