Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artifacts, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile, and other program spaces and Interactive spaces include: Drum & Afro-folk Village, Children and Family, African Heritage, African Spirituality, Wellness (Health) Village, Books and Authors, Fine Art, Film and Video, Food Court, Seniors and Quilting, and the African Marketplace.
Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival's mission is to showcase Chicago's vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages.
Headliners include Jon Faddis, the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom, and the Rebirth Brass Band
Taste of Chicago is the nation's premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining community. The delicious array of food served at Taste of Chicago is complemented by music and exciting activities for the entire family. Every summer since 1980, Chicago's beautiful Grant Park on the city's magnificent lakefront has been home to the world's largest food festival.
You can get tickets for Petrillo Music Shell Concerts here and for Celebrity Chef du Jour here.
The North Coast Music Festival is dubbed "Summer's Last Stand" and it is not a show you want to miss. The line up is stacked once again this year with some of the top names in music. Headliners for this year's fest include Gucci Mane, DeadMau5 and Eric Prydz, Damian Marley, Big Boi, Ween, Primus and more.
In addition to the great music, North Coast offers other attractions like TOAST OF THE COAST COMPETITION and SILENT DISCO.
Single Day, 3-Day and VIP Tickets Are On Sale Now at northcoastfestival.com!
Get ready for beer, BBQ and country tunes, because the Windy City Smokeout - BBQ & Country Music Festival is returning to Chicago Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16 for its fifth year!
More than 40,000 guests are expected to head on down to Grand Avenue near the Chicago River for a weekend-long event where attendees can taste delicious offerings from some of the best BBQ talent and craft breweries from around the country.
The 2017 Chicago Ale Fest – Summer Edition will take place on Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th. Located at Butler Field in historic Grant Park, bordered by the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan, the fest will feature more then 200 American craft beers, live music and some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks. Join us on Chicago’s front lawn for one of the most anticipated summer craft beer event of the year.
Three nights of sketch comedy, stand-up, storytelling, and solo performance, sponsored by Under The Gun Theater and Zanies Comedy Club