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Chicago’s Top Five for June

It’s finally June! While the weather might be spotty, the social scene is certainly heating up in Chicagoland. The beginning of the warm summer months has a slew of fun activities, concerts, and foodie events that you won’t want to miss. Here are our “Top Five” things to do this month.


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Street Festivals:

Chicago summers are packed with neighborhood street fests. These popular daytime parties feature great live music, brews, and bites. It’s also a great spot to pick up some local artisan wares. Some to put on your radar are Old Town Art Fair on June 8 and 9, Taste of Randolph the weekend of June 14, and Ravenswood On Tap on June 22.

Music Festivals:

We promise not everything on the list is a festival! But Chicago is known for its musical festivals, and June launches the official season. Dance the night away at the free Chicago Blues Festival June 7 through 9th, or rave your heart out at Spring Awakening that same weekend. If your scene is more country, get tickets to LakeShake on June 21 through the 23rd.

Downward Dog with Your Dog:

While we’re big fans of dog-friendly brunches here at Bitches Who Brunch, Taureaux Tavern is upping the ante with a doggy yoga class and brunch on June 22. For $25, you will be guided through a pup-friendly 45-minute flow, enjoy a mimosa, and get rewarded with a dog-friendly brunch.


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YAS QUEEN. Queer Eye’s Johnathan Van Ness is performing his “Road to Beijing” tour at the Chicago Theater on June 8th in a double feature, starting at 7 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. Prepare by binging Netflix’s Queer Eye and following along to his Instagram stories.


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It is the 50th annual Chicago gay pride celebration. There are events all month long around the city, culminating in the Pride parade on June 30th. Grab brunch reservations along the route and celebrate and support the LGBTQ community.

Kirsten Ballard

Chicago Food Editor & Social Manager

Kirsten is our Chicago Food Editor & Social Manager. From 9-5, she works at a Great Lakes nonprofit, but after hours she loves exploring Chicago, looking for dog-friendly bars and good Southern biscuits.

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