It is finally that time! No coats, sandals, and shorts! One of the many disadvantages of living in the midwest for me, is winter and snow. The older I get, the more I hate it! So the fact that #SummerTimeChi is literally just weeks away has me grinning from ear to ear! It’s time to blast Summertime by Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff and especially Roy Ayers Everybody Loves the Sunshine. To channel my excitement, I have started planning some summer activities and events to get the most out of the sunshine and warmth!
- Chicago Blues Festival June 9-11, 2017 : Every year Chicago does multiple music festivals including jazz, blues, gospel, and more. Every year I plan to attend one of the festivals and I never do, but this is the year I am making it happen. And to top it off these festivals are always free! So pack a blanket some snacks and head to Millenium Park alone, with your signifigant other, or a group of friends, and enjoy the music and breeze!
2. Chicago SummerDance June 23-September 10, 2017 : Like the music festivals, every year I happen to be downtown and I see so many smiling and laughing faces dancing in the park. But, this is the year I am going to put on my dancing shoes and become apart of the fun. The live music, food vendors, and variety of culture makes this event not only something fun to do but a cultural learning event and experience. Did I mention it’s free?!
3. The Internet Concert at The House of Vans June 29, 2017: If you love the song Girl or the album Ego Death as much as I do, then you may be interested in catching the group The Internet for free at the House of Vans. The House of Vans is hosting a summer concert series. Check out who else will be on their lineup!
4. Chicago Food Truck Festival June 24 & 25, 2017: Although this event requires a ticket, and a bit of money, it will be well worth it. I attended last year and I was introduced to so many new types of foods and desserts! I gurantee you will find a truck that has exactly what you want. The variety is uncontested. So grab some friends and take a stroll through this food heaven. Last year my favorite truck was, the Cajun Connoisseur.
To find out about more #SummerTimeChi check out https://www.choosechicago.com/events-and-shows/festivals-guide/, http://www.chicagotribune.com/redeye/culture/festivals/ct-redeye-chicago-summer-festival-calendar-2017-20170417-story.html and https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/festival_events_dates.html. Happy Summer! Let me know in the comments about your summer plans and events!