Best Outdoor Shows in Chicago This May

April showers bring May…shows? Sounds about right! Now that Spring is here, us Midwesterners are surely itching to get outside again. So, grab your bestie or significant other and check out these awesome outdoor shows coming to Chicago in May! From the dopest rock shows to blooming flowers show and spectacular firework shows, there’s plenty of outdoor entertainment around our favorite city.

Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest 

3200 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60657

It’s back! One of Chicago’s most popular streetfests arrives on Sheffield Ave. on May 28th and 29th. Don’t miss awesome local bands on the main stage, superb eats, libations, and artisans. Also expect a unique community entertainment stage near Belmont filled with exciting musical acts, DJs, and other performers.


Deftones, Gojira & Poppy

1300 S Linn White Dr. Chicago, IL 60605


Ready to rock out? Of course you are! Well then, wake up your rock spirit this spring with some classics. Come see this alternative metal band perform at your favorite outdoor amphitheater on Northerly Island. It’s all going down on Friday, May 27 at 7:00 PM. Get your tickets here before they’re gone.

Navy Pier Fireworks

600 E Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611

If you’re looking for a fun, free outdoor show — look no further than Navy Pier! Head down to this popular tourist area on Wednesdays and Saturday nights starting May 28th. Catch a ride on the ferris wheel then wrap up your day with the dazzling sights of summer fireworks. 

Fitzgerald’s Patio 

6615 Roosevelt Rd. Berwyn, IL 60402

This old roadhouse has been a place for gatherings since it was built in the early 1900s. From Friday nights with Gerald Mcclendon to family fun with Mr. Dave Music, there’s always something happening at Fitzgerald’s! Get their full lineup of May shows here

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Image Credit: Chicago Fire II

Chicago Fire II vs. FC Cincinnati 2

7000 S Harlem Ave. Bridgeview, IL 60455

Big soccer fan? Then you won’t want to miss this showdown! Chicago Fire FC II will return to SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview on Sunday, May 15 to face FC Cincinnati 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The best part? Admission is free. Get your tickets here

Blooze Brothers at Cantigny Park

1 S 151 Winfield Rd. Wheaton, IL 60189

Check out Chicagoland’s most in-demand show band on May 29th! This outdoor concert features lawn seating so make sure to bring chairs or a blanket. Plus, food and drinks will available from Mamie’s Toffee & Treats, Golden Eagle Hotdogs, and Aunt Tina’s Sound Bites.

outdoor show blooming festBlooming Fest 2022

475 Main St. West Chicago, IL 60185

Call all gardening enthusiasts and flower lovers! On May 21 from 9 am to 3pm, come explore downtown while viewing a variety of plants, artwork, and other goods from event vendors. You can also expect a large selection of food vendors, live music, and activities for the whole family! 

Featured Image Credit: Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest 

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