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Chicago is one of the most vibrant cities in USA. Apart from being one of the major financial hubs of the country, it is the 3rd largest populated city of the country. Naturally, the city has an influx of people coming from diverse backgrounds and cultures making it one the major sought after tourist attractions in the world. In summers, the city displays a scenic view of people coming together for arts, music, cultural and entertainment festivals and events to celebrate life itself. The most apt time to visit Chicago is in the summer season especially in the months of June, July and August. We have compiled a list of top festivals and conventions happening in the city this weekend to make sure you savor the taste of this beautiful city and have a blast.
One of the most celebrated, popular and oldest music festivals in United States, this annual 10-week musical extravaganza is a treat for ears. The pleasant summer weather, wide range of popular classical musicians on the gig list, and an outdoor picnic like atmosphere create a unique experience that should not be missed at any cost.
Date: 13th June- 18th August
Place: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph Street, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL,
The city has to offer the World’s largest block party which boasts true colors of summer in the most Chicagoan way. Experience the delicious food, music, and a fun filled weekend at this event organized by the old St. Pat’s Church. You can also participate in Bags tournament, participate in range of activities and even attend the after parties for completing a great weekend.
Date: 22nd-23rd June
Place: Monroe & DesPlaines Street in Chicago's West Loop
A film festival not for the faint of hearts! This horror film festival is the largest convention of horror cinema lovers in the Midwest. You can expect spine chilling yet entertaining regional and international horror flicks attend parties, meet with celebrities from all around the world.
Date: 21st June-28Th June
Place: Music Box Theatre, Southport Avenue, Chicago.
A unique kind of music festival, it offers Latin American alternative music which is one of its kind in United States. This 3-day music festival happening in the scenic location of Addams/Medill Park offers a surreal experience in terms of music content and overall ambience. You hear music from electronic, hip-hop, rock, psychedelia, tropicalia genres.
Date: 22nd -24th June
Place: Addams/Medill Park, Near West Side neighborhood, Chicago.
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