Chicago is all about neighborhoods and June welcomes in warmer weather and some of our best local events. Whether it comes to music, food, beer and even a parade or two, we sorted out our Top-9 favorite attractions for the month in 2017.
Maifest in Lincoln Square—June 1 through 4 –It’s all about beer, lots of beer, at Maifest, in the heart of the square. Live music and great German food throughout the festival, as well.
Do Division Street Fest in East Village–June 2 to 4—10 city blocks of Nationally recognized bands, great local food, and sidewalk sales in the heart of one of Chicago’s best neighborhoods. What isn’t to like?
Rib Fest in North Center—June 9 to 11–One of Chicago’s biggest Rib Fests with live music some of the best, award-winning area vendors from Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Vote for your favorite Rib Fest vendor of all.
Andersonville Midsommerfest—June 9 to 11—A celebration of Swedish heritage, local food, and dancing at Clark Street and Foster Avenues.
Pilsen Food Truck Festival—June 10 and 11—Featuring more than 35 local food-truck vendors from Pilsen and beyond, this food-centric event at 18th Street and Allport also features live music programmed by Thalia Hall.
Green Music Fest—Wicker Park—June 10 and 11–Tons of great food, live music on three stages, promoting an environmentally friendly lifestyle;;;
Printer’s Row Lit Fest—June 10 and 11—This event features book publishers, local booksellers, panels, and discussions. This is the largest book-related event in Chicago and a nationally recognized, literature event.
Taste of Randolph—West Loop—June 16 to June 18: The West Loop has become one of Chicago’s meccas for the best food and some of the best will be here this year including Publican Quality Meats. 6 blocks long and nationally acclaimed musical acts, as well.
Chicago Pride Parade in Lakeview—June 25–More than 1,000,000 attendees every year attend the LGBT Pride Parade at Halsted and Waveland avenues.