2022 Summer Festival Guide for Chicago, Suburbs

Seasonal & Holidays

With food, music and family entertainment, summer festivals are back this year in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

CHICAGO — This year’s summer festival season in the Chicago area is on track to be the biggest in three years.

From festivals featuring live music, focusing on food and drink, to celebrating various towns and neighborhoods across the region, the city and surrounding suburbs have no shortage of summer fun.

And after two years of restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic followed by a long and dreary winter, locals of all ages are looking forward to summer.

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We’ve compiled a list of some of the summer festivals scheduled for 2022 in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs that will kick off after Memorial Day.


June 3-5: Do Division

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June 4: Chicago Gospel Music Festival

June 9-12: Chicago Blues Festival

June 10: Andersonville Midsommarfest

June 11-12: Chi-Soul Festival

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western suburbs

June 2-5: Wheaton’s Cream

June 4-5: Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival

June 15-19: Woodridge Jubilee

June 16-19: PrairieFest in Oswego

June 17-18: Blues on the Fox in Aurora

June 17-20: 33rd Annual Ribfest at Wheaton

June 18: Summerfest at Villa Park

June 22-26: Swedish Days Festival in Geneva

June 23-26: Rotary GroveFest at Downers Grove

September 2-5: The Naperville Jaycees’ Last Adventure

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Southern suburbs

June 3-4: Homewood Craft Fair

June 11: VVAC Food Truck and Art Festival at Tinley Park

June 17-18: Peotone Block Party

June 23-26: Homerfest at Homer Glen

September 3-5: Frankfurt Autumn Festival

September 9-11: Monee Fall Fest

September 10: Flossmoor Fest

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Northern suburbs

May 20-Sept. 18: Ravinia Festival in Highland Park

September 2-4: Nashwood to Highwood

September 3-5: Schaumburg September Festival

To request that an additional festival be added to our list, email us or post it directly to the Patch Events Calendar.


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