Chicago's 10 Best Events in July

by Tom Hermes July 02, 2018

Chicago's 10 Best Events in July

 If the calendar hasn’t made it abundantly clear that we’re smackdab in the middle of summer, then this recent string of heat certainly has! As we turn the page to July, it’s time to really start getting involved in some of the great summer activities Chicago has in store for the month.

Here are a few of our favorites:

  1. From pretty much anywhere in the city, catch Navy Pier’s 4th of July fireworks, at 9:30 PM on Independence Day. There really is no better way to wind down the mid-summer holiday!
  2. Pack up a blanket and some popcorn, and head downtown for the Millennium Park Summer Film Series, happening every Tuesday night. Films such as High Fidelity, Iron Giant, and Get Out will be featured this month!
  3. Celebrate Bastille Day by dining on coq au vin, cassoulet, macarons, and more during French Restaurant Week, July 9-22.
  4. From Wednesday, July 11, through the following Sunday, head down to Grant Park for the always-classic Taste of Chicago, for all of your favorite turkey legs, hot dogs, pizza, and more!
  5. Journey up to Lincoln Square for Square Roots Festival, July 13-15, featuring neighborhood food, craft beer, local vendors, and over 70 bands.
  6. Catch award-winning country artists, and nosh on some of the nation’s best BBQ, at Windy City Smokeout in River West, July 13-15.
  7. You can’t call yourself a hipster if you don’t attend Union Park’s Pitchfork Music Festival, featuring Fleet Foxes, Lauryn Hill, Chaka Khan, and countless others, July 20-22.
  8. Yet another beer festival! This one, Chicago Craft Beer Festival, takes place in Lincoln Park on July 21-22, and will feature more than 35 local, regional, and national breweries.
  9. Eat all the delicious Mexican food Pilsen’s Tacos & Tamales Festival has to offer, July 20-22.
  10. Eat and drink among all of your favorite animal friends at Lincoln Park Zoo for Night at the Zoo on July 21.

Which events are you looking forward to in July? Let us know at hi@buoynow.com!






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