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Labor Day Weekend is upon us, so enjoy that extra day off work and fill your schedule with some of these fantastic events, including the Chicago Jazz Festival that'll close the outdoor music festival circuit in style.

AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (8/29-9/1)

African Festival of the Arts

Immerse yourself in this four-day celebration of African culture and heritage in Washington Park. The 25th annual African Festival of the Arts will have more than 300 vendors and artisans from Africa and the African Diaspora presenting artifacts, textiles, traditional crafts and museum quality art. Enjoy the global arch of African influenced food, music, and dance traditions during an entertainment rich, family-focused celebration. Be sure to check out our guide for more information about the festival.

 

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL (8/28-31)

Chicago Jazz Festival

See headliners like Terence Blanchard, Dave Holland and Cécile McLorin Salvant take the stage at this, the oldest of Chicago's free lakefront music festivals and the largest of its kind in the world. For a full rundown of some of the Chicago Jazz Festival's biggest names performing, visit our blog.

 

NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL (8/29-31)


See the best in electronic, hip hop, jam band, indie rock and more at the North Coast Music Festival over Labor Day weekend in Union Park. The eclectic mix brings together music fans of all kinds of genres, celebrating their love for music. Headliners like Bassnectar, Kid Cudi and the OG himself, Snoop Dogg, will get Chicago jumping. You don't want to miss this.

 

REMIX CHICAGO (8/30-31)

Remix Chicago

Our city's recycled art fair returns in 2014 to Logan Square, celebrating re-purposed arts and crafts, informative workshops, kid's activities, unique food vendors, and live music from indie bands. We go more in-depth on our blog, be sure to see some of the highlights this year.

 

ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL (8/31)

Funny or Die presents the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival August 31 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre! Featuring Sarah Silverman, Brody Stevens, Chris Hardwick, Michael Che, Chris D'Elia, Amy Schumer, Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, and Jim Jefferies.

Photos Courtesy of Adam Alexander; African Festival of the Arts; Special Events Management