Chicago is an amazing city for neighborhood festivals, with a wide variety of people and communities making themselves present and heard. If the Air and Water isn’t your jam, there are countless other festivals happening around the city that might spark your interest. Not to mention, the summer is winding down. Make the most of these last few August weekends before September rolls in and it starts feeling like fall once more.
Monarchs & Me Festival Celebration
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 South South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649
If you’ve spent time outside this summer, you’ve probably noticed all the beautiful butterflies passing through. If you’re interested in learning more about their migration, check this event out.
CHICAGO CARIBBEAN CARNIVALE PARADE & FESTIVAL
Midway Plaisance Park
1130 Midway Plaisance Park, Chicago, IL 60637
It seems like Hyde Park always has amazing events happening all the time. Stop by this weekend to check out the food, music, and culture of the Caribbean.
Thai Food Festival Chicago 2019
Thorek’s Parking Lot
851 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613
*Free w/ donation appreciated
This is the 2nd Annual Thai Food Festival with 14 different food vendors. If your a lover of Thai food as much as I am, do check it out.
Sangria Festival Chicago
1400 N Humboldt Dr, Chicago, IL 60622
Humboldt Park will transform into an outdoor tapas bar where Sangria will be served alongside food from local restaurants. There will be a painting station as well as flamenco dancers. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a day at the park.
Pilsen Fest 2019
1800 S. Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Explore Pilsen at this years Pilsen Fest. It will be a weekend filled with food, artists, musicians, authors there to celebrate Pilsen and the talent it encourages.