Chicago in July: Things to Do

Updated July 2, 2017

July 2-3, Mamby on the Beach at Oak Street Beach

July 8-10, Square Roots Festival in Lincoln Square

  • Over 50 musical acts, pouring over 30 craft beers
  • Donations support Old Town School of Folk Music scholarship programs and Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce farmers markets and concerts

July 8-10, West Fest in West Town

  • Kid and pet friendly music festival 

July 15-17, BenFest at St. Benedict Parish

July 15-17, Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park

July 15-17, Chicago Open Air Festival in Bridgeview

July 16th, Coffee Tasting and Painting Class at Bru Chicago

July 16-17, Southport Art and Music Festival 

July 16-17, Clark Street World Music Festival in Rogers Park (above)

  • World music and dance acts
  • Classes and kids activities including a swing set drum kit
  • Beer, wine, and micheladas from local bars

July 21 - 24, The Comedy Exposition 

July 22-24, Taste of River North

    July 23-24, Wicker Park Fest 


    July 24, PAWS Run/Walk for Their Lives at Montrose Harbor

    • 5K pet-friendly walk or 5K run (humans only) 
    • Run starts at 9:00 AM;  Walk starts at 9:15 AM
    • Event will take place rain or shine! 
    • Food and drinks | adult finisher beverages (21+) |  food trucks
    • Prizes | live entertainment | kids' games | pet-friendly vendors 
    • Pet- and kid-friendly
    • Athletes and animal lovers of all experience levels are welcome

    July 28-31, Lollapalooza