Festivals timeline

  • Bike The Drive

    Bike The Drive is a recreational, non-competitive bicycle ride held each year in Chicago, in which Lake Shore Drive is cleared of motor vehicle... Read more

  • Chicago Turkish Festival 2008

    Celebrating Turkish Culture in the City of Chicago Those who visit Daley Plaza in the heart of downtown Chicago on May 28th through May 31st... Read more

  • Chicago Mayfest 2008

    This is a fun time and I go every year for the beer! and brats too! Be warned, the music is loud but it's outside so you can get far enough away... Read more

  • 24th Annual Gospel Music Festival

    LINEUP Friday, May 30 -- Jay Pritzker Pavilion 6 p.m.: G3 (God Gets the Glory) 6:40 p.m.: Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of... Read more

  • Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival 2008

    Belmont and Sheffield has long been Lakeview 's epicenter for all that 's "happening" in Chicago among adults 18-34. Some of Chicago's most popular... Read more

  • Do-Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale

    Live Music programmed by Empty Bottle Presents: "Bringing music to Chicago for over 15 years" Saturday 5/31/08 8:30pm Lucero Soak up a... Read more

  • Chicago Blues Festival 2008

    25th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, June 5-8, 2008 in Grant Park The Mayor's Office of Special Events has completed announcing the headliners... Read more

  • Scooper Bowl 2008

    The Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl is the nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival. The event serves up ice cream from nine of the nation's... Read more

  • Old Town Art Fair 2008

    The entrance is on to the Old Town Art Fair is at 1763 N Park Avenue but most people seem to get there by Second City at North Avenue and Wells... Read more

  • Andersonville Midsommarfest

    The 47th Annual Andersonville Midsommarfest (aka midsummerfest) is a celebration of Swedish heritage, artisans, great food and music. The 2008... Read more

  • Taste of Chicago 2008

    Schedule of Events by Day June 27 Petrillo Music Shell 5:30 p.m. - Chaka Kahn and Angie Stone Dominick's Cooking Corner Stage 11:00... Read more

  • Chicago Gay Pride Parade 2008

    One of the city's largest parades, the 39th annual Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade featured over 250 floats and groups along Halsted Street and Belmont... Read more

  • Harborfest 2008

    If you want to celebrate Independence Day in proper patriotic style, head for Boston. The annual Boston Harborfest is a multi-day Fourth of July... Read more

  • Laser Show Blinds Ravers at Festival Outside Moscow

    I immediately had a spot like when you stare into the sun After three days I decided to go to the hospital. They examined me, asked if I had... Read more

  • Sudanese Music and Dance Festival

    A Sudanese sampler of regional superstars performing in a gesture of peace and hope for a united Sudan Read more

  • Chicago Folk and Roots Festival 2008

    The Chicago Folk & Roots Festival is a two-day cultural festival held in the heart of Lincoln Square, one of Chicago's most diverse neighborhoods.... Read more

  • Rock around the Block Festival in Chicago 2008

    Rock features about thirty of the windy city's best bands continuously performing on three unique stages and four full blocks of interactive fun!... Read more

  • Chicago Outdoor Film Festival 2008

    Mayor Daley and The City of Chicago have announced that a summer of classic films will be shown at the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival. The free... Read more

  • Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party 2008

    The Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party is attended by over 25,000 people and features great music and food. It's also known as a huge... Read more

  • Pitchfork Music Festival 2008

    All right people, it's showtime! This weekend, the 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival and all the good times that come with it will descend on the Windy... Read more

  • Venetian Night 2008

    Venetian Night In Brief: Venetian Night is the oldest city sponsored event and is very popular -- hundreds of thousands of people attend the... Read more

  • Taste of Lincoln Avenue 2008

    Taste of Lincoln Avenue Date: July 26-27, 2008 Cost: $7 before 5 p.m., $10 after Organizer: Chicago Special Events Management What to... Read more

  • Lollapalooza 2008

    Lollapalooza’s Austin, Texas-based promoters C3 Presents are not scheduled to make their official announcement of the acts performing at this... Read more

  • Retro on Roscoe Festival

    Retro On Roscoe is the primary fund raising event that enables Roscoe Village Neighbors to sponsor so many community improvements. Proceeds from... Read more

  • Northalsted Market Days 2008

    27th annual Northhalsted Market Days! August 9-10 Chicago, IL — Non-stop music, an eclectic mix of 400+ vendors, people-watching without peer,... Read more