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2022 Chicago Southsider Summer Festival Guide

Summertime in Chicago is like nowhere else.

Chicago Vegandale Summer Festival
Vegandale Festival in Chicago. Photo Credit: Rhinehart Media Group

Originally published in 2022 on Facebook Bulletin.

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There’s nothing like summertime in Chicago. From festivals to outdoor cultural events, there’s always a chance to meet new faces and enjoy good food. We’ve compiled a list of upcoming festivals that you can add to your calendar this summer.

2022 Chicago Southsider Festival Guide

Hyde Park Summer Fest

Midway Plaisance – 59th Street & Ellis Ave

Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th, 2022

Chicago Vegandale Festival 2022

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM CDT

Grant Park, Butler Field 100 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, 60603

Purchase tickets here.

Bronzeville Blues Fest

Sunday, June 12, 2022


Armstrong (Lillian Hardin) Park

Located at 4433 S. St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653

Cost: Free

Chicago Food Truck Summer Festival

Summer Music Pop Up Series

June 25th & 26th, 2022

11am – 7pm

South Loop 1700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, 60616

Chosen Few Picnic & House Music Festival 2022

Saturday, July 2, 2022

8am – 10pm

Jackson Park 63rd Street at Hayes Drive, Chicago, IL, 60637

30th Anniversary Chosen Few Picnic in July 2022!

The 29th African/Caribbean Intl Festival of Life!

July 2nd – 4th, 2022

2pm -10pm Daily

Washington Park – 55th & Cottage Grove

Taste of Chicago 2022

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 – Sunday, July 10, 2022

Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

Click here for more information.

Tacos Y Tamales Festival

July 15th – July 17th, 2022

Pilsen – 16th & Peoria

Bantu Fest 2022

July 23rd and July 24th, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Midway Plaisance, Chicago (in Hyde Park, by the University of Chicago)

1130 Midway Plaissance (Near 60th & Ellis)

Bud Billiken Parade

August 13, 2022


Chicago Caribbean Carnivale

August 20, 2022

10am – 9pm

Midway Plaisance, 915 E. 60th Street

What festivals are you attending this summer? Did we miss a festival? Comment below and let us know!

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