Chicago is often called the Windy City. It’s home to many activities, particularly in the spring or summer. Here are some events you must attend while visiting Chicago:

The Oak Street Beach Summer Festival

The Oak Street Beach Summer Festival, located just off Lake Shore Drive, has been held every year since 2000. This event features outdoor “beach” music, volleyball tournaments, and food at Oak Street Beach on the last weekend of June each year. Chicago’s weather can be extremely cool during most of the year. However, the Oak Street Beach Summer Festival really welcomes in summer.

Venetian Night

Venetian Night Chicago is held on the third Saturday July. Every boat in Lake Michigan Harbor is lit up and sails along the lake front. It makes for a spectacular display. Venetian Night, which takes place in the evening, has been taking part in the city’s history for the past 30 year. The celebration ends with fireworks.

Lincoln Park Book Fair

Lincoln Park’s used books fair is known to be the largest in the United States. This annual book festival is held in Chicago’s Lincoln Park on the last weekend July. Chicago will host this special event for readers who love to read or collect rare books. The Lincoln Park fair features a number of blocks including Oak Street.

Greek Festival

Chicago’s Greek Town area is found between Monroe Streets and Madison Streets. The Greek Town Festival offers food, music, and dancing all outdoors. The entire block is blocked off at Halsted Street and bustles with activity during the annual Greek Town Festival, which takes place the first weekend August in Chicago.

Blues Festival

Blues Festival also takes place the first weekend of august in Chicago. This is an annual festival that takes place at Grant Park. Chicago is a city known for its music. You can hear the best Blues music at the annual Blues Festival, which takes place in Grant Park.

Taste Of Chicago

Every Labor Day weekend, Taste of Chicago takes over Grant Park. Grant Park is the largest park in Chicago. The Taste of Chicago features food from all of Chicago’s finest restaurants. This event draws large crowds. It begins on the week prior to Labor Day weekend and ends at Labor Day. This annual event is held every year. Although it has had many venues and times, the crowd always comes back.

South Side Irish Parade

The South Side Irish Parade will be held on the Sunday prior to St. Patrick’s Day. Chicago, like many other cities, hosts a St. Patrick’s Day celebration where politicians march. The action, however, is centered on Western Avenue the Sunday preceding St. Patrick’s Day. The South Side Irish Parade, which has been in existence for over 70 years, will be there. Local politicians will also participate. Although it’s not the official St. Patrick’s Day parade it may as well be because it draws a larger crowd that the traditional parade.

Chicago is home to many attractions and activities. These include first-class annual events as well as great shopping and dining.