ABC 7's Roz Varon has plenty of fun suggestions for this weekend!
Chicago Memorial Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony
The Chicago Memorial Day Parade steps off tomorrow at noon at State and Lake, traveling south to Van Buren. The parade is preceded by the Wreath Laying Ceremony at 11:00 am on Daley Plaza.
Bike the Drive - Lake Shore Drive
Memorial Day weekend is also the weekend for Bike the Drive - a 5 hour stretch Sunday morning from 5:30 to 10:30 when no cars, only bikes are allowed along the 30 miles of Lake Shore Drive!
Mayfestiversary - 1800 W. Cuyler, Ravenswood
Since this is the unofficial kick-off to summer, there are a lot of festivals this weekend, including Mayfestiversary in Ravenswood! Today and tomorrow, enjoy good food, live music and beer from more than a dozen local breweries, along with fun activities for kids and adults!
Live on the Lake - Navy Pier
The summer season starts now here at Navy Pier! Live on the Lake, their free summer concerts will be held various Saturday and Sundays through September 2nd and the fabulous fireworks displays begin Saturday night and continue every Saturday and Wednesday night to Labor Day!
St. Charles Fine Art Show - Downtown St. Charles
On the art beat, the St. Charles Fine Art Show is Saturday and Sunday at Riverside and Main in Downtown St. Charles. Original works from nearly 100 artists in mediums from jewelry and art to sculpture and wood will be featured at this popular show.
Chicago Philharmonic & Cirque de la Symphonie - Harris Theatre
And on the music beat the Chicago Philharmonic & Cirque de la Symphonie is a fantastic blend of incredible music and spectacle! See aerialists perform super-human feats choreographed to cinematic scores! It's at the Harris Theatre at Millennium Park Sunday evening at 7:30.
Mole de Mayo - Pilsen
It's the 10th anniversary for Pilsen's Mole de Mayo going on through Sunday at 18th and Ashland. Local chefs and restaurants compete for the best mole! They'll have other tasty food vendors, live entertainment, an open-air market and the Lucha Libre wrestling ring!
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival - Sheffield, Belmont to Roscoe
The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival is one of the first big fests of the season! This popular Lakeview party features top tribute bands on two stages, great food, drinks, artisans and karaoke! Hours are 11 am to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Red White and Bar-B-Q - Westmont
The Red White and Bar-B-Q Barbeque festival and competition continues today and tomorrow at Ty Warner Park in Westmont! Sample from some of the best barbeque vendors in the Midwest, along with craft beers, an all ages carnival and free live music.
Barrington Art Festival - Downtown Barrington
The tenth annual Barrington Art Festival is back at Cook and Station Streets Saturday and Sunday. More than 130 juried artists from around the world will feature works in ceramics, glass, sculpture and jewelry - they'll also have live music and kid-friendly activities.
Randolph Street Market - 1300-block of West Randolph
And the Randolph Street Market is back with a vintage Garden Party, Saturday and Sunday along the 1300-block of West Randolph! Vendors from the Midwest and beyond bring the best vintage, antique, art, indie designer and global goods along with great food and drinks! Have a great, and safe holiday weekend everybody!
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