CHICAGO - It's the last weekend in February, and while there are still winter activities around town, we're seeing more and more spring events.
Chinese Lunar New Year Parade - 24th and Wentworth
It's the year of the dog and the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade steps off Sunday at 1:00 p.m. along Wentworth from 24th Street to Cermak. Watch for colorful floats, marching bands and traditional lion dances. This year's grand marshal is ABC7's own Stacey Baca!
Chicago Flamenco Festival - Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio
On the dance beat, the fiery and passionate Chicago Flamenco Festival opens Friday night at Instituto Cervantes of Chicago. The festival features performances by top Chicago and U.S. based Flamenco artists through March 21.
Spring Flower Show - Garfield Park Conservatory
The Spring Flower Show is underway at the Garfield Park Conservatory, this year's theme is hashtag no filter! The show runs through Mother's Day, May 13, admission is free.
Naperville Ale Fest, Winter Edition - Frontier Park
The Naperville Ale Fest, winter edition is tomorrow at Frontier Park. The fest will feature over 150 unique American craft beers and ten of Chicagoland's favorite food trucks. Hours are noon to 4:00 p.m.
Elmhurst College Jazz Festival- 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst
On the music beat, the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival continues through Sunday with performances by both college bands and jazz greats!
Soulful Chicago Book Fair - Harold Washington Library
And it's your last chance to check out the Soulful Chicago Book Fair at the African American Lit Fest at Harold Washington Library! Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. they'll have a variety of books on hand along with author talks and discussions.
Chicago Golf Show - Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Start practicing your swing! The Chicago Golf Show opens at noon Friday at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont! One of the largest golf shows in the Midwest, all guests are offered a free round of golf, free lessons and the opportunity to hit the latest clubs from top manufacturers. It runs through Sunday.
Polar Adventure Day - Northerly Island
Saturday is the last Polar Adventure Day at Northerly Island of the season! From noon to 4:00 p.m. explore the island, engage in winter activities, create winter inspired crafts and visit with the Siberian huskies and other winter animals. Admission is free!
Love Never Dies - Cadillac Palace Theatre
On the theatre beat, the ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to the Phantom of the Opera. This dazzling new production of intrigue, obsession and romance is at the Cadillac Palace Theatre through March 4.
The Wolves - Goodman Theatre
And the Chicago premiere of The Wolves is now in performance at the Goodman Theatre. This smart and hilarious take on society follows a suburban girls' soccer team as they navigate life's big questions - and their own tiny battles. It runs through March 11.
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