List of Chicago Summer Festivals Canceled, Postponed, Moved Online—Due to Covid-19

Some of the biggest and most iconic Chicago summer festivals and events have been canceled this summer due to Covid-19 and the ongoing global pandemic. This means summer festivals such as Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago, and some of my favorites like the Silver Room Block Party are postponed until 2021.

“We understand the need to gather: As a community, we have always turned to the arts as a form of healing and spiritual awakening. Those things will be needed more than ever this summer, and it saddens me to know that we will not be together this year,” Eric Williams, founder of the Silver Room shared on the website. Silver Room is one of the biggest festivals in Chicago, drawing thousands, especially from the black community to the Hyde Park neighborhood. The city announced that all permitted city-run special events, which include most major summer festivals, would be canceled through Labor Day.

Check back to this page event reschedules for the fall and update of summer festivals moved to an online platform.


June

Canceled 2020 summer festivals in Chicago as featured on The Haute Seeker
Summer Dance in Grant Park Chicago | Image by Taylor Justin

June 1: Taste of Randolph Street Canceled

June 1 – 2, 2020: 57th Street Art Fair Canceled

June 5 – 7, 2020: Chicago Blues Festival Canceled

 June 5 – 7, 2020: Lincoln Park Greek FestCanceled

June 6 – 7, 2020: Hyde Park Brew Fest Canceled

June – August 2020: Millennium Park Music Series Select Mondays & Thursdays Canceled – TBD

June 13 – 14, 2020: Old Town Art Fair Canceled

June 5 – 7, 2020: Chicago Blues FestivalCanceled

June 6 – 7, 2020: Printers Row Lit Fest Postponed September 5th & 6th

June 10 – August 15, 2020: Grant Park Music Festival Virtual Event

June 12 – 14, 2020: Ribfest Chicago Canceled

June 21 – 22, 2020: World’s Largest Block PartyCanceled

June 2020: Ruido Fest Canceled

June 20 – 21, 2020, Ravenswood On Tap Canceled

June 20 – 21, 2020: Pride Fest Chicago Canceled

June 26 – 28, 2020: Millennium Art FestivalCanceled

June 28, 2020: Chicago Pride ParadeCanceled

June 25 – Aug. 22, 2020: Chicago SummerdanceCanceled

July

July 3 – 5, 2020: Windy City Ribfest In Uptown – Canceled

July 3 – 5, 2020: African/Caribbean International Festival Of Life Canceled

July 8 – 12, 2020: Taste of Chicago. – Taste of Chicago to GoCanceled

July 2020: Annual Silver Room Block PartyCanceled

July 4, 2020: Fourth Of July Fireworks At Navy Pier Canceled

July 30, 2020: Chosen Few DJs Picnic & Music FestivalVirtual Event

 July 10 – 12, 2020: Windy City SmokeoutCanceled

July 11 – 12, 2020: Southport Art & Music Fest Canceled

July 2020: Pitchfork Music FestivalCanceled

July 2020: Chalk Howard StreetCanceled

July 18 – 19, 2020: Artfest Michigan AvenueTBD

July 20 – 21, 2020: Chicago Craft Beer FestivalCanceled

July 21, 2020: Chinatown Summer Fair Canceled

July 25 – 26, 2020: Chicago Margarita FestivalTBD

July 30 – August 2: Fiesta Del SolCanceled

July 30 – Aug. 2, 2020: LollapaloozaVirtual Event

August

August 1 – 2, 2020: Edge Fest TBD

August 7 – 9, 2020: Ginza Festival – Virtual Event

August 8 – 9, 2020: Northalsted Market Days – Virtual Chicago Pride

August 15 – 16, 2020: Chicago Air & Water Show Canceled

August 18 – 20, 2020: Lincoln Square Greek FestTBD

August 2020: Jeff FestTBD

August 2020: Retro On RoscoeCanceled

August 2020: Chicago Hot Dog Fest TBD

August 2020: Bud Billiken Parade TBD

August 2020: My House Music FestivalTBD

August 14 – 16, 2020: Edison Park Fest TBD

August 2020: Windy City Carnival TBD

August 2020: Pilsen Fest Canceled

August – October 2020: Midnight Circus in the ParksCanceled

August 15 – 16, 2020: Sangria FestivalTBD

August 23 – 25, 2020: Taste Of GreektownTBD

August 28 – September 6, 2020: Chicago Jazz FestivalCanceled


While summer festivals may be canceled until 2021, you can still enjoy entertainment from the comfort of your home. For more local virtual events to experience during the pandemic, check out this weekly guide to virtual events in Chicago.


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