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Chicago, we've got a healthy amount of festivals headed your way this weekend. Make sure you have plenty of energy for food and music, and lots of it! Also, don't forget to check out the grand opening of a gallery celebrating a beloved children's book author and illustrator.

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CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL (6/13-15)

Chicago Blues Festival

Legendary musicians Bettye LaVette, Aaron Neville and Dr. John are headlining this year's Chicago Blues Festival at Grant Park, the largest free blues festival in the world! Make sure to also catch the Celebrate Centennial of John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson featuring The Siegel-Schwall Blues Band with Sam Lay, Billy Boy Arnold, Marcella Detroit, Billy Branch and Omar Coleman.

PUERTO RICAN PEOPLE'S DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL (6/12-15)

Puerto Rican Day Parade

Chicago's Fiesta Puertorriqueñas held in Humboldt Park is one of the largest Latin events in the nation. It's four days of fun, food, festivities and all things Puerto Rico. This community-wide gathering celebrates rich Puerto Rican culture with lively music, authentic cuisine, arts & crafts, carnival rides and more. Don't miss the annual Puerto Rican People's Parade on Division Street, starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 14.

SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL (6/13-15)

Spring Awakening

DROP. THE BEAT. That's the moment you and 100,000 other people go nuts as headliners Tiësto, Diplo and Kaskade turn Soldier Field into a giant dance club, playing their latest and greatest EDM hits. Warning: with new stage designs and even bigger production, side effects will most definitely include a blown mind.

THE ART OF DR. SEUSS GALLERY GRAND OPENING (6/14-15)

Dr. Seuss Gallery

One of the most beloved and bestselling children's authors of all time, Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) now has a special space dedicated to his life's work in Water Tower Place. The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery is the first of its kind, celebrating Dr. Seuss' famous works like Green Eggs and Ham and Cat in the Hat - head downtown on Saturday for the gallery's grand opening, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

6 CORNERS BBQ FEST (6/14-15)

6 corners bbq fest

What better way to celebrate Father's Day than by chowing down on some delicious, mouth-watering ribs with dad? Local restaurants congregate to serve some great summer classics like ribs, burgers and hot dogs, while professional wrestling, a pop-up theater and an amateur cook-off provide entertaining diversions.

 

(Photo credits: Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events; Spring Awakening Music Festival; Relevant Communications, LLC; Big Buzz Idea Group)