5 Things to do this Weekend: June 10

Spring is here with fresh adventures for you around town and online! Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week.

An Art Fair… And So Much More

The Old Town Art Fair returns with more than 200 nationally-acclaimed artists presenting their original works in a variety of media from painting, photography and jewelry to works in metal, stone and wood. And with a garden walk, music stage and children’s corner, there’s something for everyone!

Date: June 11-12
Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday
Cost: $12 Suggested Donation
Location: Old Town Triangle Historic District: Orleans & Lincoln Park West between Wisconsin and Menomonee
More Info: oldtownartfair.org

Välkommen Back!

After a two year hiatus, it’s time to welcome back one of the city’s most exciting summer street fairs! Now in its 56th year, Andersonville Midsommarfest features a wide variety of artisans and merchants along with food vendors, kids’ activities and five stages of music and entertainment.

Date: June 10-12
Time: 5:00 to 10:00 pm, Friday and 12:00 to 10:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation
Location: Clark Street between Foster Ave and Catalpa St
More Info: andersonville.org


Jump Start Your Summer in Hyde Park

There’s always great music, good food and fine craft beer at the Hyde Park Summer Fest. Thrill to headline acts like Busta Rhymes, Ashanti and DJ Jazzy Jeff plus enjoy craft beers from iconic breweries including Revolution, Elysian, Haymarket and Half Acre.

Date: June 11-12
Time: 12:00 to 10:00 pm
Cost: From $75
Location: Midway Plaisance – 59th St & Ellis Ave
More Info: hydeparksummerfest.org

Chicago’s Got Soul

The Chi-Soul Fest at Navy Pier is a 2-day celebration showcasing some of the biggest artists in our city’s soul scene.  There will be DJ’s spinning everything from Motown classics to Chicago House Music plus terrific stage performances by Danielle Juhre, Madison McFerrin, Gene Farris and others.

Date: June 11-12
Time: 12:00 to 11:30 pm Saturday and 2:00 to 9:00 pm Sunday
Cost: Free
Location: Beer Garden & Polk Bros Performance Lawn at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue
More Info: navypier.org


Feeling Blue?

No need to feel blue with the Chicago Blues Festival taking over Millennium Park! It’s a free celebration of the great Chicago-born music tradition that also shines a spotlight on the genre’s contribution to soul, R&B, gospel, rock and hip hop!

Date: June 9-12
Time: 12:00 to 9:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St
More Info: chicago.gov

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