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Summertime Chi Plans

Hey guys! So the weather has been annoying as f*ck these past couple weeks in Chicago and I know y'all can't wait for the REAL summertime Chi to begin. Reason why I love Chicago in the summer is because there is always so much fun free activities to do. Here is a list of things to do this summer in Chicago that won't break your pockets (well... majority).


MCA - Virgil Abloh "Figures of Speech"

I absolutely love going to museums and The Museum of Contemporary Art is the bomb. They always have some really good exhibits and right now Virgil Abloh "Figures of Speech" is there from June 10th - September 22nd. Me and my friends are going next week and I cannot wait to see the beautiful art. MCA is open from 10AM-5PM. On Tuesday's it is free for IL residents and $15 on regular days.


Virgil also has a pop-up in the West Loop with Louis Vuitton.




Hampton Social

Hampton Social is such a cute spot. I love the rooftop area. Food? Great. Drinks? So good. Its a great for meeting up with friends and having a little fun. I recommend the signature Frose it is bomb or the drink bowls for groups.




Movies in the Park

I love this. They show movies all around the city almost every day. I won't list them all out but I'll give you all the link to check out the lineup and spots! https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/movies


Beach/Lakefront

This has been like a every day move for me and friends. We love the beach and the lakefront even more. It's so relaxing and there is always so many things you can do to make it super fun.


Parades/Festival

It's a parade almost every week in Chicago. Let me list a couple out:



  • Puerto Rican Parade - June 13th - 17th

  • Tacos and Tequila Fest - June 14th - 15th

  • Pride Fest - June 22nd - 23rd - Parade - 30th

  • Jerk Festival - June 23rd

  • Navy Pier - 4th of July

  • African/Caribbean International Festival of Life - July 4th - 7th

  • Taste of Chicago - July 10th - 14th

  • Taste of River North - July 19th - 21st

  • Chinatown Summer Fair - July 21st

  • Wicker Park Fest - July 26th - 28th

  • Bud Billiken Parade - August 10th

  • Chicago Air & Water Show - August 16th - 17th

  • Pilsen Fest - August 17th - 18th

  • Taste of Greektown - August 23rd - 25th

  • Logan Square Food Truck Social - August 23rd - 25th

  • Great American Lobster Fest - August 30th - September 1st

  • African Festival of the Arts - August 30th - September 2nd


Music Festivals

Music Festivals are fun! Here are some that will be here this summer:


  • Millennium Park Music Series - June 13th- August 15th (Select Mondays and Thursdays)

  • Grant Park Music Festival - June 12th - August 17th

  • Lyrical Lemonade - June 29th - 30th

  • Pitchfork Music Festival - July 19th - 21st

  • Lollapalooza - August 1st - 4th

  • My House Music Festival - August 10th - 11th

  • Chicago Jazz Festival - August 23rd - September 1st

  • Riot Fest - September 13th - 15th


Corn Man & Snow Cones

Ha I love the summer cause the elote man is always on the street serving up some food! Also people are always on the corners serving some snow cones up which makes my summer just a little more enjoyable.


29Rooms

Eh, seems like this is the new wave? Going to interactive places and creative spaces like this has gotten bigger in the past couple of years. I'm not mad at it lol. I think this is a cute idea especially for pictures! It brings more conversations and ideas. They were here last year and they are back again! Only through July 18th - 28th. Such a short time.


ComplexCon

Yes! I've been waiting for this to come to Chicago and its here this summer! From July 20th - 22nd you'll get to see a lot of creatives and exhibitions from your favorite influencers! Go get some tickets!


LondonHouse Rooftop

This rooftop lounge has a view to die for.


Boat Parties

There are always boat parties in the summer! I suggest you check on eventbrite when looking for some popular ones.


Pop Up Shops

There is always a pop up shop coming to Chicago. Try to check some out while you can.


Baseball Games

Whether you're a Sox or Cubs fan there is always a game happening. Go to one or just visit Wrigleyville and check out the bars.


Dessert Shops!

I love desserts so much and its so many good places that crave your sweet tooth. To name a few:

  • Mario's Italian Ice

  • Sugar Shack

  • Margies Candies

  • Kilwins

  • Jojo's Milk Bar

  • Bombo Bar

  • Firecake Donuts

  • Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery

  • Shawn Michelle's Homemade Ice Cream


What plans do you have this summer?

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