Chicago is a beautiful city that offers many exciting events to its residents. Naturally, the hot months of summer are the best ones to catch some of the best events in the city. However, there are so many events taking place, it is easy to miss some of the best ones. To help you with this problem, we have developed a list of the top 10 upcoming Chicago events you should definitely check out.
1. South Loop Concerts
In the month of July, South Loop has a couple of fantastic concerts. On July 1st and 3rd, Guns N’ Roses is coming to town. They will take the stage on Soldier Field. Coldplay will also be playing on Soldier Field, later in the month on July 23rd and 24th.
Ravinia is a series of concerts that will be taking place throughout the entire summer. Every day a fantastic artist will perform. For example, Paul Simon will perform on June 18th and Patty LaBelle will take the stage on June 23rd.
3. Windy City LakeShake
For the country music fan, the Windy City LakeShake is an event you won’t want to miss. It takes place over the course of three days, June 17-19. Some of the top country artists will perform, including Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean.
4. Taste of Chicago
This outdoor food festival is one of the best in the nation. Along with foods that are unique to Chicago, you can enjoy live entertainment and fun activities every member of the family can enjoy.
5. Ruido Fest
Ruido Fest takes place July 8-10 at Addams/Medill Park. It is an Alternative-Latin festival that focuses on Spanish style reggae, hip-hop, electronic and a number of other music genres. Several popular artists will be taking the stage during this festival.
Pitchfork is currently celebrating its 11th year. It is an internationally recognized festival that features over 40 fantastic bands. The festival takes place over the course of three days and is intended to highlight Chicago’s emerging music scene. This year’s festival will take place from July 15th through July 17th.
7. Chicago Open Air
One of the best things to enjoy at Chicago Open Air is the fantastic food options. Along with this, attendees have the opportunity to see some of the biggest names in the alternative music industry. For example, Korn, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson and Slipknot will all be performing during this festival. It takes place July 15-17 at Toyota Park, Bridgeview.
8. Millennium Park Summer Film Series
This is a great event to attend for those who are looking to enjoy a movie and a picnic dinner. Along with this event, Millennium Park offers a number of other summer events, like concerts, exhibits and even nature programs.
9. 20th Annual Chicago SummerDance
SummerDance is the largest outdoor dance series in the nation. Whether you love cha-cha, waltz, swing or another type of dance, you will be able to enjoy it here. The program takes place from June 24th through September 11th and offers live music and hour-long dance lessons.
10. Windy City Ribfest
Along with some great ribs, the Windy City Ribfest event offers live music, crafts and other vendors. The entrance fee is free, but there is a suggested donation price of $5 for those attending. This year, the festival will take place over the 4th of July weekend.
When you do make the choice to attend these events, make sure you plan your parking in advance. ParqEx has partnered with Bucktown/Wicker Park for some of these fabulous events and also services neighborhoods, such as South Loop, Ravenswood, Lake View, and many others that hold these fabulous events. With our assistance, you will always be able to find adequate parking so that you can enjoy everything your event has to offer.
To learn more about easy parking for attending events in the Chicago area, contact us today.