Chicago Riverwalk to host weekend events for downtown workers, families

A new part of the Chicago Riverwalk, from State Street to Clark Street, is expected to open on Saturday. (WLS)

Chicago's Riverwalk will be a busy place this weekend as the city announced a schedule of events including music, food and activities for downtown workers and families Wednesday.

The events will be along the waterfront from LaSalle to Lake Shore Drive Friday-Sunday. There will also be boat tours and drink specials at some Riverwalk vendors on Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday, June 24
Friends of the River Wilderness boat tour

Thursday, June 25
Food and drink specials from various vendors with live music at O'Brien Riverwalk Cafe

Friday, June 26
Loop Office Party - Downtown Worker Appreciation Day: Vendors will offer various food and drink specials. A Hawaiian luau pig roast will be held at the Island Party Hut, 355. E. Riverwalk South, at 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 27: Family Day
-Fleet Feet Sports is providing a Hydration Station on the Riverwalk from 6:30-9 a.m. to promote the Magnificent Mile Women's Half Marathon and 5K
-Yoga by the East Bank Club at Island Party Hut at 9 a.m.
-Family activities from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., which include a balloon artist, face painters and arts and crafts
-Art and activities with the Chicago Loop Alliance near Wabash, which will include a plant sale and mural painting from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
-Family music performances at The Cove between Dearborn and Clark from noon-5 p.m.
-Boat run and bridge lifts along the river at 1 p.m.
-Hawaiian luau pig roast with live music at Island Party Hut at 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 28
Urban Kayak river clean-up event

For more information, visit the Chicago Riverwalk's website.

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