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!
Learn from the Best About Costume Design
Join renowned costume designer Ruth E. Carter as she takes the stage at the Chicago Humanities Festival for an unforgettable evening celebrating her groundbreaking work in the film industry. Known for her iconic costumes in movies like “Black Panther,” “Do the Right Thing,” and “Malcolm X,” Carter will share captivating stories and insights into her creative process, shedding light on the intersection of fashion, culture, and identity.
Date: June 11
Time: 12 – 1 PM
Location: The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave
More info: chicagohumanities.org
Get the Blues at Chicago Blues Festival
Get ready to experience the soulful sounds of the blues at the highly anticipated Chicago Blues Festival. With multiple stages, food vendors, and a welcoming atmosphere, attendees can immerse themselves in the captivating rhythms that have defined Chicago’s musical landscape. Whether you’re a die-hard blues fan or looking to discover a new genre, the Chicago Blues Festival is a must-attend celebration of this timeless and influential art form.
Date: June 9 – 11
Time: 12 – 9 PM
Location: Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St
More info: chicago.gov
Hear Some Sizzlin’ Tunes at Heatwave
Prepare to be swept away by the scorching beats and sizzling performances at the Heatwave Music Festival. This exhilarating event brings together a diverse lineup of renowned artists from various genres, promising a day of non-stop music and unforgettable moments. With multiple stages, interactive installations, and a vibrant atmosphere, Heatwave Music Festival offers an immersive experience that transcends the boundaries of a traditional concert.
Date: June 10 – 11
Time: Doors Open at 2PM
Location: Northerly Island, 1521 S Linn Dr
More info: heatwavemusicfestival.com
Hejsan, It’s Midsommarfest!
Midsommarfest is a lively and beloved annual festival that celebrates the spirit of summer with a vibrant blend of live performances, local vendors, and cultural festivities. Join the joyful crowds as they weave through the streets adorned with colorful decorations, immersing themselves in the rich heritage and lively atmosphere of Andersonville.
Date: June 9 – 11
Time: Fri 5 – 10 PM; Sat and Sun 12 – 10PM
Cost: Suggested Donation $10+
Location: Clark St, between Foster and Gregory
More info: andersonville.org
Sip and Savor at Seltzerland
Indulge in a fizzy and refreshing adventure at Seltzerland, the ultimate festival for seltzer enthusiasts. This bubbly extravaganza invites you to explore a world of sparkling delights as you embark on a tasting journey through a variety of hard seltzer brands. Whether you’re a seasoned seltzer aficionado or simply looking for a fun and unique way to spend a day, Seltzerland promises a sparkling experience.
Date: June 10
Time: 12 – 7PM
Location: The Lot at Plumbers Hall, 1350 W Washington
More info: seltzerland.com