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5 Things to Do Around Chicago This Weekend

Celebrate that you finally made it through the week with five awesome events around Chicago this week! Every week we at Dream Town scour the city and handpick five things we’re excited about.

From culture and history, to weird culture and history, to checking out some art and theatre; you’ll have no shortage of things to talk about next Monday.


Taste of Greektown

Taste of Greektown

A celebration of Greek culture and culinary delights, this annual street fest takes place in the epicenter of the city’s acclaimed Greek restaurant scene. With plenty of music, food, entertainment and more, this event will have you cheering opa!

  • When: Fri Aug 23 – Sun Aug 25
  • Where: Halsted St, between Van Buren St & Jackson Blvd
  • Hours: 4pm – 10pm Fri, 12pm – 10pm Sat-Sun
  • Admission: Free
  • More info: tasteofgreektown.com

Chicago Philharmonic

Chicago Philharmonic at the Zoo

This special musical program—a first for the Zoo and the Philharmonic—is the perfect way to experience classical music with a classic Chicago locale as the backdrop. Savor the end of summer with a truly one-of-a-kind event.

  • When: Fri Aug 23
  • Where: Lincoln Park Zoo (2001 N Clark St)
  • Hours: 6:30pm – 9pm
  • Admission: $25 – $55
  • More Info: lpzoo.org

Beer Circus

Lagunitas Beer Circus

With over 100 performers on two different stages, food trucks, games, and of course beer, Lagunitas Beer Circus is an off-the-wall celebration. This strictly 21 and over event invites you to embrace your uniqueness while helping raise funds for local nonprofits.

  • When: Sat Aug 24
  • Where: Douglas Park, at 18th St & Farrar Dr
  • Hours: 12pm – 5pm
  • Admission: $40
  • More Info: lagunitas.com

Wicker Park Food Tour

Wicker Park Food Tour

Take a walk through Wicker Park with a side of some amazing tastings at some the of the area’s most popular dining spots. Whether you’ve lived here your whole life or are new to the city, this unique tour is a delicious way to start your Sunday!


Sunday Science

Sunday Science: Spiders

Explore the science behind the Lurie Garden at this all-ages science program. Learn about the humble spider’s important role in keeping the garden healthy, take a walk through the grounds, and get to know a bit more about our creepy-crawly friends!

  • When: Sun Aug 25
  • Where: Lurie Garden, at Monroe St & Columbus Dr
  • Hours: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Admission: Free
  • More Info: luriegarden.org

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