PHOTOS: Best of the Fests, Rest of the Fests

By Kyla Gardner on August 24, 2013 11:53am | Updated on October 4, 2013 12:18pm

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 The best photos from Chicago's summer festivals in 2013.
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CHICAGO — Summer in Chicago is all about the street fests.

Festival basics are food, beer and music, but themes across the city range from gay pride to bicycles to family fun.

We've rounded up our best photos from the Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Chicago Pride Parade, Korean Fest, Maifest, Do-Division Fest, Chicago Country Fest, Tour De Fat and the Bud Billiken Parade.

And if you feel like you're missed out, it's not too late. Here are the remaining festivals:

Taylor Street Festa Italiana
Aug. 22, 23, 24, 25
Taylor Street between Ashland and Racine avenues
$5 suggested donation, free for kids 12 and under

Bash on Wabash
1400 S. Wabash
End of August – date not yet set
$5 suggested donation

Taste of Latin America
Aug. 23, 24, 25
Armitage Avenue from Central Park Avenue to Avers Street

Brazil Fest Chicago
Aug. 23, 24, 25
Logan Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue

The Boulevard
Aug. 23, 24, 25
Logan Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue
$5 suggested donation

Randolph Street Outdoor Festival
Aug. 24 and 25
1340 W. Randolph
Ticket prices vary

Food Truck Social
Aug. 24 and 25
Kendall College parking lot, 900 N. Branch
$5 suggested donation

Bucktown Arts Fest
Aug. 24-25 
Location: Senior Citizens Memorial Park (2300 North Oakley Ave/2300 West Lyndale St.)

Taste of Greektown
Aug. 24 and 25
Halsted and Van Buren

Taste of Polonia
Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1, 2
Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence
$7 suggested donation

Chicago Jazz Festival
Millennium Park
Aug. 29, 30, 31, Sept. 1
Free

Chicago Fringe Festival
Aug. 29-Sept. 8
Various locations in Jefferson Park
$10 per performance

North Coast Music Festival
Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1
Union Park
$135

African Festival of the Arts
Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1, 2
Washington Park

SEPTEMBER
Chicago Jazz Festival

Millennium Park
Aug. 29, 30, 31, Sept. 1
Free

Taste of Polonia
Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1, 2
Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence
$7 suggested donation

German American Fest
Sept. 6, 7, 8
Leland and Lincoln avenues

Festival de la Villita
September 6, 7, 8
26th Street and Kostner Avenue
Free

Roscoe Village OysterFest
Sept. 7
Damen and Roscoe
$7 suggested donation

Renegade Craft Fair
Sept. 7 and 8
Division Street, between Damen Avenue and Paulina Street

Chipotle Cultivate Fest
Sept. 7
Lincoln Park

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
Sept. 14 and 15
North Broadway Avenue between Belmont and Hawthorne
Read more about the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

Crush in Old Town
Sept. 14 and 15
Wells between North and Schiller
Free

World Music Festival
Various locations, including Chicago Cultural Center
Sept. 12 – Sept. 22
Free

Riot Fest
September 13, 14, 15
Humboldt Park

Apple Fest
September 21
Lincoln Avenue, between Leland and Lawrence avenues

Logan Square Beer Festival
September 21
$45 to $55

Edgewater Fall Art Fair
September 28, 29
Granville Avenue, between North Broadway and Winthrop avenues

Oktoberfest Chicago
September 27, 28, 29
St. Alphonus Roman Catholic Church, Southport and Lincoln avenues

Randolph Street Outdoor Festival
September 28 and 29
1340 W. Randolph
Ticket prices vary

Hyde Park Jazz Festival
September 28 and 29
Throughout Hyde Park

Design Harvest
September 28 and 29 
Location: Grand Ave. between Damen Ave. and Wood St.
Free

 

OCTOBER

Ravenswood ArtWalk Tour of Arts & Industry
October 5 and 6
Ravenswood Avenue, between Irving Park Road and Lawrence Avenue

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