5 Things to do this Weekend: June 21

Summer in Chicago is finally here, and it’s time to dive into the excitement! Whether you’re a sun-seeker, foodie, or music lover, the city offers endless possibilities to make your summer unforgettable. Check out these five/eight must-do activities this weekend to kick off the season!

Chicago Pride Fest

Dive into a rainbow of celebration at the Chicago Pride Fest, where love and diversity shine bright. Enjoy electrifying live music, tantalizing food, and dazzling parades on Northalsted, as the community comes together for a joyous and inclusive weekend. Embrace your pride and support vital community programs.

Date: June 22 to June 23
Time: 11:00AM to 10:00PM
Cost: $15 Suggested Donation
Location: Northalsted on Halsted St from Addison to Grace St
More Info: northalsted.com

Motoblot 2024

Rev your engines for Motoblot 2024, a roaring motorcycle and hot rod street rally packed with live rock ‘n’ roll, stunning custom bikes, and retro fashion shows. Starting at Cobra Lounge and rolling onto Fulton St at Ashland Ave, this event promises adrenaline and style. Choose your adventure with a variety of ticket options.

Date: June 21 to June 23
Time: Fri 5:00PM to 2:00AM; Sat 12:00PM to 10:00PM; Sun 12:00PM to Dusk
Cost: $45 3-Day GA, $250 3-Day VIP; Fri, Sat & Sun $18 Single Day GA; Fri, Sat & Sun $35 Single Day VIP
Location: Fri Cobra Lounge; Sat & Sun Fulton St at Ashland Ave
More Info: motoblot.com


Step into a vegan wonderland at Vegandale, where plant-based delights and pulsating live music create a feast for the senses. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Grant Park, this event offers everything from savory bites to sweet treats, and a community of passionate vegans. Experience a weekend of flavor and fun.

Date: June 22 to June 23
Time: 11:00AM to 8:00PM
Cost: Sat $15 to $20 (Food Only); Sun $60 to $240 (Food & Music); $100 to $1.250 2-Day VIP
Location: Grant Park, Butler Field
More Info: vegandalefest.com

The Magnificent Mile Art Festival

Stroll through a gallery under the sky at The Magnificent Mile Art Festival, showcasing the finest works from local and national artists. This free event transforms the heart of Chicago into a vibrant art scene. Engage with artists, explore diverse creations, and let your imagination soar.

Date: June 22 to June 23
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: 875 N Michigan Ave
More Info: themagnificentmile.com

Bronzeville Vendor Fair and Wildflower Music Festival

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Bronzeville at the Vendor Fair and Wildflower Music Festival, featuring eclectic local vendors, mouth-watering food, and soulful live music. Held between Michigan Ave and State St, this free event is a celebration of community spirit and creativity. Shop, dance, and savor the unique vibes of Bronzeville.

Date: June 22
Time: 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Between Michigan Ave and State St
More Info: iit.edu

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