Chicago Is The Place For Festivals!

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Interesting Events, Park Ridge | Posted on 24-03-2017

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Ozzy at Toyota Park

Toyota Park will host the Chicago Open Air Music Festival from 14th-16th July. This is a heavy metal music festival with a line-up including Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Anthrax and Steel Panthers, among many, many more. As well as music, the festival boasts gourmet food and craft beers. Ticket prices vary from $50 for the cheapest one day ticket to $400 for the most expensive VIP weekend ticket, and the tickets can be paid for in installments. Children are welcome, but tickets are for all ages, no kids concessions.

If you fancy something a bit more sedate, the Southport Art Festival might be more up your street. It showcases a wide range of art forms including acrylic, jewelry, sculpture, photography and mixed media. There are interactive exhibitions to keep youngsters (and not so ‘youngsters) occupied. There will be vendors providing a range of food and drink. The festival is running on the 14th and 15th July and admission is free.

Maybe you like a festival with more variety? The Pitchfork festival might be for you. Held in Union Park, Chicago, it boasts music from different genres; including indie rock, alternative rock and hip hop! There will be both established and emerging artists so you can find new artists while enjoying those you already know.  The line-up will include LCD Soundsystem, Danny Brown, Solange, Kilo Kish and Nicolas Jaar. There will be additional events; late night jazz, talks with artists, film screenings and an onsite art installation.

Millennium Park is a good place to look at for music and art festivals all around the year, lots with free entry. Even without a festival, the park is amazing. With stunning landscaping, plenty of food and drink concessions, and amazing sculptures; the park really is a must visit. If you have a free day or weekend then Millennium Park is a good place to consider!

In Chicago, on one weekend there are three very different festivals in three different parks, and a park with events on all the time! What an amazing city! Why would you need to go anywhere else?

Chicago is just another benefit of living in Park Ridge.  Summer is coming and I can’t wait!

 

Spring and Summer Festivals for Park Ridge and Chicago Suburbs

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Interesting Events, Park Ridge Community Events | Posted on 14-04-2016

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Wow, it’s finally that time of the year again! Spring is here and summer is right behind it. Here are some of the upcoming Chicago area festivals:

CIMMfest: The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival
April 14-17

Chicago Pinot Days
April 16

2016 NFL Draft and Fan Festival
April 28 – 30

Chicago Zine Fest
April 29 – 30

One of A Kind Show and Sale | Spring Show
April 29 – May 1

Baconfest Chicago
April 30 – May 1

 

MAY 2016


Memorial Day Parade Chicago

One of A Kind Show and Sale | Spring Sale
Through May 1

Chicago Improv Festival
May 2 – 8

James Beard Foundation Awards
May 2

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
May 7

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Spring Festival
May 7 – 23

Chicago Craft Beer Week
May 14 – 24

Mayfest
May 20 – 22

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust presents Wright Plus Housewalk
May 21

Lincoln Park Wine Festival
May 21 – 22

Bike the Drive
May 24

Chicago Memorial Day Parade
May 28

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks
May 28 – September 3

Randolph Street Market Festival
May 28 – 29

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
May 28 – 29

Mole de Mayo
May 27 – 29

Maifest
May 28 – 31

 

JUNE 2016


Puerto Rican Parade & Festival Chicago

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks
Through September 23

Maifest
June 2 – 5

Pivot Arts Festival
June 2 – 12

Chicago Gospel Music Festival
June 3 – 4

Do Division
June 3 – 5

Taste of Little Village: Flavors of Mexico
June 3 – 5

57th Street Art Fair
June 4 – 5

Lincoln Park Greek Fest
June 5 – 7

Copa America Centenario
June 5, 7, 10

Millennium Park Music Series
June 6 – August 25

Andersonville Midsommarfest
June 10 – 12

Ribfest Chicago
June 10 – 12

Chicago Blues Festival
June 10 – 12

America’s Cup World Series
June 10 -12

Spring Awakening Music Festival
June 10 – 12

Pilsen Food Truck Social
June 11 – 12

Remix Chicago: Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair 
June 11 – 12

Wells Street Art Festival
June 11 – 12

Grant Park Music Festival
June 15 – August 20

Puerto Rican Festival & Parade
June 16 – 19

Chicago Ale Fest
June 17 – 18

Brew to Be Wild
June 17 – 18

Oakley Festa Pasta Vino
June 17 – 19

Taste of Randolph
June 17 – 19

Windy City Lake Shake
June 17 – 19

Chicago Pride Fest
June 18 – 19

Green Music Fest
June 18 – 19

Dew Tour at Grant Park Skate Park
June 20 – 21

Make Music Chicago
June 21

Millennium Park Summer Film Series
June 21 – August 30

Copa America Centenario
June 22

Gold Coast Art Fair
June 24 – 26

Gold Coast Greek Fest
June 24 – 26

Logan Square Arts Festival
June 24 – 26

Chicago SummerDance
June 24 – September 11

Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party
June 25

Rachael Ray’s Feedback Festival
June 25

Randolph Street Market Festival
June 25 – 26

Back Lot Bash
June 25 – 28

Chicago Pride Parade
June 26

 

JULY 2016


Windy City Smokeout

Grant Park Music Festival
Through August 20

Millennium Park Music Series
Through August 25

Millennium Park Summer Film Series
Through August 25

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks
Through September 3

Chicago SummerDance
Through September 11

African/Caribbean International Festival of Life
July 1 – 4

Chosen Few Picnic: House Music Festival
July 2 – 3

Windy City RibFest in Uptown
July 2 – 4

Fourth of July Fireworks at Navy Pier
July 4

Taste of Chicago
July 6 – 10

Millennium Art Festival
July 8 – 10

Square Roots Festival
July 8 – 10

Ruido Fest
July 8 – 10

West Fest
July 8 – 10

Roscoe Village Burger Fest
July 9 – 10

Irish American Heritage Festival
July 10 – 12

artfest Michigan Avenue
July 15 – 17

Windy City Smokeout
July 15 – 17

Pitchfork Music Festival
July 15 – 17

Southport Art & Music Fest
July 16 – 17

Chinatown Summer Fair
July 17

Dearborn Garden Walk
July 17

Taste of River North
July 22 – 24

Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
July 23

Wicker Park Fest
July 23 – 24

Chicago Craft Beer Festival
July 23 – 24

Fiesta del Sol
July 28 – 31

Lollapalooza *25th annual*
July 28 – 31

Chicago Margarita Festival
July 30 – 31

Randolph Street Market Festival
July 30 – 31

 

AUGUST 2016


Chicago SummerDance

Grant Park Music Festival
Through August 20

Millennium Park Music Series
Through August 25

Millennium Park Summer Film Series
Through August 30

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks
Through September 3

Chicago SummerDance
Through September 11

Chicago Hot Dog Fest
August 5 – 7

Edge Fest
August 6 – 7

Taste of Lincoln Avenue
August 6 – 7

Wrigleyville SummerFest
August 6 – 7

Ginza Festival Chicago
August 12 – 14

Retro on Roscoe
August 12 – 14

Northalsted Market Days
August 13 – 14

West Loop Art Fair
August 17 – 18

Clark After Dark
August 18

Festa Italiana
August 19 – 21

Edison Park Fest
August 19 – 21

Chicago Air & Water Show
August 20 – 21

Albany Park World Fest
August 20 – 21

Chicago Dancing Festival *10th anniversary*
August 22 – 27

Taste of Greektown
August 27 – 28

Bucktown Arts Festival
August 27 – 28

Randolph Street Market Festival
August 27 – 28

Transamerica Chicago Triathlon
August 28