THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – No Shortage of Summer Fun Around Here!

WOW!  What a weekend Chicago has planned for us!!  There’s no shortage of summer fun around here as we welcome in the month of August.

Our biggest event this weekend is the multi-day festival Lollapalooza held in Grant Park (337 E. Randolph St.) in The Loop featuring an array of musicians with Twenty One Pilots, J Balvin, and others scheduled for Saturday, and Ariana Grande, Flume, and others for Sunday.  Learn everything you need to know to make the most out of your fest experience by going to the “Tips for the Weekend” on their website.  Kidzapalooza will be back as well with activities for kids and parents alike.  Also with the introduction of a new Pizzeria in the Park, a second GA+ Lounge, and so much more, this year’s fest won’t disappoint!  And for those who want to keep the party going afterwards, checkout the Official 2019 Lollapalooza Aftershows!!

Returning for its 2nd year to the West Town neighborhood on Hubbard Street between Paulina and Wood Streets is the Chicago Brewing District’s Dancing in the Streets.  Besides featuring a robust craft beer menu curated by the local brewers, wine, and spirits, this event also features live jam bands, local food, makers and artisans, family activities such as trampolines, games, t-shirt tie-dying, and more!  Plus Canine Crews will be onsite with doggie bandana tie-dying and dog activities along with See Spot Run offering fun supplies and swag for the furry members of the family!!

It’s Family Season at Soldier Field (1410 S. Museum Campus Dr.) in the South Loop this Saturday (4:30 p.m.) as the 2019 Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest takes the field.  Enjoy a team scrimmage, tons of fun activities for the whole family, fireworks, and more as our beloved Chicago Bears take the field for the first time this season!  Other activities include appearances by alumni, Staley Da Bear, pony rides, petting zoo, rock wall, face painting, and so much more!!

Chicago’s Old Irving Park neighborhood is hosting its 6th annual Beer & BBQ Challenge at St. Viator Elementary School (3644 N. Kedvale Ave.) this Saturday (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.).  Attendees and expert judges will cast their votes across 40 beer samples and 20 BBQ tastings for the best beer, BBQ, and beer & BBQ pairing!  All you need to do is sample good local craft beer, taste some of the best BBQ in the city, and vote on the best pairing of the two!!  It’s that simple!!!

Chicago’s historic Edgewater neighborhood will be celebrating all things North Side with their 6th annual Edge Fest this Saturday and Sunday at North Broadway Street and West Thorndale Avenue.  Flavorful cuisine, award-winning entertainment, and lots of family fun take center stage at this fest!  There’s even a pet parade on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.  It’s a one-of-a-kind experience unlike any other on the city’s North Side!!

Celebrating its 19th annual summer in the Jefferson Park neighborhood is Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival this Saturday and Sunday at Jefferson Memorial Park (4822 N. Long Ave.). There will be tasty food, live music by local and national acts, and arts & crafts. The Kids’ Zone area on the north side of the park features a ton of cool activities for families as well as a Community Stage with local performers and acts!  This fest has become one of Chicago’s most anticipated music festivals of the summer!!

This weekend’s Movies in the Parks are:

“The LEGO Movie 2” – Sauganash Park (5861 N. Kostner Ave.) – Sauganash
“Ralph Breaks the Internet” – Ogden Park (6500 S. Racine Ave.) – Englewood
“Monsters University” – Rowan Park (11546 S. Avenue L) – East Side

WOW — Hope to See You Out There Having Fun!!