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Festivals coming to Chicago

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

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Summertime Chicago is right around the corner and that means festivals, parades and nice weather. The following is a short list of some to keep an eye out for:

May 26 – Randolph Street Market Festival

The summer-long market street festival begins on May 26 at 10 a.m. and will be located on Randolph Street and Ogden Avenue. Throughout the summer season there will be 300 vendors with antique furniture, art and clothes. Tickets are available for purchase online and start at $10.

June 1— Chicago Ale Fest

The two-day festival will be located at Butler Field in Grant Park and begins on June 1 and ends on June 2. There will be more than 200 beers, live music and food trucks. Tickets are available online and start at $59.

June 1 – Do Division Street Fest

This festival spans ten blocks and is an annual festival that celebrates local vendors and restaurants by bringing people to Division street. There will be sidewalk sales, runway fashion shows and live music.

June 8— Spring Awakening Music Festival

This annual electronic music festival will be held at Addams/Medill Park. This year’s lineup includes AfroJack, Borgore, Carnage, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Kaskaed, deadmau5, Flux Pavillion, Zeds Dead, BAAUER, Bro Safari and more. Single one-day pass tickets start at $79.

June 8— Chicago Blues festival

This annual blues festival is held in Millennium Park and begins Friday, June 8 and ends June 10. The three-day festival will have artists such as Corey Dennison Band, Guy King, Gerry Hundt, Lil’ Ed and more. The event is open to the public.

June 8— Rib Fest

The festival will take place along Lincoln Avenue between Irving Park and Berteau and last from Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10. Entry is $10 per person or $20 per family. According to their website, all proceeds from the entry price will be given to the Northcenter community to support local schools and non-profit organization, economic development and other events.

June 8 – Andersonville Midsommarfest

Celebrate the neighborhood’s Swedish heritage from Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10. There will be international performers, Swedish food and family-friendly activities. The festival will be located on Clark and Foster with a $10 suggested donation.

June 16 – Pride Festival

The two-day long Pride Festival leads up to the Pride Parade which is held the following Sunday. The festival has food, beverages and multiple stages for live music and shows. The parade attracts more than 100,000 people every year. The festival and parade are both open to the public.

June 22 – Ruido Fest

This annual festival will be held from Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24 at Addams/Medill Park near UIC. This year’s lineup includes Panteón Rococó, Los Angeles Azules, Escorpio, Sputnik and more. Tickets are available to purchase online and start at $143.

Check back on our website in July to read a follow-up article and reviews on festivals and parade.

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Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor





Nicole "Nic" F. Anderson (she/her/hers) is the Independent’s co-managing and news editor. She is a senior at NEIU and majoring in communications,...

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