5 Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend
Craft Beer Week cranks on, with events throughout the city, while warm weather festivals kick off with Lincoln Park’s Mayfest. Enjoy gourmet charcuterie and beer pairings at Owen & Engine’s “Brewer & Butcher Night” and then rock all weekend during Mayfest’s three days of live music. Meanwhile, don’t miss the eco-friendly offerings at the Navy Pier Green Festival, and even enjoy summertime fireworks on Saturday night! And for those who’ve been waiting to plant, get your hands dirty at the 54th annual Hyde Park Garden Fair Spring Sale.
Craft Beer Week “Brewer & Butcher Night”
As Craft Beer Week winds down, don’t miss this one-night event at Owen & Engine, where you can sample charcuterie creations from Chef Kevin Church while enjoying 5oz pours of multiple beers.
When: Sunday, May 19
Where: 2700 N. Western Avenue
More info: brownpapertickets.com
Hyde Park Garden Fair Spring Sale
Plenty of you are itching to get out and play in the spring dirt, but before you do, come by the 54th annual Spring Sale at Hyde Park Garden Fair for your every flowerbed and landscaping need!
When: Friday, May 17 & Saturday, May 18
Where: 55th Street & South Lake Park
Hours: 9am-6pm (Fri.)/9am-4pm (Sat.)
Admission: No admission
More info: hydeparkgardenfair.org
Chicago Green Festival
This is the festival for those who get geeked about vegan food courts, eco-fashion exhibits and DIY workshops. But absolutely everyone can enjoy the organic beer and wine garden and the live tunes!
When: Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19
Where: Navy Pier
Hours: 10am-6pm (Sat.)/11am-5pm (Sun.)
More info: greenfestivals.org
Navy Pier Fireworks
You know it’s time to start celebrating summer when the Navy Pier fireworks commence. And it’s happening this Saturday! Grab a seat (or maybe a dinner cruise) and enjoy Chicago’s nighttime show!
When: Saturday, May 18
Where: Navy Pier
More info: navypier.com
The local festivals are in full-swing and for those who love to rock, Mayfest invites you out for three days of the city’s best bands, loads of local cuisine and plenty of drinks to keep things cool!
When: Friday, May 17-Sunday, May 19
Where: 3100 N. Ashland Avenue
Hours: 5pm-10pm (Fri.)/10am-10pm (Sat./Sun.)
More info: starevents.com