THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO- Kicking Off Festival Season!

Chicago is an amazing city year-round, we all know that! The start of summer also signals the beginning of festival season. Get your festival on this weekend!

This is a special week here in Chicago- it’s Craft Beer Week! Kick off your week with a Chicago favorite: Revolution Brewing. The Rev Brew Crew has created a 9-hole Revolution themed mini-golf course throughout the brewery. Tee off all this weekend (Friday through Sunday) from 3 pm to 9:30 pm at the Kedzie Production Facility. Tickets are $40 per tee time for 4 people per slot. Tickets include a 9-hole round of golf and a can of their newest brew, Sun Crusher. Each day features a food truck as well! Friday: Piko Street Kitchen (3-7 pm), Saturday: Bruges Brothers (2-7 pm), and Sunday: The Empanada Bike (3-6 pm). Get your tickets here!

If you’re a beer snob and a foodie, this event is for you! Alulu (2011 S. Laflin St.) has prepared a special tasting menu just for Craft Beer Week. This special 3-course tasting menu is $38 and is available until May 21. The first course is Sky Malta Rue, a tropical IPA, paired with shrimp ceviche and house crackers. The second course is Halcyon Equinox, a Belgian saison, paired with milk braised pork and a glazed carrot tartine. And finally, the third is Aurum Defender, a full bodied Bier de Garde, paired with ribeye tartare and roasted bone marrow. Find out more about this delicious event here!

Mayfest bills itself as the annual kick-off event for Chicago’s summer festival season! Celebrating its 22nd year, this weekend long event promises endless fun. The main stage is set up under a big top tent and features a beer garden, in addition to the incredible live music. Hours are Friday from 5 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 10 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 10 pm. Admission is only $10 and the festival is conveniently located near the Paulina stop on the Brown Line (3100 N Ashland Ave.) Check out the full band line-up and purchase your tickets here!

Don’t worry, we’ve got kid friendly events too! CircEsteem’s 16th Annual Spring Circus is here! This amazing event has two full days of fun, Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm and 6 pm. The circus features trapeze, gym wheel, acrobatics, juggling, clowning, stilt walking, and trampoline performances by CircEsteem youth. Tickets start at just $7 dollars and end at $35 for a family package. Find more information about this high-flying event here!

The Museum of Science and Industry has an amazing special exhibition- Brick by Brick! This 7,000-square-foot exhibit features a spectacular collection of more than a dozen giant Lego structures of engineering marvels. Featured marvels include a 60-foot long model of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hoover Dam, the Roman Coliseum, and the International Space Station. The structures are paired with hands-on building challenges too! You must buy an additional, timed entry ticket for Brick by Brick. Check out ticket pricing here!

Hey Chicago, whaddya say? Get out this weekend and enjoy the start of festival season here in our great city!