Grab three times the summer goodness by visiting all three neighborhood festivals kicking off this weekend — Pilsen's Fiesta Del Sol, Lincoln Park's Taste of Lincoln and Wicker Park Fest  Bask in the music and color of the largest Latino Fest in the Midwest at Fiesta Del Sol, sample an array of dishes while taking in local bands at Taste of Lincoln Park and stroll through the famously artsy streets of Wicker Park while enjoying food, art and shopping. Check out these highlights for each fest:

 

Taste of Lincoln

1) Fiesta Del Sol
July 27-30: Thursday 5-10pm, Friday-Saturday, 11-11pm, Sunday 11-10pm
1400 S. Cermak Ave.
Free

Celebrate Chicago's significant Latino culture with a visit to the Pilsen neighborhood and the 45th annual Fiesta Del Sol. The festival stands out from other neighborhood fests because it's family focused and alcohol and tobacco free. Explore the different regional Mexican dishes with visits to food vendors including La Cebollita Grill, La Michoacana Del Panda and El Ranchito Restaurant. Don't miss House of Sol, the city's only free DJ showcase focusing on Chicago's House Music culture. Don't miss noted South Side music innovator DJ Deeon and music producer DJ Stacy Kidd.

 

2) Taste of Lincoln
July 29-30: Daily, Noon-10pm
North Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton and Wrightwood
$10

The Taste of Lincoln Ave. showcases the eclectic dining and shopping of the Lincoln Park neighborhood and is a favorite summer event for the entire city. While food is the major highlight, check out the Taste of Lincoln Wine Tasting on both days from 2-5pm, with bottles from Francis Ford Coppola and Palm Bay. 

 

3) Wicker Park Fest
July 29-30: Daily, Noon-10pm
Milwaukee Avenue between North Ave. and Paulina
$10

Showcasing the arts and culture of the Wicker Park and Bucktown area, Wicker Park Fest is the next best thing to visiting art galleries and non-stop concerts. Don't miss the sculpture installation," Life's A Balance," which displays the joy of youngsters, by artist Christina Murphy

 

Festivals galore fill our Chicago 2017 calendar — look ahead to August happenings too. Some summer weekly picks include Chicago SummerDance, going on in Grant Park Spirit of Music Garden through September 11, 2017, and the Grant Park Music Festival, playing in Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion through August 19, 2017. BONUS: Both of these outdoor events are FREE, no admission or tickets required.

Photos courtesy of Fiesta Del Sol and Taste of Lincoln