Memorial Day Weekend: Fun for everyone

What will you do with your three-day weekend?

Chicago has so many events, it may be hard to decide!

Friday, May 27

  • Prost! German Beers of Chicago
    • What? A trolley pub crawl hosted by the Chicago History Museum
    • When? May 27, 6 – 9 p.m.
    • Where? The tour will visit several of the best bierstubes in Chicago
    • Highlights include:
      • History lessons while drinking beer
      • Drink specials
    • More information: http://www.westmontbbq.com
  • Nerds at Heart’s Holidate
    • What? A singles bash
    • When? May 27, 7 p.m.
    • Where? Hidden Shamrock
    • Highlights include:
      • Board games and trivia
      • Ice cream tasting
      • Beach-reading giveaways
    • More information: http://www.yelp.com
  • Red, White & Bar-B-Q
    • What? A BBQ competition
    • When? May 27, 28 and 29
    • Where? Ty Warner Park in Westmont, Ill.
    • Highlights include:
      • Three days of free live music
      • Chili-tasting contest
      • Cooking demonstrations
    • More information: http://www.chicagohistory.org
  • Cubs games
    • What? A baseball game against the Pirates (May 27, 28, 29) or the Astros (May 30)
    • When? May 27, 28, 29 and 30
    • Where? Wrigley Field
    • Highlights include:
      • Free T-shirts for the first 10,000 fans on Memorial Day
    • More information: http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com

Saturday, May 28

  • Soldier Field 10 mile
    • What? A 10-mile race
    • When May 28, 7:30 a.m.
    • Soldier Field
    • Highlights include:
      • A race shirt and goody bag
      • Finish on the 50-yard line
      • The Hut-Hut Hike, a non-competitive walk
    • More information: http://www.soldierfield10.com
  • Yoga at the Lincoln Park Zoo
    • What? Outdoor yoga at the zoo
    • When? May 28, 9 – 10 a.m.
    • Where? Lincoln Park Zoo
    • Highlights include:
      • A view of the city skyline
      • An opportunity to learn the basics of yoga
      • Connection with nature
    • More information: http://www.lpzoo.org
  • Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
    • What? A music festival with entertainment, arts, crafts and food
    • When? May 28 and 29
    • Where? N. Sheffield between Belmont and School
    • Highlights include:
      • Ten bands in two days
    • More information: http://www.chicagoevents.com
  • Memorial Day Parade
    • What? A parade to honor those serving and those who have served
    • When? May 28, noon
    • Where? State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren
    • Highlights include:
      • A free celebration
      • One of the largest Memorial Day parades in the nation
    • More information: http://www.cityofchicago.org
  • Green City Market
    • What? An outdoor food market
    • When? May 28
    • Where? Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive
    • Highlights include:
      • Products from local farmers
      • A cooking demonstration by Tim Cottini of Cafe Ba Ba Reeba
    • More information: http://www.greencitymarket.org
  • Navy Pier Fireworks
    • What? Fireworks fun
    • When? May 28, 10:15 p.m.
    • Where? Navy Pier
    • Highlights include:
      • Music by B96
      • Proximity to restaurants, shopping and Lake Michigan
    • More information: http://www.navypier.com

Sunday, May 29

  • Bike the Drive
    • What? A 30-mile bike ride
    • When? May 29, 5:30 – 9:30 a.m.
    • Where? Lake Shore Drive
    • Highlights include:
      • A car-free bike ride
      • A festival from 8 a.m. – noon
      • Fruit, water and snacks at rest stops
    • More information: http://www.bikethedrive.org
  • Boozehounds
    • What? A chance to enjoy a drink while your dog plays and enjoys treats
    • When? May 29, 1 – 4 p.m.
    • Where? Uptown Lounge
    • Highlights include:
      • Drink specials
      • Socializing with friends and pooches
    • More information: http://www.yelp.com

Monday, May 30

  • New Music Monday
    • What? A concert in the park
    • When? May 30
    • Where? Millennium Park
    • Highlights include:
      • Justin Townes Earle
      • Andre Williams and the Goldstars
      • A chance to discover new music
    • More information: http://explorechicago.org

 

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