Want to know what’s happening this weekend in Chicago? Look no further. Chicago is fully reopened and there’s a whole calendar of exciting events, exhibits, and activities taking place all over the city. This weekend, you can catch the final lakefront fireworks show of the year, attend one of the city’s biggest food festivals, check out a neighborhood cultural celebration, admire stunning architecture on a river cruise, and so much more.

Check out just a few of the top things to do this weekend in Chicago, Sept. 24 – 26.

Chicago Gourmet
Sep 1 – Sep 30
Chicago Gourmet

In 2021, Chicago Gourmet is reunited, and it tastes so good! All September, join top chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists for a month of deliciousness. From…

Wednesday September 1, 2021 — Thursday September 30, 2021
Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Sep 25 – Sep 26
Hyde Park Jazz Festival

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is a collaborative platform dedicated to supporting the presentation and ongoing development of jazz, particularly on the South Side of…

Saturday September 25, 2021 — Sunday September 26, 2021
Hyde Park
2021 Puerto Rican Festival of Chicago
Sep26
2021 Puerto Rican Festival of Chicago

THE PUERTO RICAN FESTIVAL OF CHICAGO IS AN INCLUSIVE NONPARTISAN ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO PROMOTING THE CULTURE, ART, AND VALUES OF THE PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITY THROUGH…

Sunday September 26, 2021
Humboldt Park
1400 N. Humboldt Dr
Oktoberfest Chicago
Sep26
Oktoberfest Chicago

Pull on your Lederhosen and polka on down to Oktoberfest Chicago next weekend, Friday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 26, at St. Alphonsus church in…

Sunday September 26, 2021
St. Alphonsus Church
1429 W. Wellington
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Sep25
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Sep 25, 1:20PM. Tickets are on sale at TicketNetwork

Saturday September 25, 2021
Wrigley Field
Chicago Water Lantern Festival
Sep25
Chicago Water Lantern Festival

Water Lantern Festival is back! Chicago Water Lantern Festival is coming up on September 25th, 2021! Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY! Water…

Saturday September 25, 2021
South Lagoon in Lincoln Park
2045 N Lincoln Park W
Andersonville Homecoming
Sep 26 – Sep 26
Andersonville Homecoming

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce Andersonville Homecoming, a three-night, two-day outdoor festival featuring live entertainment, local artisans and merchants, food…

Sunday September 26, 2021 — Sunday September 26, 2021
Clark St. between Catalpa Ave. and Summerdale Ave.
Chicago LIVE! Again at Navy Pier
Sep 24 – Sep 25
Chicago LIVE! Again at Navy Pier

Chicago LIVE Again! runs with back-to-back performances the likes of which haven’t been seen in the city in more than a year—and never before in the one place—5-8 p.m.  Friday, September 24, and noon-9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 25.

Join us in celebrating the return of live performance and the brilliant artists—onstage and backstage—finally doing what they do best. Be sure you’re there to welcome them back. See you at the Pier!

Friday September 24, 2021 Saturday September 25, 2021

Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.

ChiTown Movies Drive-In Theatre
Sept. 24 – 26
ChiTown Movies Drive-In Theatre

A fun and safe outdoor movie experience every night at ChiTown Movies! Enjoy blockbuster and classic movies under the stars at our permanent drive-in located…

Sunday September 26, 2021 — Friday December 31, 2021
Chitown Movies
2343 S throop St
International Latino Theatre Festival
Sep 23 – Oct 17
International Latino Theatre Festival

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the citywide annual DESTINOS: Chicago International Latino Theater Festival is back for its fourth outing ready to showcase…

Thursday September 23, 2021 — Sunday October 17, 2021
Citywide
Urban Kayak tours
Sept. 24 – 26
Urban Kayak tours

Explore the Chicago River or lakefront on these kayaking tours for all levels. Choose from historic tours, sunset tours, and more.

Friday May 28, 2021 Saturday September 4, 2021

Urban Kayaks
Chicago Riverwalk & Monroe Harbor

The Lincoln Lodge
Sept. 24 – 26
The Lincoln Lodge

The Lincoln Lodge stand-up comedy and variety showcase plays every Friday and Saturday night in Chicago's glamorous Logan Square! In addition to The Lodge's rotating…

Saturday September 25, 2021
The Lincoln Lodge Theater
2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chinatown Lunch Tour
Sept. 25
Chinatown Lunch Tour

On our #1 TripAdvisor Rated Chinatown Adventure, you’ll enjoy seated dining at five restaurants and bakeries featuring upscale Chinese recipes while navigating Chicago’s historic Chinatown…

Sunday September 26, 2021 — Tuesday November 30, 2021
Chinatown
2200 S. Wentworth
Gateway to the West Loop Food Tour
Sept. 25
Gateway to the West Loop Food Tour

On our #1 TripAdvisor Rated Gateway To The West Loop Food Tour, you’ll experience an impressive introduction and subsequent deep dive into the West Loop’s…

Sunday September 26, 2021 — Tuesday November 30, 2021
West Loop
Washington & Morgan
Breakfast with the Animals at Lincoln Park Zoo
Sep25
Breakfast with the Animals at Lincoln Park Zoo

“Breakfast with Animals,” a 10-event series occurring across the nation from June until September, will allow families to start their day off right by eating…

Saturday September 25, 2021
Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway
Downtown Interior Architecture Walking Tour (“The World Within”)
Sept. 25
Downtown Interior Architecture Walking Tour (“The World Within”)

Did you know that the #1-ranked tour in Chicago out of 340+ on TripAdvisor is a woman-owned small business consisting of ONLY ONE full-time employee…

Saturday September 25, 2021 — Saturday December 18, 2021
Inside Chicago Walking Tours
Starting location given upon ticket purchase
Chicago Avant-Garde
Sept. 24 – 26
Chicago Avant-Garde

Chicago Avant-Garde puts the spotlight on Chicago as a site of historic, boundary-pushing experimentation in art, literature, and dance. At the center of the exhibition…

Tuesday September 28, 2021 — Thursday December 30, 2021
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture
Sept. 24 – 26
Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture

Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture is a new exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Center honoring the late Chicago architect and style icon. Get to know…

Friday July 23, 2021 — Sunday October 31, 2021
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright
Sept. 24 – 26
Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright

Wrightwood 659 presents Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright, a dual exhibition exploring two of these architects’ long-demolished masterpieces: Louis H.…

Saturday September 25, 2021 — Saturday November 27, 2021
Wrightwood 659
659 W. Wrightwood Avenue
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour
Sept. 24 – 26
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour

Discover Chicago's world-famous architecture and dramatic history on Shoreline Sightseeing's Architecture River Tour, named as TripAdvisor's #1 Travel experience in the United states for 2020.…

Monday September 27, 2021 — Tuesday November 30, 2021
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier 66 North Streeter Drive
Neon and Light Museum
Sept. 24 – 26
Neon and Light Museum

The new Neon and Light Museum pop-up invites guests to stand in, under and around some seventy professional neon and light-based sculptures in a dazzling…

Thursday September 9, 2021 — Sunday October 31, 2021
Neon and Light Museum
325 West Huron
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Sep 27 – Nov 25
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard

Gallery Guichard, the most notable and respected gallery in Bronzeville — the largest African American art district in the country — is located on the…

Monday September 27, 2021 — Thursday November 25, 2021
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Reeling Film Festival
Sept. 24 – 26
Reeling Film Festival

Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival is the second longest-running film festival of its kind, and prides itself on showcasing the best LGBTQ+ films and videos each year.

Thursday September 23, 2021 Thursday October 7, 2021
Harry Styles & Jenny Lewis Live At United Center
Sep25
Harry Styles & Jenny Lewis Live At United Center

British pop star Harry Styles is bringing his brand new "Love On Tour" to Chicago on Sep 25, 2021! Special guest: Jenny Lewis. Tickets are…

Saturday September 25, 2021
Sept. 24 – 26

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