You can feel spring coming from a mile away in Chicago. The minute the snow melts, the city starts buzzing with outdoor concerts, neighborhood street fests, art fairs, craft shows, exciting exhibit openings, food festivals, and more. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite spring events in Chicago this year.

Things to do in March/April

Kids enjoy the Flower & Garden Show Navy Pier

Chicago Flower & Garden Show, March 20 – 24

Chicago Latino Film Festival, March 28 – April 11

Chicago Dance Month, April 1 – 30

White Sox home opener, April 4

BaconFest Chicago, April 5 – 6

Wrigley Field

Cubs home opener, April 8

Star Wars celebration, April 11 – 15

I Heart Halal Lifestyle Festival, April 12 – 14

People dining at table

James Beard Eats Week, April 26 – May 6

James Beard Awards, May 6

Chicago Wine Fest, April 27

Hamilton: The Exhibition, opens April 27

Trevor Noah at United Center, April 27

LOOP at Navy Pier, through May 12

 

Things to do in May

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival, May 4

Chicago Beer Classic, May 4

James Beard Awards, May 6

Friday Night Flights full beer

Illinois Craft Beer Week, May 10 – 17

Beer Under Glass, May 10

Rent 20th anniversary tour, May 10 – 19

Shopping at The Renegade Craft Fair

Renegade Chicago Craft Fair, May 11 – 12

LOOP at Navy Pier, through May 12

MOLE DE MAYO, May 24 – 29

Chicago's First Lady - Fireworks

Navy Pier fireworks begin, May 25

Chicago House Music Festival, May 25

Memorial Day Parade May 25

Bike the Drive

Bike the Drive, May 26

LINCOLN PARK GREEK FEST, May 31 – June 2

TASTE OF LITTLE VILLAGE: FLAVORS OF MEXICO, May 31 – June 2

Do Division Street Fest, May 31 – June 2

Chicago Gospel Music Festival, May 31 – June 1

VOLTA by Cirque du Soleil, May 18 – June 23

Rembrandt Portraits, through June 9

 

Things to do in June

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Chicago Gospel Music Festival, May 31 – June 1

VOLTA by Cirque du Soleil, May 18 – June 23

Hyde Park Brew Fest, June 1 – 2

Rembrandt Portraits, through June 9

Millennium Park Summer Film Series

Millennium Park Summer Film Series, begins in June

Millennium Park Summer Music Series, begins in June

Andersonville Midsommarfest, June 7 – 9

Blues Fest 2014

Chicago Blues Festival, June 7 – 9

RIBFEST CHICAGO June 7 – 9

Spring Awakening, June 7 – 9

Old Town row houses

Old Town Art Fair, June 8 – 9

PILSEN FOOD TRUCK SOCIAL June 8 – 9, 2019

VIRGIL ABLOH: “FIGURES OF SPEECH”, opens June 10

GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL JUNE 12 – AUGUST 17, 2019

Taste of Randolph 2013

Taste of Randolph, June 14

Craft Brews at Lincoln Park Zoo, June 14 – 15

Pilsen Taco Fest, June 16 – 17

Yo-Yo Ma at Millennium Park, June 20

LakeShake, June 21 – 23

World’s Largest Block Party, June 21 – 22

JuneFest at Eataly, June 21

Pride Parade

Chicago Pride Fest, June 22 – 23

Chicago Pride Parade, June 30