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606 Movers’ Guide to Summer Festivals and Events 8/2-8/4

Lollapalooza may be the biggest event of the summer, it’s far from the only one. If you didn’t score tickets this time around, there are countless other events happening around the city. Use this weekend to expand your horizons, visit a new neighborhood, and experience something new.


Edge Fest
August 3rd-4th
N Broadway St & W Thorndale Ave Chicago, IL 60660
Explore Edgewater at the 6th annual Edge Fest. Full of food and entertainment, Edge Fest showcases local musicians, vendors, and artists.


Side by Side with the Chicago Philharmonic
August 3rd
3-5 PM Rehearsal & 6 PM Concert
Hamilton Park, 513 W 72nd St Chicago, IL 60621
Presented through the “Night Out in the Parks” initiative, this event brings side-by-side symphonic concerts to Chicago parks in local communities. Students and members are invited to bring their instruments and rehearse with Chicago Philharmonic musicians which is then followed by a free performance by the musicians.


Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge
August 3rd
St. Viator Elementary School and Parish campus lot
3644 N Kedvale Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
Be a part of this years Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge, where 22 teams compete for your vote and you get to try some of the best BBQ Chicago has to offer.


Destination Asia Festival
August 2nd – 4th
Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle 60532
If you’re looking to explore countless Asian cultures through music, dance, and food, then this is the place to be this weekend. They will have food trucks as well as music and dance performances.


Festa Italiana
August 2nd-4th
Naper Settlement
523 S Webster St Naperville, IL 60540
If you’re a lover of Italian food, make sure to check out the Festa Italiana in Naperville. They’ll also have music, artists, and dancers.

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