Top 5 Senior-Friendly Chicago Summer Events

Apr 16, 2024

For residents at The Admiral at the Lake, summertime in Chicago is full of unlimited potential. Located across from Foster Beach on Chicago’s northside, the best events and entertainment venues are close by to The Admiral.

With the city on the verge of fully reopening by the Fourth of July, now is the time to start marking your social calendar. From live classical performances to one of Chicago’s most epic block parties, explore the top five summer events that The Admiral residents are looking forward to below.


After over a year of being closed to the public, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is slated for a memorable return this summer with its Fanfare event. Running between May 27 – May 30, the program will feature music by American composers such as Aaron Coplan and Samuel Barber. Residents at The Admiral can expect an awe-inspiring mix of jazz and film music.

Unable to attend Fanfare? No worries — the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has two other events (Strum and Overture) set to take place throughout June.

Learn more here.

Yoga in Millenium Park

This year, Millennium Park Summer Workouts will return for in-person sessions. Each Saturday, from July 3 – August 28, participants can enjoy Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and more while soaking in the city’s iconic views!

The best part? Millennium Park is just a 15-minute bus ride to downtown making this event the perfect Saturday morning excursion for The Admiral residents and friends.

Learn more here.

Chicago Dance Month

See Chicago Dance is returning with its 9th Chicago Dance Month that will last throughout June. This year’s Chicago Dance Month kicks off on May 29 at the Navy Pier and will feature both live and virtual performances, classes, and more.

See Chicago Dance is the perfect opportunity for residents to explore their creative side by immersing themselves in the city’s beautifully diverse dance community!

Learn more here.

Bands on Broadway

Bands on Broadway is an annual event that pairs live music with Edgewater’s many outdoor dining options. The performances for this event span across Broadway street and residents are encouraged to take in the sounds while visiting their favorite restaurants. 

Whether it’s classic rock or low-key acoustics, this event is sure to feature music that everyone can enjoy.

Learn more here.

Cubs Games at Wrigleyville

Nothing says “summertime Chi” quite like attending a Cubs Game in Wrigleyville. Residents at The Admiral love visiting the historic baseball stadium for a dose of wholesome fun. With Wrigley Stadium officially opened for socially distanced spectators, now is the perfect time to grab your favorite Cubs shirt and enjoy the sun.

Learn more here.


EdgeFest is a wonderful Edgewater event that our residents love to keep on their radar. This community summer block party and fundraiser is held annually by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce.

EdgeFest features face painting, live music, street food, and more. There’s no doubt that EdgeFest is an excellent way for our residents to close out summertime in Chicago!

This event takes place on August 5 and 6. Learn more here.



Enjoy Summertime in Chicago at The Admiral

With such an ideal location, The Admiral at the Lake is perfect for residents who want to take advantage of everything Chicago has to offer this summer. You can learn about the attractions and events our residents regularly attend as locals here.

Want to learn more about community life at The Admiral? Contact one of our team members to learn more about our Independent Living options.