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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Celebrating Mom on Mother’s Day!

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This weekend is a special weekend as we celebrate our moms this Sunday on Mother’s Day.  You know, planning fun things to do with mom doesn’t have to be stressful.  Just treat her like a queen and don’t let her lift a finger.  Whether she wants a break from cooking or would love just to spend time with you, here are some suggestions for all types of moms!

For the mom who loves the summer season, ComEd’s 10th annual Switch on Summer will be held on Saturday (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) as Chicago’s iconic Buckingham Fountain (301 S. Columbus Dr.) in The Loop will be switched on for the start of summer with free giveaways and fun games around the fountain.  Included this year is also the official kick-off for the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks that offers free cultural events and performances throughout the summer.  Plus, a variety of vendors and food trucks will be on hand as well as a special guest appearance by Tom Skilling.  Summer is coming!

For the mom who enjoys an occasional glass of wine, the 19th annual Andersonville Wine Walk is this Saturday at various Andersonville businesses throughout the neighborhood.  Spend the afternoon with mom as you sip, tour, and shop your way through two wine routes.  Attendees will receive a commemorative wine tasting glass and a route card highlighting each wine before embarking on your journey.  Afterwards, pick up a bottle of mom’s favorite wine or two for her and be sure to look for those discounts on wine at several participating locations!

For the mom who loves country music and everything else about it, Old Crow Smokehouse (3506 N. Clark St.) in the Wrigleyville neighborhood will be hosting their Country Day Party on Saturday (12 p.m.-5 p.m.).  A ticket includes admission, a complimentary drink and a shot, a live performance from Sunfallen (1 p.m.-4 p.m.), giveaways, and more.  Be sure to wear your best country outfit as you giddy on up!

For the mom who enjoys shopping for vintage treasures, the Chicago Vintage Fest is this Saturday and Sunday (12 p.m.-6 p.m.) at Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Ave.) on the Magnificent Mile in the Streeterville neighborhood.  Over 50 vintage and handmade vendors will be selling an assortment of goods.  In addition, on Saturday, the first 50 attendees will receive a free tote, and on Sunday, the first 50 mothers will receive a free rose.  Help mom find her perfect treasure!

For the mom who loves cruising on Lake Michigan, City Cruises Chicago located at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.) in the Streeterville neighborhood will be hosting Mother’s Day Brunch Cruises on Lake Michigan.  Treat mom to a chef-prepared buffet or a plated meal featuring savory and sweet classics, bottomless mimosas, top-notch service, and breathtaking views of Chicago’s skyline while enjoying games on signature cruises or upscale DJ entertainment on premier cruises.  It’s a great way to create memories!

For other Mother’s Day 2024 festivities just click the link!

Happy Mother’s Day to All the Moms Out There!  You Deserve More Than Just One Day!!

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago