Chicago Summer Festival Challenge

This weekend I missed Jazzfest and Ribfest for no good reason. I really should have been there and I regret not going. I have decided I will attend as many festivals as possible and share my experience to atone for my past laziness. I have attached a list of Chicago festivals via Metromix

June
18-21: Fiestas Puertorriquenas | Humboldt Park
19-20: Chicago Ale Fest | Grant Park
19-21: Oakley Festa Pasta Vino | Little Village
19-21: Windy City Lake Shake | Northerly Island
20-21: 6 Corners BBQ Fest | Portage Park
20-21: Green Music Fest | Wicker Park
20-21: Gold Coast Art Festival | Gold Coast
20-21: Chicago Pride Fest | Boystown
21: Make Music Chicago | Various locations
25-28: Back Lot Bash | Andersonville
27-28: World's Largest Block Party | University Village
27-28: Randolph Street Market Festival | West Loop
27-28: Elston Avenue Sausage and Music Festival | Irving Park
28: Pride Parade | Boystown

July
3-5: African/Caribbean International Festival of Life | Union Park
3-5: Windy City Ribfest | Uptown
8-12: Taste of Chicago | Grant Park
10-12: Ruido Fest | Pilsen
10-12: Square Roots Music Festival | Lincoln Square
10-12: Michigan Avenue Art Festival | Streeterville
10-12: Irish American Heritage Festival | Mayfair
10-12: Windy City Smokeout | River North
11-12: Taste of Lakeview | Lakeview
11-12: Roscoe Village Burger Fest | Roscoe Village
11-12: West Fest | West Town
17-19: Taste of River North | River North
17-19: BenFest | North Center
17-19: Pitchfork Music Festival | Union Park
18-19: Sausagefest | Old Town
18-19: Summer on Southport | Lakeview
18-19: Sheffield Garden Walk and Festival | Lincoln Park
18-19: Chicago Craft Beer Festival | Soldier Field
18-19: Celebrate Clark Street Festival | Rogers Park
19: Chinatown Summer Fair | Chinatown
24-26: Jeff Fest and Music Festival | Jefferson Park
25: Chicago Margarita Festival | Northerly Island
25-26: Chicago Hot Sauce Fest | Avondale
25-26: Taste of Lincoln Avenue | Lincoln Avenue
25-26: Randolph Street Market Festival | West Loop
25-26: Wicker Park Fest | Wicker Park
30-8/2: Fiesta del Sol | Pilsen
31-8/2: Lollapalooza | Grant Park

August
1: Taste of Latin America | Humboldt Park
1-2: Edge Fest | Edgewater
7-9: Chicago Hot Dog Fest | Gold Coast
7-9: Retro on Roscoe | Roscoe Village
8: Bud Billiken Parade | Bronzeville
8-9: Wrigleyville Summerfest | Wrigleyville
8-9: Northalsted Market Days | Boystown
12: Taste of Andersonville | Andersonville
13-16: Festa Italiana | Little Italy
14-16: Edison Park Fest | Edison Park
14-16: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest | Rogers Park
15-16: Chicago Air & Water Show | North Avenue Beach
15-16: Great American Lobster Fest | Navy Pier
15-16: Reggae Fest Chicago | 
20: Clark After Dark | Gold Coast
22-23: Albany Park World Fest | Albany Park
22-23: Chicago Food Social | The Loop
22-23: West Loop Art Fest | West Loop
22-23: Taste of Greektown | Greektown
25-29: Chicago Dancing Festival | Various locations
28-9/7: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival | Mag Mile
29-30: Bucktown Arts Fest | Bucktown
29-30: Chicago Fashion Fest | Ukrainian Village
29-30: Randolph Street Market Festival | West Loop


September
3-13: Chicago Fringe Festival | Jefferson Park
3-6: Chicago Jazz Festival | Grant Park
3-6: Englewood Jazz Festival | Englewood
4-7: Taste of Polonia | Jefferson Park
4-7: African Festival of the Arts | Washington Park
4-6: North Coast Music Festival | Union Park
11-13: Riot Fest | Humboldt Park
11-13: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts | Lakeview
11-12: Shock Top Oyster Fest | Roscoe Village
11-12: Windy City Wine Festival | Downtown
11-13: German American Fest | Lincoln Square
11-13: Festival de la Villita | Pilsen
11-12: World Music Festival | Millennium Park
12: Venetian Night | Navy Pier
12-13: Ukrainian Village Fest | Ukrainian Village
12-13: Andersonville City Made Fest | Andersonville
19-20: Ravenswood ArtWalk | Ravenswood
19-20: Lakeview Taco Fest | Lakeview
19-20: Renegade Craft Fair | Wicker Park
20: Logan Square Beer Festival | Logan Square
25-27: Chicago Gourmet | Millennium Park
25-27: Oktoberfest Chicago | Lakeview
26-27: Edgewater Fall Art Fair | Edgwater
26-27: Design Harvest Fest | West Town
26-27: Hyde Park Jazz Festival | Hyde Park