With June well under way, Chicago summer festival season has officially arrived -- and with it comes a myriad of opportunities to get some fresh air and publicly day drink.
Each Friday throughout the summer, HuffPost Chicago will be sharing our five picks for that weekend's must-go festivals. With both the Blues Festival and Ribfest this weekend, we couldn't have asked for a better selection to choose from in our inaugural run. Scroll down to see our picks.
Need still more options? The city maintains a relatively thorough calendar of neighborhood festivals throughout Chicago.
Have another favorite you'll be hitting up that we missed? Let us know in the comments.