June in Illinois has some wonderfully specific festivals – Superman, ribs, and more! Check out our list to see if something you love is being celebrated this month. Even if you’re not a huge fan girl or guy for any of the topics listed below, attending and exploring these events with your partner is sure to be enjoyable!
Superman Celebration – Metropolis, Illinois
Is it a surprise to anyone that a town called Metropolis would host an annual Superman celebration? Probably not. If you’re a Superman-lover (or even just a DC comics fan) you won’t want to miss this – there will be a variety of special guests, fun events and more! Fun fact: This is the 40th year the town of Metropolis has hosted this celebration!
Ribfest – Chicago, Illinois
Ah, ribs – a classic summer food. 13 restaurants will be competing for the people choice of Best Ribs. If you get sick of ribs, there will be lots of other food available as well. In between eating, you can listen to some live rock and roll bands. You won’t want to miss this delicious experience!
Brickworld – Chicago, Illinois
June 16th & 17th
Billing itself as the “Premier Lego experience of North America,” Brickworld is a two day celebration of all things Lego. Enjoy elaborate Lego displays, try your hand at some building challenges and more. Brickworld is a traveling exhibition throughout the country, so check out their website to see if they’re coming to you soon, even if you’re not in Chicago!
49th Pride Parade – Chicago, Illinois
There’s a lot going on in Chicago during Pride month, so we encourage you to check out the website for a full list of events. Still, if you can only attend one thing, why not make it the iconic Pride Parade? There are over 150 registered entries, including floats, decorated vehicles, performance groups and more!
Art Festival, Chicago Botanic Garden – Glencoe, Illinois
June 30th-July 1st
The Chicago Botanic Garden is a great place to visit during the summer – why not visit during their art festival? There will be over 100 artists featured, with works focused on botanic themes. There will also be interactive demos and booth chats by master artists. Art lovers, you won’t want to miss this!