5 Things to do this Weekend: June 30

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!

4th of July Fireworks at Navy Pier

Prepare to be dazzled by an extraordinary display of pyrotechnic brilliance at the special Independence Day Weekend Celebration. This super-charged fireworks show is set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Join the crowd gathered along the pier to celebrate Independence Day!
Date: July 1 
Time: 9PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave 
More info: navypier.org 

Dive into Tchaikovsky’s Soundscapes

Immerse yourself in the passionate and dramatic world of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Led by an acclaimed conductor and performed by a renowned orchestra, this symphony takes listeners on an emotional journey through soaring melodies, lush harmonies, and powerful dynamics. This performance promises to transport audiences into the heart of Tchaikovsky’s evocative musical landscape, leaving them spellbound and inspired.  
Date: June 30 
Time: 6:30PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Dr 
More info: grantparkmusicfestival.com

Head to the African/Caribbean Festival in Washington Park

Join the jubilant celebration of The 30th African/Caribbean International Festival of Life Anniversary in Chicago! This milestone event invites attendees to immerse themselves in a tapestry of cultures, experiencing the rich heritage through captivating music, electrifying dance, soulful art, and tantalizing cuisine. With a lineup of world-class performers, cultural showcases, and interactive activities, the festival promises an unforgettable experience that honors and celebrates the diverse contributions of African and Caribbean communities. 
Date: July 1 
Time: 12-10PM 
Cost: $25+ 
Location: Washington Park, 55th Street & Cottage Grove 
More info: internationalfestivaloflife.com

To Infinity and Beyond Putt-Putt!

Embark on a whimsical journey into the world of Pixar at Pixar Putt. This interactive pop-up mini-golf experience brings beloved Pixar characters and stories to life in a captivating way. Whether you’re a fan of all ages or a golf enthusiast seeking a unique adventure, Pixar Putt promises a delightful and unforgettable experience that combines the joy of mini-golf with the imaginative storytelling that Pixar is renowned for. 

Date: Runs through September 10 
Time: Varies by Day 
Cost: $22+ 
Location: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave 
More info: pixarputt.com 

See a Show in Ukrainian Village

Prepare to be transported on a mesmerizing theatrical voyage as RhinoFest presents The Ship and the Sea. With a talented ensemble cast and visionary storytelling, this show explores themes of resilience, love, and the interconnectedness of our lives. Set against a backdrop of breathtaking visuals and accompanied by a hauntingly beautiful score, this evocative performance will leave you spellbound.  
Date: June 30 
Time: 9PM 
Cost: $5+ 
Location: Facility Theatre, 1139 N California Ave 
More info: rhinofest.com


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