Top Summer Festival on Chicago's North Shore

North Shore Chicago Summer Festivals

If you’re looking for something to do on Chicago’s North Shore this upcoming summer season, you won’t have to look far. The area is packed with summer festivals. 

Ravinia Festival

Highland Park, IL - May 20-Sept 18

Ravinia pegs itself as the oldest music festival in North America. The not-for-profit festival has more than 100 events planned from late May through mid-September. Festivalgoers can expect to hear everything from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to indie rock, hip-hop, jazz and country. There are also some family shows. Tickets go on sale to the public in early May. 

Wednesdays on the Green

Skokie - Wednesday nights

Free summer fun is coming to Skokie once again this summer with Wednesdays on the Green. Family-friendly entertainment kicks off each Wednesday night during the summer months. The event is sponsored by the Village of Skokie, the Skokie Park District, the Skokie Public Library and the Skokie Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This is the 11th year for the annual event.

North Shore Chamber Music Festival

Northbrook - June 8-11

The North Shore Chamber Music Festival kicks off in June in Northbrook. The four-day festival features classic music and string quartets. Last year marked the festival’s 10th anniversary. 

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Winnetka Music Festival

Winnetka, IL - June 18

Upscale Winnetka plays host to the Winnetka Music Festival in mid-June. The Downtown festival brings in live music, food trucks, beverages and more.

Run the Runway at CEA PWK 

Wheeling, IL - June 25

Expect a festival-like atmosphere at this year’s Run the Runway at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling. The 5k run and one-mile walk kicks off in late June. Everyone gets a medal for participating and strollers are welcome, too. Proceeds from the event go to help a local charity fund scholarships. 

North Shore Festival of Arts 

Skokie - July 30-31

Back to Skokie, save the date in late July for the North Shore Festival of Arts. The two-day event happens at Old Orchard Mall. Admission is free for the arts and crafts festival, and around 100 exhibitors are expected this year.  

Art at the Glen Tower Center

Glenview, IL - July 30-31

Art at the Glen is an outdoor art festival featuring artwork from around the nation. This year, artists will be showcasing jewelry, ceramics, photography, paintings and more. It’s free to attend and park at the festival, which is in its 19th year at The Glen Town Center in Glenview.

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