Summer fun is in full force this month with street festivals, parades, and more. To add an event, please e-mail Chicago@aboutguide.com.
Chicago Blues Festival - June 10 - 12, 2011: Considered the "largest free blues festival in the world," Chicago's Blues Festival takes over Grant Park and brings some of the country's best blues artists to its stages.
Old Town Art Fair - June 11 - 12, 2011: The Old Town Art Fair, selected as one of the top 10 art fairs in the country by AmericanStyle Magazine, is held in Chicago's historic Old Town Triangle District and showcases 260 nationally acclaimed artists and welcomes an estimated 50,000 art lovers.
Grant Park Music Festival - Begins June 15, 2011: Enjoy weekly outdoor symphonies and concerts this summer in one of Chicago's most beautiful outdoor venues. Picnics are welcomed. The Grant Park Concert Series goes through August 20.
Taste of Randolph Street - June 17 - 19, 2011: Located in one of Chicago's most famous restaurant row, the Taste of Randolph Street takes place on Chicago’s Randolph Street corridor in the West Loop (home to Stephanie Izard’s Girl & the Goat). On the six-bock stretch of Randolph Street from Peoria Street and Racine Avenue, festival goers will find food stands, entertainment, and more.
Jammin' at the Zoo - Begins June 24, 2011: The Lincoln Park Zoo's popular monthly summer outdoor concert series kicks off in June.
Taste of Chicsgo - June 24 - July 3, 2011: The summer's biggest event known for its food (Turkey legs anyone?), beverages, and music attracting over 2 million people each year. There is also the Race to the Taste 5K run on June 26.
Gay Pride Parade - June 26, 2011: One of Chicago's most popular and colorful parades with entertainment, food, and more.