Roz Varon's Weekender Report

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Saturday, September 16, 2023 4:52PM
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Ribfest continues this weekend at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, and Mexican Independence Day celebrations are underway.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- It's another weekend filled with festivals, including a big food festival in the western suburbs.

Ribfest at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton

It's a new location and a new time of year for Ribfest, put on by the Exchange Club of Naperville. This tasty, foodie fundraiser is now at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. It runs through Sunday.

Mexican Independence Day Parade on 26th Street in Little Village

This is the first time the 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade will actually be held on Mexican Independence Day, Saturday September 16! The parade's theme, Tu Mexico, Tu Chicago will focus on culture and identity on each state in Mexico! The parade will step off at noon on Saturday along 26th Street from Albany to Kostner.

Englewood Jazz Festival in Hamilton Park

The Englewood Jazz Festival continues through Saturday in Hamilton Park. This free festival's mission is to increase the musical resources of the community, and connect the past to the present through music and art.

Ravenswood Art Walk - Ravenswood

This is one of the many galleries that will be featured in the Ravenswood Art Walk on Saturday and Sunday, along Ravenswood Avenue from Lawrence to Irving! They'll also have open studios, pop-up performances, an outdoor arts market, live music, food trucks and a beer garden!

Clink Festival at the Bridgeport Art Center

Clink Festival will be held on Sunday at the Bridgeport Art Center. This wine and spirits festival highlights Women, Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the industry with more than 50 brands, 20 makers and 10 chefs. This is an age 21 and older event.

Monster Jam at the Allstate Arena

If you like your entertainment large and loud, Monster Jam is back tonight through Sunday at the Allstate Arena! Special features include Monster Jam Trackside, an hour before the event to see driver interviews and behind the scenes with the pit crew. There's also a Pit Party before the show and a driver and a driver meet and greet after the show. Tickets are required.

Clue: A Walking Mystery, extended through October 31

And on the interactive theatre beat, Clue: A Walking Mystery has been so popular, it's been extended to October 31! "Detectives" meet at Block 37 on North State Street where they're given a map to gather clues and solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy! I'm going with Col. Mustard with the knife in the kitchen!!

Hamilton at the Nederlander Theatre

On the theatre beat Hamilton is back in town at the Nederlander Theatre. If you missed it last time, you're not throwin' away your shot this time! It's here through December 30.

Bavarian Block Party in the West Loop

The West Loop will host its first sober-friendly Oktoberfest today and tomorrow at Fulton and Sangamon, with great food, music and kids' activities!

Edgewater Arts Festival on Granville Avenue at Broadway

The Edgewater Arts Festival is today and tomorrow on Granville between Broadway and Sheridan. Celebrate the neighborhood's vibrant art culture, with artists' demonstrations, live music and family friendly activities.