Summer In Chicago

Angie Ybarra, Writer

Chicago is a city that comes even more alive during the hot summer months; if that is even possible to believe. June starts with PRIDE FEST, a tribute to our LGBTQIA+ friends & family.


This year June 18 and 19 Pride Fest returned. On Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. till 10 p.m. along Waveland Avenue, Grace Street, Halsted Street, and Bradley Place festival-goers will be treated to live music, local artists, food, drag shows, and a pet parade. There is a suggested donation of $15 that will help offset the cost of the festival and the workers to attend this neighborhood festival. The sense of community and togetherness is alive and well in this amazing neighborhood. In 2019, 14 rainbow paved intersections were installed and it has been given the distinction of being the longest public Pride installation of its kind in the entire world.


Here is a list you might like to check out between or after your summer classes or even prior to the beginning of the Fall semester.  Whatever you choose to do during the summer in the city, have fun and enjoy all the city has to offer.



8/6 – 7              North Halsted Market Days

8/27 – 28          Pilsen Fest

8/27 – 28          Bucktown Art Fest 


Believe it or not the above listed are just a few events you can check out during the summer months. There are tons of other events as well as events in local surrounding areas. Be sure to check out,, and local ads on Instagram, Facebook or neighborhood news outlets for more information on events happening all around the town.