Oh yes, that sweet, sweet respite from the work week is nearly here. I can feel it. How about you?
Need an idea or six of what to do in Chicago this weekend? No fear, we have you covered.
The annual BenFest is a super-sized block party and one of the longest-running family festivals in the city. Much more unique compared to other community events, BenFest brings more than 5,000 residents, friends and St. Benedict parishioners together for live entertainment, a huge menu and beverage selection, and family fun for any age. Head to Leavitt St. and Irving Park Rd. to check it out!
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS. KANSAS CITY ROYALS (7/17-19)
Take yourself out to the ballgame this weekend to see the Chicago White Sox take on last season's World Series runners-up Kansas City Royals for a three-game slate at U.S. Cellular Field. It's sure to be a dandy of a series with these two division rivals. It's all part of the 2005 World Championship Reunion Weekend, too, with members of that historic squad attending the activities for a victory tour. To find out more, including what special collectibles fans can receive, check out our blog post.
PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL (7/17-19)
The 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival celebrates 10 years this summer at Chicago's Union Park. One of the coolest music festivals in the city, Pitchfork offers one of the most diverse, exciting lineups of artists today. It's just a fun party through and through. Tickets are unfortunately all sold out, but hey, maybe you've got a friend who can't go that's willing to help a brother or sister out...
CHICAGO CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL (7/18-19)
Perhaps no enterprises are hotter in Chicago than breweries right now, with new ones seemingly popping up every month or two. At the Chicago Craft Beer Festival in Lincoln Park, you can get an ample sampling of the fruits of their labor. More than 100 craft beers are showcased at the fourth annual festival, from breweries such as Lagunitas Brewing Company, Goose Island and Vice District Brewing.
SOUTHPORT ART & MUSIC FEST (7/18-19)
The Southport Corridor in Lakeview is one of the city's very best stretches for shopping and nightlife. You'll understand why when you attend the Southport Art & Music Festvial, which fesatures an assorted mix of fine art by day and big beats at night. Enjoy strolling along picturesque tree-lined streets as you take in the fabulous wares, games, activities and more.
CHINATOWN SUMMER FAIR (7/19)
This annual fair in one of Chicago's most diverse neighborhoods attracts tens of thousands to celebrate Far East beauty and culture. Experience the cool sights of the Dragon & Lion Dance Procession, Chinese dance and martial arts demonstrations, and other musical acts. Dine on delicious cuisine and pick up a unique piece of Chinese art.