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Updated 1:44 pm, August 2, 2016
Here's our first look at Chicago summer festivals for the 2016 season! Check back in the coming weeks for updates and additional festival information.

July

8-11: Millennium Art Festival | Downtown
14: Bastille Day 2016 | Montrose Harbor
15-17: Art Fest on Michigan Avenue | Streeterville
15-17: BenFest | St. Ben's
15-17: Pitchfork Music Festival | Union Park
15-17: Windy City Smokeout | West Town
15-17:
Art Fest Michigan Avenue | Streeterville
16-17: Celebrate Clark Street World Music Festival | Rogers Park
16-17: Southport Art Festival | Lakeview
17: Chinatown Summer Fair | Chinatown
22-24: Taste of River North | River North
23: Legends Concert & Bantu Fest | Garfield Park
23-24: Wicker Park Fest | Wicker Park
23-24:
Taste of Latin America | Humboldt Park
23-24: Chicago  Craft Beer Festival | Lincoln Park
23-24: Sheffield Garden Music Fest | Lincoln Park
28-31: Lollapalooza | Grant Park
28-31: Fiesta Del Sol | Pilsen
29-31: Jeff Fest | Jefferson Park
30-31: Chicago Margarita Festival | South Shore

August
5-7: Chicago Hot Dog Festival | Lincoln Park
6: South Loop Beer & Cider Fest | South Loop
6-7: Wrigleyville Summerfest | Wrigleyville
6-7: Edgefest | Edgewater
6-7: Taste of Lincoln Avenue | Lincoln Park
6-7: 
Tacos and Tamales Festivale | Pilsen
12-14: Retro on Roscoe | Roscoe Village
12-14: Ginza Holiday Festival | Lincoln Park
12-14: Festival Cubano | Belmont Craigin
13: Reggae Fest Chicago | Pilsen
13-14: Northalsted Market Days | Boystown
13-14:
Uketoberfest | O'Hare
17-19:
Thai Festival Chicago | The Loop
18: Clark After Dark | River North
18-21: Festa Italiana | Little Italy
19-21: Edison Park Fest | Edison Park
20: Chicago West Side Music Festival | Douglas Park
20-21: Chicago Air and Water Show | Lakeshore
20-21: Albany Park World Fest | Albany Park
20-21: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest | Edgewater
21: Community Lowrider Festival | Chinatown
27-28: Motor Row Craft Beer & Wine Fest | South Loop
27-28: Taste of Greektown | Greektown
31-Sept. 11: Chicago Fringe Festival | Jefferson Park

September

1-4: Chicago Jazz Festival | Downtown
2-3: Great American Lobster Fest | Navy Pier
2-5: Taste of Polonia | Jefferson Park
2-5: African Festival Of the Arts | Washington Park
3-4:
Ciders and Sliders | Albany Park
9-10:
Shock Top Oyster Fest | Roscoe Village
9-10:
Windy City Wine Festival | The Loop
9-11:
Festival de La Villita | Little Village
9-11: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts | Lakeview
9-11: German American Fest | Lincoln Square
10: River North Whiskey Fest | River North
10-11: Ravenswood ArtWalk | Ravenswood
10-11: Renegade Craft Fair | Wicker Park
10-11: Ukrainian Village Fest | Ukrainian Village
16-18: Riot Fest | Douglas Park
17: River North Wine Fest | River North
17-18: City Made Festival | Andersonville
17-18: West Loop Arts Fest | West Loop
17-18: Lakeview Taco Fest | Lakeview
23-25: Oktoberfest Chicago | Lakeview
23-25:
Chicago Gourmet | The Loop
24-25:
Edgewater Arts Festival | Edgewater
24-25:
Hyde Park Jazz Fest | Hyde Park
24-25:
Hyde Park Arts and Crafts Adventure | Hyde Park
30-Oct. 1:
West Town Art Walk | West Town