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Chicago Southsider Summer Festival and Event Guide – June 2024

Explore Chicago's summer festivals and events celebrating food, history, music, and culture. Subscribe to Chicago Southsider at chicagosouthsider.substack.com to unlock more events.

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From music festivals to cultural events, there’s never a dull moment on the South Side of Chicago. If you’re traveling to Chicago or live here in the city, you’ll have a chance to experience festivals and events all summer long.

We’ve put together a list of events that can help you get a taste of the city this summer. You’ll also find a few events located in other parts of the city to give you an opportunity to explore what Chicago has to offer.

Get ready to experience the beat, the flavor, and the soul of the South Side like never before. If you like our work or want to support the mission of Chicago Southsider, you can subscribe to our weekly newsletter and share this article with your network.

2024 Chicago Southsider Festival Guide

77h Annual 57th St Art Fair

Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, 2024

Location: Hyde Park – 57th St between Woodlawn & Kenwood Ave

Cost: Free

Learn more about the 57th St Art Fair here.


Chicago Blues Festival

Thursday, June 6th – Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Millennium Park: Randolph & Monroe St Entrances (different location on June 6th)

Cost: FREE with online RSVP

Learn more here.


Chicago Vegandale Festival 2024

Saturday, June 22nd 23rd, 2024

Location: Grand Park, Butler Field – 100 S. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60603

Cost: Varies

Learn more here.


Bronzeville Art District Trolley Tour 2024

Friday, June 21, 2024 (and every 3rd Friday through September)

Location: Gallery Gouchard and other participating venues in Chicago

Spaces: Blanc Gallery, Bronzville Artists Lofts, Faie Afrikan Art,Gallery Gouchard, Southside Community Arts Center

Cost: FREE

Learn more here


Bronzville’s 2024 Juneteenth Celebration: Unity Rising

Saturday, June 15, 2024 11-5:00 pm CDT

Location: Absolutely Anything Essential – 3521 South King Drive Chicago, IL 60653

Cost: FREE

Learn more here


Hyde Park Summer Fest

Saturday, June 17th & Sunday June 18th, 2023

Location: Hyde Park/Midway Plaisance – 59th Street & Ellis Ave

Learn more here


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