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Monday 2019.06.17
Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2019.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free. UNCONFIRMED
Mo: Loyola; Tu: ColumbusPark, FederalPlaza, LincolnSquare; We: Andersonville, GreenCity, Lawndale, Pullman, Ravenswood; Th: Daley Plaza, Argyle, Austin, GarfieldPark, HydePark; Sa: Division&Dearborn, Edgewater, GarfieldPark, HornerPark, more; Su: Glenwood&Morse, IndependencePark, LoganSquare, WickerPark, Pilsen, PortagePark;
chicagofarmersmarkets.usVarious city locations.
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Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free UNCONFIRMED
navypier.org/explore/live-entertainment/live-musicNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip.
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2019.09.12 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk. UNCONFIRMED
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2019.09.17 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2019.08.17 Yearly. All ages. Free Various We/Fr/Sa 6:30p UNCONFIRMED
World-class orchestra, chorus and conductors, and an outstanding roster of local and international guest artists perform classical several days a week.
312/742-7638 grantparkmusicfestival.comGrant Park, Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard. Train, bus or cab.
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Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2019.09.01 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p UNCONFIRMED
Plus beers, cocktails, dining.
facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeachMontrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
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Monday Night Ride. Mondays All ages. Free 10p UNCONFIRMED
Extraordinary long and late ride for the young and/or hearty. Leaves about 11pm, unplanned route may exceed 30miles from start point, dissipating near dawn.
facebook.com/MondayNightRideChicagoLincoln Monument, 1601 N Clark. Behind Chicago Historical Museum.
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Tuesday 2019.06.18
Chi Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p UNCONFIRMED
"Volunteers create web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency, and decision-making for governments and our democracy."
chihacknight.org1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p UNCONFIRMED
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Wednesday 2019.06.19
Juneteenth. Yearly.
Date on which the freedom of the slaves was formally announced in Texas in 1865, more than two years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and two months after the end of the Civil War.
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Summer Vacation. -2019.09.04 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p UNCONFIRMED
22nd season.
southparkstudios.comCOM. On cable.
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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2019.08.31 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p UNCONFIRMED
Visible anywhere near the lake.
navypier.org/explore/fireworksNavy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
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Thursday 2019.06.20
Emancipation Day. Yearly.
Day observing the end of slavery in the United States. President Lincoln declared all slaves free on January 1st, 1863.
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Millennium Park Concerts. Mo/Th -2019.08.19 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p UNCONFIRMED
Several extraordinary bands nightly, twice a week.
tinyurl.com/chidts2016Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a UNCONFIRMED
W/ Delamota / Dioptrics / Pardeeboi / Riverman / UV / Skrimshaw / Questionmark ...
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Friday 2019.06.21
Start of Cancer. Astrological sign, the crab. Yearly.
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Group Skate. Fridays 21+ Free 7:30p UNCONFIRMED
Intermediate through advanced bladers come join the monthly group skate. Be able to skate some near traffic and do a distance of 10-12 miles. Helmet required, other protective gear and water recommended. Weather permitting.
Bedno.com/skateDaley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
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* Summer Solstice. Yearly. 8:30p UNCONFIRMED
Longest day/shortest night, official start of summer.
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 9p-4a UNCONFIRMED
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a UNCONFIRMED
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation.
facebook.com/blacklightblackoutexitExit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.
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Saturday 2019.06.22
Strawberry Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p UNCONFIRMED
Strawberry foods, drinks and treats everywhere. Entertainment on two stages. 80 shops, galleries, restaurants. Well managed popular family event in a lovely town.
starevents.comHistoric Long Grove, 847/634-0888, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove. North Suburban.
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Logan Square Arts Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 12-11p UNCONFIRMED
"2 Live Music Stages / Family Activities / Good Food / Great Times"
logansquareartsfestival.comN. Milwaukee Ave, between California and Kimball. Logan Square.
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World's Largest Block Party (since 1985). Yearly. 21+ $15-100 5:30-10:30p UNCONFIRMED
A fun and safe singles event with lots of beer and bands. Always sells out.
Fr: Maggie Speaks 5:30p, Mike and Joe 8:15p; Sa: The Walk-Ins 2pm. Howl 2 Go - Dueling Pianos 4pm, Seventh Heaven 6:30pm, Trippin Billies 8:30pm.
312/648-1590 worldslargestblockparty.comOld St. Pat's Campus, 312/648-1021, 700 W Adams. W Monroe St & S Desplaines St.
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College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? 2.5hrs 6-11p UNCONFIRMED
Structured Weekly Free Speech Forum With Quality Lecturers and Good American Food And Bar.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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"Twisted" Saturdays 21+ $0 -11p, $5 -1a, $7+ 9:30p-5a.
"Meet and mingle with a truly diverse crowd. Dress up or dress down... this is the place to be what you want to be!"
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Vaudezilla! Saturdays 18+ $20 10:30p UNCONFIRMED
One-of-a-kind burlesque, drag, and aerial acts ranging from classic Vegas-style showgirls to cutting-edge gender-non-conforming performance artists.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2019.06.23
Midsummer Eve. Yearly.
Observed in Europe, celebrates the return of summer.
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p UNCONFIRMED
500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining, with free parking, food and restrooms.
847/524-9590 wolffs.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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* Fountain Square Art Festival (since 1980). Lots of quality art, food and bands. Yearly. 10a-10p UNCONFIRMED
About 300 artists, strictly juried.
chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=123Church St. and Sherman Ave, 800 W Church St, Evanston. Purple line Davis stop.
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Dyke March (since 1997). Yearly. All ages. Free 1:30-5p UNCONFIRMED
"We move to create visibility, to honor our histories and identities, to disrupt oppression and dominance, to challenge silence and fear, because we are everywhere, because we must survive."
bedno.com/fb/257708284800365Piotrowski Park, 4247 W 31st St.
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Chicago Zombie March (since 2008). Yearly. All ages. Free 2p UNCONFIRMED
Dozens of shambling undead expected.
chicagohorror.com/chicago-zombieMillennium Park, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Downtown.
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p UNCONFIRMED
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
facebook.com/groups/311538882232633Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
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Monday 2019.06.24
St. John the Baptist Day. Yearly.
Feast day honoring the Jewish prophet who preceded Jesus.
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Tuesday 2019.06.25
Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2019.08.26 Yearly. All ages. Free UNCONFIRMED
chicagoshakes.comVarious City Parks.
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Thursday 2019.06.27
Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p UNCONFIRMED
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome.
facebook.com/atomicsketchGreen Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western.
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2019.08.25 Yearly. All ages. Free Su 4-7p, Th-Sa 6-9:30p UNCONFIRMED
Salsa, Swing, Waltz, Bamboleo, Cha Cha, Polka, Tango, Mambo, Fox Trot, etc. Lessons first hour.
chicagosummerdance.orgGrant Park, 312/742-4007, 601 S Michigan. Between Harrison and Balbo, easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Bittersweet. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-4a UNCONFIRMED
DJs Philly Peroxide and Scary Lady Sarah spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Friday 2019.06.28
Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making our presence known downtown. Unplanned route gently winds a dozen miles or more. Thousands attend in good weather. Includes music, hipsters, athletes, show bikes, so much more. Skaters welcome.
Bedno.com/bikeDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.
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Saturday 2019.06.29
American Music Festival (since 1981). -Tuesday Yearly. Ages? $30+ 11a-?p UNCONFIRMED
"40+ bands on three stages, festival tents for rain or shine, Cajun/American BBQ..."
Fitzgerald's, 708/788-6670, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Near Blue Line.
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* Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloonfest (since 1981). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $8 11a-11p UNCONFIRMED
Major hot air ballooning event, includes nationally known bands, food, carnival, fireworks, etc, weather permitting.
eyestotheskies.orgLisle Community Park, 630/575-9798, Hwy. 53 and Short Street. Near I-88 and I-355.
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Sunday 2019.06.30
* Tour de Fat. Party and performance event promoting Fat Tire beer. Yearly. $? UNCONFIRMED
Newer new format and location. Benefits local community.
facebook.com/TourDeFatHumboldt Park, California and Division.
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*** Gay Pride Parade and Festival (since 1970). One of the nation's largest. Last Sunday in June Yearly. All ages. Free 12p UNCONFIRMED
Hundreds of floats, thousands of flamboyantly happy people. Special events at all area bars and restaurants, major after-parties. Wear sun screen. Typically goes S on Broadway, S on Halsted, E on Belmont, S on Broadway, E on Diversey to Cannon Drive.
773/348-8243 chicagopride.gopride.comUptown, 4400 N Broadway. At Montrose.
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Monday 2019.07.01
* Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 6:30-9:30p UNCONFIRMED
Gathering for fire spinners, fire jugglers, hoopers, breathers, etc. Practice, networking, and outstanding performances, with drum circle backing. Many hundreds of spectators attend.
fullmoonjam.org4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake.
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Wednesday 2019.07.03
Movieoke (since 2008). 1st Wednesdays Occasionally. 21+ $? 9p UNCONFIRMED
Read along to perform, over 200 scenes to choose from.
twitter.com/ChicagoMovieokeWhistler, 773/227-3530, 2421 N Milwaukee.
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Thursday 2019.07.04
* Independence Day. Yearly.
Legal holiday. The Declaration of Independence from Great Britain was passed by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on this day in 1776. Typically observed with picnics and evening fireworks.
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Naperville Rib Fest. -2019.07.07 Yearly. All ages. $0-10 12-10p UNCONFIRMED
Big fest with over a dozen barbeque vendors (Ribbers) and other treats and merchandise. Also carnival rides, and diverse kids entertainment "To promote Americanism and enrich community life through leisure activities..."
ribfest.netKnoch Park, Martin Ave at S West St, Naperville.
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* Beacon of Freedom parade (since 1922). Yearly. All ages. Free 2p.
Evanston has an extraordinary Independence Day parade, rated among the nation's best. Over 100 floats many representing alternative interests. Come early, bring sunscreen.
evanston4th.orgNorth Evanston, Central Street and Central Park Avenue, Evanston. Marches East to Ashland. Easily reached by Purple line and Metra.
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Friday 2019.07.05
Southside Critical Mass. 1st Fridays All ages Free 5:45p UNCONFIRMED
A fun, free, group bike ride.
facebook.com/SSCritMassNichols Park Plaza, 1300 E 55th St. At Kimbark.
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Saturday 2019.07.06
Earth at Aphelion. Our orbit's farthest point from the sun. Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Fortunately by cosmic standards we're close (3.4%?) to circular at 147.5-152.6Mkm (91.7-94.8Mmi).
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2019.09.01 Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p UNCONFIRMED
Open just nine enchanted weekends, rain or shine. Spend all day. Hundreds of costumed performers (about a dozen stages) including Queen Elizabeth & Court, over 160 unique artisans all within a recreated 16th Century village. Mouth watering foods of all description (several dozen booths) and aroma & fine imported ales. Big, fun, joyful, semi-realistic, classic goth outing, costumes encouraged, sometimes hot.
Renaissance Village, 847/395-7773, 12550 120th, Kenosha WI. 94 North to Russell Rd (Exit 1), left (W) to Frontage Rd, right to 128 then follow signs.
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Irish American Heritage Festival (since 1985). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-10 12-11p UNCONFIRMED
3 stages, food, vendors, bands, celtettes, Guinness and Harp on tap, bagpipes, crafts, Mashed Potato Eating Contest, Irish Idol kids competition...
irishfestchicago.comIrish American Heritage Center, 773/282-7035, 4642 N Knox.
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West Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5+ 12-10p UNCONFIRMED
Great live music and DJs, arts and crafts, vendors, pet stuff, kids fun, food and drink.
facebook.com/westfestchicagoWest Town, 312/850-9390, 800 N Damen. Chicago Avenue from Damen to Wood.
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International Festival of Life (since 1993). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. 1-10p UNCONFIRMED
"Dedicated to celebrating the humanity of all people. The event allows cultural, educational and spiritual exchange through innovative programming and a marketplace format that highlights the global spectrum of entertainment, food, fine arts, crafts, small business and corporate communities." Reggae, Rock, Caribbean, Latin, African, Pop, R&B, Gospel, House and World Music bands.
internationalfestivaloflife.comUnion Park, 1501 W Randolph. Near Washington/Ogden intersection.
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Sunday 2019.07.07
St. Andrew's Greek Festival (since 1962). Yearly. $5 donation. Sa 3p-, Su 12-10:30p UNCONFIRMED
Ethnic food, kid's games, rides, silent auction, raffle, folk dancing and live music.
standreworthodox.orgSt. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church, 773/334-4515, 5649 N Sheridan. At end of LSD.
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p UNCONFIRMED
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.
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Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p UNCONFIRMED
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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Wednesday 2019.07.10
Nikola Tesla Day (since 2002). Yearly.
Honoring one of history's greatest inventors.
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Thursday 2019.07.11
Taste Of Chicago (since 1981). Beer, meat, people, major bands. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free entry. 10a-9p UNCONFIRMED
Newly reformatted, 40+ quality restaurants represented. Bring money and sun screen. Variety of special attractions including flume ride, kid fun, local TV stars, high diving, much more. Good bands at several stages all day.
tasteofchicago.usGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Sunday 2019.07.14
Southport Art&Music Fest. Yearly. All ages. $5 12-10p UNCONFIRMED
Mix of fine art by day and bumpin' music at night "for a picture-perfect Chicago neighborhood street festival."
starevents.com3700 N Southport Ave At Waveland.
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Theaters Everywhere.
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WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
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