The 4th Annual Chicago Summer Calendar is done. I’m waiting on two things left to add. First, the Chicago Parks Department is always the very last to get their Movies in the Park schedule out. So they will be added when that information is released. Second, individual Summerdance information has yet to be released as well. So for now its just a blank placeholder.
There are two questions I receive the most that I would like the address:
Q: How do I sync this to my phone?
A: If you’re on an iPhone, go to to your settings menu. From there navigate to Mail, Contacts, and Calendars. Select ‘Add Account’ and a list should pop up. At the bottom of that list, choose ‘Other’. From there select ‘Add subscribed calendar’ at the very bottom. Paste this link in the final text box: https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/chicagosummercalendar%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
Make sure you do this, instead of copying the calendar to your calendars. Otherwise you won’t be synced with any changes or additions I make. This way everything is automatically synced to your phone.
Q: This is awesome. Can I donate/give you money/reward you?
A: I’ve always been hesitant, but it really is the second most popular question I get. So if you’re absolutely determined to reward me for the 80+ hours of research and verification I put into this every year. You’re more than welcome to. Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org, so you know it is going to the same address that creates this calendar. Or you can click the button below.
I’d just like to reiterate that this is 100% not necessary and the calendar will always remain free.
Without further delay, here is this years calendar. It includes the following events: New Music Monday, Grant Park Music Festival, Loops & Variations, Navy Pier Fireworks, Farmer’s Market, Summerdance, Full Moon Fire Jam, Critical Mass, Zoovies, Lincoln Park Zoo Adults Night Out, Lollapalooza, Wavefront Music Festival, Riot Fest, Spring Awakening, Mayfest, Memorial Day Parade, Cinco de Mayo, Do Division Street Fest, New Orleans Festival, Maifest, Kids and Kites Festival, Polishfest, American Beer Classic, Beer Under Glass, Riverfront Mayfest, Randolph Street Market, Bike the Drive, Festival del Taco, Chicago Veggie Pride Parade, Learnapalooza, Gospel Music Fest, LATE Ride, Chicago Pride Fest/Parade, Wells St Art Festival, Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago Blues Festival, Midsommarfest, 57th St. Art Fair, Belmont/Sheffield Music Festival, Ribfest, Taste of Randolph St, 6 Corners BBQ Festival, Father’s Day, Old St. Pat’s Block Party, Summerfest, Green Music Festival, Chicago Food Truck Fest, Bacon Chase, Printers Row Lit Fest, Fiestas Puertorriquenas & Puerto Rican Parade, Chive Fest, Chicago Summerfest, Africa Caribbean International Fest, Lincoln Park Arts & Music Festival, Taste of Chicago, Irish American Heritage Festival, DuSable Museum Arts and Crafts Festival, Chinatown Summer Fair, Milwaukee Ave Arts Festival, Square Roots, Learnapalooza, Sheffield Garden Walk Festival, Fiesta del Sol, Independence Day, West Fest, Pitchfork Music Festival, Uptown Ribfest, Taste of River North, Taste of Lakeview, Taste of Lincoln Ave, Summer on Southport, Roscoe Village Burger Fest, Wicker Park Fest, Craft beer festival, Clark St. Festival, International festival of life, BenFest, North Dearborn Street Garden Walk, Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Wrigleyville Summerfest, Retro on Roscoe, Northalsted Market Days, Northside Summerfest, Air & Water Show, Boulevard Bash, Jazz Fest, Edge Fest, Taste of Latin America, Clark After Dark, Festa Italiana, Albany Park World Fest, Fashion Fest, Food Social, Taste of Greektown, Ginza Holida, Northalstead Market Days, Festa Italiana, Glenwood Ave Arst Fest, Edison Park Fest, Chicago Westside Music Festival, Albany Park World Fest, Chicago Dancing Festival, Mag Mile Shopping Festival, Chicago New Orleans Fest, Bucktown Arts Fest, Fringe Festival, Jazz Festival, African Festival of arts, Taste of Polonia, Remix Chicago, Jazzfest, Festa de la Villita, 79th St. Renaissance Festival, Wells St. Fall Fest, Ukranian Village Festival, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Guinness Oyster Fest, Festival de La Villita, City Made Fest, Lakeview Taco Fest, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, German American Fest, Fulton FestCrush in Old Town, Andersonville City Made Fest, Oktoberfest, Chicago Gourmet, Randolph St. Market Festival, Bucktown Apple Pie Contest.