FGR’s Guide to: September Festivals

Summer isn’t technically over yet, even though there’s been a sprinkling of cooler days here and there! Put the pumpkin spice lattes down and apple picking plans aside: celebrate September with these festivals.


World Music Festival Chicago Sept 7 – 23
Produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, this city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has presented more than 650 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999. Take advantage of this amazing event and enjoy the music!

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Credit: City of Chicago


Expo Chicago Sept 27 – 30
Feeling artsy? Expo Chicago hosts leading international art galleries presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. From book signings to video projects, this expo has it all.

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Credit: Expo Chicago

Chicago Gourmet Sept 28 – 30
Described as “a concert of culinary delights”, Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet! Celebrity chefs will headline cooking demos on two stages while popular wine & mixology seminars serve up the coolest trends in a glass, and an awesome line-up of delicious food, wine, spirits, and beer tastings keep the crowd rockin’ and rollin’.

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Fulton Market Harvest Fest Sept 30 – Oct 1
Where the country’s best chefs, fantastic craft beer, live music and Chicago’s best restaurants come together for a weekend of culinary fun. Enjoy special charity dinners, food and beverage classes, cooking demonstrations and an awesome neighborhood street fest.


Credit: Fulton Market Harvest Fest

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