The Coolest September Festivals in Chicago
World Music Festival: September 13 - 29
Trust us- you don’t want to miss this. The Annual World Music Festival is happening September 7th through the 23rd. It’s a city-wide, multi-venue festival featuring over 650 artists from more than 80 countries. Just think- you can have that much-needed vacation around the world, without ever leaving “Sweet Home Chicago!” Bonus points… It’s FREE!
Chicago Bourbon & Barbeque Festival: September 14 - 15
To taste or not to taste? That is the question... And the answer is yes, of course! Tasting times from various distilleries are 1pm - 7pm daily. 12 samples for only $35… Can’t beat that! The Chicago Bourbon & Barbeque Festival in Roscoe Village is where Southern hospitality meets Midwest outdoor fun! This cool fest offers barbeque from family-owned Chicago Maple and the soul-food centric menu of Lexington Betty Smokehouse plus groovin’ music. An all-around great way to spend the weekend!
Chicago Gourmet: September 24 - 29
Jump on over to the Hamburger Hop Friday, September 27th at the always popular Chicago Gourmet Festival, and eat to your heart’s content. The Hamburger Hop is the event of the season, with its very own ‘Burger Idol’ celebrity panel of judges to vote for Chicago’s Best Burger of the Year Award!
Hyde Park Jazz Festival: September 28 - 29
It’s the 13th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival! This event is the perfect combo of music and ambience, with over three-dozen performances on several different stages across the picturesque Chicago neighborhood of Hyde Park. The fest boasts critically acclaimed jazz artists and nationally (and internationally) recognized talent. This 2 day event doesn’t miss a beat, offering endless hours of cool, free music for you to enjoy!
When you’ve had your fill of Chicago’s amazing September festivals, head on over to WhirlyBall Chicago to warm up and grab, not just a taste, but a full craft beer! And get your game on!