What a weekend Chicago has in store for us! Not only will Mother Nature be cooperating with plenty of sunshine but we’ll be “Celebrating Moms” with events on both Saturday and Sunday!!
The Susan G. Komen Chicagoland’s Mother’s Day Race for the Cure will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at a NEW location this year, Montrose Harbor (601 W. Montrose Ave.) Located in the Uptown neighborhood, the event is this Sunday and will honor their 20 “More Than Pink Heroes!” The site opens at 7:30 a.m. for day-of registration, gear check and the VIP Café. At 8:00 a.m., the main stage program begins, with the Survivor Parade following at 8:30 a.m. A special signature pink race T-shirt is available for breast cancer survivors who register as such. Then it’s off to the race (9:00 a.m.) which will wrap up with a finish fest celebration, entertainment and awards!!
The 2017 Chicago Undy Run/Walk will take place on Saturday (9:00 a.m.) at the Lincoln Park South Fields (1627 N. Stockton Dr.) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. If you’re bold enough to raise funds and awareness for colon cancer in boxer shorts that is! This is a family and pet-friendly underwear themed 5K Run which also includes a 1-Mile Fun Run! Registration includes a pair of boxer shorts, a survivor t-shirt and medal (if registered as a survivor) and a memorial flag, if indicated during registration. A survivor and patient recognition along with an awards ceremony for Top Fundraising Team, Top Fundraising Individual, Largest Team and Best Team Costume will wrap-up this event!!
The NEW Park at Wrigley (3637 N. Clark St.) in the Wrigleyville neighborhood will be hosting Craft and Cuisine with two sessions on Saturday (1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.). Guests will enjoy over 40 beer and wine tastings, live music, food bites and chef demonstrations from some of Chicago’s most celebrated chefs from coveted restaurants such as Girl & the Goat, Spiaggia, Smoke Daddy, Big Star and others! It’s a culinary celebration not to be missed!!
The Lincoln Park Zoo (2200 N. Cannon Dr.) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood will be hosting its Food Truck Social this Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This event features more than 30 food trucks, fun activities, DJ tunes and an exclusive opportunity to enjoy the zoo after hours! Experience the finest meals on wheels!!
The 2nd annual Six Corners Historic Walking Tour takes place this Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., starting at the Portage Theater (4040 N. Milwaukee Ave.) in the Portage Park neighborhood. Tour-goers will go behind the scenes at this “Yesterday and Today” exploration of the history and evolution of the Six Corners Shopping District which also includes a mix of overlooked oddities, folklore and more!
Of course, I saved the best for last – celebrating moms! Treat Mom to an event full of her favorite things on one of the city’s Mother’s Day Cruises located at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.) in the Streeterville neighborhood. Brunch and dinner cruises are available featuring mouthwatering buffets, interactive DJ entertainment, dancing, spectacular views and more to make this Mother’s Day a special family memory!!
And, for those Moms who prefer to stay grounded for their meal, check out these Mother’s Day Brunches and Dining in Chicago!
Happy Mother’s Day to All the Special Moms Out There! We Love & Appreciate You!!