7 Last-Minute Chicago Summer Events
Summer is sadly on its way out, but Chicago’s event calendar certainly does not seem to reflect that. Chicago has a lot of month-long events like Meet Me on The Mile & Chicago in Tune. Here are some non-recurring last-minute Chicago summer events that you would be sad to miss:
Pitchfork Music Festival:
This would not be an exciting Chicago event list had the Pitchfork Music Festival not made it. On September 10-12th at Union Park, see artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Big Thief, St. Vincent, Angel Olsen & Flying Lotus. The sun is still warm, beer is still flowing, and food vendors are still serving delicious food. So enjoy some good music and the last summer days at the Pitchfork Music Festival.
Roscoe Village Burger Fest:
Quick question, who does not love a good burger? Take a bite out of some drool-inducing burgers these last summer days at the Roscoe Village Burger Fest. Over the weekend of September 3rd-5th, have fun listening to live bands, partake in some arts & crafts, and taste test some burgers!
Hyde Park Jazz Festival:
Feeling the jazz vibes? Visit Hyde Park over the weekend of September 25th-26th for the Hyde Park Jazz Festival! Hear the city come alive with the beautiful genre of jazz.
Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk:
Are you a big fan of architecture and real estate? For just one day, visitors can tour several different buildings designed by the late Frank Lloyd Wright. Visit the marvels of Frank Lloyd Wright on Saturday, September 18th.
Sam Adams’ Lakeview Taco Fest:
You should be sold by simply reading this event’s title! Beer and tacos? Yes, please! That sounds like the perfect last-minute summer event for me. So come to Southport Corridor September 18th-19th and take in some of the last nights of summer with tacos, beer, margaritas, and more at Sam Adam’s Lakeview Taco Fest.
Are you feeling the urge to jump into the Latinx culture? First, check out the Pilsen neighborhood for ¡Súbelo! Then, enjoy food from local restaurants and varying vendors at Harrison Park on September 4th.
Global Peace Picnic:
Do you want to celebrate World Peace Day surrounded by others in your community? If you nodded enthusiastically, this event is perfect. On Saturday, September 25th, the Humboldt Park Boat House hosts a Global Peace Picnic filled with musical performances.
The city of Chicago loves city-wide events, and the city is good at it! However, something the city of Chicago sometimes struggles with is parking. Finding parking in Chicago can be challenging even without events happening. So do not find yourself without parking. Instead, book your parking way ahead of time with ParqEx. Don’t let parking woes get in the way of your last-minute summer events!