Jessica Altieri

Wine Lifestyle Expert

5 Great Ways to Sip and Shop In Chicago This Summer

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What goes better than sipping a glass of wine and shopping? Chicago offers a lot for visitors and residents who enjoy the finer things in life. Summer is here, and you will find many fun activities to enjoy in Chicago. Take a look at these top 5 picks for sipping wine and shopping.

1. Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival

Browse a selection of over 90 artist’s works over the 385 acres. This festival boasts a variety of local food options to choose from. It is a celebration of art and nature that focuses on a botanical motif. It is an annual event that has a lot going on.

2. Pitchfork Music Festival

The Pitchfork Music Festival happens in Union Park. Enjoy live music, shop vendors, and participate in all of the fun. There are plenty of eating and drinking options to choose from. This year, the Pitchfork Music Festival will occur between July 14- July 16.

3. Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago is the world’s largest food festival and it takes place every year. Along with a variety of foods from all over the world, there is music and activities for everyone. Taste of Chicago has happened every year since 1980 at Chicago’s beautiful Grant Park.

4. Friday Art Markets

The Friday Art Markets take place in Daley Plaza. Drink wine from one of the many restaurants and walk through displays of local art and vendors. It’s located in the Loop in Downtown Chicago. It’s a busy area with a famous sculpture named “Picasso,” and with more than 500,000 people visiting it every day.

5. Renegade Craft Fair’s Chicago Pop-Up

Enjoy food and wine from local vendors. A huge selection of handmade goods such as clothes, cosmetics, jewelry, and art make this a fun destination for shopping and wine in Chicago. Renegade Craft Fair is the world’s largest curated showcase for art and design.