With moving season in full swing, many people have recently moved or are planning to move to Illinois, including the Chicagoland area. E-Z Movers, a professional moving company in Chicago, understands all the stress that’s related to moving—and the company wants to remind people to take some time for fun once they’ve completed the move.
There are plenty of exciting summer events in Illinois that can help Illinois and Chicago movers to ease moving-related stress. Skokie movers can head to Lorel Park for Summer Movies in the Park, where they can take in free big-screen showings of family movies on the second Thursday of each month. For Highland Park movers, there is a free Summer Concert Series held each Thursday in downtown Port Clinton Square.
What else is happening in Illinois? Here are some of the state’s most popular summer events.
Taste of Chicago
The biggest event of the year and the largest outdoor food festival in the world, the Taste of Chicago happens in Grant Park from July 10 through 14. Admission is free to this gigantic festival, which features hundreds of local food vendors along with live music, entertainment, and more.
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival
Named by National Geographic magazine as one of the top 10 best theatre festivals in the world, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival runs from July 5 through August 10 each year at The Theatre at Ewing Manor in Bloomington, Illinois. This festival features more than main stage performances of Shakespeare plays, offering behind-the-scenes tours, art fairs, ice cream socials, garden tours, and free jazz concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Haunted Decatur Ghost Tours
The city of Decatur is one of the most haunted in the country, with a rich and fascinating history. Three-hour tours of Decatur are offered annually from March 2 through November 3, with stops at famously haunted locations including The Lincoln Theater, Greenwood Cemetery, The Harrold House, and the site of the Railroad Phantoms. It’s the perfect event for history enthusiasts and anyone intrigued by ghosts.