After a long, cold winter, the typical Chicagoan probably doesn’t need a reason to get outside in the warm weather, but these summertime Chicago festivals are the perfect way to take advantage of sunnier days.
With a limited number of warm-weather weekends ahead, planning out your schedule in advance is imperative. One thing to think about as you’re planning your outings is the issue of finding reliable transportation. You’ll want to enjoy some drinks while you’re out, but enjoying yourself safely is a vital part of truly enjoying an event. Booking a Chicago car service is the ideal answer to this conundrum.
Not only will you have the services of a professional chauffeur to get you safely from place to place throughout the evening, but you can also bring along more friends and ensure that they have safe transportation, too.
Here are five can’t miss Chicago festivals coming up this summer that call for car service.
1. CHICAGO CRAFT BEER WEEK
May 18-25, 2017
Various locations throughout Chicago
Chicago Craft Beer Week began as a way to get Chicago locals familiar with the abundance of local brewers and craft beers. The annual event kicks off with “Beer Under Glass” at Garfield Park Conservatory and is hosted by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance. For the next 8 days, you can enjoy specials at more than 300 participating bars, breweries, and other venues throughout Chicago.
May 19-21, 2017
Ashland Avenue and Barry
Mayfest bills itself as the official kick-off of Chicago summer festival season. Now in its 22nd year, Mayfest continually delivers a weekend of live music (every night starting at 8 p.m.), a great beer garden, food, and other entertainment. Tickets are just $10.
3. 57TH STREET ART FAIR
Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For the low, low price of free, you can spend the afternoon admiring the work of some of Windy City’s finest artists at the 57th Street Art Fair. Take in works across a variety of media, including jewelry, sculpture, painting, leather, printmaking, ceramics, photography, digital media, woodworking, and more. This juried art fair attracts over 200 exhibitors and is held in Hyde Park, one of Chicago’s most beautiful neighborhoods.
4. CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL
June 9-11, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Chicago Blues Festival is largest free blues festival in the world and is the largest Chicago music festival, drawing more than 500,000 visitors over a 3-day period. This year’s performers include Billy Branch & The Son of Blues, William Bell, and Gary Clark Jr., to name a few. Parking is scarce and expensive during Blues Fest, so booking a Chicago car service will make your experience easier and more enjoyable.
5. TASTE OF CHICAGO
July 5-9, 2017
Every summer since 1980, Taste of Chicago has been providing residents and visitors to Chicago with exposure to some of the most masterful culinary creations the city has to offer. As the world’s largest food festival — and one of the most popular Chicago summer festivals — expect to see an impressive array of food showcasing the diversity of the Windy City’s world-class dining community. In addition to food, you can also enjoy live music and family-friendly entertainment. Admission is free of charge, but parking is scarce, so consider car service to make your trip to and from the Grant Park effortless.
Chicago’s summer festivals are seemingly endless. Make sure you’ve reserved reliable transportation to help make your event as enjoyable as possible. Contact OML Worldwide today to request a free, no-strings-attached quote.
*Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April 2015 and has since been updated to reflect the most accurate