What to Do in Chicago Each Day of June 2018

This is where we'll be all month.

Looking for something to do in Chicago during June 2018? Here are our top picks for each day.

June 1: The Onion Comedy & Arts Festival—On the heels of the new season of "Arrested Development," comedian David Cross headlines tonight’s Onion Comedy & Arts Festival at the Chicago Theatre with a special guest appearance from Bob Odenkirk.

June 2: Taylor Swift—The reigning queen of pop embarks on her Reputation Tour, which we predict will give her a good name when it hits Soldier Field for a two-night stand (also June 1).

June 3: Do Division Street Fest— Spanning Division Street between Damen and Leavitt in the West Town neighborhood, this annual street fest o­ffers two stages of live music with talent including Ted Leo & The Pharmacists and Deerhoof. There’s also local vendors and food, wine and spirits and a Family Fun Fest area.

June 4: Monday Movies at ROOF on theWitIt’s showtime! One of the city’s best rooftops brings back its annual summertime cinema event, kicking off tonight with “Black Panther” at 8:30 pm. All guests will receive complimentary popcorn.

June 5: Yoga In The Park—Lululemon Athletica, the Wicker Park Advisory Council, and the Chicago Park District brings FREE yoga to Wicker Park every Tuesday this month at 7:30 pm. Head to the softball fields (or inside the gym if it’s raining).

June 6: Chicago Underground Film Festival—Head to the Logan Theatre starting tonight for the 25th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival, which kicks off with the U.S. Premiere of documentary “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records.”

June 7: Adults Night Out—Enjoy Lincoln Park Zoon after dark with smaller crowds and no little ones around. Guests ages 18 and older are welcome and can partake in tours as well as food, beer and wine. Great for date night!

June 8: Ribfest Chicago—Chicago's best food fest is celebrating 20 years of ribs and rock 'n' roll. Nosh on goodies from Old Crow Smokehouse, Real Urban BBQ and more while listening to indie, pop and cover bands along a stretch of Lincoln Avenue.

June 9: Beach Slap Volleyball Tournament—North Avenue Beach welcomes one of its first volleyball events of the season. Don your best swimwear and sign up for rounds on the sand. DJs, beer pong and giant Jenga also featured.

June 10: Printers Row Lit Fest—Bookworms unite at the annual Printers Row Lit Fest. Presented by the Chicago Tribune and regarded as the Midwest's largest free literary event, the festival encompasses five city blocks, full with more than 200 booksellers from across the country as well as several stages with appearances.

June 11: Pokemon Pop-Up Bar—By now, Replay in Lincoln Park is known for its fun and over-the-top pop-up bars but they have really outdone themselves with this Pokemon edition. Enjoy themed drinks, a Pokemon Center and Pokemart, and take on the Replay Pokemon League Challenge.

June 12: Rush Hour Workout—Squeeze in a workout this evening in one of the best city spots, Navy Pier. Tonight’s free classes include a WERQ session at 6 pm followed by Vinyasa Flow Sunset Yoga at 7:30 pm.

June 13: Cravings On Clark—Love food? You’ll love this 4th annual restaurant crawl hosted by the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the great restaurants, eateries, and shops on Clark Street in Lincoln Park.

June 14: Magic Night—In addition to the great food and atmosphere at Carnivale restaurant, tonight adds on an unforgettable evening of mystery and laughter featuring the comedy and magic of Ken Mate who is notable for performing on the NBC special, "The Worlds Greatest Magic."

June 15: Craft Brews at the Zoo—Take your Friday happy hour to the zoo where you can enjoy 120-plus specialty beers from more than 40 local and regional breweries, plus food, music, lawn games and of course all the animals.

June 16: David Blaine—The death-defying illusionist takes his live show back to the stage this summer, with a stop at the renowned Chicago Theatre. From crazy stunts to interactive segments, prepare to be wowed.

June 17: Happy Father’s Day! Take dad to a game at the brand-new Chicago Dogs ballpark in Rosemont with nonstop action from the latest minor league team to take hold on this sports town.

June 18: Chicago Cubs Vs. LA Dodgers: It’s a near matchup of the 2016 post-game series between the two talented ball teams at Wrigley Field. Go early to enjoy the Park at Wrigley, too.

June 19: Seal at Ravinia—Enjoy the iconic songs of the British crooner in the lush setting of Ravinia, just north of Chicago in Highland Park. You can buy seats in the pavilion or pack a picnic and head to the lawn. Take the Metra for easy access.

June 20: Jazzin’ at the Shedd—Starting tonight and every Wednesday evening during the summer, enjoy live jazz overlooking the skyline plus drinks and sea creatures with this one-of-a-kind event at the Shedd Aquarium.

June 21: Millennium Park Music Series—Pack a picnic and enjoy a night of entertainment featuring indie rock band The Aces and blues rockers The New Respects.

June 22: Country LakeShake— A little bit of Nashville heads to Chicago with this country music fest. It’s the one place to see Blake Shelton, Lee Brice, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and more share the same bill, plus enjoy a range of great food and onsite experiences.

June 23: Chi-Town Hot Sauce Expo—The first annual Chi-Town Hot Sauce Expo heads to Toyota Park this weekend with vendors from across the country shilling their spicy creations, as well as eating competitions.

June 24: Pride Parade—The Chicago Pride Parade is one of the biggest of its kind in the country. Now celebrating its 49th year, the 2018 edition will kick off­ on Sunday, June 24, starting at Montrose and Broadway at noon, moving over to Halsted Street in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood and eventually ending at Diversey and Sheridan.

June 25: Monday Movies at ROOF on theWit—Head back to ROOF on theWit for tonight’s Monday Movie special, a screening of noir classic “Pulp Fiction.” All guests get great views and complimentary popcorn.

June 26: Begyle Brewing Beer Dinner—HopCat Chicago is teaming up with the local brewer for this special dinner featuring a one-time-only menu, expertly paired with fresh draughts.

June 27: World Cup Viewing Party—Gooooooalllll! The DANK House in Lincoln Square opens early (starting at 9 am) for all the World Cup action plus beer and pretzels.

June 28: Dino Camp—Give your little ones a hands-on experience at the Field Museum. During each session, kids aged 3-4 will learn how to spot a dinosaur, see the skull of T. rex SUE, dig for bones and more.

June 29: Dave Matthews Band—It just wouldn't be summer without a show from the funky jam band masters who wrap up their tour with two dates in Chicago at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.

June 30: Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival—Hot air balloons fill the skies in Lisle for this annual festival. In addition to the airborne spectacle, other highlights include band performances, a large carnival, a 50-booth craft fair, food options and a special children’s area.

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