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It’s summertime for the Ramblers

It’s summer time for the Ramblers!

The summer is finally here. If you didn’t get Lollapalooza tickets in time, or you’re looking to explore Chicago neighborhoods, here are some free summer festivals and activities that will keep you ramblin’ around the city!

Wicker Park Fest
Saturday, July 25 from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 26 from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Free*, Wicker Park 

Nothing is sicker than the Wicker Park Fest! The blue line is home to this fun festival.


Taste of Latin America
Saturday, August 1 from 12–10 p.m.
Sunday, August 2 from 12 –10 p.m.
Free, Logan Square

Get a taste of the rich Latin culture, foodies and non-foodies are both welcome!


EdgeFest
Saturday, August 1 from 12–10 p.m.
Sunday, August 2 from 11a.m.–9 p.m.
Free*, Edgewater

No need to wander far from home. The EdgeFest is perfect for a weekend stroll.


Chicago Hot Dog Fest
Friday, August 7 from 11 a.m.—9 p.m.
Saturday, August 8 from 11 a.m.—9 p.m.
Sunday, August 9 from 11 a.m.—8 p.m.
Free*, Lincoln Park

Get your hot dogs here! Of course not any dog, a Chicago-style one (leave your ketchup at home).


Retro on Roscoe
Friday, August 7 from 5—10 p.m.
Saturday, August 8 from 12—10 p.m.
Sunday, August 9 from 12—10 p.m.
Free*, Roscoe Village

Experience a blast from the past at the 20th annual festival.


Uptown Saturday Nights
Saturday, August 8 from 7–9 p.m.
Free, Uptown

Saturday night and we in... Uptown.


Wrigleyville Summerfest
Saturday, August 8 from 12—10 p.m.
Sunday, August 9 from 12—9 p.m.
Free*, Wrigleyville

Oh Yeah, come on down! 


Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
Saturday, August 15 from 11 a.m.—9 p.m.
Sunday, August 16 from 11 a.m.—9 p.m.
Free, Rogers Park

Enjoy the creations of artists from all disciplines in the neighborhood. 


Clark after Dark
Thursday, August 20 from 4—10 p.m.
Free*, River North

Support Illinois troops at summers last "hoo-ah."


Taste of Greektown
Saturday, August 22 from 12—11 p.m.
Sunday, August 23 from 12—11 p.m.
Free, West Loop

Get yourself to the Greektown culinary fest. 


Albany Park World Fest
Saturday, August 22 from 12—10 p.m.
Sunday, August 23 from 12—9 p.m.

Albany Park can show you the world at their eclectic festival. 


Check out the self-proclaimed, all-inclusive summer festival calendar at thrillist.com for more events and activities throughout the summer.

*Suggested donation ranging from $5-10