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Weekend Alert: July 25-27

Chicago River

July's almost over, can you believe it? The fun marches on in Chicago nevertheless, including this weekend's stellar events and attractions. Make sure you get out and enjoy them!


Zoovies - Lincoln Park Zoo's Wild Take on Movie Night

Lincoln Park Zoo

It's movie night. You have some freshly popped popcorn ready, an ice cold soda in hand, and a couple boxes of candy as you look upon the silver screen next to your friends, family, and some flamingos ... Flamingos? I'll explain.


Two Cute Children's Boutiques on Damen Avenue

Red Balloon Co.

Chicago's Damen Avenue is a wonderful stretch of cafes, restaurants and boutiques that promise unique clothing, accessories and more. Two children's boutiques, within walking distance of one another, are go-to spots if you're looking for quality children's clothing, accessories and toys that bring fashion and style down to a kid's level. Personalized service and kid-centered events make the shopping experience easier for parents and fun for all. 


Great Music, Eats and Gardens - Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Festival

Street fest, check. Live music, check. Gardens, check.

Possibly the greatest street festival in Chicago, the Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Festival,  is taking place in Lincoln Park this weekend, July 19th and 20th.  This is the 46th year that residents of Lincoln Park have opened their gardens up to the public for your viewing pleasure.


It’s AShore Thing at Navy Pier - Parade of Boats

AShore Thing

It's been asked by the greatest poet of our generation, Drake, "Oh you fancy, huh?" If you answered this question with the Iggy Azalea's, "I'm so fancy," well it just so happens one of the fanciest events this summer, AShore Thing, is taking place this weekend, July 19th at Navy Pier.

Aside from the shameless pop music references, everyone should Visit AShore Thing this Saturday, hosted by Michigan Avenue Magazine and the Chicago Yacht Club. Be at the official


The Perfect Beach Day

North Avenue Beach

Okay Chicago, say it with me now: summer.

Finally, I think the nice weather is here to stay, and that could only mean one thing: it's beach season! (Pause for applause) We made it. Now that it's finally time to hit up the beach, here are a couple of my guidelines for the perfect beach day.


Chicago Dragon Boat Race For Literacy

Dragon Boat Race

This Saturday, June 28th, The Chicago Dragon Boat Race For Literacy, one of the most unique cultural events of the city, will take place at Ping Tom Memorial Park (300 West 19th Street).


Weekend Alert: June 27-29

Chicago

The gloomy weather this week has been a bit of a buzzkill, yes, but the forecast is projecting some hot, hot weather this weekend! Why not celebrate some true summer weather by getting outside and checking out these cool events around the city, including a race of dragons and some praiseworthy music. You won't be disappointed!


Weekend Alert: June 20-22

Buckingham Fountain

This weekend, we can finally say summer is officially upon us. Celebrate the start of the summer solstice with some great events happening around Chicago. Get to it!


10 Reasons to Visit Chicago This Summer

10 Reasons to Visit Chicago-1

Some of the world's best dining, shopping, attractions, architecture and hotels can be found right here in Chicago. From first-rate theater and museums to iconic sports teams and landmarks galore, Chicago is the only destination you need to consider for the perfect summer getaway.


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