Looks like summer is coming to and end once again, but you still have time to soak in those last sun rays and check out those last summer food festivals! We’re here to tell you exactly how you should fill the rest of your summer, sun-filled days while they’re still here. Since Team Jayne is now split between Chicago and Southern California, we’re including our favorite events from each area! Without ado, here are some amazing events we hope to see you at in the next few weeks!
“Chicago Gourmet, presented by world-renowned Bon Appétit, grips foodies and the food world with excitement each fall.” This event is perfect for those aspiring chefs. Celebrity chefs will do demos on stages throughout this event and you know there’ll be amazing spirits and beer to go along with all the incredible food.
One of our favorite craft fairs of them all has to be Renegade. The sheer amount of talented artists and artisans will blow you away. This will be the fairs 16th year and over the years it has grown and grown due to the popularity. The fair will be filled with delicious food trucks, perfect cocktails, and even some live music. Will we see you there?!
Still looking for a way to spend your Labor Day weekend? Why not spend it on a sunset cocktail cruise overlooking Chicago’s beautiful skyline? Grab you tickets quick because they’re on sale and going to be gone before you know it! Grab a few friends and celebrate the holiday with great drinks, great friends, and great views.
If music festivals are more your speed, you have to check out the North Coast Music Fest. This year the lineup is nuts and filled with plenty of artists you won’t want to miss. If Lolla didn’t happen for you this year, or if it’s a bit too much for you, North Coast Fest is the way to go. Get your music fest fix before the season comes to a close!
You can find the full lineup on their website, but all movies start at dusk! Featuring everything from classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood and retro childhood favorites, to the best family-friendly box office favorites from recent years. Take the night off and enjoy your last summer evenings with a movie in the park!
This Art Expo and Sand Sculpting festival is in the Top 20 “Must See” seaside festivals! As if that doesn’t convince you enough, each year Port of San Diego will dump over 300 tons of sand on the pier of San Diego’s Big Bay. This even is happening Labor Day weekend and we couldn’t think of a better way to spend it!
We are totally obsessed with Unique Market so we just had to share it with you. This two-day shopping event features amazing local designers, artists and new brands. If you can believe it, it’s the largest indoor popup shopping in the country, including a careful selection of 300+ participants selling art, decor, furniture, beauty products, and more!
If you love your local farmer’s market, this Night Market may be the thing for you. Featuring everything you’d find at your typical farmer’s market, only it’s at night! Going through 1am Friday and Saturday (midnight on Sundays!), this market will have over 150 Asian street food options, alcoholic beverages, live music, art, films, and even more. Stop by Santa Anita Park’s front Paddock Gardens for one of America’s largest Asian food markets.
With beers from over 34 San Diego & national breweries, this event is perfect for the beer snob in your life (or maybe it’s you!). Not only will you have more beer than your heart desires, there will also be music, live entertainment, and plenty of food vendors.
If you’re looking for a great way to spend a Thursday night, try a movie in the park! This months movie pick is Get Out but what’s amazing about Silver Lake is that they feature a local filmmaker before the main event. This is such a great way to support local artists and learn about exciting, upcoming filmmakers. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your favorite snacks!
Stop what you’re doing and mark this event in your calendar right now! This festival is basically what Alice in Wonderland would be if it was an event. Whimsical decor, lighting, glow sticks, and a carnival-like atmosphere is enough to have you feeling like a kid again. There are even music stages that double as art installations—with names like Upside-Down Room and The Temple of Om, these stages are anything big ordinary. Musical appearances by Kill the Noise, Liquid Stranger, Flux Pavilion, AC Slater and more!