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Boozy Festivals In The Chicagoland Area This Summer

Boozy Festivals In The Chicagoland Area This Summer

Summertime Chicago is upon which means its outdoor festival time. The great thing about this city is we have a ton of festivals to choose from blues, to ribs, to music but our favorite festivals are the boozy kind. With that in mind, we’ve listed the beer/wine/spirits centered festivals taking place in the Chicagoland area this summer. From whiskey to wine to beer, this list will keep you tipsy until Labor Day!

The Chicago Ale Festival

When: Friday, June 17th, 6-10 pm.
Where: Buckingham Fountain (301 South Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL, 60605)
Details: There are over 200 craft beers available to sample, including Angry Orchard, Maplewood, and Two Brothers Artisan Brewing. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Grant Park Conservancy.
Ticket Price: $50
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Brew To Be Wild 2016

When: June 17th-June 18th, 6-11 pm.
Where: Lincoln Park Zoo (2200 North Cannon, Chicago, IL, 60614)
Details: Sip some of Brew To Be Wild’s 75 speciality brews from over 35 brewries.
VIP Perks: Early access to beer tasting, access to VIP only section in Café Wild, extra tasting tickets, and a souviner glass.
Ticket Price: $49-$89.
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2016 Whiskey Wine and Swine Music & Art Festival- Chicago!

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016. 3-9 pm.
Where: Montrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Dr, Chicago, IL 60640
Details: Event includes 60 wines and whiskeys and a hog roast.
VIP Perks: $5 promo card, one extra tasting hour, and tasting glass.
Ticket Price: $15-$60 (plus fees)
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Chicago Margarita Festival

When: July 30th-31st, 12-8 pm.
Where: South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive, Chicago IL
Details: Besides dozens of unique marageitas, there is also live music, dancing and beer to keep the party going.
VIP Perks: Access to VIP lounge and extra tasting tickets.
Ticket Price: $15-$65.
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Chicago Craft Beer Festival

When: July 23-24, 12-10 pm.
Where: Sheffield Avenue between Webster and Fullerton
Details: Returning for it’s fifth consecitve year, the Chicago Craft Beer Festival brings in over 80 craft beers for festival-goers to sip from over 40 breweries.
Ticket Price: $35 plus fees.
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Wheaton Wine Walk [Red & White]

When: Thursday, August 11th, 5-8 pm
Where: Downtown Wheaton
Details: Twelve one ounce tastings and a souvenir glass come with the ticket. Twenty locations with food and wine.
Ticket Price: $30-$35
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Craft Beer & Wine Festival

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2-6 pm
Where: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion 333 W. Dundee, Wheeling, Illinois 60090
Details: Attendees can sample over 60 beers, ciders, and wines.
VIP Perks: Commemorative glass, half-hour early admission, VIP reserved table, and private tastings.
Ticket Price: $10-$75
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See Also

Windy City Wine Festival

When: Friday Sept. 9, 4:30pm – 10pm thru Saturday Sept. 10, 2:30pm – 8pm
Where: Buckingham Fountain
Details: The festival provides an opportunity to sample from more than 300 wines from around the world. Learn about new and exciting varieties from the experts in a relaxed festival setting.
Ticket Cost: Adult Wine Tasting Ticket $35 in advance or $45 at the door
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Chicago Gourmet Food & Wine Festival

Where: Millennium Park
When: September 23-25
Details: For a glorious weekend in September, Millennium Park becomes the perfect canvas for Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet and there’s so much to do, see, and most importantly, taste
Ticket Price: Starts at $185
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