5 Things to do this Weekend: July 2 - July 4

Summer is swinging into high gear and that means more fun, more culture and more things to do around town. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found especially appealing.

Don’t forget: Limited capacities, timed entries, mask requirements, social distancing and other policies are still in effect at many venues and events, so please check the details before finalizing your plans!

Salute Independence Day with a Concert

Always highly anticipated, this annual musical extravaganza features a medley of patriotic favorites including the 1812 Overture, selections from West Side Story, and Stars and Stripes Forever.

Date: Fri, Jul 2 and Sat, Jul 3
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St, Chicago
More Info: grantparkmusicfestival.com

Catch the Chicago Fire on Fireworks Night

See Kenneth Kronholm, Fabian Herbers and all the stars of our hometown soccer team as they take on Atlanta United at Soldier Field. Then stay after the match for a spectacular fireworks show!

Date: Sat, Jul 3
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: From $20
Location: Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago
More Info: chicagofirefc.com

Laughter is the Best Medicine!

Shaped by a family that her friends dubbed “The Jewish Griswalds” and by her time as an inner-city high school English teacher, comedian Amy Shanker is loved by audiences for her dry style and edgy perspective.

Date: Fri, Jul 2 and Sat, Jul 3
Time: 8:00 pm on Fri. 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Sat.
Cost: $30 General Admission plus 2 item minimum
Location: Zanies Comedy Night Club, 1548 N. Wells St, Chicago
More Info:chicago.zanies.com

Grab a free Hot Dog

Back for Summer 2021 is Sportsman’s Club backyard BBQ series, which brings a local restaurant to the bar’s patio to cook a meal that’s usually paired with a beverage. They’re kicking off this year’s events on Independence Day with a Hot Dog BBQ Extraordinaire that includes a free hot dog with fixings.

Date: Sun, Jul 4
Time: Starts at 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Sportsman’s Club: 948 N Western Ave, Chicago
More Info: timeout.com

Enjoy a Dance Performance at Navy Pier

Spend the day enjoying all the food, fun and entertainment that Navy Pier has to offer! Then head over to the Wave Wall Platform for a free performance by Meadows Dance Collective, a Chicago-based contemporary dance company.

Date: Sat, Jul 3
Time: 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Wave Wall Platform at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago
More Info: navypier.org

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