June events in Chicago

June 4, 2011 7:35:58 AM PDT
In June, there are plenty of events and activities going on around town, and many of them are free, too!

Director of Public Affairs with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Karen Vaughan was in our ABC7 studio to talk about a few free events.

    Millennium Park Workouts
  • Saturdays, 8 - 11 a.m., through September 10
  • Great Lawn of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion
  • Free
  • Workouts are 45 minutes long
  • 8 a.m.: Yoga
  • 9 a.m.: Pilates
  • 10 a.m.: Zumba
  • Live music

    Chicago Blues Festival
  • Three days, five stages
  • Friday, June 10: Tribute to the 100th Birthday of Robert Johnson
  • Performers include David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Rick Sherry, Rocky Lawrence, Hubert Sumlin and the Duwayne Burnside Band
  • Also: Shemekia Copeland, Lonnie Brooks, Billy Branch and The Sons of Blues, and Dave Specter
  • For more information, call 312-744-3315 or visit www.chicagobluesfestival.us

    Annual Neighborhood Festivals
  • 57th Street Art Fair: Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, Hyde Park
  • 15th annual Taste of Randolph Street: Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19, West Loop
  • 42nd annual Gay Pride Parade: Sunday, June 26, Lakeview

    Urban Excursions
  • Treks, tours, itineraries, and other urban adventures downtown and throughout the neighborhoods
  • Through Labor Day
  • www.ExploreChicago.org/summer

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