School’s out, the weather’s finally warmed up, and twilight stretches long, but by our count, there’s no time to put your feet up this summer. In our biggest summer guide yet, we’ve compiled almost forty festivals, fests, fiestas, fairs, parties, celebrations, concerts, and carnivals to fill your sunny South Side summer days.
Even though it’s just barely warm enough to feel like summer is on its way, this year we at the Weekly decided to present our guide to South Side summer camps in the spring, so that students and their families can begin planning out their not-so-dog-days well before school lets out. This guide features nearly thirty camps, youth programs, and internships for South Side kids to explore the best Chicago has to offer them—Afrofuturist dance therapy, robotics from scratch, community gardening in Pilsen, and everything in between. Adults, don’t fear: there’s something (one thing) for you in here as well.