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Chicago Summer Festival schedule released

Chicago has announced the 2024 dates for some of the city’s favorite summertime traditions.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Millennium Park. There will be a special four-day celebration from July 18-21. That party will include activities, new public art, dance performances, and concerts.

The festivals include the return of the Chicago Air and Water Show from August 10-11, with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels headlining.

2024 spring/summer festival and special event dates:
Chicago Farmers Markets (citywide including Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St.): May – October.

Maxwell Street Market (800 S. Desplaines St.): Sundays, May – October.

Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony & Parade (Daley Plaza and State Street): Saturday, May 25.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts (Great Lawn): Saturdays, May 18 – August 31.

Chicago SummerDance (citywide including pop-ups and special events, Night Out in the Parks events, programs at the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park): select dates TBA June – September.

Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Celebration (Jay Pritzker Pavilion and throughout Millennium Park): Thursday – Sunday, July 18-21.

Chicago Air and Water Show (North Avenue Beach and along the Lakefront): Saturday – Sunday, August 10 & 11; rehearsal runs on Friday, August 9.

Chicago Jazz Festival (citywide including Millennium Park): Thursday – Sunday, August 29 – September 1.

Taste of Chicago (Grant Park and neighborhoods): Friday – Sunday, September 6 – 8 downtown in Grant Park. Three additional neighborhood Taste events to take place throughout summer, dates/locations TBA.,

World Music Festival Chicago (citywide including the Chicago Cultural Center): Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 29.

Chicago really is the best place to be in the summer!