5 Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend

Fun Chicago Events, Festivals, & More This Weekend

It’s no secret that every month, Chicago puts on amazing events that will seriously upgrade your weekends. But it’s not always easy to decide what to do and where to go! What are a couple of fun things to do in Chicago this weekend? That’s where we come in.

We have the inside scoop on all of the latest events, festivals, and parties coming up this June. Finding parking can be a hassle, but we got you. Other than that, we’re just here to show you fun Chicago events this weekend.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks

Lego Bricks
Photo Credit: Time Out

May 29 – September 15 @ The Morton Arboretum

Explore the nature-inspired sculptures made entirely out of LEGO bricks at The Morten Arboretum. Family-friendly and open to the public, tickets are $15.

Millenium Art Festival 

Millennium Art Festival
Photo Credit: Millennium Art Festival

June 28 – 30 @ Michigan Avenue & E Lake Street

The Loop’s showcase of sculptures, ceramics, photography, and paintings is back for its 11th year. Walk the Mag Mile and shop vendors from all over the city. Admission is free, but vendor prices vary.

Logan Square Arts Festival

Logan Square Arts Festival
Photo Credit: Logan Square Arts Festival Facebook

June 28 – 30 @ Logan Square Park

You’d think they’d space these arts events out, but hey, it’s Chicago. At least they’re long enough that you can hit a few in one weekend!

This popular arts festival is back in Logan Square featuring two stages of live music, plus plenty of pop-up shops, food, and drinks. Prices vary per vendor, but admission is free!

Back Lot Bash

Photo Credit: The Veronicas

June 28 – June 30 @ Parking Lot Behind Cheetah Gym

Ladies. The Veronicas are playing Saturday night, Jackie Cruz on Sunday… my little gay heart can’t take it.

This weekend is full of festivities:

Friday – Chicago Is a Drag Festival
Saturday – Pride Kids & Family Event + Day 1 Flagship Back Lot Bash
Sunday – Day 2 Flagship Back Lot Bash

I’ll be there, and we sure as hell hope you will too. Get your tickets before they sell out!

And definitely don’t forget about…

The 50th Anniversary Chicago Pride Parade

Chicago Pride Parade
Photo Credit: Chicago Pride Parade

June 30 @ Broadway and Montrose

Celebrating 50 years of LGBTQ+ pride since the Stonewall Riots of 1969, Chicago has always shown a deep support for the community. But this year, it’s gonna be buck-wild. Attend this absolutely enormous free parade and be prepared to show your true colors.


Featured Image Credit: Ribfest Instagram

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