Enjoy the sunny days with awesome activities that’ll make your summer shine. From chilling at the beach to grooving at music festivals, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Explore new spots and cool shops to add some excitement to your summer days. Check out these five activities happening this weekend to help soak up the sun!
Show Your Pride at the Parade
Experience the vibrant tapestry of love, unity, and acceptance at the Chicago Pride Parade, where the Windy City celebrates its rich LGBTQ+ history and commitment to inclusivity. This annual extravaganza unites thousands of proud individuals, allies, and supporters, offering a kaleidoscope of colors and fun at the parade. Keep an eye out for the Dream Town float!
Date: June 25
Location: Route from Montrose & Broadway to Diversey & Sheridan
More info: chicagopride.gopride.com
Dance Yourself to Millennium Park
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of dance as Joffrey Ballet presents Sir Real: A Joffrey Celebration. Set against the backdrop of Millennium Park’s picturesque surroundings, this extraordinary event promises an unforgettable experience of beauty, passion, and storytelling through the language of movement. Join the Joffrey Ballet for an evening that celebrates the power of dance and ignites the imagination.
Date: June 25
Location: Jay Pritzker Pavillion, 201 E Randolph St
More info: joffrey.org
Experience the Rhythm of Miche Fest
Get ready for Chicago’s premier Latino music festival, Miche Fest! Celebrating its 5th annual summer event, this vibrant fusion of Latino music and the iconic micheladas is returning to Harrison Park in Pilsen. Enjoy the lively atmosphere filled with captivating rhythms, delicious drinks, and unforgettable performances. Join for a weekend of unforgettable moments as they showcase the rich tapestry of Latino culture through music and celebration.
Date: June 24 – 25
Time: 12 – 10PM
Location: Harrison Park, 1824 S Wood St
More info: michefest.live
Jazz Up Your Weekend
Spend your weekend with soulful melodies and vibrant rhythms of jazz as the Southside Jazz Coalition presents a captivating lineup of events. Discover the richness of Chicago’s jazz scene through intimate performances, engaging workshops, and thought-provoking discussions. Whether you’re a seasoned jazz enthusiast or a curious newcomer, the Southside Jazz Coalition events offer an opportunity to connect with the music, the artists, and fellow jazz lovers.
Date: June 25
Time: 4 – 6:30PM
Location: St. Moses the Black Parish, 331 E 71st St
More info: southsidejazzcoalition.org
Get Artsy in Logan Square
Get ready for a vibrant celebration of art, music, and community at the Logan Square Arts Festival. This immersive festival, held in the heart of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, showcases a diverse array of artistic talents, from visual arts to live performances. With a lively and inclusive atmosphere, the Logan Square Arts Festival invites visitors of all ages to experience the creative spirit and cultural richness that defines this dynamic neighborhood.
Date: June 23 – 25
Time: Fri 5-10PM; Sat & Sun 12-10PM
Location: Intersection of Logan Blvd, Kedzie Ave, and Milwaukee Ave
More info: logansquareartsfestival.com