Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful city of Chicago. Don’t miss out on some of the greatest festivals, concerts, and events throughout the season. Here are some of our favorites:

Just For Laughs: June 11-16

Come see some of comedy’s biggest stars and emerging talents at Chicago’s iconic venues including the Chicago Theater, the Vic Theater, Park West, and Stage 773. Some of this year’s comedians include Russell Brand, David Cross, Bill Maher, Bob Newhart, and Seth Meyers.

Ravinia Concerts: June- August @ Ravinia Park

Enjoy the summer weather with an outdoor concert on the Ravinia lawn. Some of this year’s artists include Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls, Melissa Etheridge, Jewel, Willie Nelson, One Republic, and Alabama.

Randolph Street Market: Last Weekend of the month June-December

Shop this indoor-outdoor urban antique market for high quality furnishings, vintage items, jewelry, collectibles, etc. This market opens the last Saturday and Sunday of each month from June – December.

Taste of Chicago: July 10-14 @ Grant Park

Sample the delicacies of the city at this outdoor food festival, showcasing the diversity of Chicago’s dining community. Enjoy some music while you taste. Some of the artists that will be playing include F.U.N, Robert Plant, Robin Thicke, and various local bands.

Lollapalooza: August 2-4 @ Grant Park

Come celebrate music in Grant Park as over 130 artists take the stage over this iconic weekend. Some of this year’s artists include Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Phoenix, The Lumineers, and Vampire Weekend.

Chicago Air and Water Show: August 17-18 @ North Avenue Beach

This thrilling show features U.S. Navy and Army ships and air crafts as well as parachute jumpers and aerobatic teams. The best views of the show are from North Beach but can be seen all along the lakefront.

Also be sure to check out some of the weekly free events that run throughout the summer including Monday’s Millennium Park Concerts and Thursday’s Movies in the Parks.