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Fourth of July is creeping up on us, Chicago. Conveniently, this year it falls on a Tuesday, meaning it’s the perfect opportunity to spend a long July 4 weekend in Chicago. Celebrate this Independence Day with a concert or a food festival or a boat cruise. Work your way through this summer bucket list to cover all the basics. Or test out this action-packed adventurer's itinerary. Below are more ideas on things to do in Chicago this weekend and events for the extended holiday!

There's a first time for everything right? Well, Chicago has TWO first time events happening this weekend and you're going to want to be part of the festivities. Other events and things to do in Chicago this weekend range from craft beer to Chicago hockey to boat races to nacho eating and so much more. That's on top of all the FREE summer-long happenings at our lakefront parks, from SummerDance in Grant Park to Family Fun Fest in Millennium Park. Check out these 6 Chicago events below and scratch them into your weekend planner. 

Goose Island Brewery Lincoln Park

Here at Choose Chicago, we believe one of the best ways to jumpstart a truly epic experience in Chicago is to get ideas from the people who know the city best. Our locals, some of the greatest ambassadors of Chicago you can find, are invaluable resources for discovering the greatest things to see and do in the city.  

Drinkin with Lincoln

Today we celebrate the 206th birthday of one of our nation's finest presidents, iconic Illinois figures, and miniature mascots extraordinaire

In honor of his legacy, two of Chicago's premier beer connoisseurs set out today to explore important sites that marked key moments in his life story. Liz Garibay, founder of History on Tap, and self-proclaimed beer snob Francesca Mazurkiewicz are on a journey to make vital connections from Lincoln's past to present-day alcohol makers and drinkers.

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