A Guide to the 2015 Chicago Summer

by Thiago Kodic '16

Thiago Kodic '16

Thiago Kodic '16

As Battle of the Bands unofficially kicked off Chicago’s summer festival season, the city wakes from its annual hibernation, and people start making up for lost time, here are some especially curated attractions going on in Chicago over the next few months:


June

June 12: Rush

June 12 – 14: Exxxotica Chicago

June 12 – 14: Chicago Blues Festival

June 12 – 14: Spring Awakening

June 15: Imagine Dragons

June 17 – August 22: Grant Park Music Festival

June 19 – 21: Taste of Randolph

June 23 – August 25, Tuesdays: Millennium Park Summer Film Series

June 24 – 25: U2


July

July 8: Weezer

July 8: Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine

July 11-12: Mamby On The Beach

July 17 – 19: Pitchfork Music Festival

July 18 – 19: Chicago Craft Beer Festival

July 25: Wicker Park Fest

July 31 – August 2: Lollapalooza


August - September

August 15, 16: Chicago Air & Water Show

August 29: Foo Fighters

August 29 – 30: Chicago Fashion Fest

Through September 5, Wednesdays & Saturdays: Navy Pier Summer Fireworks

September 3 – 6: Chicago Jazz Festival

September 4 – 6: North Coast Music Festival

September 11 – 13: Riot Fest & Carnival

September 25 – 27: Oktoberfest Chicago

September 26 – 27: Hyde Park Jazz Festival


However, we at ChiBus have not forgotten our dear friends going to other, non-Chicagoey places, so we also present some of the top things going on in the rest of the US, and Iceland:



June 8 – 14: Northside Festival, New York

June 11 – 14: Bonnaroo, Tenessee

June 18 – 21: Firefly, Delaware

June 19 – 21: Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas

June 24 – 28, June 30 – July 5: Summerfest, Wisconsin

June 25 – 28: Electric Forest, Michigan

June 26 – 28: Loudwire Music Festival, Colorado

August 7 – 9: Outside Lands, California

August 25 – September 1: Burning Man, Nevada

July 2 -5: Essence Festival, New Orleans

July 2 – 4: All Tomorrow’s Parties, Iceland

July 17 – 19: Forecastle, Kentucky

July 30 – August 2: Gathering of the Vibes, Connecticut


Thiago is the Lifestyle Editor at ChiBus and takes the educational aspect of his job very seriously.

Make hay while the sun shines, Chicago.

Make hay while the sun shines, Chicago.