Smiling Sun Cartoon Character With Sunglasses And Summer Cocktail

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – More Fun in the Sun Continues!

Smiling Sun Cartoon Character With Sunglasses And Summer Cocktail

Are you ready for yet another weekend of more Fun in the Sun?  We certainly hope so since this weekend is offering just that!

The multi-genre music festival known as the Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Union Park (1501 W. Randolph St.) in the West Loop this Saturday and Sunday (gates open at 12 p.m.) showcasing some of the best up-and-coming music from around the world as well as special performances.  This year’s headliners are Bon Iver, Big Thief, and The Smile.  Plus, in between sets grab a bite to eat from Chicago’s best restaurants, attend live artist interviews, browse through the craft fair and/or on-site vinyl shop, and more!

The 38th annual Taste of Lincoln Avenue will line Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton and Wrightwood Avenues in the Lincoln Park neighborhood this Saturday and Sunday where local restaurants will be offering up some of their most famous dishes.  Beyond that, one main music stage with regional and local entertainment, arts & craft vendors galore, and a kids carnival area stocked with activities are all part of this iconic street fest.  And don’t forget the fest’s whiskey tasting curated by Delilah’s offering 16 samples of Midwestern spirits!

The Ravenswood neighborhood is hosting its annual Ravenswood On Tap Festival this Saturday (12 p.m.-10 p.m.) and Sunday (12 p.m.-6 p.m.) on the stretch of Ravenswood Avenue known as Malt Row at Ravenswood and Berteau Avenues.  This street fest features craft beer from the neighborhood’s diverse craft brewers, cocktails from KOVAL Distillery, delicious street food from local restaurants, shopping vendors, incredible live music, axe-throwing, and games!

Summer wouldn’t be the same without Modelo’s 7th annual Tacos y Tamales Festival at 16th and Peoria Streets in the Pilsen neighborhood this Saturday and Sunday (12 p.m.-10 p.m.).  Enjoy the best and most authentic tacos and a wide variety of tamales from several Latin American regions that Chicago has to offer.  In addition, this festival features multiple performance stages with live music, DJs, and dance performances; an Art Alley filled with amazing live art displays and merchant vendors for the best local shopping; a Beer Garden featuring Modelo’s portfolio of products; and much more!

All pets, kids, family, and friends are welcome to attend PetCon this Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan St.) in the West Town neighborhood.  This pet lover’s paradise offers guests the opportunity to meet and greet their favorite pet influencers as the world’s most famous pets come to the Windy City.  There will also be speaker sessions, an agility course, pet massages, an adoption garden, food trucks, a full bar, shopping, and much more!

Look out, those pesky red birds are back this weekend as the Chicago Cubs host the St. Louis Cardinals this Saturday and Sunday (1:20 p.m.) at Wrigley Field (1060 W. Addison St.) in the Wrigleyville neighborhood.

Finally, this Saturday’s (8:15 p.m.) Movies in the Parks are:

“The Wiz” – Rosenblum Park (7547 S. Euclid Ave.) — South Shore
“Black Adam” – Brooks Park (4542 S. Greenwood Ave.) — Kenmore
“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” – Commercial Club Playground (1845 W. Rice St.) — West Town

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago