River North is known as one of the trendiest neighborhoods in America! Our community is home to tons of art galleries, luxury high-rises, a thriving food scene, beautiful bars and sexy people. So, what is River North up to now that the sun is finally coming out in Chicago?  

  1. Music Festivals: This summer, Chicago will play host to a range of bands headlining the Spring Awakening tour, Blues Fest, Mamby on the Beach, Pitchfork, Lollapalooza and more! Dance to Diplo, get nostalgic with the “I Love the ‘90s” tour, beach it up with MGMT, or enjoy what may be Ozzy Osbourne’s final tour. Learn more here.

  2. Live Comedy: Check out the 26th Annual Comedy Festival to see your favorite comedians from across the country! Catch appearances from cult directors and even the reunion of a certain ‘90s television show! It’s crazy how spot on this fest was curated because it’s the perfect balance of under the radar comics and the most popular podcasts, TV and film personalities. You can purchase tickets here.

  3. Summer Happy Hour: River North has no shortage of bars where you can go to see and be seen! Head to The Hampton Social for their extended happy hour and receive half off their delish wood fire oven pizzas and rose of the day! Try the seafood chopped salad, smash burger or Yacht seafood tower if you’re still feeling hungry. Everything at this neighborhood hotspot is Instagram-worthy and you are sure to be surrounded by other young and fun Chicagoans!

  4. Street Festivals: Chicago will experience no lack of awesome street festivals this summer, as there are dozens of different themed markets and fairs set to take place. River Northerners will get the chance to sample bites from all around the world at the Food Truck Fest, enjoy special craft beer at the Two Brothers Summer Festival or take a ride in a hot air balloon at the Eyes to the Skies Festival. Learn more here

This summer, stay tuned in to everything River North here at the EnV Chicago blog!