There’s ALWAYS something to do in Chicago. This week the whole city is buzzing with anticipation of one of our favorite local fests, Lollapalooza. You can feel the energy radiating around every corner you turn – from the Gold Coast to Wicker Park and back. There are plenty of adventures to take place in this city… here are 10+ Chicago events for you to check out!
There’s no better time to adventure in Chicago when the sun is beaming. You can simply look at the glistening skyline and know that whatever path you take, you’re going to like the ride.
Whether you’re running along the beautiful Lake Michigan, sippng rosé all day at one of our favorite establishments like Kensington Rooftop, slipping into the pool at Eastbank Club, or in full festy mode – there is something for everyone.
What: Wicker Park Fest
In the mood for music, food and festival fun? Check out this annual street fest in one of the hippest neighborhoods in the Windy City.
When: July 22- 24th / 12pm – 10pm
Where: Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue and Paulina Street
Cost: $10 suggested donation
What: Taste of River North
15 years in the running, this is another great event for music and food lovers alike. River North is home to some fabulous restaurants with tasting from Taco Joint, Ruth’s Chris, Da Lobsta, Kinzie Chop House and Farm House and many more. Lots of great music performances and East Bank Club will be having fitness class on Saturday and Sunday 10:30-11:15 am.
When: July 22-24
Where: Kingsbury and Erie
Cost: $5 Suggested Donation
What: Go Red Get Fit Event by Macy’s
Macy’s and The American Heart Association are teaming up for their first ever get fit event. The event is part of the #GoRedGetFit national fitness campaign led by Macy’s and the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement. The challenge is designed to inspire and help women make lifestyle changes to benefit their heart health. Go Red Get Fit begins with heart-pumping workouts from fitness experts and social media phenoms Lita Lewis, Ary Nunez and Ashanti Johnson. Guests will also have the chance to check out the season’s hottest workout gear and visit interactive stations for helpful tips to improve their heart health. During the Go Red Get Fit event, Illinois Heart Rescue will be on hand to teach hands-only CPR, and chef Brian Alston will lead a cooking demonstration featuring a heart-healthy recipe.
When: Sat, July 23rd @ 11am
Where: Macy’s On State Street, 7th Floor Narcissus Room
111 N State Street, Chicago IL 60602
What: Infiniteus Wholesale Blowout Sale
One of our favorite crystal shops is having a sale you don’t want to miss. This is a great time to expand your collection, or even start one. If you’re interested in working on your chakras with a crystal meditation, you can read more here.
Where: 1644 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
When: Saturday, June 23
What: Lagom PiYo (Pilates/Yoga) class
Athleta is featuring Lagom Rx and our talented instructor Marie Rudolph. This class promises to be a very fun event in a very fun space. In addition to this being a free class, attendance also gets you a chance in a raffle for a gift card to Athleta!
When: Mon, Jul 25th @ 7pm
Where: 101 E. Oak Street, Chicago, IL
What: Time Out Chicago’s Battle of the Burger, Presented by Guinness
Time Out Chicago is partnering up with Guinness to figure the Windy City’s juiciest, heartiest and most innovative burgers. This 21 and over event features games, giveaways, a live DJ and burgers from participating restaurants including Acadia, Bottlefork, Butcher & the Burger, Farm Bar, Untitled Supper Club and many more. Your ticket gets you one burger tasting from each contestant, as well as two Guinness beers.
When: Mon, Jul 25 @ 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Mon, Jul 25 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL
Cost: Complimentary – $20 (per time slot)
Link for tickets: https://www.goldstar.com/events/chicago-il/time-out-chicago-battle-of-the-burger-presented-by-guinness-tickets#show_date_selector
What: Matt and Kim – Pandora’s 3rd annual Chicago Invasion
Pandora Invasion attendees will be treated to custom activations from sponsors including: Ashley HomeStore, Bai Brands, Samuel Adams, and Sobieski Vodka.
When: Wed, Jul 27th @ time released in RSVP
Where: Morgan Manufacturing
Link for RSVP: http://pandorainvasionchicago.splashthat.com/pr
Check out Matt & Kim’s new mixtape here!
What: PAWS 5k
What a lovely Furry cause!! Run or walk with your pet and help fund the rescue of thousands of animals by fundraising to support PAWS Chicago!
Where: 600 W. Montrose Ave.
When: Sun., Jul. 24, 7:30 a.m.
We all know Lolla – it’s going to be a great show! Set between Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, Lollapalooza is the city’s largest music festival, boasting numbers of attendance well in the six digits on a regular day. This year Radiohead, Lana Del Rey, LCD Sounsystem and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, this year there will be four days of music (instead of three). Be sure to check out our favorite BFF vendor, Festy Besty while you’re there!
Where: Grant Park
When: July 28th – July 30th
What: 7th Annual Lollapalooza Sideshow
This event pays homage to the early 90’s at Lollapalooza with Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem – DJ set), Gavin Russon (LCD Soundsystem – DJ set), Tyler Pope (LCD Soundsystem – DJ set) + more!
Where: Berlin Nightclub
When: Saturday, July 30th from noon until 4 p.m.
Cost: Limited Advance Tickets are $10
What: Rolling Stone Live: Chicago presented by Harley-Davidson and vitaminwater
Rolling Stone will hold Rolling Stone Live: Chicago, its sixth annual day party during Lollapalooza weekend this year with sets by house DJ Hardwell, rapper A$AP Ferg, electro-pop artist MØ and experimental folk-pop duo Lewis Del Mar. The event, , will take place at from
Where: Studio Paris on 59 West Hubbard Street
When: Saturday, July 30th from noon until 4 p.m.
Oh! If the music at Lollapalooza is everything you need, but the crowds less appealing… we have a solution for you. You can livestream the whole festival from home. Since we love a festive party with no mess, check out Paris312 for gorgeous party goods. We highly recommend the giant balloons with tassels.
It’s off to our next adventure! Tell us Dolls, what events are you most excited for?
Balloons provided by Paris312 to #partylikeaparisian.
Dresses provided by a wonderful boutique, Bazar Chicago.
All photos taken by our bearded photog, Josiah Thorngate.