ADDICTED Chicago’s Never a Dull Day in Chicago Guide:
Summer is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start prepping for the fun. I hope you enjoy this list of Chicago goodies and feel free to suggest some of your favorites. ☮ ♥ AC
Chicago Full Moon Fire Jam:
About: Watch in amazement as fire performers show off their skills under the full moon to drums and music.
July 19th-September 16th
Old Town School of Folk Music Classes: 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. & 909 W. Armitage
About: It’s never too late to learn something new or master your passion. Take advantage of the many classes available by Old Town School of Folk Music such as guitar classes, dance and movement classes (ballet, yoga, zumba, ect.), weekday morning classes, ensemble classes and much more!
Chicago Blues Festival-Preview Events:
About: Enjoy a variety of Chicago blues performances taking place all over the city. See link for dates and locations. Highlights include: Tuesday Blues Lunch Break Series located in the Chicago Cultural Center, Blues at Navy Pier, Daley Plaza Blues Preview Concert, and much more!
About: Enjoy a fun filled day that includes bicycle-powered floats, mobile sculptures, origami architecture, marching bands, hot dogs, dance performance, and much more! Parade is from 2pm-3pm and Block Party is from 3pm-9pm at Benton House.
Saturday, May 12th
Chicago Underground Film Festival:
At The Gene Siskel Film Center
May 31st-June 7th
Do Division Street Fest:
On Division Street at Damen
Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd
Grant Park Music Festival:
About: The nation’s only free, outdoor classical music series.
Opening Night: Wednesday, June 13th 6:30pm
Takes place through August. See link for full schedule
Wrigleyville Block Party:
Spring Awakening Music Festival:
Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th
Taste of Randolph:
June 17th-June 19th
Green Music Fest:
Saturday, Sunday, June 23-24th
July 7th-July 8th
On Chicago Ave. between Damen and Wood
Taste of Chicago:
July 11th-July 15th
Pitchfork Music Festival:
July 13th-July 15th
Taste of River North:
July 20th-July 22nd
Lollapalooza: Grant Park
August 3rd-August 5th
Retro on Roscoe:
August 6th and August 7th
Roscoe and Damen
Wicker Park Fest:
Saturday, July 28th-Sunday, July 29th
Bucktown Arts Fest:
August 25th-26th 11am-7pm
2300 N. Oakley and 2300 West Lyndale
North Coast Music Festival:
August 31st-September 2nd
Movies in the Park: Outdoor Film Series
About: Movies in the park: Outdoor Film Series take place in The Chicago History Museum’s back plaza and begin at dusk. Movies are FREE.
Upcoming Movies in the Park Outdoor Film Series:
Wednesday, June 20th: A League of Their Own
Wednesday, July 18th: Return To Me
Tuesday, July 31st: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Wednesday, August 15th: The Princess Bride
Wednesday, September 5th: The Blues Brothers
Chicago Park District Movies In The Park:
About: Enjoy classic films with friends beneath the stars. See link for locations and dates.
Project Sunday at The Chicago History Museum:
About: Featuring a monthly documentary series that takes place on select Sundays beginning at 1:30pm. Films are shown in the Rubloff Auditorium located inside the Chicago History Museum.
Sunday, June 10th: This Old Club
Sunday, July 15th: The Real George Washington
Sunday, August 12th: Speed & Angels
Co-Prosperity Sphere: 3219 S. Morgan
Mysteries and Natural Wonders of Bridgeport – The Trolley Tour
Sunday, May 13th
Trolley Ticket Price: $30
Bucktown 2012 Tree & Garden Walk:
About: Explore over 100 gardens of various sizes and designs.
Saturday, July 14th- Sunday, July 15th
Small Showroom: 3219 S Morgan Street
About: Enjoy tastings by SMALL, a new organization that promotes companies and individuals who make local products.
May 4th-May 26th