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Guide to Chicagoland Area Festivals -July

Posted by Dan Cawley on Jun 28, 2018 2:23:11 PM

4th of july

Get ready for good times and BBQ in July! From the city to the suburbs, we have you covered on what festivals you should visit to add more fun in your summer. 

Food festivals to music festivals, we've created a quick guide to help you explore what the Chicagoland has to offer in July. 

Lake Forest Festival & Fireworks - July 4th
Deerpath Community Park - 400 Hastings Rd, Lake Forest
Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Residents - $15 (Kids under 5 are free)
Non-residents - $20 (Kids under 5 are free)
Wednesday, July 4th: 5p - 10p
http://friendsoflakeforestparksandrec.weebly.com/festival-and-fireworks.html

Naperville Rib Fest - July 4th - July 7th
Knoch Park - Naperville
$45+ (Purchase tickets on their website
Wednesday, July 4th - Saturday, July 7th: 12p - 10p
http://www.ribfest.net/

Taste of Chicago - July 11th - July 15th
Chicago - Grant Park
Free admission (Food ticket purchase required)
Wednesday, July 11th - Friday, July 13th: 11a - 9p
Saturday, July 14th - Sunday, July 15th: 10a - 9p
https://www.choosechicago.com/events-and-shows/food-and-drinks/taste-of-chicago/

Windy City Smokeout - July 13th - July 15th
Chicago - 560 W Grand Ave
$45+ (Purchase tickets on their website or at the gate)
Friday, July 13th: Gates open at 2p
Saturday, July 14th & Sunday, July 15th: Gates open at 12p
http://windycitysmokeout.com/

Southport Art Fest - July 14th - July 15th
Chicago - On Southport Ave from Waveland to Grace
Free admission
Saturday, July 14th & Sunday, July 15th: 10a - 5p
https://amdurproductions.com/event/southport-art-festival/

Forest Park Music Fest - July 20th - July 22nd
Madison @ Des Plaines - Forest Park
$5/person
Friday, July 20th: 5p - 10p
Saturday, July 21st: 12p - 11p
Sunday, July 22nd: 12p - 10p
https://www.starevents.com/event/forest-park-music-fest/

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"Taste of Chicago" - Chicago
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Topics: chicago, chicagoland, summer, festivals

Written by Dan Cawley