Want to know what’s happening this weekend in Chicago? Look no further. There’s a whole calendar of exciting events, exhibits, and activities taking place all over the city during Memorial Day weekend. This weekend, don’t miss exhilarating live sports, major concerts, jaw-dropping art exhibits, the start of festival season, and so much more.

Check out just a few of the top things to do this weekend in Chicago, May 27 – 30, 2022. Please note that all events are subject to change.

Chicago Friday Night Flights – Gallagher Way
May 27
Chicago Friday Night Flights – Gallagher Way

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with Chicago Friday Night Flights! Our sixth season starts with our largest event of the year featuring 36 breweries…

Friday May 27, 2022
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
Sueños Chicago
May 28 – May 29
Sueños Chicago

This Memorial Weekend on May 28th & 29th, the first-ever Sueños Chicago will take place at the historic Grant Park. With over 15+ Reggaeton &…

Saturday May 28, 2022 — Sunday May 29, 2022
Grant Park
337 E Randolph St
Mole de Mayo
May 27 – May 29
Mole de Mayo

ART, MUSICA, LUCHA LIBRE, & MUCHO MOLE Being held at Ashland and 18th Street in Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood, the 13th annual Mole de Mayo festival will feature…

Friday May 27, 2022 — Sunday May 29, 2022
Ashland Ave. & W. 18th St.
Ashland Ave. & W. 18th St.
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
May28
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival

Celebrate the beginning of summer in the city at the 37th annual Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival, on Sheffield Avenue between Roscoe and Belmont, May 28-29 from…

Saturday May 28, 2022
3200 N. Sheffield
3200 N. Sheffield
Chicago Dance Month kick off
May28
Chicago Dance Month Kick-Off Celebration

Chicago Dance Month kicks off with an opening celebration featuring a variety of performances from Chicago’s dance community. Featuring performances by Chicago Tap Theater, Chicago Repertory…

Saturday May 28, 2022
Navy Pier Lake Stage
699-601 E Grand Ave Chicago
Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs
May28
Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs

Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs, May 28, 6:15PM.

Saturday May 28, 2022
Guaranteed Rate Field
333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
Chicago Red Stars Pride Game
May28
Chicago Red Stars Pride Game

The Chicago Red Stars, the city's women's professional soccer team are hosting their annual Pride Game on May 28th.

South Loop

Event details
Saturday May 28, 2022
Chicago Fire Football Club
7000 S Harlem Ave
Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours
May 27
Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours

Building Tours reveal the storied history of the landmark Chicago Cultural Center – offered year round on Thursdays and Fridays at 1:15pm. Tours are FREE…

Thursday May 26, 2022 — Friday December 30, 2022
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Carry us forward: new works by Banks Performance Project and Winifred Haun & Dancers
May 27 – 28
Carry us forward: new works by Banks Performance Project and Winifred Haun & Dancers

Winifred Haun & Dancers and Banks Performance Project will present a shared dance concert of new works at the Hamilton Park Cultural Center in Englewood…

Friday May 27, 2022
Hamilton Park Cultural Center (Englewood)
513 W 72nd St
Michelle Wolf
May26
Michelle Wolf

The Den Theatre is pleased to present Emmy Award-nominated comedian Michelle Wolf. On the heels of her most recent Netflix special, Michelle Wolf: Joke Show, Wolf is hitting the…

Thursday May 26, 2022
The Den Theatre
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Deftones & Gojira
May27
Deftones & Gojira

Deftones & Gojira will perform live at Huntington Bank Pavilion on May 27, 2022.

Friday May 27, 2022
Huntington Bank Pavilion
The World Within: Dazzling Interiors™ Tour of the Loop
May 27
The World Within: Dazzling Interiors™ Tour of the Loop

Everyone does a boat tour when they visit Chicago. But as fun as that is, it’s a very tiny sliver of what Chicago has to…

Sunday May 22, 2022 — Sunday December 18, 2022
Inside Chicago Walking Tours
Starting location given upon ticket purchase
Coldplay & H.E.R.
May28
Coldplay & H.E.R.

Coldplay, the Grammy-winning band, will embark on a big world tour in 2022 to promote their new album, 'Music of the Spheres.' The North American…

Saturday May 28, 2022
Paint Like van Gogh at Immersive Van Gogh
May29
Paint Like van Gogh at Immersive Van Gogh

Lighthouse Immersive presents Paint Like van Gogh at Immersive Van Gogh. Learn from local artist and art studio owner Talia Prilutsky and paint your own…

Sunday May 29, 2022
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
New Found Glory, Four Year Strong & Be Well
May28
New Found Glory, Four Year Strong & Be Well

New Found Glory, Four Year Strong & Be Well will perform live at Riviera Theatre on May 28, 2022.

Saturday May 28, 2022
The Riveria Theater
4746 N Racine Ave
Salonen Conducts Ravel & Stravinsky
May26
Salonen Conducts Ravel & Stravinsky

Esa-Pekka Salonen takes listeners on a voyage through astonishing terrains, from Ravel’s exquisite setting of Perrault’s fairy tales to Stravinsky’s 1940s “war symphony,” with its…

Thursday May 26, 2022
Chicago Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave
Ray LaMontagne at The Chicago Theatre
May27
Ray LaMontagne at The Chicago Theatre

Ray LaMontagne, a folk singer-songwriter, has scheduled a massive U.S. tour for 2022 to promote his new album 'Monovision.' The 24-date trek takes place in…

Friday May 27, 2022
The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State
The Magnolia Ballet
May 27 – 30
The Magnolia Ballet

Ezekiel is a Black teenager with a secret that threatens to destroy his already broken home. He’s haunted by the ghosts of racism, homophobia, and…

Sunday May 22, 2022 — Saturday June 11, 2022
The Den Theatre
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Nick Cave: Forothermore
May 27 – 30
Nick Cave: Forothermore

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the first career-spanning retrospective of the internationally renowned Chicagoan Nick Cave (American, b. 1959), an artist celebrated for…

Saturday May 14, 2022 — Sunday October 2, 2022
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
To Kill A Mockingbird
May 27 – 29
To Kill A Mockingbird

All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD…

Tuesday May 17, 2022 — Sunday May 29, 2022
Teatro Zinzanni
May 27 – 30
Teatro Zinzanni

It has been a long couple of years of dreams delayed and hopes dashed, but it’s time to move from “What if?” to “Let’s find…

Sunday May 15, 2022
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Cezanne
May 27 – 30
Cézanne

The new exhibit, curated with London’s Tate Modern, celebrates the expansive works of Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. The exhibit will feature 90 oil paintings, 40 works on paper, and sketchbooks from the artist, who is regarded as a source of influence for later greats like Monet and Picasso.

Sunday May 15, 2022 Monday September 5, 2022

Art Institute of Chicago

Flourish: The Garden at 50
May 27 – 30
Flourish: The Garden at 50

The Chicago Botanic Garden has experienced extraordinary growth over the last five decades and it is marking its 50th birthday in 2022 with Flourish: The…

North Suburbs

Event details
Friday May 13, 2022 — Sunday September 25, 2022
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.

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