Chicago tenants are heading for the telltale events of spring and summer, with block parties getting the green light from the city, more farmer’s markets and outdoor food halls continuing after a successful pilot program in 2020. Below is a list of some of the outdoor events renters can find while exploring Chicago this summer, and they are all in neighborhoods where apartments for rent can usually be found in abundance.
Street festivals in Boystown Chicago
Northalsted market days from August 6 to 8, 2021
Live music is featured throughout the day at this 3-day event that bills itself as “The Midwest’s Biggest Street Festival” while celebrating life, diversity and community. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Center on Halsted, a community center for the LGBTQ + population of Chicago.
Chicago Pride Fest (provisional) October 1-3, 2021
Pride Fest is set to return in the second half of Chicago’s festival season in 2021. After being postponed to 2020, the 3-day street festival leading up to the Chicago Pride Parade will return to N. Halsted St to celebrate the city’s LGBTQ +. community in October 2021.
Spotlight on Boystown Apartment:
544 West Melrose Apartments
Stroll through some of the most famous restaurants or bars Boystown has to offer from these conveniently located apartments. Oh, and take advantage soon because the building offers new tenants a limited time promotion of 3 FREE months!
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Lakeview Street Festivals
Southport Art Fest July 10-11, 2021
Event attendees will see the Southport Corridor in all its glory during this summer festival that brings together fine art, great food and live music along Waveland Ave and Southport Ave.
Octoberfest Chicago September 24-26, 2021
Take those lederhosen and dust off the Alpine caps because it’s time to raise a drink and say “Prost!” This Bavarian-themed block party is about to celebrate 3 decades in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.
Spotlight on the apartments overlooking the lake:
Apartments 2940 N. Broadway
The excellent location of 2940 N. Broadway Apartments places tenants a bit east of N. Halsted St and close to the popular Broadway Outdoor Food Hall which returns in the summer of 2021.
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Lincoln Park Street Festivals
Taste of Lincoln Avenue July 24-25, 2021
Live musical performances mingle with vendors of food, crafts and entertainment for the whole family at this popular street festival located on N. Lincoln Ave between Fullerton and Wrightwood. It sounds like a classic formula for a good block party in Chicago.
Lincoln Park Wine Fest October 9-10, 2021
Jonquil Park will host this festive fall gathering that will allow guests to unwind with excellent wine tastings, because couldn’t we all have yet another opportunity to unwind in 2021?
Spotlight on the Lincoln Park apartment:
531 Deming West Apartments
Renters looking for an affordable price and a great location will find the two perfectly combined in this Lincoln Park apartment building that allows residents to explore the best of Chicago’s summer festival season.
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Festivals in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood
Hyde Park Jazz Festival September 25-26, 2021
Chicago’s historic Hyde Park district hosts the Hyde Park Jazz Festival every fall (with the obvious exception of 2020) and this year’s festival promises to delight guests with great music, great food and a great vibe. in September.
Spotlight on Hyde Park’s List:
World-class design awaits tenants at this beautifully modern Hyde Park apartment building.
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Festivals in the South Loop
Pride in the park June 26-27, 2021
Grant Park’s Petrillo Bandshell will host good tunes that will get people moving during this celebration of LGBTQ pride. Food and merchandise vendors are also part of the plan announced by the organizers of this South Loop Pride Month party.
Spotlight on the South Loop apartment:
Get to the south of the loop
Renters will feel like they’ve definitely arrived in the South Loop thanks to all of this apartment building’s high-end amenities, such as an in-unit laundry room and a rooftop pool deck.
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Street festivals in the West Loop
Chicago Craft Beer Fest June 18-20, 2021
Chicago has a solid craft beer scene and this street party is the perfect place to sample a few pints of some of the city’s best breweries. Event organizers claim to have samples from over 35 local, regional and national brewers at this early summer street festival in the West Loop.
Taste of Greektown August 27-29, 2021
Guests can enjoy Mediterranean culture and cuisine at this late summer neighborhood party that takes place along Halsted St between Van Buren and Adams.
West Loop Art Fest September 18-19, 2021
The end of summer is shaping up to be a pretty active part of the year for street festivals, and this West Loop festival is part of the action. Artist exhibitions will be presented along Washington Street near N. Halsted Street in the heart of the West Loop.
Spotlight on the West Loop apartment:
Avra West Loop
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Street Festivals in River North
Clark After Dark August 19, 2021
This River North block party takes place at the corner of W. Hubbard and N. Clark streets. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Illinois USO and guests can enjoy food, drink and concerts at Clark After Dark.
Spotlight on the River North apartment:
Wolf Point East
Renters are treated to world-class views of downtown Chicago that are worth celebrating every day at this luxury apartment building.
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Rogers Park Street Festivals
Taco tour July 15, 2021
Tacos from over a dozen local restaurants will be on the menu at this Rogers Park street festival. Celebrate the legendary street food specialty on N. Clark St between Devon Ave and Rogers Ave.
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest August 20-22, 2021
This long-running street festival features artists from Chicago and the Rogers Park neighborhood in particular. Live performances are part of the event with over 100 artists demonstrating their art along N. Glenwood Avenue.
Spotlight on the Rogers Park apartment:
The Morgan at Loyola station
Connect to the neighborhood with the excellent location of these Rogers Park apartments, just steps from public transportation and some of the area’s favorite restaurants.
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