5 Things to do this Weekend: June 14

Enjoy the spring season with new experiences to make your days brighter! From outdoor activities like nature walks and festivals, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love to kick off the spring season!

Enjoy the Vibes of Chi Soul Fest 

Get ready to groove to the rhythm of Chicago’s soulful beats at the Chi Soul Fest where soul artists like Jamiah Rogers, Lori Branch and Michael Damani will take center stage. This free event promises a day of pure bliss, where music lovers can immerse themselves in soulful tunes, savor delicious food, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere by the lakeside. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this soul-stirring celebration! 

Date: June 15 
Time: 1:00PM to 11:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Navy Pier 
More Info: navypier.org

Sip Craft Brews at Lincoln Park Zoo 

Embark on an adventure at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Craft Brews event, where the gates open to a world of tantalizing brews and wildlife wonders. With over 150 specialty brews from local and regional breweries, this evening promises an unforgettable sensory journey. Explore the zoo under the moonlight, sip on exceptional craft brews, and create memories with friends amid the enchanting ambiance of the animal kingdom. 

Date: June 15 
Time: 6:00PM to 10:00PM 
Cost: $55 General Admission, $65 Early Entry  
Location: Lincoln Park Zoo 
More Info: lpzoo.org

Feast at Ribfest Chicago 

Indulge your cravings at Ribfest Chicago, where the aroma of sizzling barbecue and sounds of live music fill the air. Over three days, join fellow barbecue enthusiasts in a feast fit for kings, as top local restaurants compete to serve up the juiciest, most flavorful ribs in the city. Every bite is not only delicious but also an opportunity to give back to the community. Join the festivities and taste why Ribfest Chicago is the ultimate destination for barbecue aficionados. 

Date: June 14 to June 16 
Time: Fri 5:00PM to 10:00PM; Sat 12:00PM to 10:00PM; Sun 12:00PM to 10:00PM 
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation 
Location: 4000 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago 
More Info: ribfest-chicago.com

Enjoy a Taste of Randolph  

Embark on a culinary journey at Chicago’s Taste of Randolph festival. From delectable dishes crafted by the neighborhood’s finest restaurants to the eclectic beats of live music from multiple stages, this event is a sensory delight for foodies and music lovers alike. Stroll through the bustling streets, savoring every culinary bite, while discovering unique crafts from local artisans. Join in the celebration of the West Loop’s rich culture and flavor at the Taste of Randolph. 

Date: June 14 to June 16 
Time: Fri 5:00PM to 10:00PM; Sat 12:00PM to 10:00PM; Sun 12:00PM to 10:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Randolph St Between Peoria and Racine 
More Info: tasteofrandolph.org

Browse at Gold Coast Art Fair 

Step into a world of creativity and inspiration at the Gold Coast Art Fair, where the lush greenery of Grant Park’s Butler Field transforms into an outdoor gallery showcasing the works of hundreds of talented artists. Wander through aisles adorned with paintings, sculptures, and crafts from across the nation. Engage in hands-on art activities with your little ones and indulge in culinary delights from local vendors. This event promises an enriching experience for all ages. 

Date: June 15 to June 16 
Time: Sat 10:00AM to 5:00PM; Sun 10:00AM to 5:00PM 
Cost: $10 through June 14; $15 June 15 and 16; Free for Children 12 and Under  
Location: Grant Park’s Butler Field 
More Info: amdurproductions.com

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