June 18 – Sept. 17, 2022
Free admission • Grant Park

The annual SummerDance festival brings people of all ages and skill levels together in Grant Park’s Spirit of Music Garden on an open-air dance floor for an evening of live music and dancing. Come for free lessons from a pro dance or simply sit back and enjoy the music.

All summer long, Chicago SummerDance takes place in Grant Park, as well as on select dates in neighborhood parks citywide for SummerDance In The Parks. Dance styles include waltz, tango, kizomba, swing, salsa, cha-cha, flamenco, and so much more. This year marks the 25th anniversary of SummerDance and the Year of Chicago Dance, so there are plenty of special events in store.

SummerDance

SummerDance 2022 schedule

Saturday, June 18  
Chicago SummerDance at Taste of Chicago Pullman
Pullman Park, 11101 S. Cottage Grove
Salsa, line dancing, steppin’, footwork

Wednesday, July 6 
Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.
Haki Kino / Hawaiian fitness and dance exercises

Friday, July 8 
Chicago SummerDance at Taste of Chicago
Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park
Line dancing, steppin’, footwork, polka hop

Saturday, July 9 
Chicago SummerDance at Taste of Chicago
Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park
Ballroom, swing, merengue

Sunday, July 10
Chicago SummerDance at Taste of Chicago
Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park
Salsa, kizomba, bachata, Afrobeat

Wednesday, July 13
Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Douglass Park, 1401 S Sacramento Drive
Latin and hip hop

Wednesday, July 20
Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Willye B White Park, 1610 W. Howard St.
Peace, Love and Unity Dance Party

Sunday, July 24
Chicago SummerDance at Maxwell Street Market
Maxwell Street Market, 800 S. Desplaines St.
Bachata, salsa, rueda de casino (Cuban salsa)

Wednesday, July 27
Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th St.

Wednesday, Aug. 3
Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Levin Park, 5458 W. Kinzie Pkwy
Afrobeat and house

Wednesday, Aug. 10
Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Humboldt Drive
Salsa

Thursday, Aug. 11
Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
Cumbia

Friday, Aug. 12
Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
Swing

Saturday, Aug. 13
Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
Steppin’

Wednesday, Aug. 17
Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine Ave.
Steppin’

Thursday, Aug. 18
Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
Country and western 

Saturday, Aug. 20
Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
Dance Party for Every Body!

Wednesday, Aug. 24
Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Davis Square Park, 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.
Cumbia and house

Thursday, Aug. 25
Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
Global music and dance traditions

Friday, Aug. 26
Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
House

Wednesday, Aug. 31
Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Ada Park, 11250 S. Ada St.
House

Wednesday, Sept. 7
Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.
Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) 

Wednesday, Sept. 14
Chicago SummerDance in the Parks
Jackson Park, Grove 6B, 1700 Columbia Drive
Swing

Saturday, Sept. 17
National Dance Day – SummerDance Celebration
Millennium Park

Accessibility
All programming in the Spirit of Music Garden and Chicago SummerDance in the Parks events will have ASL interpretation. The Sat Aug 20 performance will also have Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) live captioning.  For more information, visit ChicagoSummerDance.org.

Please note: Schedule is subject to change. For the very latest on Chicago SummerDance events, visit chicagosummerdance.org or get updates on Facebook and Twitter @SummerDanceChi.

Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave. View map