City unveils dates for 2013 festivals

Fans at Jennifer Hudson's Taste of Chicago performance

Thousands of people turn out to see Jennifer Hudson perform at the Taste of Chicago in Chicago on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune) (September 21, 2012)

Chicago’s festival season will begin in May, with the lineup of music and food soirees released by the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events on Wednesday. Following is the schedule, with dates subject to change:

Chicago Neighborhood Festivals: May through September.

Chicago Farmers Markets: May through October.

15th Annual Kids and Kites Festival: May 4.

Chicago Memorial Day Parade: May 25.

Millennium Park Music Series: Downtown Sounds runs May 27-July 29; Loops and Variations, June 13-July 18; Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz, July 25-Aug. 29.

30th Annual Chicago Blues Festival: June 6-9.

Chicago Bike Week: June 10-14.

Bike to Work Rally: June 14.

28th Chicago Gospel Music Festival: June 20-23.

17th Annual Chicago SummerDance: June 27-Sept. 15.

33d Annual Taste of Chicago: July 10-14.

21st annual Race to Taste: July 13.

55th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show: Aug. 17-18.

35th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival: Aug. 29-Sept. 1.

15th Annual World Music Festival, Sept. 12-22.

In addition, events will continue to be presented year-round at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

 

 

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