Diane Pathieu's Weekender Report

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024 1:13AM
Diane Pathieu's Weekender Report
Diane Pathieu takes a look at what's going on in the city and suburbs.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Here's plenty happening around the Chicago area this weekend!

Long Grove Chocolate Fest - Long Grove

The Chocolate Fest is back in Long Grove! This the iconic fest welcomes thousands of chocolate fans from around the region. This cocoa-crazed event includes three days of chocolate-infused foods, drinks and chocolate experiences plus live music, shopping and family-friendly activities.

Chicago Mayfest - Chicago

Chicago's popular Mayfest kicks off the summer festival season in the historic district of Lincoln Park at Armitage and Sheffield. It is the 27th season for the fest! Expect music on two stages, delicious food, drinks, art and interactive experiences! There's even a family carnival area, so bring the kids!

Uptown Farmers Market - Chicago

The Uptown Farmers Market is in full swing! Every Wednesday from now until Nov. 6, residents can meet with local food producers from across the Midwest and shop for fruits, veggies, cheese, nuts and more! Plus, there is a $25 raffle every week.

Skokie Festival of Cultures - Skokie

Celebrate Skokie's Diversity with their Festival of Cultures! The opening ceremony kicks off on Saturday afternoon with music, dancing, food, booths, vendors, a famous flag display and more. This annual event began in 1991 and has grown from 14 cultures showcased to now more than 30 cultures and 25 thousand visitors!

Irish American Heritage Center Performances - Chicago

The Irish American Heritage Center presents the triumphant return of The Irish Soldiers of Mexico. This premier folk music group specializes in Mexican "SON" music bringing vibrant culture in the form of music and dance!

American Writers Festival - Chicago

The Second American Writers Festival will take place this Sunday at the Harold Washington Library Center. This literary festival will include multiple stages and feature several leading authors, poets, artists and playwrights. There will be programs for all ages including panels and discussions, and much more. This event is free!

Chicago Maritime Museum - Bridgeport

Chicago Maritime Museum in Bridgeport is debuting two new permanent exhibits, the most significant additions to galleries since museum opened.

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month - Chicago

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Heritage Museum of Asian Art! There is something going on all month long, on this weekend you can take a paper-cutting workshop on Saturday and on Sunday immerse yourself in the captivating arts of Asia by sketching in their gallery! All materials will be provided!