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Chicago Southsider Summer Festival and Event Guide – June 2024

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From music festivals to cultural events, there’s never a dull moment in 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 Chicago 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

Friday, June 7th – Sunday, June 9th, 2024

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

Cost: FREE with online RSVP

Learn more here.

Tai Festival Chicago

Saturday, June 8th from 10-9pm & Sunday, June 9th from 11-7pm

Irving Park Rd: Thorek Hospital Parking Lot

851 Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL 60613

Learn more about the Tai Festival Chicago here.

Summer at Chicago Public Library

Sing & Dance at the Library

Saturday, June 8, 2024, 12-2pm

Location: Bronzeville Library

4801 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Learn more about Summer at Chicago Public Library here.

Jazzin on the Steps – 2nd Tuesday Jazz Jam

Tuesday, June 11th 2024, 7-10 pm

Location: St. Moses the Black Parish Ministry Center

7749 South Vernon, Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Learn more about Jazzin on the Steps here.

Taste of Chicago Pop Up

Saturday, June 15th, 2024

Location: Rogers Park

Cost: FREE

Learn more about the Taste of Chicago Pop Up here.

Bronzeville’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.

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.

Chicago Vegandale Festival 2024

Saturday, June 22nd & 23rd, 2024

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

Cost: Varies

3rd Annual Ida B. Wells Festival

Saturday, June 29th 2024, 8am-4pm

Location: Bronzeville, IL

Learn more about the Ida B. Wells Festival here.

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

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