ABC 7's Roz Varon has plenty of fun suggestions for this weekend!
Bud Billiken Parade - KING DR., Bronzeville to Washington Park
The 90th annual Bud Billiken Parade steps off at 10 this morning from 35th and King Drive, heading south for 2 miles to Washington Park. The largest African-American parade in the world, it's a celebration of Chicago's youth, just before the school year begins. Colorful floats, marching bands, dance and drill teams from across the world will be delighting crowds along the route. Be sure to look for the ABC 7 team, or watch the live broadcast today!
Ginza Holiday - Midwest Buddhist Temple
The 75th annual Ginza Holiday continues today and tomorrow at Midwest Buddhist Temple. This Japanese cultural festival features Japanese folk dance, Taiko drumming, traditional crafts, Japanese pottery, origami, authentic cuisine, bonsai displays and more!
Retro on Roscoe - Roscoe Village
It's a blast from the past at the annual Retro on Roscoe festival, continuing today and tomorrow at Roscoe and Damen. Three stages will feature oldies and throw-backs, along with today's music. Enjoy local eateries, artisans, a kids area and and antique and classic car show!
Made in Chicago Market - Plumbers Hall
Shop local and hand-made at the Made in Chicago Market, today from 10 to 5 at Plumbers Hall on West Washington Boulevard. From clothing to candles, stationary to snacks, all vendors are based locally - the market also features local food and drinks and workshop!
If you're looking for a road trip this weekend, hop on I-55 and head to Springfield for the Illinois State Fair!
Illinois State Fair - Springfield
From carnival rides to livestock exhibitions and plenty of food, there's something for everyone! Grandstand headliners include Bad Company with Foghat, Pentatonix, Snoop Dogg & Friends, and Reba McEntire closing night, Sunday the 18th.
Northalsted Market Days - Halsted, Belmont to Addison
Northalsted Market Days is back, today and tomorrow on Halsted between Belmont and Addison! This summer celebration in Boystown features live music on four stages, 200-pluse unique vendors, arts, crafts, food, drinks, dancing and more!
Veggie Fest - Danada South Park, Lisle
You'll find good food and healthy living at Veggie Fest Chicago, today and tomorrow in Lisle! One of the largest vegetarian/vegan food and wellness fests in the country, Veggie Fest features an international food court, food demos, a yoga tent and live music.
Festival Cubano - Riis Park
And the 10th annual Festival Cubano continues today and tomorrow in Riis Park at Fullerton and Narragansett. Enjoy dozens of carnival rides, an incredible line up of live music including the Buena Vista Social Club, music and dance workshops, hand-rolled cigars and classic vintage cars! Have a great weekend everybody!
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