I've said it many times and I will say it again, but one of the best things about summer in Chicago is that this city loves a street festival... and I'm with them!
The weather has been unpredictable this summer, so I haven't gotten to as many fests as I would like yet. But when my sister was in town last weekend we ventured up to Andersonville for Midsommarfest and I was reminded how much I love Chicago festival culture-- and I'm so glad I got to bring my sister along too! I'm looking forward to attending many more this summer including some oldies, but goodies (I love Roscoe Village Burger Fest) and would love to try some news ones too. Here are a few on my summer to do list:
Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 10-12, Roscoe Village
Windy City Smokeout, July 10-12, River North *Scroll down for a special offer!
Chicago Craft Beer Festival, July 18-19, Lincoln Park
Taste of Lincoln Avenue, July 25-26, 2015, Lincoln Park
Retro on Roscoe, August 7-9, 2015, Roscoe Village
Shock Top Oyster Fest, September 11-12, 2015, Roscoe Village
City Made Fest, September 12-13, 2015, Andersonville
Lakeview Taco Fest, September 19-20, 2015, Lakeview
I've made plans to attend the Windy City Smokeout this year and I'm so looking forward to it! It's newer to the Chicago festival scene, but it's a cool combination of live country music (including some big names!), craft beers, and food from some of the best barbecue joints around the country! Some of my Chicago area favorites will be there (Smoque, Lillie's, Bub City, to name a few) in addition to my nostalgic favorite Dinosaur Bar-Be-Que and also Austin's The Salt Lick, which I am dying to try!
So, are you interested in attending too? Well, today is your lucky day! You can use code AASQUARE at checkout to get a 3-day Windy City Smokeout pass for just $60 (a savings of almost $40)! This code expires at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 24 so don't delay! You can purchase tickets here.
See you at the Smokeout!