If you’re tired of sightseeing and shopping during your trip to Chicago, don’t miss the chance to catch some of the street festivals of Downtown Chicago this season. Chicago hosts dozens of special events and festivals throughout the year, including the famous Lollapalooza and the Chicago Jazz Festival. Keep in mind many popular events are completely free of charge — all you have to do is show up and enjoy the fun!
The Taste of River North is a popular summer festival that brings together some of the best local restaurateurs, musicians, and artists from the area. There’s plenty of entertainment for the kids and bars in the area host after parties for attendees.
If you’re in Chicago in August, show your support for our nation’s troops at Clark After Dark. This festival features some of the area’s top talent and plenty of food sampling opportunities. You can show your support for Illinois troops and their families at this street festival in River North in August.
The 57th Street Art Fair is a popular arts festival that brings together local and national artists for a grand showcase of arts and crafts. Artists will set up booths to share their latest works and you can also catch talented musicians taking the stage at area lounges during the festival.
Another June street festival to add to your calendar is Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party. Make your way over to Old St. Pat’s Church, the oldest public building in Chicago, to listen to some great bands performing on the WXRT Main Stage.Guests of the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North have easy access to the festival grounds of many popular events around the River North neighborhood. Enjoy spacious accommodations with incredible views of the city during your stay.