Street fests, beaches, outdoor concerts, holiday celebrations, and more
By Lisa Davis, About.com Guide
- Summer in Chicago Holidays
- Summer in Chicago Things to Do
- Summer in Chicago Arts and Culture
- Summer in Chicago Sports and Recreation
Summer in Chicago Holidays
Summer in Chicago has several summer holidays where the city puts on parades, fireworks, and more.
Summer in Chicago Things to Do
Chicago's best season is summer with street festivals, outdoor dining and concerts, major events like the Taste of Chicago, and more.
Summer in Chicago Arts and Culture
Many of Chicago's top cultural and arts facilities put on special summer programs and events. Many others, like the Chicago Botanic Garden, are simply beautiful to visit this time of year.
Summer in Chicago Sports and Recreation
Chicago is a very active city, with two major baseball teams, as well as several running races and other sporting events during the summer months.