Chicago’s famous front lawn is gearing up for another lively, thrilling summer! It is no secret that Millenium Park hosts some of the most fabulous events in Chicago. For many, this beautifully expansive park guides their seasonal plans; the events are too sensational to skip! Whether the park is dedicating itself to music, art, exercise, dance, or theater, the environment has a way of making each experience uniquely immersive.
Millennium Park Summer Music Series
One of the most anticipated seasonal events at Millennium Park is the Millennium Park Summer Music Series (Mondays and Thursdays between June 22nd – August 21st). The Jay Pritzker Pavilion has staged thousands of diverse music for this event; jazz, house, blues, country, Latin, African, pop, etc. These contrasting genres are precisely what makes this summer tradition so enrapturing. Unlike typical musical events, this lengthy series allows for performances to breathe and inflict a lasting impression on sundry audiences. Click here to see the full schedule!
The Millennium Park Summer Film Series
If you tend to partake in summer movie nights, plan to have one on the 40-foot LED screen from the Pritzker stage! The Millennium Park Summer Film Series (Tuesdays, July 11th through August 29th) is yet another Chicago tradition that will return for another summer! This year, beloved classics like Clueless (1995) and modern blockbuster hits like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) will project! There is simply nothing more fulfilling than laying upon the Pritzker grass on a summer night! Click here to see the full film list!
These are only two of the several awaited Millennium Park summer events. For your convenience, we have provided the full list below! Have a true Chicago summer by filling yours with mesmeric energy, music, and experiences with these very ventures!
Grant Park Music Festival (GPMF) | June 14th – August 19th
Joffrey Ballet’s “Joffrey for All Celebration” | Sunday, June 25th
Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s “Concert for Chicago” | Tuesday, June 27th
Chicago Human Rhythm Project | Sunday, July 23rd
Broadway in Chicago | Monday, August 14th
Lyric Opera’s “Sunday in the Park with Lyric” | Sunday, August 20th
Chicago Blues Festival | June 8th – 11th
Concerts will live stream at youtube.com/ChicagoDCASE
Written by Bridget McGann