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June Street Festivals to Check Out

Where to play outside in June


When summer hits, Chicago heads outside. If you’re not enjoying drinks on a rooftop, biking along the lake or playing beach volleyball, you must be at a street fest. Starting in May, every weekend is packed with street fairs. Whether you like live music, artisan crafts, photography or food, there’s something for you. There’s no shortage of options, but if you’d rather have us pick for you, check out some of these festivals this June.

Printers Row Lit Fest
What: The world’s largest outdoor literary festival features celebrity authors, vendors, readings, signings and more.
Where: Printers Row along Dearborn between Congress and Polk
When: June 11-12

Ribfest
What: Gorge on ribs, other barbecue items and beers while listening to live music.
Where: Lincoln Avenue between Irving Park and Berteau
When: June 10-12

Remix Chicago
What: A large gathering of local artists using recycled and found materials all there for you to purchase.
Where: Logan Square on Milwaukee between Fullerton and California
When: June 11-12

Andersonville Midsommarfest
What: Live music, dancing, food, art and general revelry.
Where: Clark Street between Foster and Catalpa
When: June 10-12

Wells Street and Old Town Art Festivals
What: Hundreds of artists of all persuasions, live music and food galore
Where: Wells Street corridor in Old Town and the Old Town Triangle (between Wisconsin and Menomonee, east of Lincoln Park West)
When: June 11-12

Fiestas Puertorriqueñas
What: A four-day festival celebrating all things Puerto Rican with food, music and culture.
Where: Humboldt Park at Division and California
When: June 16-19

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