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Here are some events you can enjoy this weekend... (WLS)

Bud Billiken Parade - Martin Luther King Dr., Oakwood to 51st Street

It's a sure sign that back to school is just around the corner! The Bud Billiken Parade is the second largest in the country and features dozens of bands, drill teams, floats and more. The parade steps off Saturday morning along King Drive from Oakwood to 51st Street, through Washington Park to 55th Street. If you can't make it, you can watch in live on ABC7.

Retro on Roscoe - Roscoe and Oakley

This festival is a blast from the past! Retro on Roscoe features three stages of live music from oldies to current hits along with great food, artisans and merchants. They'll also have an antique and classic car and motorcycle show. It's Friday through Sunday on Roscoe and Oakley.

It's going to be a busy weekend in Boystown, for North Halsted Market days Saturday and Sunday. Several blocks of Halsted will be filled with four music stages, food, art and more.

Fest for Beatles Fans - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

Fans of the fab Four won't want to miss the fest for Beatles fans at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, now through Sunday. Events include the fest's house band and other musical guests in concert, a giant Beatles marketplace and the fab-oratory Beatles experimental zone!

Kite Festival - Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe

The Chicago Botanic Garden hosts its annual Kite Festival Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch soaring stunt-kite performances set to music! You can also make your own kite at the kite-making workshop and then watch it fly during public fly time!

Arlington Million - Arlington International Race Course

And, they're off - at Arlington International Race Course for the Arlington Million on Saturday. In addition to an exciting race, the Cubs championship trophy will be there along with live music and opening ceremonies with Jim Cornelison doing the national anthem.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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