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5 Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend

Celebrate (if that’s the right word) the return of autumn in Chicago with a slew of fun things to do this weekend. Expo Chicago returns to Navy Pier featuring over 140 leading art galleries from all over the world. The second annual Logan Square Beer Fest will have two tasting sessions featuring over 20 breweries and over 50 beers. Check out the best in home and garden design at the Design Harvest on Grand Avenue. Get in some apple picking at the Lincoln Square Apple Fest where you can get yours hands on everything from apple pie to apple pizza. The Lakeview Taco Fest returns this weekend with local restaurants showcasing their best taco creations as well as beer and Mexican wrestlers.

Expo ChicagoExpo Chicago
The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art returns to Navy Pier for its third season. Featuring over 140 galleries from around the globe, the event will also showcase cutting edge films, new media works and panel discussions.
When: Thursday, September 18 – Sunday, September 21
Where: 600 E. Grand Avenue
Hours: 11am – 7pm (Friday & Saturday), 11am – 6pm (Sunday)
Admission: $20-30
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Logan Square Beer FestLogan Square Beer Fest
The second annual beer fest returns this weekend featuring two tasting sessions to cater to your love of lager. The fest will showcase 20 breweries and over 50 beers in addition to live music, food and lots of beer swag.
When: Saturday, September 20
Where: 2539 N. Kedzie Boulevard
Hours: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
Admission: $45
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Design HarvestDesign Harvest
Local home and garden designers will converge on Grand Avenue for the fifth annual Design Harvest. There is something for everyone at this event featuring everything from vintage to modern home and garden objects with an environmentally conscious bent.
When: Saturday, September 20 – Sunday, September 21
Where: Grand & Damen avenues
Hours: 11am – 8pm (Saturday), 11am – 6pm (Sunday)
Admission: $5 suggested donation
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Lincoln Square Apple FestLincoln Square Apple Fest
Nothing welcomes the return of fall like the 27th Annual Apple Fest in Lincoln Square. Enjoy live music, dozens of vendors and everything from hot apple cider to apple pizza. How do you like those apples?
When: Saturday, September 20
Where: Lincoln & Leland avenues
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Admission: Free
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Lakeview Taco FestLakeview Taco Fest
It’s finally here! The Lakeview Taco Fest returns for its second year with local restaurants pairing their best taco creations with beer to try and win your vote for best Chicago taco. Need more convincing? There will be Mexican wrestlers.
When: Saturday, September 20 – Sunday, September 21
Where: Southport & Cornelia avenues
Hours: 12-10pm
Admission: $5 suggested donation
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