Inscription Happy Mothers Day with decorative pink flowers, floral hand drawn elements on a dark-violet background

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Showing Moms Our Appreciation!

Inscription Happy Mothers Day with decorative pink flowers, floral hand drawn elements on a dark-violet background

This weekend not only celebrates Mother’s Day on Sunday but also offers a Saturday filled with coming attractions for the summer season ahead!

Celebrating its 26th season and kicking off the summer festival season this weekend is Chicago Mayfest on Armitage Avenue from Sheffield to Racine Avenues in the historic district of Lincoln Park.  This year’s event will include two stages of live music from Chicago’s most acclaimed musicians in pop, rock, jazz, and everything in between, as well as delicious summertime food, a wide variety of summer drinks that include Chicago’s famous Red & White Sangria, ice cold cocktails, and beer.  Plus, there’s a kids family carnival area for them to enjoy as well.  New this year, the Armitage Art Show is being held in the heart of the festival where Chicago’s top artists showcase and sell their work and feature interactive art demonstrations!

Shop from over 70 juried artists and artisans at the Lincoln Roscoe Spring Art and Craft Fair this Saturday (10 a.m.-7 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) on Lincoln Avenue from Roscoe to School Streets in the Lakeview neighborhood.  This event features all hand made art for your home which includes paintings, sculptures, and fiber pieces, along with décor, jewelry, and more.  The weekend will also include live music, festival food, a selection of brews for purchase and curated by Bitter Pops, painting classes, selfie stations, interactive art activities for kids hosted by local businesses, and much more!

Families are invited to attend FREE outdoor festivities and have a fun-filled day at Spring Fun Fest on Saturday (1 p.m.-5 p.m.) at Parkway Bank Park (5501 Park Place) in Rosemont.  This year’s activities include live entertainment by Jeanie B. & The Jelly Beans, balloon sculptors, bounce houses, face painting, and a petting zoo!

Every day is a day to show your mother how much you love and appreciate all she does for you, but it’s time to pull out all the stops on Mother’s Day!  Here are a few suggestions.

Treat mom to a Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch at Time Out Market Chicago (916 W. Fulton Market) in the West Loop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.  Besides the brunch, there will be drink specials all day long and a live jazz performance (1 p.m.-3 p.m.) by the John Fournier Trio.  Best of all, no reservations are needed!

If Mom loves being on the water, then perhaps a brunch or dinner cruise on Lake Michigan or the Chicago River would make her day even more special.  City Cruises offers a variety of Mother’s Day cruise options such as the Afternoon Brunch Cruise on Lake Michigan with bottomless mimosas, a brunch buffet, and more, and a Premier Plus Dinner Cruise on the Chicago River with plenty of drinks, food, and entertainment.

If Mom doesn’t have sea legs, then perhaps she would enjoy one of the Best Mother’s Day Brunches Chicago has to offer which includes delicious eggs, syrup-covered waffles, bottomless mimosas, and so much more!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago