Chicago June 2022

Chicago June 2022 Events

Chicago June 2022 Events

A Trip to Chicago can be a Safe Summer Vacation for Tourists

Average temperature low and high: 53°-66°
June is a great time in Chicago, with pleasant to moderate summer weather meant to be enjoyed. Chicago has emphasized a priority to open the city responsibly, so although there are many restaurants, bars, and venues open, most businesses continue to follow strict masking and social distancing protocols. Reservations and ticket purchases ahead of time are recommended.

June Event Calendar

Lincolnshire Art Festival

Lincolnshire Art Festival

See work from over 80 international artists in a variety of mediums; the festival will feature ceramic, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, and sculpture artworks. In addition to seeing and purchasing art at the Lincolnshire Art Festival, you will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with the artists present. This two-day festival is free and open to the public. Free on-site parking will be available. 

Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago Blues Festival

Considering the city's rich blues culture, the annual, world-famous Chicago Blues Festival is an event you don't want to miss. This admission-free, 3-day fest is a celebration the past, present, and future of blues music with performances from popular and upcoming blues musicians. Hosted by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, it is the largest music festival in Chicago and the largest blues festival in the world.

Chicago Pride Fest

Chicago Pride Fest

The weekend before Chicago's big Pride Parade, the city puts on an annual 3-day festival. Each year, Pride Fest is huge. This celebration of equality, love, and the LGBTQ+ community will feature live music performances across 3 stages, drag shows, over 100 arts/merchant vendors, a pet parade, DJs, dancing, and more. Exact dates and details will be relased by organizers soon. 

Summerfest

Summerfest

For three whole weekends, Summerfest takes over Milwaukee with 12 stages and an eclectic mix of artists and musicians from Khalid to Guns n’ Roses.

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Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival

Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival

Chicago is a center of Blues music and BBQ, and that has bled over into one of its suburbs. In Griffith, Indiana, spend time at this three-day festival with the Chicago Blues, BBQ, and craft brews.

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Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival

Take a trip to Historic Downtown Long Grove for this sweet annual event. Strawberry Fest is a tradition that's been around for decades, and it's returning to its pre-pandemic scale. There will be live music, activities, and of course, lots of local restaurants and chefs serving strawberry-inspired cuisine. Admission is $5 and free before 2 pm on Friday and for kids 6 and under.  

Chicago Food Truck Fest

Chicago Food Truck Fest

Experience one of America's top food truck festivals by eating with gathered mobile chefs at the Chicago Food Truck Festival. Being that Chicago is commonly referred to as the food and drink capital of the world, you're bound to have an unforgettable culinary experience. General admission is free. VIP tickets are available for purchase online; they include free drinks and 1 hr early admission.

Navy Pier Pride Fest

Navy Pier Pride Fest

Head down to the Navy Pier for a free celebration of love. There will be fun activities and live performances throughout the day and night, including dancing and storytelling, along with live music performances in the beer garden.  

Chicago Events in June

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Upcoming events

Wed, Jun 01 at Lincoln Hall Avi Kaplan
Wed, Jun 01 at Schubas Dominic Glimco
Thu, Jun 02 at Schubas Schubas Open Mic
Thu, Jun 02 at Schubas Sophia Galaté
Thu, Jun 02 at Beauty Bar Timehop Thursdays
Fri, Jun 03 at Schubas JELEEL!
Things to do in Chicago

Things to Do in Chicago in June

Kayak Down the Chicago River

Kayak Down the Chicago River
Chicago is awesome for outdoor lovers too. Consider going for a Kayak ride down the Chicago River; there are tons of places you can go to get a unique view of the city's skyline and surrounding nature areas.

Visit the Smart Museum of Art

Visit the Smart Museum of Art
While you're in town, make a stop at this museum on the University of Chicago's campus. The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art has a permanent collection of 15,000 works of art, often used for students at the university, but also open for public viewing.