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Design Harvest - September 20th-21st

Design Harvest

Calling all designers and design enthusiasts! Design Harvest, a West Town design and arts festival, will be hitting the street today and tomorrow. The best local home and garden designers will come together to create a design marketplace that locals and visitors of West Town can come and enjoy. The design objects on display will range from vintage and antique, to environmentally-conscious modern. Many of the objects have been recycled, re-used, and redesigned so that you can enjoy them today


Chow Down at the 2nd Annual Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest This Weekend

Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest

Taco booth upon taco booth will be lining up on Southport Avenue for the second annual Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest! This weekend, September 20-21 will be the second showcase for the Taco Fest, and man are we happy.


Weekend Alert: September 19-21

Fall Aerial

It's the first official weekend of the fall! Chicago's got some fantastic cultural events for you to enjoy, including the return of EXPO Chicago, a free concert from the CSO, huge headliners at Common's AAHH! Fest, and more. Throw on that windbreaker and have yourself a ball. 


Five Fun Parent/Teen Adventures in Chicago

Weekend Alert - Blog - Chicago Fall

Now that I'm officially the mother of a teenager (yikes!) I'm constantly on the lookout for fun activities that give us a chance to bond. I firmly believe that families that take the time to participate in fun new activities together are the families that experience (at least a little bit less) teenage drama. Here are five fun Chicago adventures that will give you a chance to laugh and play once again with your kid (trapped inside the body of a teenager).

 


Midnight Circus Returns This Fall

Midnight Circus

One of my favorite acts in Chicago is coming to a park near you this September and October! Midnight Circus is a group of immensely talented performers that travel from park to park in this great city to put on a first class show all while bringing communities together.


Falling into Fall: Five Things on Our Family Fun Radar

Fall Chicago - Blog

It's never easy to say goodbye to summer. No more lazy days at the beach, no more diving into our local swimming pool. The kids are back in school and the days become busier than ever. Thankfully, fall is one of the best seasons in the city, offering hundreds of opportunity for family fun. Here are five things we're looking forward to this autumn in Chicago.


The Perfect Fall Day Trip: Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

I can't think of a better way to celebrate fall than to set off on a ziplining adventure high up in the treetops, where the fall colors are literally in your face. With eight different zip lines high up in the trees, five sky bridges, three spiral stairways and a one-of-a-kind "floating" double helix stairway, Lake Geneva Canopy Tours offer a truly one-of-a-kind leaf peeping experience.


Remix Chicago - Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair

Remix Chicago

With the success of 2013's Remix Chicago, Chicago's Recycled Art Fair will be making its second go around this Labor Day weekend! I guess you could say it's been recycled. Okay, all dumb jokes aside, this unique arts festival is a great time for all ages!


Check out the African Festival of the Arts This Weekend!

African Festival of the Arts

Chicago is no stranger to cultural festivals, but one of the largest and best of the summer will be taking place this weekend, and it is a must see. The African Festival of the Arts is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is expecting a well over 300,000 people to visit the historic Washington Park to take on all of the festivities celebrating the African cluture.


Weekend Alert: August 22-24

Chicago Dancing Festival

Chicago, we may be in the dog days of summer, but don't let that you miss out on some really special events this weekend. Food, drinks and live entertainment abound. Get your culture on with the Chicago Dancing Festival, or get rowdy at the Bacon, Sports & Beer Celebration. The choice, as always, is entirely yours.


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