The return of festival season in the Windy City
Chicago’s world-renowned festivals and events are back in 2023. Celebrate the culture, food, music and history throughout our city by the lake all conveniently located near the Kimpton Gray Hotel. Check out just a few of the event highlights below.
Get to Grant Park this May to experience all-new multi-day Latin music festival, Sueños. World-class production and a curated experience that will leave you with festival memories to last forever.
May 27-28, 2023
Chicago Blues Festival
The largest free blues festival in the world, the Chicago Blues Festival treats fans to three days of live music across four stages citywide and in Millennium Park. The blues capital of the world includes alumni like Ray Charles, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Shemekia Copeland, and Gary Clark Jr.
June 8-11, 2023
Pride in the Park
Pride in the Park is Chicago’s annual outdoor music festival held in Grant Park featuring LGBTQ+ performers, artists, vendors and more!
June 23-24, 2023
Pitchfork Music Festival
Pitchfork Music Festival at Chicago’s Union Park showcases the best up-and-coming music from around the world, as well as special performances from touring stalwarts and legends alike.
July 21-23, 2023
Lollapalooza is a four-day music festival that takes over historic Grant Park in Downtown Chicago, alongside the beautiful Chicago skyline and the shores of Lake Michigan.
August 3-6, 2023
Windy City Smokeout
Chicago’s country music, BBQ & beer festival held outside the iconic United Center. Get four-day tickets to see Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Willie Nelson & more!
July 13-16, 2023
Get pro tips on how to spend your summer in Chicago from concerts and museum deals to shopping and water sports.