Things to do around Chicago this weekend – NBC Chicago

Chicagoans celebrate Pride, Juneteenth and Father’s Day this weekend, along with art fairs, Cubs games and food festivals.

Due to all the summer events, the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications warned people traveling to the city Friday through Sunday to beware of additional crowds, resulting in different traffic patterns and delays. probable.

Here are some of the events happening this weekend:

Chicago Pridefest at Northalsted

Saturday and Sunday, 11am-10pm

Along Halsted from Addison Street to Grace Street, Chicago’s Pride Fest returns this weekend with three stages of live music, food and drink, more than 150 art vendors, dancing, performances of dragsters, a parade of animals and gifts.

Green post markers with white numbers will be located on lamp posts along North Halsted for reference points, OEMC said. No large bags or backpacks will be allowed at the event, and all bags will be checked before entry.

More information here.

Taste of Chicago at the Pullman

Saturday, noon-8 p.m.

At Pullman Park, located at 11101 S. Cottage Grove, a smaller neighborhood version of the larger-scale Taste of Chicago features local food vendors, live music and dancing in Pullman.

More information here.

Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park

Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm

More than 200 artists from across the United States will be at Butler Park in Grant Park this weekend displaying their work while people enjoy watching, shopping, eating, drinking and listening to live music.

The art fair entrance is on Monroe Street and Jackson Drive, as well as Monroe and Columbus.

More information here

Taste of Randolph Street in West Loop

Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-10 p.m.

With over 16 restaurants along Chicago’s “Restaurant Row,” Chicagoans can try some of the city’s most popular flavors while listening to live music on Randolph Street.

More information here.

Summer Smash Festival at Douglass Park

Friday, 2 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-10 p.m.

The three-day hip-hop festival will feature rappers like Lil Uzi Vert, Post Malone, Playboi Carti and Wiz Khalifa, as well as food vendors, bars and immersive art experiences.

All bags will be searched upon entry, and backpacks and multi-pocket bags will not be permitted, OEMC noted.

Here are the roads closed due to the event:

  • Friday-June 23: Farrar Drive from 15th Street to 19th Street
  • Friday, June 22: Sacramento Drive from 15th Street to 19th Street
  • Friday-Sunday: Farrar Drive from 12th Place to 15th Street
  • Friday-Sunday: Marshall Avenue from 19th Street to 21st Street
  • Friday-Sunday: 19th Street in California at Marshall Avenue
  • Friday, June 23: Sacramento Drive from 16th Street to 19th Street
  • Friday-Sunday: Ogden Avenue from California to Kedzie

More information here.

Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field

The Cubs face the Atlanta Braves Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:20 p.m. at Wrigley Field. Friday will be tie-dye shirt day, while Saturday will have free sunscreen samples for Sun Safety Day.

To buy tickets here.

Ribfest at Wheaton

Friday and Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.-10 p.m., Monday, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

Ribest returns to the western suburbs for free this weekend at the DuPage County Fairgrounds with artists like Elle King and Illinois native Brett Eldridge performing.

More information here.

The color factory in The Loop

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Located inside the Willis Tower, the new interactive museum has everything from a maze of colors to a “deconstructed movie theater”, interactive and immersive art installations that mix color and sound, and of course, a very large green ball pit.

More information here.

June 16 celebrations

Friday to Sunday

June 16 marks the day all slaves could declare their freedom, two and a half years after former President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

In June 2021, Juneteenth became a holiday after President Joe Biden signed it into law.

Find events around Chicago here.

Navy Pier Fireworks

Saturday, 10 p.m.

Navy Pier features a fireworks display every Wednesday and Saturday through Labor Day weekend during the summer. The Saturday show will start at 10 p.m.

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