Ideally situated, and just steps from Michigan Avenue shopping, Millennium Park and internationally renowned museums the artistically approachable and warmly modern James Chicago is the ideal summer escape.

Book our Summer @ The James deal and receive up to 20% off our Most Flexible Rate along with cocktails for two on The Patio at JIMMY. There is no better way to experience Chicago in the summer.

Plus, here are just a few of the many summer events to check out in Chicago:

  1. Wicker Park Fest (July 25 – July 26). This 12th annual music festival features great music, art installations, food vendors and activities for the kids.
  2. Lollapalooza (July 31 – August 2). Perry Farrell’s annual party in Grant Park is headlined this year by Paul McCartney, Metallica and Florence + The Machine.
  3. Chicago Air & Water Show (August 15 – 16). The annual event, showcasing ships and aircraft from the U.S. Navy and Army, will also feature parachute jumpers and aerobatics teams.
  4. Chicago Food + Wine Festival (August 28 – 30). With 90 artisanal food, wine, beer and spirits vendors, guests are sure to find delicious bites and sample the best beverages. Enjoy over 30 cooking demonstrations and interactive tastings from Chicago’s celebrity and legendary chefs.

For a full list of summer happenings, discover our Summer Culture Guide.