Roundup: Chicago & Suburban Festivals This Weekend (June 26-28)

Roundup: Chicago & Suburban Festivals This Weekend (June 26-28)

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Here’s your round-up of Chicago Festivals this weekend:

Back Lot Bash
The girls come out to play at this outdoor women’s festival. Thursday opens with a comedy showcase, followed by a Friday night sunset concert. It continues on Saturday and Sunday evenings with live music. All events are 21+, but there is a family day on Saturday from 11am to 2pm.

  • When: Thursday 6pm at Mayne Stage, Friday 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 4pm
  • Neighborhood: Andersonville
  • Where: 5238 N Clark St
  • Admission: $20

Logan Square Arts Festival
This three day festival of arts and music benefits the Illinois Centennial Monument at the heart of this vibrant neighborhood. In addition to the festival itself there will be an arts crawl with local businesses.

  • When: Friday 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm
  • Neighborhood: Logan Square
  • Where: lllinois Centiennial Monument, MIlwaukee and Logan Blvds
  • Admission: Free, suggested donation

Dog Dayz of Summer
The king of encased meats is back! Hot Doug’s Doug Sohn has joined forces with Goose Island for two days of sausage and beer nirvana.

  • When: Saturday and Sunday 12pm and 5pm
  • Neighborhood: West Town
  • Where: Goose Island Barrel Warehouse, 605 N Sacramento
  • Admission: $75

World’s Largest Block Party
This popular block party benefiting Old St. Pat’s moves this year to the UIC Festival Lot. Admission includes three drink tickets and live music from Neon Trees and Young the Giant.

  • When: Saturday 5:30pm
  • Neighborhood: University Village
  • Where: UIC Festival Lot, 1145 S Morgan St
  • Admission: $40

Elston Avenue Sausage & Music Fest
More sausage, please! This is the inaugural year for this festival featuring sausages from local spots including Frontier and Pauina Meat Market.

  • When: Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 10pm
  • Neighborhood: Avondale
  • Where: 3800 N Elston Ave
  • Admission: $5 donation

Pride Parade
The Pride Parade is a “dazzling cavalcade of diversity” that entertains about 750,000 people. The crowds get to be about twelve people deep, so get there early and claim your spot. Or, make friends with somebody who’s got a balcony view.

  • When: Sunday 12pm
  • Neighborhood: Boystown
  • Where: Montrose & Broadway
  • Admission: Free

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Randolph Street Market Festival
You’ll have over 250 vendors to choose from at this indoor/outdoor market. Shop antiques and indie designs and more and you’ll see why this is one of Nate Berkus’ favorites markets.

  • When: Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 5pm
  • Neighborhood: West Town
  • Where: Journeymen Plumbers Hall, 1340 W Washington St
  • Admission: $14 (Get Discounted Tickets for $7)

Here’s your round-up of Chicago Suburban Festivals this weekend:

Long Grove Strawberry Fest
It’s strawberry fields forever, or at least for one delicious weekend. Get your fill of decadent strawberry-inspired treats as well as live music and fun activities for the kids.

  • When: Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm, Sunday 10am to 7pm
  • Suburb: Long Grove
  • Where: 3110 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL
  • Admission: $5 adults, free for children

The Art Center’s Festival of Fine Arts
Revamped this year, the festival showcases original works from 120 juried artists on the tree-lined streets surrounding The Art Center.

  • When: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
  • Suburb: Highland Park
  • Where: 1957 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park
  • Admission: $5 donation

St. Nectarios Greek Fest
If all you really want from a fest is the food, head to St. Nectarios. They’ve got a drive-thru so you can pick up your gyros and be on your way.

  • When: Friday 4pm to 12am, Saturday 3pm to 12am, Sunday 12pm to 12am
  • Suburb: Palatine
  • Where: St. Nectarios, 133 S Roselle Rd, Palatin
  • Admission: $3


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