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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.


Oktoberfestiversary

Oktoberfestiversary

Join local favorites Begyle Brewing and Dovetail Brewing for their fourth annual Oktoberfestiversary! Celebrate the season, the neighborhood, and beer all while raising money for The Friendship Center. Sample special tappings from both breweries, enjoy the city’s best food, and boogie down to live music all weekend long.

  • When: Sat Oct 12 – Sun Oct 13
  • Where: Begyle Brewing (1800 W Cuyler Ave)
  • Hours: 12pm – 10pm
  • Admission: $5 suggested donation
  • More info: oktoberfestiversary.com

Campfire Festival

The Chicago Campfire Festival

The Chicago Campfire Festival is a magical day (and night) of whimsical autumn fun that can’t be missed! This BYOB/C—bring your own blanket and cooler—fest promises to be a fun-filled family event. From the s’more station to the hay mountain and corn maze, there’s no better way to welcome fall.

  • When: Sat Oct 12
  • Where: Chase Park (4701 N Ashland Ave)
  • Hours: 2pm – 10:30pm
  • Admission: Free
  • More Info: campfirefestival.com

Beer and Bacon Classic

Bacon and Beer Classic

Back and bigger than ever, the fifth annual Bacon and Beer Classic features over 100 craft beers from the best local breweries, and original bacon-inspired dishes you just have to try! Indulge with unlimited access to delicious drinks and bites while exploring the Solder Field concourse at this 21 and over event.

  • When: Sat Oct 12
  • Where: Soldier Field (1410 Museum Campus Dr)
  • Hours: 2pm – 5pm
  • Admission: $65 – $99
  • More Info: baconandbeerclassic.com

Rosehill Run

Crypt 5k Run/Walk

Looking for a spooky good time? Experience a spine-chilling fun run through Rosehill Cemetery this weekend. Run or walk the candlelit course through the sprawling 350-acre Victorian era grounds. With some of the most famous Chicagoans now calling Rosehill home, you might even meet a ghost or two—don’t worry, they’re all friendly!

  • When: Sat Oct 12
  • Where: Rosehill Cemetery (5800 N Ravenswood Ave)
  • Hours: 7pm – 10pm
  • Admission: $8 – $38
  • More Info: crypt5krun.com

SOS Dance Parties

Swing on Sundays Dance Party

Learn a few steps, then dance all night long! Held every Sunday, this weekly dance party is open to guests of any level. More than just swing, you’ll be able to learn a variety of moves—from West Coast swing to the groovy Hustle—set to the hottest tunes for a unique way to start your week off on the right foot.

  • When: Sun Oct 13
  • Where: May I Have This Dance (5246 N Elston Ave)
  • Hours: 6pm – 9pm
  • Admission: $7 – $10
  • More Info: swingonsundays.com

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