25 Things To Do In Chicago This Summer

25 Things To Do In Chicago This Summer

Fodor's Travel |
Jun 9, 2016

With an abundance of world-class cultural attractions and amazing architecture, you’ll never be bored in Chicago, regardless of the weather. But the Midwest’s largest city really comes to life in summer when days are longer, temps are warmer, and the calendar is jam-packed with al-fresco festivals and events. From an extended Lolla to “the Taste,” to the newest rooftop bars and the Heartland’s version of the High Line, there’s so much to see and do this summer in Chicago. It’ll be Labor Day before you know it, so we whittled the list down to 25 essential warm-weather activities.—Kristine Hansen

Windy City Smokeout

GET YOUR BARBECUE FIX

Want your ‘cue and country music all at once? Windy City Smokeout merges the two—plus lots of craft beer sourced from around the nation—in a weekend fest July 15–17 in River North. Hosted by Bub City and Joe’s Bar, two Chi-Town institutions, expect to see pitmasters (from farther-afield spots in Arkansas, Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee, plus a few Chicago eateries) and country-music stars (including Old Dominion, Chase Rice, and Phil Vassar) light up the night.

Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor’s Chicago Guide

Media Contact

Emily Clark pr@leye.com 773-907-7347

You May Also Like...

In The Restaurants
Windy City Smokeout 2018: Country Music, BBQ & Beer Lineups Are Here!
Feb 14, 2018

Windy City Smokeout, the nation's premier BBQ and country music festival hosted by Chicago's own Bub…

read more >
In The Restaurants
An Inside Look at Windy City Smokeout’s Musical Talent
Mar 14, 2017

Few things are as satisfying to music fans than discovering the next big thing before they hit…

read more >

Recent Posts

In The Restaurants
Presidents Day 2018
Feb 16, 2018

Enjoy your long weekend on Presidents Day (Monday, February 19) by staying up late, sleeping in and…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Trending Now: Emochi at Sushi-san
Feb 15, 2018

Sushi-san is now open in Chicago's River North and if you've checked Instagram lately you may be…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Windy City Smokeout 2018: Country Music, BBQ & Beer Lineups Are Here!
Feb 14, 2018

Windy City Smokeout, the nation's premier BBQ and country music festival hosted by Chicago's own Bub…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Lettuce in Love: Weddings with Lettuce Parties
Feb 13, 2018

It's almost Valentine's Day and love is in the air. Believe it or not it's a tale as old as time (or…

read more >
In The Restaurants
5 New Dishes to Try with Your $25 Holiday Bonus
Feb 12, 2018

If you received a $25 Holiday Bonus during the Lettuce Entertain You Gift Card Promotion, pick a…

read more >
In The Restaurants
A Few of Our Favorite Pizzas for National Pizza Day
Feb 9, 2018

There's a food holiday out there for everything but today (February 9) is National Pizza Day and we…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Where to go on Valentine’s Day 2018
Feb 4, 2018

Have you made your Valentine's Day plans yet? It's right around the corner and there's lots of…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Mardi Gras 2018: Let the good times roll!
Feb 4, 2018

It's that time of the year again to don your favorite feathered mask and live it up like you're in…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Valentine’s Day Dishes Designed for Two
Feb 1, 2018

February 14 marks a day when it's appropriate, if not preferred, to share your food "Lady and the…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Rich Says You’ve Gotta Try: il Porcellino
Feb 1, 2018

We all have that friend who when they make a recommendation on where to eat, what to do or what to…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Let’s Do Lunch! Meet You at Booth One
Jan 31, 2018

It seems that no one ever has time for lunch; often replaced by a quick snack between meetings or…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Every Wednesday is Havana Night at Nacional 27
Jan 31, 2018

If you’re looking to improve upon your footwork, or even just learn the basics – look no…

read more >
Lettuce Consulting Group

Grow Your Business

Learn More
Career Opportunities

Join Our Team

Search Jobs
Latest Articles

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Sign Up Now

Lettuce on Instagram

Checkout our feed @lettuceentertainyou!