The heat is on, and there are multiple activities planned for every single day of July. Residents of The Admiral at the Lake are looking forward to checking out many of these activities in Andersonville, Edgewater, and Chicago. Don’t miss the fabulous fireworks show on Independence Day!
July Activities near The Admiral at the Lake
The best 4th of July fireworks show is synchronized to music over Lake Michigan. View from Navy Pier or from the deck of a cruise boat. Enjoy!
Chicagoans enjoy a good celebration, and this month, there is a wide variety to choose from. These selections are just some of the ones that are offered within 10 miles of The Admiral at the Lake.
Windy City Ribfest in Uptown
June 30-July 2, 2017, Fri. & Sat. 12-10 p.m., Sun. 12-9 p.m.
4700 N. Broadway
Devour tasty slabs of ribs from local and national ribbers as you enjoy an eclectic music lineup, arts/crafts and a kids' activity area at the 8th annual festival.
Live on Lincoln
July 1-2, 2017, Sat. 12-10 p.m., Sun. 12-9 p.m.
3200 N. Lincoln Ave.
The residents and businesses of West Lakeview have lined up an entire weekend of amazing music and vendors. Lots of fun for all.
July 7-9, 2017, Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 12-10 p.m.
Chicago Ave. between Damen Ave. & Wood St.
Come join us for critically-acclaimed live music on three stages, a Chicago House DJ stage, popular boutiques, restaurants, and activities for families and their pets. One of the most vibrant neighborhood festivals you will find.
Roscoe Village Burger Fest
July 8-9, 2017, 11-10 p.m.
Belmont Ave. & Damen Ave.
Savory burgers and a rockin' music lineup are in the spotlight for Roscoe Village's 11th annual food extravaganza. In addition to tasty patties and sides from more than a dozen local restaurants, there're two stages of music, arts/crafts and the popular "Kids' Zone" activity area.
Southport Art Festival
July 15-16, 2017, Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
W. Waveland Ave. & N. Southport Ave.
Just steps away from Wrigley Field, experience the best artwork from local artists in every imaginable format. Your grandkids will enjoy interactive games and activities in the kids’ area — a great day out for the family.
59th Dearborn Garden Walk
July 16, 2017, 12-5 p.m.
45 W. North Boulevard
Are you an avid gardener? Join fellow enthusiasts at the 59th Dearborn Garden Walk and tour gorgeous secret gardens in the nearby neighborhoods.
Taste of River North
July 21-23, 2017, Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 12-10 p.m. & Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury St.
A standout among Chicago festivals, the Taste of River North in Ward Park draws crowds, young and old, for great food and even better art and music. Get ready for some fun.
Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk
July 22-23, 2017, 12-10 p.m.
2200 N. Sheffield Ave.
More than 100 of the neighborhood's lush residential gardens will be open for the public to explore at this iconic summer event that is celebrating its 49th year in 2017. The weekend also includes two stages of music, food, artisans and the sprawling Kids' Corner with lots of activities and performers to keep the grandkids happy.
Taste of Lincoln Avenue
July 29-30, 2017, 12-10 p.m.
Lincoln Ave. & Fullerton Ave.
One of the city's most iconic summer street fests celebrates its 34th year in 2017.
The sprawling fest takes place over several city blocks in the heart of Lincoln Park. Features 100-plus vendors, plenty of food, nearly 30 acts on two music stages, and, if you want to bring the grandkids, a popular "Kids' Carnival" area with tons of activities.
Wicker Park Fest
July 29-30, 2017, 12-10 p.m.
Milwaukee Ave. between North Ave. & Paulina St.
14 years and running, the Wicker Park Fest offers anoutstanding music line-up that features eclectic music, amazing local food, arts and crafts, and retail vendors. Bring the family; you’ll have a great time.
Andersonsville Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 3-8 p.m.
Berwyn Avenue between Clark and Ashland
On Wednesdays, join your neighbors from 3 to 8 p.m. to check out free-range meat, poultry, and eggs; cheese; fresh-baked goods; herbal vinegars; salsa; artisanal jams; honey; and fare from local eateries. All items are made with sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients when possible.
Edgewater Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Broadway Armory Parking lot, 5917 N. Broadway, at the corner of Thorndale and Broadway
Stroll to Edgewater’s market for fresh local produce, baked goods, cheeses, coffee, handmade products, and free live acoustic music.
Argyle Night Market
Thursdays, 5-9 p.m.
Argyle between Sheridan Road and Kenmore
Enjoy fresh produce, meats, handmade crafts, fare from local eateries, and multicultural entertainment.
Favorite Night Spots
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
4802 N Broadway St.
Sit back and relax as you enjoy a selection of live jazz artists. Traditional, bebop, contemporary and improvisational from New Orleans root rhythms to New York avant-garde.
4707 N Broadway St.
Thursdays and Saturdays—Chicago Magic Lounge
July 7—Boy Toys Pocket Cabaret / Kiss Kiss Cabaret
July 8—Kiss Kiss Cabaret
July 9—Live Radio Show
July 14—Strip Joker / Kiss Kiss Cabaret
July 15—Kiss Kiss Cabaret
July 21-22—Kiss Kiss Cabaret
July 26—Mark Toland Mind Reader
July 28-29—The Vertical Side Show
The pH Comedy Theatre
1515 W Berwyn Ave.
Steep Theatre Company
1115 W Berwyn Ave.
Beginning July 13—Lela & Co.
5153 N. Ashland Ave.
Fridays-Sundays—The Infinite Wrench
1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Through July 23—Going to a Place Where You Already Are
170 N. Dearborn St.
Through July 23—Ah, Wilderness!
Entertainment at The Admiral at the Lake
We needn’t travel far to experience high-quality entertainment at The Admiral at the Lake. Stage performances, live music, dance, lectures, and more are presented in the building that houses numerous paintings, sculptures and other artwork from resident artists.Our community members reflect the diversity and vibrancy of Edgewater, Andersonville, and the other neighborhoods on Chicago’s north side. Residents enjoy an exuberant lifestyle with the support of living in a continuing care community. We are dedicated to supporting and promoting personal independence, health and wellness among our community members. Would you like to know more? Call 773.433.1801 or click today to get your free information kit.